Best Way to Pre-order a 4S

acosmichippo

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Apple web site. Shipped to your door for free on launch day (perhaps earlier), punctual updates, excellent customer service. Why mess with a middle man?
 

imamac

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I just checked the e-mailed order acknowledgements from the past three years and they ranged between 4:30 a.m. - 9:30 CST. The 9:30 time I remember I was waiting and waiting for the email acknowledgement worrying that my order didn't go through so I placed the order earlier than that. I'm not sure what time pre-orders start but I've had better luck on AT&T than on Apple for some reason the past two years. I feel better going to the store to pick it up anyway. I always have to move my "old" iPhone over to my son's phone number and then put the new iPhone on my number. I feel better when AT&T does that switcheroo in person instead of me trying to do it online. Plus, I still get to stand in a (much shorter) line on launch day which for me is part of the fun of it all.
 

FuelieNova

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So if I already have my existing iPhone 4 with ATT and qualify for an upgrade, can I upgrade through the Apple site or do I have to go directly through ATT site?
Tom
 

FuelieNova

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I agree, I would like to go through Apple, just didn't know if I could for an existing account.
Thanks
Tom
 

topcat84

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Hi Everyone !
I will be ordering mine (Black 64GB) through Apple. My question is whether to order it online or 1-800-MY-APPLE ? Which method would in your opinion be faster and less hassle ? Thanks in advance. Cheers !