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  • Wal-Mart Stocking iPhone 4 Beginning June 24th



    Wal-Mart has announced this weekend that it will carry the new iPhone 4 on June 24th, the first day of the 4th generation device's availability. Best Buy has not yet confirmed that it will stock the updated Apple smartphone on launch day, but some suspect that a formal announcement on its availability is imminent.

    As it stands, prospective iPhone buyers can either pre-order their handset beginning June 15th, or battle the masses in person at the nearest Apple, AT&T, or Wal-Mart on the 24th. Wal-Mart, however, will not offer a pre-order option through its website. Nonetheless, the launch-day arrival of the iPhone 4 in Wal-Mart stores marks the first time the major retailer has stocked a new iPhone on its first day of availability.

    As reported yesterday on MMi, Apple is mass producing the new iPhone at a dizzying rate. Robert Lai, chairman of Asia Optical, revealed that his company has been turning out some massive shipments of VGA lens kits for the device's front-facing video camera since last month - enough, in fact, to place a monthly production estimate at three million units.

    As a result of Cupertino's preemptive steps to avoid the same supply glitches observed with the iPad, Apple is obviously looking to spread its release across a wide number of outlets as of launch day to help increase the product's availability and also reduce the long lines and consumer frustrations that would likely mount very quickly if the iPhone 4 had only been rolled out at Apple and AT&T outlets.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wal-Mart Stocking iPhone 4 Beginning June 24th started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Hopefully with all this super mass producing we wont run out of iPhone this time around
      Be careful what you ask for...you might get it!

      High Volume Mass Production leads to MORE defective units.
      What if you purchase one that is defective?
      Sure... you can take it back!
      What's your time worth?
    1. alex1089's Avatar
      alex1089 -
      What about people on T-Mobile? I know its not unlocked yet but which one of the sellers would sell me the phone without a contract? Im willing to pay the $599 price.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Hopefully with all this super mass producing we wont run out of iPhone this time around
      Be careful what you ask for...you might get it!

      High Volume Mass Production leads to MORE defective units.
      What if you purchase one that is defective?
      Sure... you can take it back!
      What's your time worth?
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      Yea but can I buy it without a contract? I want to use it as an iPod touch.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      We really need to get the word on the 12:01 AM purchasing...
    1. alex1089's Avatar
      alex1089 -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      We really need to get the word on the 12:01 AM purchasing...
      With game releases they would never allow me to buy them at 12 am, because the manager isnt there and wouldnt put them out in the front until 7am

      does anyone know if any of the stores would sell them without contract?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Walmart should run for president. They run the country already.
    1. jwalkd9's Avatar
      jwalkd9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alex1089 View Post
      With game releases they would never allow me to buy them at 12 am, because the manager isnt there and wouldnt put them out in the front until 7am

      does anyone know if any of the stores would sell them without contract?
      I have bought many games at midnight on launch day at walmart. I would really like to know if i can get the iphone 4 at midnight and if i can still get it there if i am upgrading.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gigapocket1 View Post
      i wonder if i would be able to go to walmart and pick one up at 12:01 am on the 24th..
      walmart closes at 11 lol
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by badass1469 View Post
      walmart closes at 11 lol
      Maybe where you live... there are plenty supercenters that are 24 hours.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      iphone used to be really elite, cause only total nerds had them, and that made it 10X cooler. It's bad enough that average people have them, but now that Wal-Mart is stocking them.

      Here comes the poor folks!
      Wow you're not acting like an arrogant snob at all...
    1. chapelfreak's Avatar
      chapelfreak -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      lol, just got quoted 5 times on a comment that i spent about 6 or 7 seconds writing.

      victory
      more like FAIL
    1. porshh951's Avatar
      porshh951 -
      Many gamers get their games at 12:01 but, I doubt they will be doing this with the iphone given that even the apple stores have to wait for shipments on launch day.
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      Some Walmarts are open 24hrs but the Electronics sections close and re opens later. So for those who asked if they could get the iPhone 4 after 1201 your SOL. Also for those wonder if you can just buy the iPhone without a contract Good Luck. Also to add a side note you will need to modify your T-Mobile sim to fit in the iPhone 4. Remember the iPhone 4 is going to host a micro sim.
    1. sungod661's Avatar
      sungod661 -
      avoid saying nonsense next time and you won be so quoted
    1. geoffe's Avatar
      geoffe -
      I wonder if you can do your contract there? I have always did my contracts at the AT&T store. Will Wal Mart be able to do that?
    1. knguyen's Avatar
      knguyen -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      iphone used to be really elite, cause only total nerds had them, and that made it 10X cooler. It's bad enough that average people have them, but now that Wal-Mart is stocking them.

      Here comes the poor folks!
      I completely agree. But those poor noobs probably don't know anything about jailbreaking, so our iPhones are still better.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      iphone used to be really elite, cause only total nerds had them, and that made it 10X cooler. It's bad enough that average people have them, but now that Wal-Mart is stocking them.

      Here comes the poor folks!
      I totally agree with this one, It use to be you rarely see anyone with a iPhone. Now everyone gets them because I'm cool if I have one. Thats why in ways I'd rather them keep the price high, to weed people out, so they'd keep there Razr.
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      I totally agree with this one, It use to be you rarely see anyone with a iPhone. Now everyone gets them because I'm cool if I have one. Thats why in ways I'd rather them keep the price high, to weed people out, so they'd keep there Razr.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Yes the iPhone is more popular now, but so ****.

      If you're that snobby, go buy a ******* gold plated one with diamonds or something.