Sorry to kick a dead horse, benefits of pre-ordering?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alana22, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. alana22 macrumors regular

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    Is the only benefit to pre-ordering merely avoiding the crowds/hassle of visiting one of the brick and mortar stores on the release date?

    Unlike the iPad, I don't recall Apple stores running out of iPhones on opening day the last time around -- or am I wrong?
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    Main benefit is to ensure you get one on launch day.
     
  3. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    This time is different, everyone and their grandma wants an iPhone.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    ...Hanging out in these pointless threads. ROFL
     
  5. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Did you know the store is down? We're close!!!!
     
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    It's true. From what I can tell this is only comparable to the hype of the very first iPhone.

    In my specific case this is the first year it's not just me getting one, but my partner and my mother are also getting one. I expect these to sell out fairly quickly. The first shipment anyway... Without a doubt.

     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
     
  9. Screwtape macrumors regular

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    You can have the phone delivered to your house on release day.

    No lines, no crowd, no store visit.
     
  10. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    Apple Stores, not every town has them.

    With the 3G and 3GS every store here that sold them were sold out, with lines starting VERY early.
     
  11. alana22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I currently use a different phone, one lacking a data plan, I'd imagine having it delivered to my home will involve me also having to also call ATT and change my plan to include a data plan? I wonder if it would be that easy, or if anything other than upgrading from one iphone to another would require going to an Apple store just to avoid confusion/snags.
     

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