Best way to get iPhone 6 from AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chowee21, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. chowee21 macrumors newbie

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    This is the first iPhone that I really would like to get on launch day.

    What is the best way to guarantee to get the new iPhone?

    Should I go through the Apple website?
    Should I go through the AT&T website?

    I don't want to sit outside the stores for hours on end...
     
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    pre order on apple.com

    you will have the least amount of issues this way.
     
  3. chowee21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When do pre-orders typically start?
     
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    usually the day of, or a few days after announcement.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it actually varies, though they've never done pre-orders the day of announcement. for most of the iphones, there's been enough time that a launch-day delivery would be possible, but this was not the case last year. pre-orders for the 5s happened at midnight on launch day, so the only way to get an iphone on the first day was to walk into a store.
     
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    also, when the 5 came out, some got their 5 the day before launch but couldn't activate because they needed a nano sim :D
     
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Can you preorder on Apple with the Jump option on AT&T?
     
  8. blugel macrumors member

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    I've always pre-ordered through Apple's site, but may not be able to this year..

    I want to change my AT&T plan to a NEXT plan, and it doesn't look like it can be done through Apple's site, so I guess I'll take my chances with pre-ordering through AT&T...
     
  9. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing AT&T is going to stick with its "You can't upgrade until you're exactly 24months into your contract no matter what" stance, which means no upgrading for me until Nov. At least that will give me some time to get a hands on with the 6 and determine if it's right for me. Maybe they will even be in stock somewhere at that point.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say no.
    I'm on the Edge program with VZW and I don't think apple's site will have the various programs that carriers are now using to get consumers to buy a phone non-subsidized.
     

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