When the next generation iPhone goes on sale later this month, Rockville residents could have a number of retailers to turn to.
Not all stores will stock the iPhone 5 immediately. However, the will have the smartphone in stock beginning Sept. 21.
How many will be available is still unclear.
The also is expecting to have the iPhone 5 beginning next Friday, but an employee there wasn’t sure whether they would be immediately available.
Your best bet may be to pre-order the new iPhone. Pre-order begins at 3 a.m. on Friday on the East Coast, so you may want to set your alarm.
The new iPhone is thinner and lighter than the last two generations, but it is taller, to accommodate a bigger screen. Apple says the new phone's processing speed is much faster than that of its predecessors.
The iPhone 5 starts at $649, but the price may come down to as low as $200 with a cellular plan subscription.
IPhone 5 sales could boost economic growth in the United States by a third of a percentage point during the fourth quarter, J.P.Morgan anticipates. However, NPR's Planet Money says J.P.Morgan's analysis is faulty, predicting that most who splurge on the new product before the end of the year will likely cut back on other spending, making it a zero-sum game.
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