It seems that all iPhones come preinstalled with the SIM. You just type your existing phone number and iTunes does the rest when activating.
That is not quite true. Remember that the computer industry considers 1kilobyte to be 1,000 bytes while a computer considers 1kilobyte to be 1024 bytes. As you go from kilo to mega to giga, the difference between the advertised size of memory and the actual gets pretty big. 8GB of advertised memory only holds about 7.45GB of data. Therefore, the OS on the iPhone is only about 180MB.The OS/software takes about 800MB, leaving 7.27GB of free space on the 8GB model.
From what I've seen, when you activate the iPhone and reuse your old AT&T phone number it looks like the AT&T system will transfer your number from your current SIM to the iPhone's SIM effectively "killing" your old SIM.
Yes, agreed. It seems that they are making this as painless as possible. I just hope I can get my hands on one of these on friday.I didn't think they would be able to do this, but once again they've come through to ease the pain of an iPhone purchase.
Activation online and the affordable rate plans should really help At&t grow and help drive Apple's stock through the roof.
true, plus if you remember this past xmas...iTunes was funky because of all the ipods iTunes gift cards that were given. everyone was buying new songs after xmas and it made it almost impossible to get on there. i believe they have fixed this with more servers. keep in mind, there will be more than 50% of buyers going to AT&T stores. they may not use iTunes to activate IN AT&T stores.I see a potential problem here: In the past, iTunes has occasionally grinded to a halt when new services and features have been activated. Will it be able to handle potentially millions of people trying to activate their phones and create new AT&T accounts? I really hope Apple has not underestimated the load this may place on their systems.