Is it really that hard to get one? :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nevzorus, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I went to Tele2 yesterday in Sweden and asked when I could upgrade. I'm able to upgrade in december but that's not the point of this thread. I asked her how many Apple sends to her and she said 5 or 8. People who couldn't get one on launch are still trying to get one and the store sells them FAST. I can't believe that they only get 5 iPhones to sell and I hope that I'm able to get one in december without problems. :)

    How many of you are trying to get one and is it like this everywhere?
     
  2. macrumors G3

    eyoungren

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    Phoenix, AZ USA
    #2
    Buy it online from Apple and then activate it with your carrier. I'm on Sprint, but that's what I did because Sprint's website went down on preorder morning.

    I had no problems activating my iPhone 5 on Sprint's network when it arrived.

    Granted, I am speaking of US carriers, but you should be able to do this with Apple's Swedish site I think.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I've been trying without success for the last 2 or 3 weeks. Called in almost every day to check stock, did the in-store-pickup option, nothing. Today, I went to the local apple store around 11a to return an extra lightning cable I had bought, and also to check out the new iPad minis. Was leaving the store when one of the blue shirts asked me if there was anything i needed. On a whim, asked if he had any VZW iPhone 5s, and to my surprise, the store had a few left! Wanted a black 32gb, but the screen had a hip in the corner, so settled for a white instead.

    Point is, keep trying! And forget about calling in - just show up to the store early, and you should be good!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    One thing that I'm happy about is that she knows my father somehow really well and she told me to come to the store 4-5 days earlier in december to tell her to let one iPhone 5 stay in the store just for me until I come back.
     

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