I jsut heard about this the other day. For those who are considering to buy an Iphone. Apple will no longer take cash on your purchase, a credit card or debit card is needed for the purchase. This is to prevent customers from committing fraud and nto able one person to purchase more than one phone to export to another country. To me, I think things are getting way out of hand and this is absolutely ridiculous. You should be allow to purchase the phone by paying any method you choose. In the end, they will get your money so it doesn't make a big difference how you purchase it.