Apple retail chief details Friday's iPhone 3G launch procedures

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  • Reply 21 of 24
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by l008com View Post


    The price. I want prices equal to or lower than 3G prices. Not super inflated prices.



    I saw iPhones on Craig's List last week for $250. That is $349 cheaper than the full retail price of the iPhone 3G; of couse you meant the subsidized price that requires a 2-year contract, but that is still only $51 over that price. But you seem to have missed the fact that there has been no supply of iPhones for over 2 months and constrained supplies before that. Perhaps if you wait until the 3G iPhone is actually released will you be able to find one for under $199 on Craig's List.





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    Originally Posted by one9deuce View Post


    Do you need an iTunes account to purchase a 3G iPhone? It seems as though it isn't needed with the new iPhone and the new way of activation.



    Since they are activating it in the store, no. But if you want to add media from iTunes to it you will have to use iTunes. However, unlike the pre-v2.0 firmware you can now synchronize your bookmarks, contacts and calendars by simply having a MobileMe account, so for those that have absolutely no desire to use the iPod app you can forego iTunes altogether.
  • Reply 22 of 24
    With all the identity theft out there, now Apple wants a copy of your SSN??? nice.
  • Reply 23 of 24
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,217member
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    Originally Posted by johnmcboston View Post


    With all the identity theft out there, now Apple wants a copy of your SSN??? nice.



    apparently the system doesn't record it. to the point where if there was an error and they had to go back to the input screen to try again, the SS was missing and had to be typed back in.



    i hope when Apple issues a statement of gratitude to the customers for the various issues they make Mr Retail Chief be the spokesman again. He really dropped the ball on the timing issue. Should have said "baring any account or system issues, the whole process should take about 15 minutes"
  • Reply 24 of 24
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by johnmcboston View Post


    With all the identity theft out there, now Apple wants a copy of your SSN??? nice.



    In the US they require a credit check to finance products and services.
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