Get 16GB iPhone 4 now and trade in for 32GB later?

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  1. SexyBeast macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if I preorder a 16gb iPhone, can I take it into an Apple store or AT&T store after the 24th and pay extra to get a 32GB? The problem is that I'm not sure I will have enough for the 32GB on the 15th and I get paid on the 24th.
     
  2. quid squid macrumors regular

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    your best bet is to probably go into the store and reserve a 32gb one for the release date. you would get them on the same day, seems like so much more of a hassle to order one just for the purpose of returning it right when you get it. plus there's no guarantee that the store will have the 32gb when you go in to exchange, so reserving/holding one just cuts out that earlier step.
     
  3. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I don't know that but I do know that they won't charge you until about the 22nd... but either way you can't get a phone until the 24th so I would "camp out" or show up early, if you have a debit card they will run it as credit so even if the money is not there it wouldn't go through your bank for a day or two anyway so you should just do that. You will, no doubt, be safe.
     
  4. kryten3000 macrumors regular

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    How about instead of pre-ordering just reserve one?
     
  5. Built macrumors 68020

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    Sure...why not?

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  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Apple doesn't charge your credit card until the device ships. So you should be okay.
     
  7. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Well it would ship on or before the 23rd so this would be a problem... I think the OP should take the advice I posted above.
     
  8. loganwhy macrumors newbie

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    You can reserve them without preordering? What does that entail?
     
  9. Built macrumors 68020

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    The other advice on pre-ordering, etc. is good...You would only have to do a return if you picked up a phone on the 24th and then on the 25th you go back to do a return/exchange.
     
  10. Built macrumors 68020

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    I thought that the Apple Store was not "reserving" this year...only doing "pre-orders."
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    You just pick it up at a store. You wait in a shorter line and are guaranteed to get your iPhone.
     
  12. phrint macrumors 6502

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    I highly doubt there will be a shortage of stock so just wait and go buy one. If they aren't in stock then reserve one or borrow the $100 from someone. Lots of options here. My local Apple store is taking reservations on the iPad so I don't know why they wouldn't do it with the iPhone 4.
     
  13. dseig001 macrumors member

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    Hmmm, have you though that maybe if $100 is that significant to you, you probably shouldn't even be spending the $200 on the 16GB?

    Priorities man.
     
  14. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Not really though... maybe he is a high school/ college student who lives at home and is fortunate enough to to pay any bills ie. gas/insurance and can just spend his paychecks on whatever.
     
  15. SexyBeast thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got my priorities straight. I am about to obtain my Master's degree. I can afford the 32GB, I just had to pay off school expenses related to my degree and will have PLENTY of money on the 24th. I'm good. If you need a loan let me know. As for the advise, thanks.
     
  16. dseig001 macrumors member

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    That's real cute.

    Remember you have no idea who's behind the username.
     

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