Pre order from Apple or AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1zach4, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. 1zach4 macrumors regular

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    I'm finally leaving the world of blackberry, was really hoping for an iphone 5, but anything is an upgrade over my curve lol

    Anyway, I plan on pre-ordering a 4S for my wife and one for myself, but I am not sure if it is easier to do it on Apple's website or on AT&T's website @ 3am EST on Friday

    Anyone have some experience between the 2?
     
  2. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Would like to know this.. can I preorder on apple and pick up in store?
     
  3. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I tried both websites last year after midnight and both sites were slammed. Couldn't get through on either one. Ended up walking into an AT&T store in the morning and pre-ordered there. Got my phone 9am launch day from UPS.
     
  4. rosemary1 macrumors regular

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    I haven't done the pre-order thing before - for my 3GS I just went to the mall after work. The AT&T store was sold out, but the Apple store still had all models in stock and I was in and out pretty quickly. Based on that experience I'll be buying from Apple.
     
  5. benjamin9876 macrumors member

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    is that ATT starting pre order at midnight too? anyone confirm that?
     
  6. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't matter. The process will be the same for both, and will require the same account information.

    The problem last year was that it was an AT&T system error that couldn't process all the requests. So even if you purchased through Apple, it would still have to go through AT&T's servers for line and account information, and would eventually not process.
     

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