Apple Stores to Open at 7AM for iPhone 4 Launch

Apple plans to open its retail stores in the U.S. at 7AM on June 24 so customers that pre-ordered an iPhone 4 can pick up their new phone. Apple began accepting pre-orders and reservations for the updated combination iPod and smartphone on June 15 and will release the device on the 24th.

While Apple is, at least in theory, letting customers buy or reserve a new iPhone as of today, many people haven’t been able to complete the process thanks to overloaded servers.

Apple introduced the new iPhone 4 on June 7 during the Steve Jobs keynote presentation at the company’s annual World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco. The new model includes a redesigned form factor that’s 24 percent thinner than the iPhone 3GS, front and rear facing cameras, an LED flash, support for capturing HD movies, and more.

For more information on buying an iPhone 4, check out TMO’s pre-ordering roundup article.