Load music without activating the phone?

Griffinaz

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I am not sure if this has been posted but I can't find it.

If I purchase an iPhone for a friend and want to pre-load it with music, can this be done without activating the phone first?
 

KNK

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I am not sure if this has been posted but I can't find it.

If I purchase an iPhone for a friend and want to pre-load it with music, can this be done without activating the phone first?

The moment you plug the phone in iTunes will want to activate it. I think I would call Apple and find out if you can bypass it.
 

Griffinaz

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Update please. I would like to get a few friends an iPhone with their favorite music.
It is 9:35AM here in Phoenix and the Apple store doesn't open until 10:00AM our time. As soon as I get their official answer I will post it.
 

mad_vtak

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It is 9:35AM here in Phoenix and the Apple store doesn't open until 10:00AM our time. As soon as I get their official answer I will post it.
Thanks. Good luck :)
 

Lincoln

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I believe that, without jailbreaking and/or unlocking, you must activate before you can do anything except for make emergency calls.

- John
 

Griffinaz

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I believe that, without jailbreaking and/or unlocking, you must activate before you can do anything except for make emergency calls.

- John
You are correct. I just verified this with the Apple store here in Phoenix. Without activating the phone you will not be able to pre-load anything to the phone. Sorry.
 

termleech

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/me hears the sound of the RIAA and MPAA marching their armies to your doorstep for *gasp* trying to load some songs for a friend. Don't you know that's illegal.

/me goes to hide in his corner from the bad police :)