updated 09:30 am EDT, Tue June 15, 2010
White models unavailable in US
Apple and carriers in several countries have opened up pre-orders for the iPhone 4, due to ship on June 24th. In the United States, online pre-orders can be made through the Apple Store or via AT&T. A 16GB phone costs $199 with a two-year contract, while a 32GB phone is $299. Also up for pre-order is an 8GB iPhone 3GS, priced at $99.
Sales have not been without trouble. Some Americans have reported an inability to get orders processed, apparently due to website server load. Validating an earlier leak, white models are also unavailable. The option is listed only as "coming soon" from AT&T, and Apple's website bears the disclaimer that the color is "currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup."
Internationally, pre-orders are being taken in France, Germany, Japan and the UK. In these cases buyers may have the option of unlocked iPhones usable with any carrier; in the UK, for example, an unlocked 16GB iPhone 4 is £499, and a 32GB version is £599. In France, the same choices are €629 and €739, respectively.