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Walmart set to offer the iPhone 4 on launch day

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Fri June 11, 2010

Distribution expanded to meet demand

Walmart has announced that it is set to offer the iPhone 4 on June 24, the first day of general availability. The move is expected to help Apple meet the strong demand that is expected on the launch day, as customers will be able to purchase the device from several different retail outlets. Other stores such as Best Buy and Radio Shack are also believed to be stocking the handset for sales beginning on June 24.

The announcement marks the first time Walmart will be selling an iPhone on launch day. Previous generations were only available from the retailer at later dates. Many customers were forced to wait in long lines at AT&T outlets and Apple Stores.

The iPhone 4 will be available with 16GB or 32GB storage capacities and respective prices of $199 or $299 with a two-year contract. Walmart will not be offering pre-orders, which will be offered beginning June 15 from Apple and AT&T. [via CNET]




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  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    What about Apple Specialists?

    Nope, they are still left out of the mix.

  1. Tralthamidor

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Locations?

    Expected to help Apple meet the strong demand? I thought the problem was because there weren't enough phones, not because there weren't enough white trash locations...

  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    I can see it now...

    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/

    Walmart creatures playing with the iPhone 4. "What's this here thang, Clem?"

  1. facebook_Carl

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    Joined: Jun 2010

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    New AT&T data caps may impact on sales

    Is there really any point in buying a new i Phone so long as the restrictions on download remain in place?

    There is an alternative to restricting download Data Caps:

    Which is to apply the system that BT has had since 1995, which is the ‘Platform High Capacity Super Controller System’. The system can cope with an astounding increase of over 72,000% of additional user capacity. BT may have my program etc, but not the systems integration’s Technology as will only be released by disclosure agreement. Link to proof document here: http://tinyurl.com/ycsgu49


    Signed Carl Barron
    Systems Formalist Designer and Inventor

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