iPhone 4 at Best Buy June 24, preorders start June 15

The electronics retailer will join Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Apple, and AT&T in selling the iPhone 4 the first day that the gadget is available to the public.

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Best Buy will carry the iPhone 4 starting June 24, the first day of the gadget's availability anywhere, the retailer confirmed Monday.

That means Best Buy joins Apple Stores, AT&T, Radio Shack, and Wal-Mart in being the first to sell the latest iPhone.

Best Buy says it will be offering the same option to preorder the phone as Apple and AT&T. Orders can be placed starting Tuesday, June 15, at any Best Buy Mobile or Best Buy store.

Apple doesn't usually give other retailers first crack at its most highly anticipated products, but this year is proving to be different. The iPad was also on sale at Best Buy the same day as it arrived in Apple Stores earlier this year.

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