Buying iPhone does apple open it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheShinyMac, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    I am going to buy my iphone 3gs very soon.:D If I go to the store and buy it do they need to open it there, or can I just bring it home and activate it? Also what case do you recomend with the Zagg Invisible shield? I am sure there is another post out there but its probably about the iphone 3g not the 3gs
  2. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Yes if you buy at a Apple or at&t store they will open it in the store, if you order online you do it yourself, as for a case sorry I don't use one.
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    i bought mine in the apple store and they open and activate it right there. i would recommend that because you get a chance to check it for cracks, yellow display, scratches and whatever could be wrong with a brand new gadget.

    i ordered a silicone case and for the meantime i bought for 7.99 dollar a cheap case from Marshalls (they have often incase hardshells, griffin cases and other stuff for iphones/ipods for cheap). this particular case is recycled from old water bottles.:)

    the oil repellent screen doesn't work for me at all. it collects fingerprints as much as my 2G iphone. i'm going to get a screen protector soon.
  4. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    I have used the Incase but the 3 I have had have broken in the exact same spot. I got the Belkin Grip Two-Toned. It was $25 in the Apple Store, here it is It's a really thin case, love it.

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