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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

AT&T today announced that it will not be offering walk-in sales of iPhone 4 in its retail stores until June 29th as the company seeks to meet pre-order demand for the popular device.
Here are a few guidelines for customers buying iPhone 4 from AT&T:

Preordered for home or business delivery: iPhone 4 will begin arriving this week for customers who preordered. We'll send an email when each order has shipped.

Preordered for store delivery: AT&T retail representatives will begin calling customers this week to let them know their iPhone 4 is available for pick up in store.

Retail purchase (no preorder): AT&T plans to have iPhone 4 inventory - available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last - on June 29 in its retail locations, at, and in business sales channels. As inventory sells out, AT&T will offer the convenient option of purchasing iPhone 4 and having it delivered to a home or business or an AT&T store. As always, customers will receive an email once their order is placed, and again when it ships.
AT&T is also posting information and a series of videos to its Facebook page to assist customers looking to obtain iPhone 4.

AT&T's server problems brought U.S. pre-orders for iPhone 4 to a grinding halt when they went live on June 15th. But even with the difficulties, AT&T by the end of the day had suspended all new pre-orders and will apparently not be re-instituting them, as the company will be working to fulfill existing pre-orders right up until in-store availability launches on the 29th.

Apple's own retail stores are expected, however, to have walk-in sales available on Thursday, although quantities are currently unknown and there are likely to be long lines with customers camping out well before the stores open at 7:00 AM in order to increase their chances of being able to purchase an iPhone 4.

Article Link: No Walk-In iPhone 4 Sales at AT&T Retail Stores Until June 29th


macrumors 65816
Feb 18, 2009
New Yawk
Awesome. AT&T continues to show their prowess at all things FAIL. I expect nothing more from them!

Apple store FTW.


macrumors 65816
Nov 6, 2003
The Apple Stores are going to be slammed on Thursday. I can't even imagine.

Best Buys pre-sold most of their inventory... Radio Shack got 9000 for the entire company and most stores didn't even get 1 iPhone 4.... and AT&T won't let you buy one until the 29th.

Record lines at Apple, I'm sure.


macrumors regular
Feb 26, 2010
Oh, boy.

Glad i pre-ordered from Apple. My only question is whether i show up at 7:00 or wait till the evening when things "slow" down.


macrumors newbie
Jul 9, 2008
So I've been complaining that my status is still "In Progress" .... but at least I'm not the camper boy :D:D:D:D


macrumors 6502
Jul 9, 2008
i wonder if i show up to the ATT store anyways... on the 24... if they would still say no


macrumors newbie
Jun 18, 2010
I called my local AT&T store not two hours ago, and they DID NOT tell me this - instead, they said they would have some available for walk-ins. Very interesting....


macrumors member
Sep 1, 2009
San Diego - Apple Store

thinking that arriving at 4 AM, may not be early enough, might have to do a midnight showing and watch movies on my Ipad all night :( at least I do have a reservation... hope that actually means something.


macrumors newbie
Jun 22, 2010
What about the white versions?

Does anyone know when the white ipods are being released?

Will it be before august at least?


macrumors newbie
Jun 22, 2010
I also called my AT&T store and they said they had some available and it's first come first serve.
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