As Jon Stewart put it during a recent iPhone skit on The Daily Show, “Our long national nightmare is almost over” -- that is, Verizon Wireless will begin accepting preorders for the iPhone 4 from existing customers one week from today.
Despite some wild speculation about shipping delays on the new Apple TV, customers who preordered the refreshed box after the September 1 media event where it was introduced are now seeing their shipment status changed -- or even getting shipment confirmations.
For faithful Apple fans that don't have an Apple Store nearby, Best Buy has just announced that pre-sale orders for the iPhone 4 will start tomorrow, June 15th. The ginormous brick-and-mortar store will offer the iPhone 4 on its official release date of June 24th.
And in case Best Buy isn't near you either, Walmart will also carry the iPhone 4 on its release date, though there are currently no preorder options available. The iPhone 4 will come in black and white and cost $199 for a 16GB version or $299 for the higher capacity 32GB version.