Preordered iPhone 5 through Apple; can I change to in-store pickup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xak, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. xak macrumors regular

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    I just preordered the iPhone 5 for me and my father, but didn't even realize that it will be shipping in "2 weeks" (2 weeks from today, or 2 weeks from release [9/21]?).

    Now I see that some people are actually upgrading online through ATT and getting their iPhones shipped/delivered on launch day. Since I already went through Apple I'm pretty much stuck with what I got (or am I?), considering the ATT now has me in the system as having upgraded (was fully eligible) and I don't want to mess things up by confusing the system or due to lack of communication between Apple and ATT.

    *Is there any way, however, that I can show up to the Apple Store on launch day and perhaps switch the purchase to an in-store pick-up, considering it is already paid for and will not have even shipped by then?

    *Any idea in general how to get my iPhone 5 as early as possible?

    Otherwise I will just be patient, as I am actually quite satisfied with the iPhone 4, it is an excellent device. However, I am obviously looking forward to having a new gadget to play with and wouldn't mind getting it ASAP.

    Thanks for any helpful responses.
     
  2. hellspawn2 macrumors member

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    I just finished with apple they aren't allowing us to switch to in-store pick up if you pre order..
     
  3. armyxrays macrumors member

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  4. xak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm worried that the cancellation wouldn't get relayed to ATT somehow, or that the 2-year contract renewal already went through, and I won't be able to repurchase the phone under subsidy without going through some major hassle.
     
  5. hellspawn2 macrumors member

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    Call AT&T and ask them

    i may cancel mine
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    there is no in stock pick up option for iphone5
     
  7. armyxrays macrumors member

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    This. Only your carrier would know for sure. I had to tell my buddy the same thing. Still waiting to hear what they told him.
     
  8. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    I cancelled my Apple pre order on the 15th and pre ordered at best Buy. As soon as I cancelled with Apple my upgrade eligibility reset, even called att to confirm. It was pretty much instant as soon as I cancelled my Apple pre order.
     

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