It's official but not "really" official! Reports are circulating that Wal-Mart - the world's largest retailer - may become the second independent retail chain to carry the iPhone 3G. Until now, Best Buy was the only independent retailer other than the Apple store & AT&T stores to carry the phone. This means an iPhone 3G might be available at your neighborhood Wal-Mart just in time for holiday gift-giving.
The word is that the Bentonville, AR headquartered Wal-Mart will begin selling the 3G iPhone as early as Nov. 15. That's a full two weeks before "Black Friday," the biggest shopping day of the year. The retailer already sells the full range of iPods, along with a seemingly infinite range of cases and accessories.
Electronics retailer Radio Shack is also rumored to begin selling the handset. Officials at Radio Shack have been tight-lipped and Apple has made no official announcement or confirmation. Wal-Mart customers will likely have to sign a two-year AT&T contract to leave the store with a new iPhone 3G.