These paragraphs are confusing me. You say it can be bought online then you say "all devices will be sold and activated in-store." Which is it?Activation: Where and how
Second is where and how you activate it. You'll have 3 options. 1) In a AT&T corp. store, and activation will be almost standard. 2) Online, you click and buy, and they ship it. Activation can be handled either over the phone, or in a store. Again, same as today. Devices bought in Apple stores will be activated by Apple reps.
The iPhone will not be able to be ordered over the phone for at least 30 days after launch. All devices will be sold and activated in-store. att.com and the Apple store will also not sell it immediately.