There’s been quite a bit of noise over the weekend about the possible return of the iPhone home activation. This process was available with first gen iPhones and let you buy your iPhone in store or online and activate ot from the comfort of your home, using iTunes.

Well, it’s not really what we expected but a similar process will be in place soon and will not activate your iPhone per say, but it will help streamline the activation process. How this will work?

Prior to purchasing your iPhone, you will go online and you will enter your mobile contract details, social security number and billing information if you are a new subscriber. From there, you will head to the Apple Store (maybe AT&T?) and purchase your phone. A rep will load your information and actiavte the phone from there.

[via BGR]