Looking to get a shiny new iPhone 3G on Friday? Of course you are. But, are you ready to throw down your credit card and social security number to get one of Apple’s next-generation handset’s in your pocket?
Confirming previous speculation that Apple would not allow any iPhone 3G handsets to be sold without contract, Apple is requiring that all iPhone 3G buyers activate the handset in-store and sign a new 2-year contract. As the fine-print reads, “New two-year contract required. Qualified customers only; credit check required.”
So, when you hit that Apple or AT&T store, both slated to open bright and early at 8AM on July 11, be prepared to go through the pains of activating a new contract. Credit card? Check. Social security number? Check. Valid photo identification? Check, and check.
Now, we count down the hours until our local Apple store opens…