Well everyone, here we go! If you are one of the lucky ones with either $199 or $600 in cash lying around, you can pre-order your iPhone 4 at Best Buy starting tomorrow at your local store!
Here’s the press release:
Best Buy® Launches Pre-Sale Offer for Apple® iPhone™4
Starting June 15, Customers Can Reserve an iPhone 4 at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile Stores Nationwide
MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Beginning June 15, Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc (NYSE: BBY), launches its pre-sale of iPhone 4 from Apple. Pre-sale orders can be placed at any Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile standalone store nationwide. The iPhone 4 will land in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores June 24.
“Adding the iPhone 4 to our stores alongside other great smartphones like the HTC EVO from Sprint and HTC Incredible on Verizon, gives customers a great opportunity to view each side-by-side and get the mobile phone that works best for them.”
Consumers who purchase the iPhone 4 at Best Buy can avoid dealing with mail-in rebates and get help from a highly-trained staff of specialists at Best Buy Mobile. Combine all of that with a tremendous assortment of accessories and customers can get everything under one roof.
“Offering the iPhone 4 to consumers is just the latest example of how Best Buy Mobile has become the place to go for the best smartphones. It’s exciting to have an opportunity to launch this iconic device with this pre-sale,” said Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile. “Adding the iPhone 4 to our stores alongside other great smartphones like the HTC EVO from Sprint and HTC Incredible on Verizon, gives customers a great opportunity to view each side-by-side and get the mobile phone that works best for them.”
The iPhone 4 key features include:
* 16GB and 32GB in both white and black
* 9.3MM thick – 25% thinner than existing iPhone
* 4X better screen resolution than current iPhone (Retina Display)
* Scratch proof glass on front and back of phone
* Improved processor (A4)
* Quad band HSDPA 7.2
* 802.11n WiFi
* Dual microphones
* 2 cameras (one front facing) with 5MP, LED flash, 5x digital zoom
* 720HD video recording at 30fps, tap to focus, built in video editing, one click sharing
* Multitasking with new 4.0 software
* Micro Sim
* 7 hrs of talk time
* Video conference calling over WiFi
Best Buy Mobile has become a leading destination for smartphone purchases, in part because of the promises the store offers its customers: better choice of phones and networks; impartial, informed advice; straightforward pricing; and someone to be there for the life of the phone.
Is there really an advantage to buying it from best buy or walmart or radio shack over just getting it from the apple store? Because I’m gonna reserve it on the apple website tomorrow and then pick it up from the store when it comes out, but if it’s easier or cheaper or anything at best buy then I’ll do it there
Alan Vazquez says
The only advantage is that it’s 100% for sure that you get it. If you just walk in on launch day, there may not be enough iPhone 4’s to go around.
but pre-ordering from one place as opposed to another doesn’t matter (except on AT&T, they will mail your iPhone 4 on June 24th so you don’t have to be in line for hours and hours.)
Oh ok thanks. I still think I’ll go to the apple store tho because they are opening that Microsoft store on the same day pretty much right next door and I wanna walk in there with my new iPhone haha and compare to the phones they have in their shop.
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