iPhone in Apple Stores?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ethan90, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. ethan90 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I know Apple can't start selling the iPhone until June because it needs FCC approval - but do you think they might have a sample model in Apple Stores in the coming months for trying out?
     
  2. mhuk01 macrumors 6502

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    not in the uk thats for sure. Phoned regent street store asking when they would get and iphone in and he said end of the year.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The most they could display in the stores before approval would be a non-working model and some general information, not much more than they can put on the Web really.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Almost certainly not. Until FCC approval is granted the device could be changed. In addition the very few people who have had hands-on time with the device have reported that the software is not yet completed...
     
  5. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. they may have a nonworking model but outside of trade show demonstration, it's not legal to operate a non-FCC approved device. You can't even turn one on. So it will have to be a nonworking model until the device is FCC approved.
     
  6. thejockof2010 macrumors newbie

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    Personally i think that the iPhone looks amazing but the only problem is that cingular SUCK i hate them i used to have their service and it was so bad that i left it and went to verizon if they made it for verizon that would be AMAZING but i dont think that will happen anytime soon since they have a contract with cingular but w.e and no i dont think they will have any on display at the apple store until the release
     
  7. ethan90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What, did Steve get special permission to use it during the keynote?
     
  8. NextTuesday macrumors member

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    ^^ Yeah, he said in an interview (MSNBC one, on YouTube) that he has his own iPhone for his own use at home...
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yes, almost certainly. There are experimental FCC licenses to cover this kind of situation, and those are even allowed to be confidential.
     

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