“Apple is preparing a significant expansion of its iPhone sales capabilities in its official retail stores, according to sources,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Late in August, many Apple Stores in the United States will kick off a pilot program for customers to be able to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs: AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP, and Verizon Edge,” Gurman reports. “Currently, iPhones bought at Apple Stores must either be purchased on a two-year deal, or at full-price (unlocked) with no contract.”
Gurman reports, “This new pilot program will likely be rolled out to Apple Stores later in 2014 after the initial kinks are worked out in the test markets, a source said. It’s also no coincidence that the program is rolling out just ahead of the iPhone 6 launch in September.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]