Will you have a case ready before they unbox it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kovalchuk71, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

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    I was just thinking about this. Will you put your iphone in a case as soon as they unbox it to prevent the AT&T employees from touching it and possibly scratching/messing it up? I thought it was a good idea and ill probably just spend the 15.00 or so for a temp. case before I invisible shield it. :D
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    I thought they just had to read the IMEI number on the outside of the box?
     
  3. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    Saw somewhere that they have to use the cable to connect it to itunes for activation.
     
  4. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    *Looks for picard.jpg*

    Dude, it comes wraped in plastic.
     
  5. kovalchuk71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was told they have to take it out of the box. It was in a few other threads...

    The back doesnt come in plastic....
     
  6. slicecom macrumors 68020

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  7. kovalchuk71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im still debating on no case or the invisible shield just on the back of the phone. But id like to keep it nice until I leave the store. Just what I need, an employee taking it out and banging it on the counter. :eek:
     
  8. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    no way i'm letting an store guy/gal open my iPhone..
    its MINE.. i will have THAT pleasure than you very much..

    all i have to do is swap the sim from my current iPhone and plonk it into the new iPhone..

    sign an 18 month contract.. the O2 guy/gal calls up customer services and tells them i am upgrading.. and they switch over my tariff..

    jobs a good un!

    so i hope anyway.. lol!
     
  9. iPaul macrumors regular

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    everyone needs to chill out with the ZOMGZ THE ATT EMPLOYEE IS GOING TO SMUDGE MY PHONE nonsense

    it is wrapped in film. i doubt they are going to remove it.
     
  10. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    If that happens you just demand a new iPhone. Say you won't accept that phone since it has been mistreated.
     
  11. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    Bring a pair of gloves...hand them to the person selling you the phone...and say, "For your personal safety, wear these."

    :eek:
     
  12. djransom macrumors 68040

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    People are taking this phone biz way tooooo seriously :eek:
     
  13. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    I think all of the glossy, smart packaging is a waste if you can't be the first one to rifle through it (however you choose to do so).

    Being the first to touch it is part of the apple experience.

    btw...I was kidding about the rubber gloves. But it would be nice to open it yourself (at least).
     
  14. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    If I was going to get one, I'd go the same way I have with my current iPhone- NAKED!:D Cases suck.
     
  15. off in the wood macrumors regular

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    don't hate because your not getting one

    .....just wait untill all of the unboxing videos start surfacing
     
  16. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    In an email just sent to me from Apple it states this...


    "The Apple Retail Store is the perfect place to buy your iPhone 3G. With our free Personal Setup, a Specialist will help you choose your phone, select a rate plan, and—best of all—have your new iPhone 3G ready to make calls, browse the web, and receive email right on the spot."

    Which leads me to believe they will be unboxing and setting up your phone and email by "touching" it. OMG! They are gonna touch your phone....what will you do?

    Lame
     
  17. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    fu** that i am bringing a pair of
    [​IMG]
    so the stupid employees dont touch mine bare handed
     
  18. rfong06 macrumors member

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    I'm buying mines at the ATT store and the guy told me that I'll be taking it home to activate it through itunes :D
     
  19. djransom macrumors 68040

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    WRONG, I'm DEFINITELY coppin an iPhone without question, but cats taking this way tooo seriously like I said :rolleyes:
     
  20. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Your English skills lack polish, and not in the "I'm still learning to speak this language" kind of way.
     
  21. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    im waiting for the payg iphone so i dont have to worry about any cretin putting their filthy hands on my precious iphone...

    just hope i dont have to wait too long...
     
  22. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    i think there is an option for them to set it up for you (ie:setting up email and such)-- if you do not want them to do that, tell them to set up your plan and you will set it up on your own.
     
  23. iPhonetherefore macrumors regular

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    you will want unpowdered...
     
  24. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    ahhh true, i just googles rubber gloves and looked for the most decent picture
     
  25. Babiipiink macrumors member

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    lol
     

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