Best Buy preps for Verizon iPhone launch, white iPhone 4 arrival

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Best Buy retail stores are expected to have dozens of handsets available for this week's launch of the Verizon iPhone 4, while the retailer has also begun to plan shelf space for the anticipated arrival of Apple's white iPhone 4 model.



Best Buy Verizon iPhone orders revealed



Ahead of this week's launch of the Verizon iPhone 4, a picture of the expected availability of the device on the first day is beginning to take shape. One person from a Pennsylvania Best Buy store contacted AppleInsider to reveal that the location is expected to receive 80 iPhones for sale on the Verizon launch day.



Other stores reportedly expect to have many more phones in stock for the launch set for this Thursday, though the amount available will vary based on location. The handset will also be available at Apple's retail stores and more than 2,000 Verizon stores across the U.S.



Some who were among the first to order online have already begun to receive their phones today, with shipping information showing a number of packages on track to deliver three days before launch.



White iPhone 4 shelf tags spotted



Adding to the evidence that the long-delayed white iPhone 4 will finally launch, a new picture revealed this week by Engadget shows a Best Buy in Houston with a price tag for the 16GB model. The white iPhone 4, listed as the GSM AT&T-compatible model, is shown with an off-contract price of $599.99, the same as its black counterpart.



In addition, another listing at Canadian retailer The Source shows both the 16GB and 32GB capacities of the white iPhone 4 selling for $159.95 and $269.95, respectively, through carrier Bell.







Last month, AppleInsider reported that an improved paint mix has apparently helped to resolve some of the issues Apple has experienced in attempting to build the white iPhone 4. People close to Apple's partners in the Far East said that an unnamed Japanese company crafted a new paint material that allows for greater control and precision in determining the thickness of the paint.



An internal stock listing from Best Buy also suggested that the white iPhone 4 could go on sale on Feb. 27, while carrier AT&T's computer systems showed the device on track for a spring launch. Apple has delayed the white iPhone 4 numerous times, with the most recent setback announced last October, when the company revealed the white iPhone 4 would launch in Spring 2011.

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    I shot that QR code and it goes to



    http://bby.us/?c=BB002161049236



    Currently dead url at least from outside their firewall.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,293member
    The white iPhone would match those nice white hoods the lovely ladies wore on that Super Bowl ad Motorola did for Apple last night
  • Reply 3 of 11
    Why lock into an iPhone 4 now under a 2 year contract? iPhone 5 (antenna fixed) will be out in 4 months. Maybe the new model will have GSM and CDMA....or better yet, LTE. That way it can be global and have a high resale value.
  • Reply 4 of 11
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    The white iPhone would match those nice white hoods the lovely ladies wore on that Super Bowl ad Motorola did for Apple last night



    Unlike the original "1984" commercial, this one was a love story from management to labor; but does a $800 tablet with a monthly data plan catch the eye of a fair young maiden with a simple animation that could easily have been done on an iPad or a regular piece of paper and a pencil? We will have to wait until iPad 2 comes out or if management can keep up with his new data plan.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,293member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bmovie View Post


    Unlike the original "1984" commercial, this one was a love story from management to labor; but does a $800 tablet with a monthly data plan catch the eye of a fair young maiden with a simple animation that could easily have been done on an iPad or a regular piece of paper and a pencil? We will have to wait until iPad 2 comes out or if management can keep up with his new data plan.



    I read a survey this morning showing most viewers seeing that ad thought it WAS an ad for the iPad 2 ... someone at MoTo's ad agency was a little too smart for their own good.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    I read a survey this morning showing most viewers seeing that ad thought it WAS an ad for the iPad 2 ... someone at MoTo's ad agency was a little too smart for their own good.



    too clever by half.. more like too old, since 90% of their target market is too young to remember that 84 ad.



    I wasn't displeased with the Verizon iPhone ad. That slight inflection was pretty subtle but "I can hear you NOW!" was just enough to take a jab at AT&T.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    howd they fix the camera issue?
  • Reply 8 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post


    Why lock into an iPhone 4 now under a 2 year contract? iPhone 5 (antenna fixed) will be out in 4 months. Maybe the new model will have GSM and CDMA....or better yet, LTE. That way it can be global and have a high resale value.



    Can you please send a link to the Apple press release that contains that information? Also, please list the new features that the new iPhone will have so we know if it is worth the wait or not.
  • Reply 9 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    I read a survey this morning showing most viewers seeing that ad thought it WAS an ad for the iPad 2 ... someone at MoTo's ad agency was a little too smart for their own good.



    Yes. The only mallet flying through the screen was a trailer for the movie Thor. Thor looks like a turkey! First you try to copy an Apple product. Then you try to copy an Apple commercial. All you get is a defective Xerox instead of a Xoom!
  • Reply 10 of 11
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post


    Why lock into an iPhone 4 now under a 2 year contract? iPhone 5 (antenna fixed) will be out in 4 months. Maybe the new model will have GSM and CDMA....or better yet, LTE. That way it can be global and have a high resale value.



    Why lock into an iPhone 5 in 4 months under a two year contract? In another 6 months the mini iPhone might be coming out and only 6 months after that, iPhone 6, which will finally have LTE after the disappointment of iPhone 5 being GSM only because of the terrible battery life on LTE chipsets.



    See what I did there?
  • Reply 11 of 11
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cameronj View Post


    Why lock into an iPhone 5 in 4 months under a two year contract? In another 6 months the mini iPhone might be coming out and only 6 months after that, iPhone 6, which will finally have LTE after the disappointment of iPhone 5 being GSM only because of the terrible battery life on LTE chipsets.



    See what I did there?



    You forgot about the build in cappuccino machine in the iphone 6...
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