Would you believe me if I told you could trade your old iPhone 3GS phone for a brand new iPhone 4 straight across? Probably not, some things are just to good to be true. Hold up though, this might be the real deal!
According to a recent article posted at MacRumors.com, at a Brooklyn-area RadioShack, a sales representative named Shaquana told eWEEK that only some electronics trade-ins will be allowed in-store, and others will have to be arranged online. Devices that one can safely trade-in at the store, she said, include phones and game consoles, chargers, old cameras and camcorders.
Radio Shack's Twitter account has been filling in some blanks on the policy. Edible Apple has been tracking the tweets which revealed that the iPhone 3GS can be traded in for a $200 credit to the new iPhone:
The trade in value on an iPhone 3GS is $200, so if you're currently toting around last year's iPhone model and are eligible for an AT&T upgrade any time in 2010, you can pick up the new iPhone 4 for free. While trade-ins can ordinarily be done online, Radio Shack is advising users via its Twitter account that if the iPhone 4 is on your radar, your best bet is to show up in-store.
Apple's online store has just closed up shop temporarily and gone into maintenance mode. We hope this is a good sign iPhone 4 pre-prders are about to begin. So grab another cup of coffee and stay tuned! While your waiting, be sure to let all your online buddies know about iPhone4Forum.net!
According to the keen-eyed folks at Pocket-lint, Apple has posted an iPhone 4 screenshot on its American website that shows the option to open an attachment in Keynote. Pocket-lint points out that Keynote, which is part of the iWork app suite, is only available on the iPad and not on the iPhone.
This must surely be confirmation that iWork, comprising the individual apps Pages, Numbers and Keynote, will be available for iPhone 4? Obviously the facility to use Keynote when opening an attachment in email must exist in iOS 4, otherwise they wouldnt have a screenshot of it. Even so, it seems a little strange for Apple not to trumpet the inclusion of iWork its certainly not been shy about mentioning that iBooks is on its way to iPhone 4 and iOS 4. Apple has since taken down the image, and replaced it with one that shows the option to "Open in 'iBooks' instead, but you can still see the iWork screenshot on Pocket-lint if you follow the link.
TiPb has posted a link to a YouTube video that AT&T has made to explain its data plans and the details surrounding iPhone 4 upgrade eligibility for its current customers. If you’ve got any queries about either issue, then this should hopefully makes things a lot clearer for you.
AT&T Posts YouTube Video Explaining Data Plans and Upgrade Details for iPhone 4
June 12th, 2010 at 9:30 am by MauraS
TiPb has posted a link to a YouTube video that AT&T has made to explain its data plans and the details surrounding iPhone 4 upgrade
eligibility for its current customers. If you’ve got any queries about either issue, then this should hopefully makes things a lot clearer for you.
Meanwhile, Engadget has posted details about AT&T’s iPhone 4 launch day plans for its retail stores, which were revealed to them in the company’s “Launch Day Experience” manual. The documents received by Engadget confirm that AT&T stores will be opening at 7 a.m. on June 24th, and that new AT&T customers will only be able to purchase one iPhone 4 or 8GB 3GS each. Current AT&T customers will be restricted to buying one phone per active line of service. Engadget even posted a picture of the AT&T-branded T-shirts that shop employees will be expected to wear on launch day!
Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy, will launch its iPhone 4 pre-sale tomorrow, June 15th. Customers can get their pre-sale iPhone 4 orders in at any Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile standalone store nationwide. Best Buy is trying to tempt customers to get the iPhone 4 from them rather than going anywhere else by saying that purchasing from Best Buy ensures that you avoid dealing with mail-in rebates, and that youll also be able to get on-the-spot advice from their highly trained specialists as well as shopping for accessories for your shiny brand new iPhone 4 while youre there.
Heres Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile, talking about the retailers plans for the launch:
Your favorite local neighborhood Radio Shack has joined the likes of Best Buy, Apple, and AT&T stores as a place to pick up the new iPhone 4. This news come from a brief tweet this morning via the Radio Shack account.
YES! RadioShack will have #iPhone4 at launch. More info tomorrow.
Radio Shack just wrapped up the launch of the HTC EVO 4G and seems like it's trying to become the place known for all smart phones. They now sell phones for almost every carrier here in the US.
Just as expected, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled the iPhone 4 at Apple’s WWDC at Moscone West in San Francisco. To kick things off, here’s what Steve Jobs had to say when he introduced the iPhone 4:
“iPhone 4 is the biggest leap since the original iPhone. FaceTime video calling sets a new standard for mobile communication, and our new Retina display is the highest resolution display ever in a phone, with text looking like it does on a fine printed page. We have been dreaming about both of these breakthroughs for decades.”
The iPhone 4 features FaceTime, which Apple says “makes the dream of video calling a reality”, the new Retina display, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro that will provide 6-axis motion sensing just perfect for gaming, and up to 40 percent longer talk time. And all of that goodness will be wrapped up in an all-new design of aluminosilcate glass and stainless steel (five time stronger than standard steel), that is the thinnest smartphone in the world at 9.3 millimeters.
iPhone 4 also comes with iOS 4, which includes over 100 new features and 1500 new APIs for developers, and will be available on June 21st as a free software update via iTunes 9.2 or later for iPhone or iPod touch customers.
iPhone 4 will be available in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan on June 24th, with prices starting at $199 for the 16GB model in the US for qualified buyers with a two year contract. The 32GB version will have an SRP of $299. There will be a choice of white and black versions. Also on June 24th, a new iPhone 3GS 8GB model will be available for $99.
iPhone 4 will be available by the end of July in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South...
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