Apple will require customers purchasing iPhone 3Gs from its retail stores to present a credit card, social security number and a valid, government-issued photo ID, quashing speculation that the company would sell iPhone 3Gs to individuals without AT&T contracts for later activation. A disclaimer states: "New two-year contract required. Qualified customers only; credit check required."
The iPhone 3G will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and sales at Apple retail locations will start at 8:00 a.m on July 11.
Apple also says: "Current and new iPhone users who now receive or will receive service under a corporate account and wish to purchase iPhone 3G need to contact AT&T directly."