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wannabepcuser

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May 25, 2013
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Long time lurker and first time I have had the need to ask a question.

I am interested in buying an iPhone 5S at full price within the next few weeks. My question, is, is there a difference in software and/or features of the phone if I buy it from an Apple store, vs buying it from Verizons pre-order website?

I have the unlimited plan with Verizon and have no intention of loosing it by buying a subsidized phone. Are there any features that are turned off on these phones by buying it from Verizon that are not turned off if it was bought from Apple?

Thanks
 

monkeybagel

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Jul 24, 2011
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Long time lurker and first time I have had the need to ask a question.

I am interested in buying an iPhone 5S at full price within the next few weeks. My question, is, is there a difference in software and/or features of the phone if I buy it from an Apple store, vs buying it from Verizons pre-order website?

I have the unlimited plan with Verizon and have no intention of loosing it by buying a subsidized phone. Are there any features that are turned off on these phones by buying it from Verizon that are not turned off if it was bought from Apple?

Thanks

Exactly the same. Same product. Fortunately, Apple does not cave in with carrier customizations like androids, etc.
 
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Sital

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May 31, 2012
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The only advantage from buying from Apple is that you can add AppleCare+ on the spot...and browse through the Apple store. :)
 
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Akack

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Mar 5, 2011
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Exact same phone but if purchased from Apple : No restocking fee with 30 day return window if bought device only whether opened or unopened.
 
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erure

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Apr 13, 2010
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Yup no difference except Apple Store has a much better return policy and you can get AppleCare+ right away. Get it from the Apple Store unless it's a huuuuuge inconvenience (e.g. no Apple Store near you and you can't order it from the online Apple Store).
 
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