Best Buy Starts Taking iPhone 4S Preorders

Big box retailer Best Buy joined Apple and other cell service providers to offer iPhone 4S preorders on Friday. Apple will be releasing its newest combination iPod and smartphone on Friday, October 14.

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Best Buy’s Web site lists the 16GB, 32Gb and 64GB models in black or white with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint service contracts. Just like Apple and its cell partners, Best Buy’s pricing starts at US$199 with a two-year contract.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 4S during a special media event earlier this week at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino. The new iPhone model looks like the iPhone 4 it replaces as Apple’s top of the line smartphone, but includes a dual core A5 processor, a new antenna design, better battery life, built-in combination GSM and CDMA cell network support, an 8 megapixel camera, Siri voice control, and more.

Customers can also preorder their iPhone 4S through the Apple Web site.