Daniel, Digital Specialist for AT&T, gives customers a breakdown of what will happen to customers who did not pre-order iPhone 4's in time for launch. Basically, you will have to wait until June 29th to purchase your new device.
Customers who do order(and who pre-order) will receive a call from AT&T when your iPhone 4 is ready for pick up. They do not want customers to camp out or stand in line in front of their stores because they do not want dissappointed customers.
Due the the overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4, AT&T will not be offering any devices to walk-in customers until June 29th. All of the units have already been spoken for during the initial pre-order last week.
Here are a few guidelines for customers buying iPhone 4 from AT&T:
It looks like some lucky users have already been receiving their iPhone 4 shipments, if you happen to be one of these lucky members please let us know in the comments.
Unlike the iPad deliveries it appears that Apple didn't do anything special to make sure that units didn't arrive early. We all know how secretive Apple can be and the fact that they strike deals with the shippers to guarantee no one gets it early... in this case though these appear to be arriving from China, via FedEx not UPS.
I think when Apple wants to guarantee that no one gets it early they ship via UPS and stake out guards at the large hubs to ensure no early deliveries.
According to a recent article published on Sizzledcore, the iPhone 4 Retina display could be the bottleneck causing iPhone 4 delays. The new screen boosts a 960-by-640 pixel resolution at 325 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 max brightness. To date this screen offers the highest resolution of any in the cell phone industry.
Today is the big day, well, the second to biggest day. Apple is launching iOS 4 and you have got to know how to prepare. "Never go into a battle in a bathrobe, unless your playing video games" is what I like to say.
First off, you are going to want to upgrade your iTunes to the latest version, iTunes 9.2. iOS 4 will not work with any other versions of iTunes. Make sure sync your iPhone and sync it well. All those contacts, mail, etc. could be long gone if you don't double check. Finally, if your updating, you might want to restore your phone to factory setting, it's always better to go into that battle with clean underwear.
That's about all that you'll need to do before the new OS is ready for download.
The all new Facetime video chat feature is definitely one of the coolest improvements in the iPhone 4. According to a recent article on BusinessInsider.com, Facetime video calls won't use any of your on-air minutes. The video chat app requires you to be connected to a Wi-Fi network in order to work.
You'll be able to initiate a video call from within a voice call, but as soon as it's switches to Facetime,the voice call is dropped and Wi-Fi takes over. Apple is currently working with carriers to develop a method to use Facetime over 3G, but nothing has been announced yet.