The next generation iPhone is coming out later this month, Apple announced Wednesday, and there are at least seven places near Wilmette and Kenilworth to buy it.
The Apple website points customers to:
- Apple Store, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
- AT&T store, 9725 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
- Best Buy, 9625 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
- Radioshack, 9432 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
- Radioshack, 716 Church St., Evanston
- Sprint, 9406 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
- Sprint, 1735 Maple Ave., Evanston
The smartphone officially goes on sale Sept. 21 at 8 a.m., but all stores may not stock the iPhone 5 immediately.
The new iPhone is thinner and lighter than the last two generations, but it is taller to accommodate a bigger screen. Apple says its processing speed is much faster than its predecessors, as well.
The iPhone 5 starts at $649.00, but the price can come down to as low as $200 with a cellular plan subscription.
iPhone 5 sales could boost economic growth in the U.S. 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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