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

Best Buy drops the price of the 8GB iPhone 4 to $50 on contract
Best Buy has quietly dropped the price of the basic 8GB version of the iPhone 4 to $50 on a two-year contract. The news hits just as we start hearing rumors about Apple getting the next iPhone ready for launch earlier than expected, on September 21st.

Both the white and black iPhone 4 8GB are now discounted to $49.99 with a new two-year contract on Best Buy.

If you’re looking for a good deal on a device, the iPhone 4 is one of the better offers at the moment. It’s only tangible downside is the 5-megapixel camera which is far from the excellent 8-megapixel shooter on the iPhone 4S. Otherwise, the iPhone 4 only features a slightly less capable processor, and is largely the same as its successor.

Now, the iPhone 4 competes with a ton of Android and Windows Phone devices, but none match its intricate design. Many however do have larger screens and much better processors, so we’d definitely look also look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (now free on contract) or a device like the Nokia Lumia 900 running on Windows Phone. In either case, if the iPhone 4 is your pick, now is one of the better times to get it - check it at Best Buy below.

source: Best Buy via Apple Insider


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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. cjennings

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

2. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

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

3. cjennings

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

yea radioshack's was just extended till September 1st

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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Why would you waste $50 on completely outdated hardware?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.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

5. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

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?

7. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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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