Just can't wait to get your hands on the Verizon iPhone 4? You'll want to pay attention to this news, then, as Apple has announced all of the launch details for the no-longer-mythical device. Of course, existing Verizon customers can pre-order an iPhone beginning tomorrow at 3AM, but those of us not already on Big Red will be able to reserve the handset beginning February 9th at Apple.com or at one of the company's stores. When the big day (February 10th) finally rolls around, Apple and Verizon stores will be opening their doors at 7AM so that you can get your CDMA iPhone and spend the whole day neglecting work to play with your new iDevice. The full press release is available for your perusal down below.
The CDMA iPhone 4 is certainly going to be a big device for Apple and Verizon, so it's no surprise that they want to open their doors early to maximize sales, and hype, for the device. That said, it'll be interesting to see how big the lines are, if there are any, on launch day. The VeriPhone is certainly one of the most anticipated devices in recent memory, but at its core it's still an iPhone 4, which has been around for over half a year at this point. How many of you are going to pre-order a CDMA iPhone or pick one up early at your local Verizon or Apple store?
Update: Contrary to previous rumors, Best Buy has confirmed today that they will be offering the Verizon iPhone 4 on launch day, February 10th. The handset will be available at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, although the retailers won't be taking pre-orders ahead of time. Still, great news if you want the VeriPhone on the 10th, but would also like to pick up a gigantic new 3D HDTV and a few CDs while you're at it, no?
iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless Available for Pre-Order Tomorrow
CUPERTINO, California-February 2, 2011-Apple® today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless' 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone® 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3 through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.
Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up beginning February 10.
Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple's retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide.
iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple's stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality. iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple's A4 chip and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design like no other mobile phone. Verizon Wireless customers will also enjoy new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing them to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new two year agreement. iPhone 4 will be available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide, online at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone, select retail partners, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
Statement: Best Buy to Offer iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless
Best Buy today announced that the iPhone 4 from Apple on the Verizon Wireless network will be available in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the country beginning Feb. 10, the first day the device is available to the public.
“The iPhone 4 is an important device for Best Buy and we are excited to help Apple and Verizon Wireless bring it to even more consumers,” said Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile. “Our customers have come to expect Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores to carry the best selection of mobile phones anywhere, and offering the iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network is our latest effort to deliver on that promise.”
The iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless retails for $199 for 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new or qualified upgrade with two-year agreement.