Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Target to Carry iPhone Beginning November 7th
Retail store chain Target today announced that it will begin carrying the iPhone as of November 7th in its 846 stores that offer Target Mobile centers. Target will carry both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, and will offer quick, on-the-spot activation.
"At Target we continue to offer our guests the best in electronics so we're happy to add iPhone to our Target Mobile offerings," said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. "With expert support from Target Mobile specialists and in-store activation, our guests will be able to leave the store with a new, working iPhone3GS or iPhone4 in-hand."Target began selling the iPad in early October, and thus it is no surprise that the retailer has picked up the iPhone as well. Rival Wal-Mart has been selling the iPhone since December 2008, and launched iPad sales just a few weeks after Target.