Apple iPhone 4 Will Be Available in Wal-Mart Stores on Launch Day

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Retail giant Wal-Mart will be one of the places consumers can buy the Apple iPhone 4 when it is released later this month. Other options include AT&T’s and Apple’s own stores, plus Best Buy and Radio Shack.

Demand for this smartphone on launch day is likely to be high — over a million iPhone 3GS units were sold the weekend it debuted. Giving customers more options will cut down on crowding on launch day.

Apple iPhone 4Of course, consumers will also have the option of ordering the iPhone 4 online from AT&T’s website, where pre-orders will begin June 15.

No Special Wal-Mart Pricing
Although Wal-Mart is known for its low prices, Apple closely controls the cost of its smartphones, and rarely allows retailers to charge less than the standard price. The iPhone 4 is unlikely to be an exception to the general rule. 

This means that no matter which store a customer goes to, Apple’s latest smartphone will cost the same.

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.

Read a Review of Apple iOS 4.0Not everything is being improved: Apple’s upcoming smartphone will have the same amount of storage capacity as the current one.

Pricing and Availability
The Apple iPhone 4 will be available on June 24. The only wireless carrier in the U.S. that will be allowed to offer it is AT&T.

It 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.

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