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Where to Buy the iPhone 5 in Southampton

Much anticipated Apple product coming Sept. 21.

The next generation iPhone is coming out later this month, Apple announced Wednesday, and there are at least two places east of the Shinnecock Canal to buy it.

The Apple website points customers to in Southampton Village, and the Verizon Wireless store-within-a-store at on County Road 39.

The smartphone officially goes on sale Sept. 21 at 8 a.m., but all stores may not stock the iPhone 5 immediately.

To the surprise of many, in Sag Harbor, the only Apple-certified retailer and service provider on the South Fork, does not carry iPhones, opting to stay out of the cellular business.

GeekHampton does sell the iPod Touch, which has a new model coming out in October that uses the same technology as the iPhone 5 and has the same 4-inch screen.

The new iPhone is thinner and lighter than the last two generations, but it is taller to accommodate the bigger screen, which is up from 3.5 inches. 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.

Do you know other wireless stores in east of the Shinnecock Canal that carry the iPhone? Please leave a comment below.

Wonder girl September 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM
A better question might be, are you going to even buy the iPhone 5? It has a longer batter life and that may be the only real improvement. Glass and aluminum so its thinner and lighter? Meh. Half an inch larger screen? Meh. Don't get me wrong, I love the iPhone 4s. Amazing product. But the computer industry has existed on the premise that we need ''faster/smaller'' for a while now and we are pretty darn fast and small already no?
Brendan J. O'Reilly September 13, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Regarding GeekHampton, there is a correction. An earlier version of the story stated GeekHampton does not carry or sell service for 3G enabled iPads. In actuality, they do carry 3G and 4G enabled iPads. Cellular plan subscriptions may be purchased on the iPads themselves, rather than through the shop.

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