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  • Leaked Retail Packaging Pic Heightens iPhone 4 Fever

    In roughly twenty-four hours, many iPhone 4 buyers will receive their updated Apple smartphone. Following news early this morning that Apple has begun emailing some customers to notify them that their delivery will arrive ahead of schedule on Wednesday, June 23rd, thousands are clinging to hope of a potential early delivery. But, as it turns out, we won't have to wait until tomorrow or even Thursday to catch a glimpse of the iPhone 4's retail packaging.

    Exciting the masses with a photo of the iPhone in its sleek packaging, an unknown "tipster" sent Engadget the above photo, with an inference that the iPhone inventory has already begun arriving at Walmart's warehouses. As we all know, Walmart will be among the handful of retailers to carry the iPhone 4 on the first day of availability - an unprecedented move in the history of new iPhone releases. Best Buy and Radio Shack will similarly have the device come Thursday.

    Incredibly, while we've all seen pictures and demonstrations of the new iPhone and even enjoyed the new iOS, this simple picture of the box in which the iPhone 4 is packed has excited many beyond belief within the tech blogosphere. Indeed, all signs point iPhone 4 fever becoming a massive epidemic for which the only known cure is the delivery of the actual device. And, from the looks of it, the "cure" is coming for many. First month sales estimates for the iPhone 4 could even blow the juggernaut success of the iPad out of that water. And that's saying something, considering that just today Apple announced that it sold its three millionth iPad yesterday, just 80 days after its official US release.

    Image via Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Leaked Retail Packaging Pic Heightens iPhone 4 Fever started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      nice package
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Whoever took this pic had a **** phone lol.
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      This is for real. I was just at my local Walmart and the 2 clirks behind the cell counter where looking at one, that same box. They didn't see me come up and I said "You wanna sell that", and they said "You weren't saposta see that!!" LOL

      I saw atleast 15-20 in their cabnet. I'm so waiting in line there. At least ts in side.
    1. Azulfuego's Avatar
      Azulfuego -
      Unsure how accurate this is but one source connected to receiving guy at our local Walmart tells me they are only carrying the 16GB model.
    1. z6joker9's Avatar
      z6joker9 -
      Ewww... I have always thought Apple did a great job with their product boxes in general, but especially the iPhone ones (I still have all of my boxes)... but this box is awful
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      Nice!!! Can't wait...supposed to be delivered by 4:30pm tommorow...
    1. allanes5's Avatar
      allanes5 -
      I bought one on ebay. I hope the guy I bought it from gets his so he can send it to me!!!!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Not gonna lie, the box looks like crap...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      That's like saying they put the Pioneer in dash unit behind them to screw with it. It's a BestBuy, whadda ya expect to be back there, cupcakes?
      Ice cream cake!
    1. aonavy's Avatar
      aonavy -
      release date is still the 24th at att stores correct?
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      iPhone just got delivered. Still at work for a few more hrs. Can't wait to get home
    1. TwinSouls's Avatar
      TwinSouls -
      I ordered mine through ATT and is in transit through Fed Ex with a delivery date on June 23 by 3pm. Can't wait! But should I keep it or sell it for $950? I already have a buyer.Im so confused :-\
    1. eortizr's Avatar
      eortizr -
      that picture was taken @ walmart,,, bestbuy does not sell Car Stereo systems... at least that model...
    1. holycowe's Avatar
      holycowe -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeoz View Post
      iPhone just got delivered. Still at work for a few more hrs. Can't wait to get home
      Remeoz, I just 10 miles from you!!! If you get it today, I should get it today as well. My iPhones were in oakland ca 10pm last nite. But rightnow trackings still saying in oakland
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      i want the white soo bad
    1. JayQuint87's Avatar
      JayQuint87 -

      My iPhone should arrive at the lastest, on the 23rd at 3pm

    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      mine has been shipped but no update on UPS website! I hate that. Do I need to take tomorrow off or Thursday? BTW, the packaging is 'meh'.
    1. bbrradd's Avatar
      bbrradd -
      looking on gizmodo, people are already receiving their iphones. i live in las vegas also and my iphone was picked up by fedex at 6am this morning in fort worth, tx. looks like i get mine tomorrow......unless i drive a few miles and steal romeoz iphone
    1. The_13th_Plague's Avatar
      The_13th_Plague -
      Any chance that packaging is just for Wal-Mart?
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      I want to leave the pme class and pick my iPhone up. Surfing on this 3GS isn't fun anymore. Lol