1. jhfloyd's Avatar
    Hi all.

    Will the new iPhone 4S/5 only be in the Apple stores on the release day, or will other stores have them like a Verizon Store, or Best Buy?

    On the alleged release day of Oct 14, I will be hundreds of miles from an Apple store, but only 5 miles from a Verizon store. Just trying to plan my purchase on game day.

    Thanks.
    09-24-2011 06:04 PM
  2. dwfw's Avatar
    We don't know anything yet - including when the "alleged release day" will be, or what will be released whenever Apple releases it. We can expect the device(s) to be available at the wireless carrier's stores/websites as well as the Apple stores/website on launch day, but it's doubtful that Best Buy will have it/them on release day - they typically haven't had them until a few weeks later.

    I say we wait and see what Apple has to say before making any big plans.
    09-24-2011 06:16 PM
  3. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    I think that the iPhone 4 was available in ATT store pretty early, but there are no guarantees.
    09-24-2011 06:19 PM
  4. CG68's Avatar
    If you can't make it to a physical store I'm sure you will be able to preorder on Vz's website which is what I believe they did for the iPhone 4 before it was launched in the stores.
    09-24-2011 07:53 PM
  5. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    It will most likely be available at Verizon, Apple stores, AT&T store, and Best buy.

    Just like it did last time.

    I don't see any reason why it'd be any different this time around
    09-24-2011 09:41 PM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Fairly certain it will be available at all stores on launch day.
    09-25-2011 12:04 AM
  7. boomhower1820's Avatar
    I'm hoping for good best buy inventory, I really like their insurance plan compared to others. That and their buyback make me a best buy guy.
    09-25-2011 07:53 AM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm also going to guess that they would be available to all wireless carries on launch day, but we'll find out for sure in less than 2 weeks I hope.
    09-25-2011 09:54 AM
  9. tewest86's Avatar
    Best Buy had to iPhone 4 on launch day. That's where I got mines.
    09-25-2011 12:30 PM
  10. DrewBear's Avatar
    I'm hoping for good best buy inventory, I really like their insurance plan compared to others. That and their buyback make me a best buy guy.
    Have you looked into the $69 AppleCare for the iPhone?
    09-25-2011 12:59 PM
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