Minneapolis – Target will begin selling the iPhone for the
first time on Nov. 7, when the chain’s 846 stores with Target Mobile Centers
begin offering the iPhone 3G S and iPhone 4 in all memory capacities.
The iPhone will also
appear in new Target Mobile Centers as they roll out to most of Target’s 1,752
stores by mid-2011, a spokesperson told TWICE.
Apple’s expanded iPhone distribution could help the supplier
despite rising unit sales. In the third quarter, NPD found
that among consumers, Android’s share rose on a year-over-year basis from 3
percent to 44 percent, while RIM’s share fell from 46 percent to 22 percent.
Apple’s share also fell, but more moderately from 19 percent to 23 percent.
The iPhone 4 is also
available through Best Buy, Walmart and RadioShack. Target
in all of its stores on Oct. 3.