Preorder directly through Apple, or through a carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jordanb505, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. jordanb505 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012
    Florida, USA
    So I plan to preorder the iPhone 5 tomorrow and I'm pretty stoked; this will be my first iPhone. Having never done an iPhone preorder before, I just want to know:

    Is it better to preorder directly through the online Apple Store, or through your cellular carrier (Verizon, in my case)? Are there any differences?

    Thanks! :)
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Biggest difference are the return policies. Apple no restocking fee, carriers typically 15%. Both options allow use of the apple stores for the warranty service.
  3. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    I'd like to hear some thoughts on this as well. I prefer Apple but I don't know if I'll even be able to through them
  4. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City

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