The "I'm in line and an Apple Rep has updated me"

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  1. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    Rep just came out. No 64 Silver in any carrier. Low Gold in 64 for VZW. 32 &16 Silver Att and VZW. That's low too. They can't tell specific numbers but a guy asked if everyone here wanted a silver would they get one. The answer was no. There's about 20 of us here now. Space Grey seems ok in carriers and capacities.

    They are going to give reserve cards out at 0500.
     
  2. cwosigns macrumors 65832

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    Very similar story here. No gold on Verizon. Limited white on Verizon. Seems to be plenty of space gray.
     
  3. pdawg17 macrumors newbie

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    Did they say anything about unlocked (T-Mobile) versions?
     
  4. cwosigns macrumors 65832

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    No one near me in line asked.
     
  5. mrmhb380 macrumors newbie

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    Do you know like a number for the gold, is low like 2 or 20?
     
  6. BHP41 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No one asked here either.

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    They wouldn't give specifics. Just "low". I imagine it's under 10. And I would speculate that's for all carriers. There is no gold here in anything but 64 VZW.
     
  7. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Some guys at the front of the line of 14th St. NYC store said that an employee "confidently" told them they have plenty of everything. Hope it's true.
     
  8. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Okay so can someone tell me why I thought the new iPhone supported CDMA and GSM carriers? I swear Apple said a single phone supports them both.
     
  9. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Apple person told me no unlocked models in store, you may be able to do carrier specific "device only" which is still carrier locked but un activated and not associated with an account.

    Additionally, a Apple person here (City Creek Center, Salt Lake City) said to the first in line that he probably wouldn't be able to get two gold 64 GB AT&T because there wasn't enough stock, meaning only one gold 64 GB AT&T model.
     
  10. BHP41 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    VZW is that phone.
     
  11. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I see another Samsung commercial in the making.
     
  12. vojta3476 macrumors newbie

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    Fuuuuu I wanted a 16 GB gold for T-Mobile... the rep said it was unlikely they'd have one for me... I'm second in line.
     
  13. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    So an AT&T 5S won't work on Verizon?
     
  14. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

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    It's just one phone yea. They probably have a allotment for each carrier as to be fair.. And won't cross sell..
     
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Oh that makes complete sense. Hmmm... But I did just see in another thread something about the CDMA chip not be enabled in phones not sold by Verizon? Thus you'd never be able to use an AT&T phone on VZW? I'm so confused.
     
  16. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    can anybody ask if we can buy device only or do we have to activate/transfer service before walking out?

    i only ask because if you bought an iphone 5 at full price for AT&T last time, when you go home and restore it, its automatically unlocked.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Here is the deal. With CDMA, Verizon has to have the ESN in their records. In short, if it wasn't sold as a Verizon phone, no, it won't ever work on Verizon. This isn't a technical detail, but a beurocratic one. Same reason why the Sprint and VZW phones aren't swappable; neither carrier is will to activate the "other carrier's" phone.
     
  18. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    But can you ask them to confirm with a Manager:

    If one could purchase a LOCKED AT&T iPhone at Full price, If they do not have an AT&T account.

    (I don't mind if it's a locked phone.. I just need it to be an At&t version to work with my Straight Talk Sim)
     
  19. BHP41 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     

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