Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 11:34 PM (in response to stockdogg)
If you order an iPhone directly from Apple, it should be sealed from the factory. It may not be in a plastic bag specifically, but it will be in the original packaging. If you purchase it from a carrier store, or even from an Apple Store or authorized reseller, they may open it to insert a SIM, if that was not done at the factory.
Does anyone know whether there is a generic AT&T SIM inserted at the factory, or included in the box?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 4:44 AM (in response to stockdogg)
With the two iPhones I've bought from Apple with AT&T service, the SIM has always been installed at the factory. With the 3G, the Apple Store employee had to connect it to iTunes in the store, but the 4 came straight to me, and I just activated it via iTunes. I'd expect the same for the iPhone 5.