Oh no, looks like yet another leak has happened when relating to the iPhone 4 (Apple’s absolute WORST guarded secret, EVER>/b>.) However, looks like this leak has to do with Best Buy’s manual for the iPhone 4 launch.
Well, looks like they will be very sneaky as to when people who didn’t get a chance to pre-order their shiny new iPhone 4s. Looks like you can still order them in a “last minute” sort of deal.
Also, in the leaked manual, when someone asks for availability of the iPhone 4 they will have to recite the following: (it has also been my experience when wanting a product and I’ve wanted to seriously hurt the employees for saying the following) “We don’t know when we will be getting them in stock again”. I want to hurt the employee that tells me this bull, but I unfortunately have to resist.
Now, (just for shits and giggles) you should go to a Best Buy and ask them this and say (before they answer) “let me guess… ‘sorry, we don’t know when we will have them in stock’, yeah, I saw your ‘iPhone 4 Launch Day Manual’ it’s leaked all over the web, so please cut the crap and tell me the truth”. Maybe then, you will get a straight answer.
Now, nowhere in the leaked manual does it say how many units each store will get, however, I suggest you say “screw you Best Buy” and go wait in line at an Apple Store. Apple Store’s will be packed to the gill with iPhone 4’s on launch day. That will probably be the only place in the city to get an iPhone 4 if you haven’t pre ordered.
Now, I suggest you also call ahead, and get there ASAP! They are selling these things on a “first come first serve” basis. So if you’re not there when they are selling these things and they have them in stock, tough luck, you may have to wait till another day, even if you have pre-ordered, you had better go to your store ASAP and very early because your iPhone may go to someone else, and you’ll have to wait till… (here we go) July 16th! No one wants that.
Also, I’m a very curious person, so if you want to send me some pictures of the launch or of your new iPhone 4 & yourself (front/rear facing camera!) send it to me at email@example.com, if enough people do it, I’ll post up your pictures in an article so you can show off your new iPhone 4 to everyone, and show off to your friends so you can say you are on a very great website on top of that. 😉
Here are some choice quotes:
“Unlike the 3G launch, Best Buy Mobile will be launching the iPhone 4 on launch day…” (page 2)
“Note: iPhone 4 devices will not be available on launch day. Once Apple confirms availability, we will communicate accordingly on Employee News.” (page 3)
“As of June 16, pre-sales for iPhone 4 have been suspended. No additional pre-sales for customers or employees are allowed at this time.” (page 2)
“If a customer would like to reserve an iPhone 4, stores may ring a pre-sale transaction before store hours so the customer does not need to wait in line… pre-sales may only be tendered until 11 a.m. local time.” (page 11)
“Customer pays $50 in-store prior to launch date and receives a $50 Best Buy gift card… Customer sets an appointment with the Best Buy Mobile employee. The customer can then return to the store after the launch date to fulfill his or her appointment and pick up the handset… the $50 gift card can be used as partial payment, but doesn’t have to be.” (page 9)
“In the event the store has inventory available that has not been previously pre-sold, be sure not to sell these units prior to store open. Since we are not advertising an early open, any available inventory must be made available to customers on a first come first serve basis after normal store hours. If necessary use launch day tickets.” (page 11)