Those who want to be among the first to get an Apple iPhone 4 when it debuts later this month can put in a pre-order now. Customers have multiple options for places to put in orders for this highly-anticipated smartphone.
Naturally, Apple’s web site and Apple stores are taking pre-orders. AT&T, the exclusive provider of this smartphone, also allows customers to put in orders for later delivery at AT&T retail stores or online at www.att.com/iphone.
In addition, the electronics retailers Best Buy and Radio Shack are taking pre-orders, and will have this device in their stores on launch day.
Wal-Mart is also going to offer the iPhone 4 on launch day, but there has been no word on whether the retail giant is taking orders now.
Pricing and Availability
The iPhone 4 is going to come in two configurations: a version with 16 GB of storage will cost $200 and one with 32 GB will go for $300. These prices are for new AT&T customers willing to sign up for a two-year contract, or current customers who qualify for a subsidy. Current customers who don’t qualify will have to pay $200 more.
This smartphone will be available on June 24. Apple and AT&T will give customers the choice of picking their device up or having it delivered.
Overview of the Apple iPhone 4
Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone is going to be a significant upgrade from the current one, starting with its 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 touchscreen, a much higher resolution than any previous iPhone has offered.
It’s going to have a new slimmer design and run iOS 4.0, the latest version of Apple’s operating system, on a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor. This will be the first version of Apple’s mobile OS with support for multitasking.
The iPhone 4 will have a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash and support for recording 720p video at 30 frames per second. In addition, it’s going to include a small front-facing camera for video chatting with an app called FaceTime.
Not everything is being improved: Apple’s upcoming smartphone will have the same amount of storage capacity as the current one.
This smartphone will have 3G wireless networking, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.