Where to Buy the iPhone 5
Latest high-tech advancement coming Sept. 21.
The next generation iPhone is coming out later this month, Apple announced last week, and there are at least two places near Chevy Chase to buy it.
The iPhone 5 officially goes on sale on Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.
Not all stores may stock the iPhone 5 immediately. However, the Apple Store at Bethesda Row will have the smartphone in stock beginning Sept. 21.
How many will be available is still unclear.
The Montgomery Mall Apple store also is expecting to have the iPhone 5 beginning Sept. 21, but an employee there wasn’t sure whether they would be immediately available.
A list of other Bethesda-Chevy Chase-area retailers that sell iPhones is available online.
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 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.
Do you know other wireless stores in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area that will carry the iPhone? Tell us in the comments.