The retailer is also trying to sweeten the deal with a couple of trade-in offers.
Staples is now officially on the list of retailers that will sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting Friday.
Announcing the news Thursday, the company said that both new smartphones will be available in limited supply at 250 Staples stores tomorrow. Staples added that the new iPhones can be preordered at any one of Staples’ 900 locations. Staples is selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in store only, and an iPhone store locator will be available on Staples.com beginning Friday.
As another set of Apple mobile devices waits to be injected into the main artery of global consumer technology, a handful of other companies stand to benefit. I’m talking about the firms that make the components that operate within the tech giant’s new toys. Once the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit customers and are stripped of their innards, we will know exactly who made what’s inside them.
One company that investors have speculated will eventually see Apple business is Invensense, a California-based computer chip maker that designs and holds patents for mobile chip products called MEMS that many semiconductor industry watchers say are smaller and more efficient than their competitors’. In a Forbes profile on Invensense last October, one analyst went as far as to say flat out, “their device is superior.” Still, the company gets nudged out by its larger competitor, the French-Italian multinational STMicroelectronics .
Perhaps this describes you: You’re getting the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. You’ve read all the reviews, and now you’re more positive than ever that one of these smartphones will be yours.
You don’t want to wait to get your new electronic companion, either. You want that thing the minute they go on sale Friday, Sept. 19. But the preorders are backed up until October, and you don’t want to camp outside an Apple Store all night to get one.
So where can you buy the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus this Friday? As it turns out, pretty much anywhere. So forget the long lines and head to one of these places for your new iPhone.