Questions About Pre-Ordering/Reserving the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SethRogen, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. SethRogen macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I know on June 15th you can pre-order/reserving an iPhone 4. I am a bit unfamiliar with the pre-ordering process.

    If you can pre-order and pick it up in the stores, does that only mean it guarantees you one on launch day? Also on launch date will there be a separate lines for pre-orders and non-preorders? (So pre-orders go in the store first?)

    And if you reserve the iPhone 4 in store pick-up, do you have to pay the whole thing, or just put a certain amount down?

    I doubt if anyone knows this question.
    What time do Apple Stores open when the new iPhone 4 comes out? I bought my iPhone 3GS last year at launch at AT&T and they opened at around 7 I think, which I read is the same this year.

    I'd rather deal with Apple. Do they open around 7 A.M to too?
  2. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
  3. rajbonham macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2010
    I seriously just got done reading multiple threads that answer all of your questions. I suggest you take a look around before posting. ;)
  4. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    Yes. I saw the threads, but they didn't completely answer all of my questions. I still have some confusion....
  5. -PsYcHoNoVa- macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2009
    Just pre-order it online via ATT and have it delivered to your house.
  6. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I would rather go to the Apple Store to buy it....
  7. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    Apple online>AT&T online. I would never trust AT&T to get me a phone on launch day.
  8. SethRogen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    Ok. I found out a couple of my answers to my questions so I deleted it out of the first post.
    Can anyone help me out with my remaining questions?
    Thanks in advance.
  9. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008

    Reserve @ Apple store = pay nothing
    Pre-order = Pay in full

    I think mine opened @ 6 or 7 am last year.
  10. ValenR macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2010
    I just found this on the Apple site :S

    Source :

    Now, I don't know if that only applies to the online shop or not, but this surely blows :(
    I hope the other stores (BestBuy/RadioShack/blabla) won't be like this D:
  11. rajbonham macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2010
    My thoughts exactly.
  12. billy3785 macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2008
    so reserving one means you dont pay for it until u pick up? but it is still guaranteed? i almost would rather prepay it but still pick it up. I know its easier to get it shipped to my house, but i would rather go to the store and pick it up!
  13. rajbonham macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2010
    Yes, I believe it is held until a certain time on the release date. You pay for the phone when you pick it up.
  14. slippery-pete macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2007
    Yes, that is correct. They hold it for you until a certain time on release day. For the iPad, you had to pick it up by like 2 local time...I think
  15. Maverick713 macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2009
    Houston, TX
    no matter where you try to get the iPhone 4 you're gonna need a 2 year contract for at least for 8 months of release. when they start to prep iPhone 5 then they will start selling them sans contract. BB radioshack... are partners and have to do what apple and ATT tell them they don't have options.
  16. Mantis1996 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2010
    AT&T Customer Rep Said This

    This is what I got from AT&T yesterday.

    Attached Files:

  17. iphone1027 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2008
    Was the AT&T rep calling the new iphone "4G?"
    Anyhow, to the OP, if you pre-order online via to have it delivered to your house it will be delivered on the 24th of June (release day). Assuming the carrier company does not delay the shipment. Throughout numerous folks on here who have done it this way, they have always received it on launch day with no problems.
  18. iCHiRS macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Talked to 3 of my local Apple stores and called to the Apple HQ.
    Pre-order: Pay up front and have it delivered to you.
    Reserve : Exactly as it says. You'll have to pick it up at your local store by a
    certain time. But your phone will be there waiting for you with your
    name on it....and you pay for it when you pick it up.
  19. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    So there are people that actually use that chat service?

    That poor woman doesn't get paid enough.

    "if Best Buy is busy and Apple is too far away, can I go to AT&T and get it on the 24th if I pre ordered it at Wal-Mart?"

    AT&T lady - oh brother

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