Are you a couch potato looking to score America's best selling phone? Apple and AT&T now have you covered.
With the release of the 3G iPhone, a noticeable change was the at-home activation being mostly dropped (though still available in some circumstances). Now Apple has quietly announced the full return of the feature, allowing users to order and activate all from the comfort of their favorite sitting spot in their home.
Be warned, though -- if you're looking to get an iPhone for $199 through online ordering and then activate it and be on your way to unlocking, you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. Apple requires billing information for the activation process, and should you choose to fail to go with AT&T you will be hit with a big early termination fee.
Still the addition of home activation is good news for some potential buyers.
The application, named Pastebud, then allows you to create a message with the text copied into it, or lets you copy it into a text field in a separate Safari window. The service should work for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
Jed Schmidt, creator of Pastebud, has nearly finished testing of the application and is "putting the finishing touches on the web site before launch".
While Apple may not like that the page gives users access to this simple feature it has long denied them, there is little it can do about the development. Since the item is not an application, but merely a webpage, it is entirely legal. It should work, once the page goes up – that is until the next update of Safari blocks it at least.
quote: Yea its amazing, but true. Steve Jobs and other Apple execs have adamantly refused to support it because they felt it wasn't that important.
quote: you're a yuppie idiot drinking the coolaid