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My iPhone 3GS has shipped!

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Just received notification from Apple that my iPhone 3GS has
    shipped. Even received a UPS tracking #

    Now here's the kicker. I paid $16 for overnight delivery.

    Not certain I will actually receive it tomorrow or not. Don't know
    why Apple shipped this phone so early.

    And besides, I'm out of town until late Thursday so it doesn't really
    matter anyway.
     
  2. Melvin Surdin

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    Can't wait to hear about it. I love my iphone but suffer from very poor AT&T reception in my area. Wonder if the new phone is much of an improvement.
     
  3. DavidJ

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    That's cool, though. Makes me wish I had just had it shipped rather than doing the in- store thing.
     
  4. Ted Todorov

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    Yeah, same here. Oh well. Hopefully they will have some civilized in store pick up method that separates those with reservations from the rest of the inevitable mob.
     
  5. DavidJ

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    I think they will. Will they activate the phone in store? I thought that's what they did when the 3Gs came out and I'm guessing that's the case here since they ask you to bring your SSN. This presents an added complication for me since we moved to a family talk plan a few years ago and I'm not the primary account holder.
     
  6. Sam Posten

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    Hahah I paid for overnight shipping too and I'm in Dallas until Thursday...

    Edit: just checked email and no shipping notice.
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

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    According to the UPS tracking number it is scheduled for delivery
    tomorrow, Wednesday 6/17.

    Too bad I won't be home until 6/18. Fortunately someone is there
    to sign for it.
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Seems to be a lot of seemingly "know-it-alls" on the other
    Mac sites swearing that UPS is going to hold those phone deliveries
    until Friday under instruction from Apple.

    Not sure whether to believe that or not.
     
  9. Michael_K_Sr

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    That's exactly what UPS has done in the past when new iPods were being released.
     
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    or harry potter books [​IMG]
     
  11. Sam Posten

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    UPS sez mine is in alaska, arriving from China via Hong Kong, how cool is that???
     
  12. TonyD

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    ugh, I'll have to wait until next week to buy the new iphone.
     
  13. Carlo Medina

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    I have an 11am appt. on Friday at my local Best Buy for my iPhone. I've been stockpiling BB gift cards and reward zone certs for a few months and the net cost for me should be around $50 (of $299). That's why I went with BB rather than ATT or Apple direct.
     
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    will you e adding their $15 warranty plan.
    I think it covers ANYTHING, including accidental breakage and water damage.
     
  15. Michael_K_Sr

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    Not sure. $15 a month is steep, when you factor in that for the first time I'll be paying for a data plan, so the net cost with that added will be nearly $50 a month more than I'm used to paying. I am ultra-careful about my electronics, all my iPods, Blackberry, etc. and not only have I not had any mishaps, they all look near-new even after multiple years of use. Of course now that I type this, I'm going to jinx myself.

    It will be a game-time decision. If I get there and they push the plan, and really describe the benefits (i.e. that it covers basically everything including accidental drops, etc.) I might do it. I get 15% off of my plan rates due to my workplace's relationship with AT&T, so if that extends to the BB plan (which I highly doubt it will) that would ease the pain a bit and make me more likely to buy it.

    But since it is a BB plan and not AT&T (hence no discount), they'll really have to do a good sell job and the plan coverage better be comprehensive and include all accidents and mishaps, not just "manufacturer defects".
     
  17. Michael_K_Sr

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    I think it's $180 for a year...meaning if you got it for two years, you'd be paying 180% of the device's original cost. Talk about highway robbery...
     
  18. Carlo Medina

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    Michael - I think their thinking is that it's off of the unsubsidized price. Because if I were to break it in 2 years, I wouldn't be paying $299 for a new one. I'd be paying $699 for the 32GB version. So for two years at $180, it's just a bit over half of what the device would cost me to replace.
     
  19. Ronald Epstein

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    Red Alert!

    Something just came across the AT&T wire news
    about additional discount for iPhone upgraders when
    buying through AT&T. Apple customers will get a
    credit as well.

    My friend who works for AT&T just showed me the
    press release but I am on the road and cannot
    cut and paste it.

    I would advise someone to research this today
    once the info goes viral.
     
  20. Carlo Medina

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    From Macrumors, I think this is what Ron is referring to:
     

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