If you weren’t one of the lucky 600,000 who pre-ordered an Apple iPhone 4 on June 15th before AT&T and Best Buy ceased pre-orders and Apple moved new pre-orders to later delivery dates, but you still want your iPhone on June 24 launch day, you’ll have to get in line.
Apple has sold out of the first batch of pre-order iPhone 4 units. New Apple Store online pre-orders currently have shipping dates of July 14. If you didn’t pre-order your iPhone 4 on June 15th, the only way to get an iPhone 4 on June 24 is to go to a physical store since Apple has reserved the remaining initial iPhone 4 inventory for retail stores’ launch day sales.
There’s no telling how many iPhone 4 units will be available for sale at each store. On June 24, iPhone 4 units (black only, both 16GB and 32GB models) are supposed to be available at Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Radio Shack retail stores.
Before you pack up the sleeping bag, we’d definitely call ahead to make sure that the store from which you’d like to buy plans to have iPhone 4 units available for sale on June 24.