The official launch day for the iPhone 4 is tomorrow. However, according to Apple, some of us will start receiving our iPhone 4 today. If you haven’t pre-ordered, you’re going to have to get the line at your local AT&T or Apple Store. No matter when and how you get your new iPhone 4, you have to make sure you are ready for it.

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you are prepared for the  iPhone 4.

Update to iTunes 9.2

In order to get your iPhone 4 going, you have to update iTunes to the latest version, which is iTunes 9.2. Downloading the update and installing can take a few minutes. You should do it now so you don’t have to do it later.

Sync and backup your iPhone

If you already have an iPhone, make sure you sync it with iTunes to backup all the settings and data. When your new iPhone 4 comes in, plug it in iTunes and sync your old backup. All your settings should be imported to your iPhone 4.

Learn about the new iOS 4

The iPhone 4 will come with the new iOS 4 pre-installed. Make sure you read about this latest firmware now so you know how to use it when your iPhone 4 arrives. Check out the ultimate guides to iOS 4 and make sure you’re up to speed on your iPhone 4 operating system  and what it can do.

Get help in the forum

Something you’re not sure about? Ask in our iPhone forum. It’s full of great iPhone lovers that are ready to help.

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Anything else I am missing? If you have tips and tricks about being prepared for the iPhone 4, please feel free to leave a comment.

  • Erod

    Got my iphone 4 at 10:30am EST. Hooked up to itunes ver 9.2. Received error -9812.

    Only thing worse than not having iphone 4 is having one and not being able to activate it.

  • Mike

    What if I’m taking this time to switch from PC to a MAC?

    My old iPhone was attached to my old PC laptop. I’ve since switched over to a Macbook pro but have not migrated my iPhone over. I was going to take this opportunity to migrate – what should I do?