Today is the first day AT&T is offering the Apple iPhone 4 in its retail stores. Demand for this new smartphone is very high, and supplies are limited, so stores are likely to sell out quickly.
The iPhone 4 debuted last week, with pre-orders being shipped to customers and the smartphone going on sale in Apple Stores. In the first three days, over 1.7 million units were sold.
AT&T was swamped by pre-release demand for this product, and decided to not put the iPhone 4 in its stores until today.
This carrier is also taking orders for Apple’s latest on its website, but tells customers placing orders that their device won’t ship for 7 to 10 business days.
Overview of the Apple iPhone 4
Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone is a significant upgrade from the previous one, starting with its 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 touchscreen, a much higher resolution than any iPhone has offered before.
It has a new slimmer design and runs iOS 4.0, the latest version of Apple’s operating system, on a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor.
The iPhone 4 comes in two configurations: a version with 16 GB of storage costs $200 and one with 32 GB goes 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.
The iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash, as well as support for recording 720p video at 30 frames per second. In addition, it includes a small front-facing camera for video chatting with an app called FaceTime.
This smartphone has 3G wireless networking, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.