Find out about iPhone availability, how to purchase iPhone, activation, support, training, and more.
AvailabilityApple Online Store
When you purchase your iPhone from the Apple Online Store, you will get it SIM-free. So you can sign up for service with the carrier of your choice and change your carrier at any time. You can get a SIM or micro-SIM card from any carrier offering iPhone plans. View a list of carriers.
You can visit the Apple Online Store to shop for iPhone and accessories 24 hours a day. When you find what you like, simply add the item(s) to your shopping basket and check out. See Shopping & 1-Click for more information on this topic.iPhone Retailers
How do I activate my iPhone?
If you are ready to activate your iPhone, follow these simple steps:
- 1. Insert your activated, compatible SIM (iPhone 3GS) or micro-SIM card (iPhone 4) into your iPhone.
- 2. Turn your iPhone on by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to activate and set up your iPhone.
Your iPhone is all you need for activation. It will guide you through the process and connect to either a Wi-Fi or cellular network to complete the activation. If you are using iTunes to activate your iPhone, you need an Internet connection for your computer and the current version of iTunes. You can download iTunes for free for Mac or PC. You also need to create an Apple ID if you don't already have one. An Apple ID account allows you to preview and buy music, TV shows, movies, applications, games, and more so that you can enjoy them on your iPhone. While this account is free, a credit card is required for setup. Your card is not charged by Apple until you make a purchase from the iTunes Store or App Store.
Support and Training
Apple has designed iPhone to be incredibly simple to use. Nevertheless, there may be times that you could use a little help.iPhone support
The iPhone Support site contains a wealth of information to help you learn more about iPhone capabilities, including the iPhone User Guide, technical support articles, troubleshooting tips, and customer discussion forums.
iPhone comes with 90 days of technical support. In addition, your iPhone, its rechargeable battery, and all included accessories are covered against defects for a full year from the purchase date by a limited hardware warranty. Learn more about your Hardware Warranty.
Click here and learn more about the top features of iPhone.Additional resources
Visit Apps for Everything online to learn about some of the most useful and popular apps.
Read on for some additional information related to iPhone, including accessory compatibility, checking order status, returns and refunds.Accessory compatibility
While there are thousands of accessories that have been designed specifically for iPod, not all of these are fully compatible with iPhone. This is because cell phones can cause audio interference with some accessories.
To ensure the best possible customer experience, Apple has created special iPhone compatibility requirements for accessory manufacturers. Products that are engineered and certified to be compatible with iPhone carry a "Works with iPhone" logo on the packaging.
If you connect iPhone to an accessory that was not made to work with iPhone, you can activate Airplane Mode while connected to the accessory. This will avoid any potential audio interference, but you will not be able to make or receive calls. If you choose not to activate Airplane Mode, you will still be able to make and receive calls, but you may experience some audio interference.
To shop for iPhone gear, explore the iPhone Accessories pages of the Apple Online Store.Hong Kong Sales Only
The Apple Online Store Hong Kong ships items only within Hong Kong. No shipments can be made to PO Box addresses or addresses outside of Hong Kong. You may not export any products purchased at the Apple Online Store.Order status
If you are not satisfied with your iPhone purchase, please call 800-908-988 to request a return. You have up to 14 days from the time you receive your item(s) to initiate a return.
Review the Returns & Refunds section of online Help for more information.