Walmart to offer Apple iPhone 5c for $79, Apple iPhone 5s for $189 on launch day
If the Apple iPhone 5s is more your speed, on September 20th Walmart will have the fingerprint sensor packin' model for $189.99 with a signed two-year contract from the above mentioned carriers. This represents a $10 savings off the usual price. And if you wait until September 21st, Walmart will lower the price even more as its new smartphone trade-in program kicks in with the value of trades going as high as $300. There is no pre-order period for the higher priced iPhone 5s.
The discount retailer has also worked its pricing magic on Apple's older models. Starting today, the 16GB Apple iPhone 5 is $79, down from $98. The 8GB and 16GB Apple iPhone 4S is just 97 cents starting today. And beginning on September 16th, you can buy the Apple iPhone 4 for a dime and it comes with a $100 Walmart gift card. Just realize that you will need to sign a two-year contract with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T to snag an iPhone at these prices.
1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1964; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I expect it to overtake sales of flagship phones from HTC, LG, & Sony in a matter of weeks or a month.
4. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Not much of a prediction, those companies aren't dominant in current sales, or past sales for that matter.
SS is the real test. When both leaders go head to head, predictions mean a lot more if you get it right.
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
We all know that. Apple is like the Cisco of the Mobile world in America at least. it has the Mind share and loyal following. Although Samsung has really fought hard and it does show that they too are establishing mind share here in America as well. So, I expect to see blow out sales numbers for Apple this holiday season.
5. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
One should also mention that the iPhone 5C is a redesigned iPhone 5. In other words: If Apple was successful in the previous years in selling its respective "last year" model after introducing a new model, it is very likely that Apple will also be successful with the 5C. Apple is not focusing on specs but rather on user experience. If the iPhone 5C is able to create the user experience certain people want, then nothing is wrong with it. (Although I believe that the 5C is too expensive by $100.)
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1997; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I have a strange feeling that the iPhone5C might sell really well because people will just think it's a new iPhone for less than $100 and buy it.