It’s official: iPhone goes on sale at Apple Retail Stores at 8am local time, Friday, July 11

Apple has made it official. iPhone 3G goes on sale at 8am local time at an Apple Retail Store near you:

To purchase and activate iPhone 3G, you need the following:*
• Credit card
• Social security number
• Valid government-issued photo ID
• Current wireless account number and password or PIN (if you’re new to AT&T)

If you already own an iPhone, remember to sync it with iTunes one last time before you get your new iPhone 3G.

*Transferring your mobile number will terminate your service with your existing provider; termination fees and other charges will apply. New two-year contract required. Qualified customers only; credit check required; must be 18 or older. Visit to check AT&T network coverage in your area. Current and new iPhone users who now or will receive service under a corporate account and wish to upgrade to or purchase iPhone 3G need to contact AT&T directly. iPhone 3G is configured to work only with the wireless services provided by AT&T.

More info here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Rex” for the heads up.]


  1. There is an interesting article on CNET concerning providing AT&T;and apple the SSN (

    BTW Duh if you look at the image capture that cnet provided you’ll see an apple logo.

    Now it may not be a big deal for some … but I see no logical reason to provide a corporation my SSN, outside of possibly performing a credit check as indicated earlier. But in the same regards your not buying a home, or an auto its a phone…This is almost akin to providing a corporation your root password to your mac.

  2. @KenC –

    I understand the concept of a credit check. Personally – I wish apple would sell the phone unsubsidized and allow the consumer to pick there wireless provider.

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