iPhone online order from Apple need to be activated at Apple Store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by filmfanatic24, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. filmfanatic24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2007
    Ordered the 3GS online from Apple last week, it is scheduled for delivery this week (I have a 3G right now). My mom (also has a 3G) ordered one online at the same time but she received an email saying she had to take it to the Apple Store to activate it. I received no such email. I thought you could just activate it using iTunes. I need to know because if I have to make a genious appointment I need to do it now.
  2. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2007
  3. datamage macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    I don't see why that would be the case. You should be able to activate it via iTunes.

    What if there wasn't an Apple Store nearby?
  4. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    All you need to do is activate it with iTunes. The phones are already tied to your cell phone account.
  5. joro macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2009
    You should be able to activate through iTunes as the previous poster said. I haven’t heard or read of anyone ordering from apple.com and then having to go in for activation.

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