Originally Posted by xsperf
heres a question, how come the folks here at the local applestore are the biggest bunch of assholes in the world? they wouldnt let one of my friends buy 3 iphones, b/c its 'bulk' and one of my other friends, who isnt very knowledgeable about these things made the mistake of telling them he was gonna have his friend(me) unlock it for him, and they tried to feed him some bs about how he must "promise he wont unlock it" or else they wont sell it to him... wtf?
when we first released them, people would come in and buy 20 of them, modify them and sell them for more than they paid, some would even put them on the tmobile network. it was for scam reasons. you can buy more than 2 now, you just have to sign a document saying that you wont resell these things. ive helped a few people out at the bar that come in with a hacked iphone and i tell them to kick rocks.
the phone will have the ability to load third party shit this February so all of that fun stuff is right around the corner.
as for the sales person who wanted you to promise about 'not unlocking' he needs to find another job because obviously apple isnt his thing. we have the same problem at our store: sales people that don't know what they're talking about. also, the term 'unlocking' an iphone means modifying the sim card, and that allows you to sit on another network...im sure you meant hacking it to put other stuff on there, which is cool, since most of the time a restore will fix all of that if you ever need service and no one will ever know. i dont care if i get a hacked phone in for service, i just tell them to go on one of our floor machines and restore it and bang! all is well.
if a sales person is being an asshole, just speak with a manager because if you press hard enough, you'll get your way, believe me, as long as you keep your cool. i take care of people all the time with out-of-warranty things all based on their attitude and how nice they are. thats kinda how apple works, we just try to watch our own back (like the bulk iphone stuff).