Best Buy has announced that they will begin selling the iPhone on September 7 at their nearly 1,000 stores, becoming the first retailer besides Apple and AT&T to do so.   Apple cited the good relationship with Best Buy, who currently sells Macintosh computers, iPods, and accessories, as one of the main reasons for allowing Best […]
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Best Buy To Sell iPhone

Best Buy has announced that they will begin selling the iPhone on September 7 at their nearly 1,000 stores, becoming the first retailer besides Apple and AT&T to do so.   Apple cited the good relationship with Best Buy, who currently sells Macintosh computers, iPods, and accessories, as one of the main reasons for allowing Best Buy to sell the iPhone. 

 

Best Buy has upgraded their computer systems to handle iPhone activations as part of its larger strategy of focusing on smartphones.   The company cited strong consumer interest in smartphones and a tenfold increase in sales in the last two years in announcing its smartphone-centric strategy.   Best Buy is also the only retailer of Samsung’s Instinct, which AT&T competitor Sprint offers to compete with the iPhone, besides Sprint’s own stores. 

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