Apple: Apple Stores to stay open until midnight Friday; limit two iPhones per person

Apple’s iPhone will go on sale this Friday, June 29 at 6:00pm local time at Apple retail stores nationwide. All 164 Apple retail stores in the US will stay open until midnight, and customers can purchase up to two iPhones on a first come, first served basis. Beginning Saturday morning, iPhone customers can learn how to get the most out of the iPhone with free, in-depth workshops offered throughout the day at all Apple retail stores. Every Apple retail store will offer support for iPhone at the Genius Bar and personal training through Apple’s new One to One program.

“Apple retail stores were created for this moment — to let customers touch and experience a revolutionary new product,” said Ron Johnson, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “With our legendary Genius Bar support, free workshops and our One to One personal training, we’re here to help customers get the most from their new iPhone.”

iPhone introduces an entirely new user interface based on a revolutionary multi-touch display and pioneering new software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers. iPhone combines three products into one small and lightweight handheld device-a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and the Internet in your pocket with best-ever applications on a mobile phone for email, web browsing and maps. iPhone ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, which completely redefines what users can do on their mobile phones.

iPhone goes on sale in the US on June 29, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. local time through Apple’s retail stores and AT&T’s select retail stores. Apple’s online store will be taking orders for iPhone beginning at 6:00 p.m. PDT. iPhone will be available in a 4GB model for US$499 and an 8GB model for $599, and will work with either Mac or PC. Beginning June 30 and continuing through the summer, Apple Stores in the US will open early at 9:00 a.m. for iPhone sales.

Customers can check iPhone availability at their local Apple retail store starting at 9:00 p.m. the night before at http://www.apple.com/retail

23 Comments

  1. PreDrag I was just poking a little fun. I’m delighted with Apple but the Apple store issue is a current peeve of mine.

    But, the 50 miles radius is pure poppy cock I live in the capital of my State in the continental U.S.; within in a 100 mile radius there is a easily a population area of 2,000,000.

    There isn’t an Apple store within 200 miles of the entire area, let alone 50.

  2. I found out today from AT&T that the $80 family plan does include an iPhone and one non-iPhone, only the iPhone has the data plan. So this lays the confusion that only 1 phone is included in the $80 price. Not a bad price considering. That’s the one I’m getting. Problem is, AT&T said be there at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow to get an armband. I’m not freaking standing in line for 10 hours, not even for an iPhone. I’m getting my armband and splitting.

  3. So if I just want to buy a MacBook Pro, if I go to the Apple store at 6:00 on Friday, do I have to wait in line with the iPhone buyers?

    (This is just theoretical of course. I have no intention of going to the Apple store on Friday. I’m one of those “waiting for the 2nd version” people.)

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