Got my 4s reserved - will it be working and...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lands, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Lands macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011

    I've got my 4s reserved at an Apple store for tomorrow morning. I'm spending a day with the family on vacation after that.

    - Will I leave the store with the phone working? I have a 3G now.

    - Will the battery be charged so I can use it for the day?

    - Will the same car charger for the 3g work for the 4s?

    Thanks for the info and advice.
  2. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008

    Yes to all of them. You should have about 80% batt out of the box.
  3. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2010
    Which will last you about 8 hours, if that!
  4. Lands thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Great! Thanks for the quick responses.

    So I'm guessing they'll take my 3G and copy over all the apps, music, pics, etc... from it?

    If so, approx how long will that take?
  5. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    You're wrong

    They do none of that 4 you, you should do a backup of your phone now or in the morning before you go, preferably to a laptop since you're about to travel, then you can restore to that backup of your 3G.
  6. Lands thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    So they'll take out my old chip (or just deactivate it) and the new phone will work? Then when I plug it into iTunes I'll get the "do you want to restore" question?
  7. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    There'll be a new sim in your 4S. They'll activate it for you and your old sim in the 3G will be deactivated. With the 4S, and iOS 5, you activate your phone right from the device. No need to plug into iTunes first. You only need iTunes to restore from your 3G backup so you can get all your contacts, pics, SMS's, etc.
  8. Lands thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Great, thanks.

    BTW - does this forum operate on a "rep" system. In other words, if I vote up a response will it help a poster (or is there some other way?)?
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    The up/down arrows do nothing at all.
  10. Lands thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
  11. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is one of, if not the most civil thread I have read around here in ages. Bravo, everyone! Bravo!
  12. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Maybe. As I recall the 3G supported 12v charging directly as well as 5v USB, and a lot of aftermarket car cords of that era used the 12v pins to save manufacturing cost. Those cords will not work with a 4/4S. It won't hurt the phone, the 4S ignores voltage on the 12v pins. You'll just need to try it and see.
  13. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    For a minute I thought I was at the wrong forum!
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    your micro sim will take a while to activate...
  15. j4zb4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    No sarcasm drenched replies for a simple question...! The world is changing... :p

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