Starting tomorrow, Best Buy stores will be taking pre-orders for the new iPhone 4. According to the press release, “Consumers who purchase the iPhone 4 at Best Buy can avoid dealing with mail-in rebates and get help from a highly-trained staff of specialists at Best Buy Mobile.”
There’s been no mention of mail-in rebates when purchasing from Apple or AT&T, and I’ll leave the “highly trained specialists” part up to your discretion. The last time I did in-store pickup at Best Buy, the only manager with keys to the lockup was on break and they ultimately gave me last year’s PS3 version of the Wii game I ordered. Other than that, it was a pleasant couple of hours.
(More on Techland: Previous iPhone 4 Coverage)