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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. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      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!
    1. Silverado87's Avatar
      Silverado87 -
      Plus it's great for people who work there. They get 10% off
    1. gigapocket1's Avatar
      gigapocket1 -
      i wonder if i would be able to go to walmart and pick one up at 12:01 am on the 24th..
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Hopefully with all this super mass producing we wont run out of iPhone this time around
    1. Manca's Avatar
      Manca -
      I wonder if Apple will offer the "contractless" iPhones, like they have 3GS now, for 600$... Still locked to ATT, though. That would be great for all of us who don't like commitment to ATT.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      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 too also care about who else uses the products I choose to use.

      Idiot.
    1. OctopusPrime's Avatar
      OctopusPrime -
      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!
      And here come the uneducated folks.
    1. fish2k6's Avatar
      fish2k6 -
      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!
      LOL, wow. You realize walmart has had the iPhone for over a year now right? **** the middle class and below, right!? Also, since when does nerd = rich? The iPhone was never meant to be a nerd phone.

      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado87 View Post
      Plus it's great for people who work there. They get 10% off
      Nope, employees get a discount from AT&T on their monthly bills but no discount on an already subsidized phone.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      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 really are an elitist prig, aren't you?
    1. bzpilot's Avatar
      bzpilot -
      Quote Originally Posted by Manca View Post
      I wonder if Apple will offer the "contractless" iPhones, like they have 3GS now, for 600$... Still locked to ATT, though. That would be great for all of us who don't like commitment to ATT.
      $199 iPhone 4 + $400 early cancellation fee = $599; doesn't seem to be much savings over paying the unsubsidized $600 price. Keep your money!

      Who knows you might even last two more years and if not the cancellation fees are usually prorated down from $400 as time goes by.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      wow. you really are an elitist prig, aren't you?
      i know, i know. i couldnt help myself. i am weak. probably poor too. might as well just ban me now and get it over with. i obviously dont know how to behave myself in public. i blame it on my upbringing and that my parents shop at walmart and buy clothes at salvation army. i should just give up right now. ill never be cool. i should just sell my iphone and get a motorola flip phone. i mean, come on. who am i fooling? im not a hip, hacker/programmer dude. never will be.


    1. doitchinkstyle's Avatar
      doitchinkstyle -
      Quote Originally Posted by bzpilot View Post
      $199 iPhone 4 + $400 early cancellation fee = $599; doesn't seem to be much savings over paying the unsubsidized $600 price. Keep your money!

      Who knows you might even last two more years and if not the cancellation fees are usually prorated down from $400 as time goes by.
      you forgot to add on the first months bill, which goes for about $150 cuz along with your plan they hit you with a bunch of other fees.
    1. spyder2005's Avatar
      spyder2005 -
      I second gigapocket1's question ... Could we get it at 12:01 on the 24th at Wal Mart? lol
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      lol, just got quoted 5 times on a comment that i spent about 6 or 7 seconds writing.

      victory
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Best Buy hasn't official confirmed iPhone 4 on launch date? I thought I heard they did and will have a minimum of 15-30 in stock or something.

      Also, my local best buy says they will have it in launch day.

      Maybe I read something wrong.
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      go to radio shack i bet your be the first in line no matter what
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      I was at best buy this morning and it definitely sounded like it was going to there on launch if not soon there after.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      well looks like i will be going to walmart and hoping not that many poor people around me can afford it lol
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      so walmart just sells the iphone correct no connect to att like bestbuy have with carriers so i can go to walmart and pick up a 32gb for $299 no fuss right i'm already an att customer
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Better take your poor people stick with you. We all know how the hound you for change like in the south park episode. Lol!!!