updated 03:25 pm EDT, Thu June 10, 2010
iPhone 4 launch to see stores open at 7AM
AT&T has cemented a pair of new details regarding its iPhone 4 plans, leaked memos and flyers show. The most important of these actually involves the iPhone 3GS, which recently had the cost of 16 and 32GB models lowered to $149 and $199 (from $199 and $299), and will soon be available only as a $99 8GB model. Because people may have recently bought a 3GS at one of the old prices, AT&T is said to be offering a "one-time Customer Price Protection" plan, giving credit for the difference.
People who bought a 3GS between May 7th and the 14th are said to have until June 14th to visit their AT&T store and claim $50 off the cost of a 16GB phone, or $100 off of a 32GB model. For those who made a purchase between May 15th and June 7th, a 30-day window should be in effect. Alternately, people within either timeframe -- including buyers of the iPhone 3G -- can go without a discount and trade in towards an iPhone 4.
A new flyer reveals that AT&T plans to open stores early, at 7AM, for the June 24th iPhone 4 launch. Some restrictions apply, namely that new AT&T customers will only be able to buy one phone and activate one line on that day. Existing subscribers will be able to buy one phone per active number.