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Apple, AT&T release iPhone 3GS launch day details

Both Apple and AT&T have outlined their plans for June 19, when the iPhone 3GS goes on sale. Apple will open its retail stores worldwide at 8 a.m. local time to begin sales of the phone and to allow those who pre-ordered to come in and pick their units up, while AT&T plans to have two queues outside its stores—one for those who pre-ordered, and one for those planning to purchase their unit that day. The pre-order customers will be allowed inside the stores at 7 a.m. to pick up their device, while the regular customers will need to wait until 8 a.m. Although both Best Buy and Walmart offer the iPhone 3G in their stores, it is currently unclear whether they will also carry the iPhone 3GS, or whether they will have units available on launch day. iLounge has contacted both companies for clarification and will update this story when we hear back.

In addition, AT&T has posted a video explaining its launch day plans; continue reading to watch.

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Comments

1

Can we re-record that so his neck is straight…thanks!

Posted by Adam on June 11, 2009 at 7:09 AM (PDT)

2

ATT.com is offering free overnight shipping, and shipments could arrive as early as the 19th.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on June 11, 2009 at 8:03 AM (PDT)

3

@ #2, so is Apple.

Posted by Adam on June 11, 2009 at 8:44 AM (PDT)

4

#3, except that Apple is *guaranteeing* delivery by the 19th (with free shipping).

Posted by Jac on June 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM (PDT)

5

He said “...no contract/no commitment pricing…”, so there will be contract free iPhone 3GS afterall?

Posted by bibby on June 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM (PDT)

6

Clarification - AT&T;will have 2 lines (preorder and drop-in).  Doors will open at 7AM for preorders only.  At “normal business hours”, no necessarily 8am (check your local store), the lines for preorder and drop-in will merge into one line with priority going to preorders.

For example, my local AT&T;store normally opens at 10am.  On June 19, they will be open from 7am-10am for preorders only.  From 10am- they will be open to general public with a single-line specifically for iPhone 3GS customers.

Posted by Jeff on June 12, 2009 at 9:01 AM (PDT)

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