Resolved Buy an iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Pink∆Floyd, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Pink∆Floyd, Apr 14, 2011
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    Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    I want to buy the white iPhone 4 once it comes out.

    My current understanding is that all I have to do is walk into the Apple store, shell out the $500 to buy just the iPhone correct? No contracts, no nothing correct?
     
  2. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on which model 16GB or 32GB but...It is going to be more than $500 full retail.

    16GB black model on Verizon alone retails for $649.99
     
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    I wonder if I take my black one in for a replacement, I can get a white one?
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Nope have tried in past with my 3GS even offered to pay extra. No bite.
     
  6. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Are you in the U.S.? I thought that in the U.S. you had to sign a contract even when paying retail price, at least for AT&T. I have no idea what Verizon is like.
     
  7. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: Sign a contract and pay full retail?!?! That would be crazy. I hope they changed that policy
     
  8. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I could be wrong but I am pretty sure that's how it is. But I may be wrong, this is a very good question.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I bet you're not the only one that thought of this and many will try it.
    But its not gonna happen.

    No, you can buy it full price without a contract now at the Apple store, best buy etc...
    But the GSM version is still locked to AT&T and CDMA to Verizon.
     
  10. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    You're wrong. You get the phone contract free, but it is still locked to the carrier you purchase it for.
     
  11. Pink∆Floyd thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok, got it
    Ok, got it

    Thanks guys
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If you pay full price, then you won't need to extend your contract. However, it would be cheaper to do an "early upgrade" which would extend your contract. It's up to you.

    iPhone 4 16GB MSRP: $599
    iPhone 4 32GB Early Upgrade: $449

    (add +100 to each of those prices to reflect the 32GB model)

    I would personally go the early upgrade route.
     
  13. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I see, good to know. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  14. patchouli, Apr 14, 2011
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    Is the white iphone4 not out yet?

    Is anyone around right now that could look at a pic and tell me if it looks weird? I want to buy a used iphone, I've been looking on 'kijiji', there's one I'm interested in... but it seems to have a piece hanging out at the bottom or something, and I don't see it in any other phone pics.

    If you're up right now, let me know and I'll msg you the link

    thanks

    also... if the white iphone4 isn't out yet, why do they havem on ebay?

    And... would a guy feel too feminine in having a white iphone4? are they just for females?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There's many people that converted their black phone 4's to white by purchasing white aftermarket conversion kits online and just taking the phone apart and replacing the parts.
    The white i4 from Apple is not out yet but they're saying within a month.
    I dont think white would be feminine or just for females, if it was pink I could see it.
     
  16. patchouli macrumors member

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    Don't know how to grab a pic from the web and make it a pic on my hard drive.

    Looks like something coming out of the bottom of the iphone4 where the usb cord goes in.

    Don't want to buy a fake or a tampered-with phone.

    Guess I could post a link.

    PS, I'm not a guy, and I think the white iphone4's are beautiful.. but just wondered from a guy perspective if a guy would be seen with a white one
     
  17. Pink∆Floyd thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sigh -_-

    Who told you the white iPhone 4 was for females?
     

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