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I wanna buy an iPhone 4S, but want to unlock it. If I buy an iPhone from the Apple Store, will they force me to activate it right at the Apple Store?

asked Jul 04 '12 at 14:21

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edited Aug 08 '12 at 18:09

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You could buy the unlocked version of the iPhone at the store if you wish.

answered Jul 04 '12 at 14:52

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DJ Scooby Doo

i know but too expensive

(Jul 04 '12 at 16:15) arocha arocha's gravatar image

How about checking on Craigslist or Ebay/Amazon for unopened 4S's. You'd get it for less.

(Jul 04 '12 at 19:14) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I suggest very strongly that you contact an Apple store and inquire about this. You can buy an OPEN iPhone and that has no activation, since you are paying the full price. Also, can't you wait a few months? The iPhone 5 is coming...

answered Jul 05 '12 at 10:39

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edited Jul 05 '12 at 10:40

but if i wait for the iphone 5 will they force to activate it right then and there

(Jul 05 '12 at 12:05) arocha arocha's gravatar image

@arocha - Please use the comment feature if responding to somebody's answer.

(Jul 05 '12 at 12:28) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

I recommend getting an used iPhone 4S or even 4 since getting a 4S right now will mean that you have to wait to upgrade for the upcoming model that should arrive in a few months.

But Apple will make you activate the phone if you buy it on a contract with a provider.

answered Aug 08 '12 at 17:58

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