In fact, JP Morgan economist Michael Feroli predicts the device could spur a nationwide spending spree that has the potential to boost the GDP.
Previous versions of the iPhone spurred long lines on launch day at Apple Store locations across the country. But there's no need to travel to a Twin Cities Apple Store and wait in a long line. It will be available soon at several Hudson retailers.
Preorders will be taken at multiple retailers on Friday, Sept. 14. Preordered iPhones are expected to be avilable for pickup on Friday, Sept. 21.
Address: 131 Carmichael Rd.
Details: The Cellular Connection, formerly known as Excellcom, posted about the iPhone 5 on its Facebook Page. Preorders will begin on Friday, Sept. 14. Shop owner Lon Feia expects details to be available soon about how the shop will handle the crowds on launch day. Also, Feia is hoping to lure iPhone customers to his shop by giving away free lunch ($5 coupon) for , or (1 per person, 4 per family). All three restaurants are in the same building as The Cellular Connection, and Feia owns the building.
Address: 1801 Ward Ave. #216
Details: According to Hudson Store Manager Dan Meehan, his store will begin accepting preorders for the iPhone 5 on Friday, Sept. 14. To order, you'll have to provide your information and a deposit of $50. Radio Shack offers the device on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. Find out more at RadioShack.com.
Address: 1250 Crest View Dr.
Details: Preorders for the iPhone 5 will begin on Friday, Sept. 14, and this location also will carry a multitude of iPhone 5 accessories. The Select Communications manager also boasted that it will provide a lifetime guarantee on an Otterbox case, and claimed that his shop will carry the most iPhone 5 cases in the area.
Address: 2111 Coulee Rd.
Details: An area Sprint rep provided the following information: "iPhone 5 is launching at the Hudson Sprint Store on Friday, Sept. 21. Store hours for launch day will be updated earlier that week. iPhones will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis as inventory is available. In-store preorders are also available. iPhone 5 cases and other accessories will also be stocked on launch day. Please visit the store for details." Find out more at Sprint.com.
Address: 2401 Coulee Rd.
Details: Preorders for the iPhone 5 will being on Friday, Sept. 14, with device availability expected on Sept. 21. Target is working with AT&T and Verizon.
Address: 1027 Pearson Dr.
Details: Preorders for the iPhone 5 will begin on Friday, Sept. 14, with device availability expected on Sept. 21. Find out more at VerizonWireless.com.
Address: 2222 Crest View Dr.
Details: Cult of Mac is reporting that Walmart stores will be offering iPhone 5 preorders on Friday, Sept. 14, with a $10 discount starting at 8 a.m. Devices will be available for pickup on Sept. 21, the site reports. Find out more at Walmart.com.
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No iPhones at Local Mac Retailer
won't have the iPhone 5 at or , but he said, "We will be carrying accessories, and we will support the usage and integrating iTunes and iCloud and syncing."
Nearest Apple Retail Stores
If you'd rather have the Apple Store line experience, there are five locations in the Twin Cities:
- Bloomington, Mall of America
- Edina, Southdale
- Minneapolis, Uptown
- Minnetonka, Ridgedale
- Roseville, Rosedale Center
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.