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Best Buy drops the price of the 8GB iPhone 4 to $50 on contract

0. phoneArena 30 Jul 2012, 08:43 posted on

Best Buy has quietly dropped the price of the basic 8GB version of the iPhone 4S to $50 on a two-year contract. The news hits just as we start hearing rumors about Apple…

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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 08:44 3

1. cjennings (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


its been this price ($49) at radioshack for the past two months (June and July) so wats new?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 08:46 1

2. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Same with Best Buy. This news only a little late.... tomorrow is the last day

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:07 1

3. cjennings (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


yea radioshack's was just extended till September 1st

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:13

4. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Why would you waste $50 on completely outdated hardware? If you don't care about how new your phone is and you love Apple just get the 3GS.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 12:16 1

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Actually the iPhone 4 has much better hardware than the 3GS. Retinal, better camera, faster processor, front camera.

Not everyone wants to spend $200-$300 on a new phone. For a budget conscious person this is a good deal.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:20 1

10. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what!?!? aren't you the one that said android sales are mostly from cheap cell phones as well as Apple users are better off so they can pay more for a device!??! how dare anyone lower the price of the iPhone!! normal cheap people might be able to buy one!!! and there goes all your arguments!! Oh wait.. they've been gone for a while as this is nothing new, and you just haven't had the mental capacity to think of new ones. Way to recycle.

Its retina, not retinal... u'd think the biggest apple troll on the site would get its features right at least.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:19 1

5. Fallout09 (Posts: 416; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Finally a price that reflects the true value of this glorified feature phone.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:39

6. Aeires (unregistered)


So is Apple still making them at lower prices to target more market share or do they have that many left over because the total people who bought them was under what they produced? Cutting prices this low isn't what Apple traditionally does, what gives?

Or did Best Buy and RadioShack totally overestimate how many they'd sell and have to move stock before it actually is next to worthless?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:52

7. Fallout09 (Posts: 416; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I think all are correct. Firesale before 9/21 launch.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 12:18

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple hasn't dropped the price. It's RadioShack and Best Buy that are doing this.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:21 1

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Apple doesnt allow carriers to drop pricing without permission. Its part of their contracts to sell the phone... so yea, APPLE is allowing them to drop the price to take businesses from the direct carrier stores.

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