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Just five days after opening pre-orders and another five days until the iPhone 4 officially goes on sale in Japan, Softbank has closed pre-orders for Apple’s new must-have handset.  With pre-orders already stopped in the US, it’s now much harder to get your new iPhone 4 on launch day.

Earlier today, Softbank posted a press release stating that as of 20:00 today, June 19th, Softbank would stop taking pre-orders online.

Softbank: Regarding iPhone 4 Pre Orders

It should be noted that Softbank has made it a point to inform all customers that even with a pre-order, it is possible that stock might not be sufficient to fill all orders on June 24.  Still, if you missed the pre-order mobs, you still have one last chance to get the prized iPhone 4 on June 24.

Softbank has listed 15 electronics retailers that will be selling the iPhone 4 on launch day along with all seven Apple retail stores in Japan.

  • Bic Camera Ikebukuro Store
  • Bic Camera Shinjuku West Exit Store
  • Bic Camera Yurakucho Store
  • Yamada Denki LABI Ikebukuro Mobile DreamKan
  • Yamada Denki LABI Shibuya Store
  • Yamada Denki LABI Shinjuku East Exit Store
  • Yamada Denki LABI Namba Store
  • Yamada Denki LABI Ikebukuro Main Store
  • Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Exit Store
  • Yodobashi Camera Multi-Media Akiba
  • Yodobashi Camera Multi-Media Umeda
  • Yodobashi Camera Multi-Media Yokohama
  • Softbank Omotesando Store
  • Softbank Shibuya Store
  • Softbank Roppongi Store
  • Apple Stores

If you have to have an iPhone 4 and haven’t gotten your pre-order yet, be prepared for a long wait in line in front of one of these stores for one of the limited number of handsets that will be available for walk-in purchase.

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