Apple Announces Buy-At-Home For iPhone 3G

Apple confirmed an anonymous rumor from yesterday by announcing a new buy-at-home option for the iPhone 3G. For the first time, users can now set up their purchase to buy an iPhone 3G by entering their billing information, reviewing their eligibility and pricing, and select their plan from AT&T, all online through Apple’s website. Users can then set up a time to go in to an Apple Store to finish the transaction, pick up the device and have an employee set it up.

Yesterday an anonymous tipster told BGR that Apple would be letting users do more at home, and this announcement confirms it. It also answers questions about how it would be implemented.

Hopefully this will both make the purchasing experience more pleasant and shorten the long lines in front of stores.

[via MacNN]

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