For Americans, if they want to buy a new iPhone, there are some changes in the way of buying, with the control of US wireless carriers falling and Apple’s rising.
In the past, when Americans went to an Apple retail store or Apple’s online store to buy an iPhone, they needed to provide the wireless phone number and the last four digits of their social security number. This allows the operator to check credit and approve the transaction, which obviously increases transaction time.
The process has changed since the iPhone SE, and if the buyer is an AT&T or T-Mobile wireless customer, no information is required when purchasing. Buyers can enter data and contact the carrier the first time they turn on the device.
If you’re an AT&T or T-Mobile wireless customer, you don’t need to have carrier information ready to book an iPhone SE through Apple’s website. There is also no need for users to choose a good network operator when buying the iPhone SE. The new process will be implemented from March 29.