Engadget - How to: pre-order the iPhone 4

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  1. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    Just in case anyone has last minute questions.
     
  2. waywardsage macrumors 6502

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    Looks like pre-order from Apple.com is a pretty good bet.
     
  3. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    FTA, Update #2:

    Looks like I'll be pre-ordering from Apple then... I called my local Radio Shack, and the guy didn't know for sure, and said to check back tomorrow...
     
  4. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

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    What time does AT&T start their pre-orders online?
     
  5. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    So what happens to all those people that already pre-ordered through RadioShack (not me) and insisted to me that everything was legit. I knew Apple was going to nip it as soon as they started already getting a list together for pre-orders.
     
  6. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Wonder what the RS accessories will be. Worth it?
     
  7. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Really? No one knows yet, or else it would be there.
     
  8. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, car charger or a case would be sweet.
     
  9. luv2hum macrumors regular

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    you dont think they will wait till midnight pacific time? i mean how else would it be fair....seriously
     
  10. TimV macrumors member

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    For existing AT&T customers who are eligible for and upgrade and want to order through Apple.com, how does it work? Will I need to give them my account info? Can I have the phone delivered to my house with the SIM card so I can activate it via iTunes? Please advise. Thanks.
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    All these questions have been answered many times over if you'll do a little reading and searching.
     
  12. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    If pre orders go live tonight at Midnight, I wonder if that will be midnight pacific time or midnight eastern time. I would stay up either way though. ;)
     
  13. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know how long the reorders for the 3GS lasted before Apple could no longer guarantee launch day delivery? I'm unfortunately scheduled in the OR for a solid 14 hrs tomorrow so will probably not be able to pre order till late tomorrow or Wednesday.
     
  14. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    why the heck do they have to make this such a horrible ordeal, why can't they just state when and where to pre-order instead of wasting time.

    I wonder how many handsets they will even have for the launch, seems almost like they will be running out bc a lot of ppl are waiting to get their hands on the i4 instead of a 3GS. I wonder if they will even sell anymore 3 series phones, just think if you can spend $99 for a 3GS why not ante up another $99 and get a base 16gb i4.

    Crazy Stuff though it will be interesting on release day :rolleyes:
     
  15. Built macrumors 68020

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    Same here...There are just too many question marks with the third-party retailers. If I am going to pre-order, I would like to get my iPhone on launch day, and it appears that BB and RS can't tell us anything definitive.
     
  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Pre-orders for launch day were taken up until the 16th for delivery on Launch day...the 19th.

    So all of this obesession over what time is most likely for nothing.
     
  17. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Damn time zones.
     
  18. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Can I pre-order the new Dock with the new iPhone?
     
  19. rtabdo macrumors 6502

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    My bet on times will be tomorrow morning at either 830est or 9est. I don't think Apple would do midnight because time zones really screw things up. Plus I don't ever recall apple doing midnight for any pre orders.
     
  20. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Engadget?

    Here's my HOW-TO:

    1. Lift your hand
    2. Place it on the keybord
    3. Launch Safari
    4. Start typing 'apple.com'
    5. Lift your hand again
    6. Place your index finger on the mousepad
    7. Move the mouse cursor over the 'iPhone' tab
    8. Tap once
    9. Set Safari on auto-reload every minute or so
    10. Watch for the 'Pre-order' option to appear magically

    :rolleyes:
     
  21. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    The Radioshack down the road claimed they were going to open at midnight Thursday to begin selling, but I think they're full of it. No way does Apple authorize that. I'll likely order form Apple or reserve one instore. I don't want to buy it till I sell my old one, but I can't do that till the unlock tool comes out for the 4.0 software.
     
  22. OOC macrumors member

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    Want to share how to set Safari on auto-reload? ;)
     
  23. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    I was a happy ATT retail buyer last year. Sounds like I should go Apple this year and instead spend my day waiting for UPS to show up. Grrr
     
  24. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Ditto this exactly. Why the hell AT&T is making people who preorder wait until the 25th to pick up in-store is entirely beyond me.
     
  25. elypcool macrumors member

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    hey guys, out of the topic but do you know if we can get student discount on the pre-orders? probably not but just wondering
     

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