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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 www.att.com, 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
 

f00f

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

Apple store FTW.
 

Gizmotoy

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Nov 6, 2003
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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.
 

bpfesq

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Feb 26, 2010
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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.
 

envmyz

macrumors newbie
Jul 9, 2008
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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
 

arian19

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

xcman922

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Jun 18, 2010
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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....
 

daveup2bat

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Sep 1, 2009
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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.
 

tipidi

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

Does anyone know when the white ipods are being released?

Will it be before august at least?
 

njm1407

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Jun 22, 2010
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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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