AT&T announced today that it will not have iPhone 4 units available for retail at its stores across the country until June 29. Those who pre-ordered their iPhone 4 last week, and chose to have it delivered to an AT&T store can rest assured that their device will be delivered on time, that is if the order wasn’t cancelled by AT&T.
The carrier actually informed last week that after the first day of iPhone 4 pre-orders, they had sold out all of their iPhone 4 inventory. Subsequently, AT&T halted pre-orders. AT&T indicates that they will have more iPhone 4 units on June 29. At which point, the iPhone 4 will be sold online and in stores in a “first-come, first-serve” basis.
Let this be a warning for those of you who were planning to camp outside AT&T stores on June 24. Unless you pre-ordered your iPhone 4, AT&T will not have the device available. Take into account that this only applies to AT&T.
Complete press release in the full post.
AT&T Statement on iPhone 4 Availability
DALLAS, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T is on-track to deliver iPhone 4 to customers who preordered the device on June 15. We look forward to offering iPhone 4 to all other customers beginning Tuesday, June 29, when it goes on sale in all AT&T sales channels.
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.
To help customers stay up to date on iPhone 4 activities and important information, AT&T will post a series of videos beginning early this week at www.facebook.com/att. The videos will be informative and packed with customer-friendly tips and instructions around order fulfillment, iPhone 4 activation, inventory and – importantly – the new MicroSIM unique to iPhone 4 devices.
AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
For more information and detailed disclaimer information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.