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Target is expecting to reduce the price of its iPhone models starting tomorrow?

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Target is expecting to reduce the price of its iPhone models starting tomorrow?
With all the rumors of potentially seeing a September launch time frame with the upcoming next-generation iPhone, consumers will soon find themselves torn in whether or not they should wait out for the new model. Of course, price drops to existing models will eventually become more profound, but it seems that Target might be jumping the gun a bit earlier than others.

Specifically, we received some news from a tipster that indicates price drops are coming to Target’s selection of current iPhone models. Based on the information we’re seeing, the new pricing structure will begin to go in effect starting tomorrow, July 31st. So if you’re not planning on picking up the next iPhone model, Target’s offering might seem appealing to some people – especially when you’ll be saving some cash along the way.

From what we’re told, the iPhone 3GS is going to be selling for $19.99, with the AT&T and Verizon 16GB iPhone 4 for $149.99. Meanwhile, the 32GB iPhone 4 model will be selling at $249.99 for Verizon’s model, but for some strange reason, AT&T’s version isn’t budging at all and will remain at $299.99. Naturally, the pricing is valid for those that are willing to sign a 2-year contract and sleep knowing that they'll need to hold onto it for some time. Although they’re nothing dramatic, it does point to the notion that we’re nearing a launch with the new model.

As we continue to push towards the end of summer, there is no arguing that other retailers and sellers are going to be offering price reductions to existing iPhone models as well to get rid of stock – and more importantly, make room for the new one. So if it’s good enough for you, then strolling into your local Target store might be something you add to your to-do list tomorrow. We'll soon find out if it's going to happen or not.


Aiding in saving you yet more money during the process, we’re told that Target is also going to be offering a trade-in promotion for the iPhone 3GS, which can deduct up to an additional $100 off the cost of a new iPhone 4. Basically, you can trade-in your existing iPhone 3GS and possibly get away in only having to spend $49.99 for a brand new iPhone 4 model. Also, loyal Target shoppers can still shave off another 5 percent off the cost by using their Target branded Redcard credit card.

Thanks to our anonymous tipster!

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posted on 30 Jul 2011, 13:55 3

1. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

How did the iphone 4 get a rating of 9.5? It should get like an 8.5 and the iPhone 2g should be a 10 instead of 8

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 14:36 2

3. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Who the hell cares. It's been rated 9.5 for over a year now so why is it relevant now? The iPhone 4 was the best smartphone of 2010.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 14:43 11

5. redleg6 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 May 2011)

Not even in the top 5 as far as capabilities are concerned. But Isheep do love it.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:49 7

12. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

Im an Android fan, but there is no denying that the iPhone 4 was by far the best phone of 2010 as far as performance and overall usability is concerned.

However, it seems that many people forget that it took Apple a few years (4 phone models) to get iOS to that point. People just come out with the "iOS is the best, Android is laggy and glitchy so it sucks" frame of mind. They tend to forget that iOS was laggy and glitchy all the way up to iOS 4, and it still isn't perfect.
Also, iOS lacks many of the innovations and features that Android has, and this year it is becoming even more apparent with a few Gingerbread phones already surpassing the speed, smoothness, and functionality of the iPhone 4. Unless the iPhone 5 brings in some major changes, both with hardware and iOS 5, the Ice Cream Sandwich (assuming that it does, in fact improve greatly over Gingerbread) phones will be far ahead of the iPhone 5.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:13

8. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

ya the driod x also got a 9.5 but you don't see to many people complaining about it its not a big deal know neither of them are top notch phones anymore

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 14:01 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the iphone2g had better signal quality.. lol.

anyways, that just futher hurts the lack of a cheap iphone arguement. 20 bux? dazz cheap!

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 14:42

4. Anonymous Target Mobile (unregistered)

This can be confirmed, we just received the updated tags. iPhone 4 is going on sale for $149 starting on the 31st! So tell your friends & come get one tomorrow!

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 14:58 2

6. hellopeople (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 May 2011)

the best phone ever to be reduced to a lower price!!! wow!!!

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 15:44

7. BestWhatHuh (unregistered)

How is it the best phone ever when Consumer Reports won't tell people to buy it since it cant make a phone call properly and CNN rated the Antenna problem as the biggest Tech FAILURE of 2010?

Thanks for proving that iSheep are amongst the worst shoppers in the world. Over priced and shiny always trumps WORKING.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:49 2

9. stealthd (unregistered)

Or the phone works fine and antennagate just got way more attention than it needs like EVERY pro or con of anything Apple.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:58 1

10. Ummmwrong (unregistered)

I work for AT&T and i get a minimum of 6 customers a day complaing about their iPhones either breaking, not working, not making calls, screens going bad, volume controls going bad. The phone is horrible, just because its better than a flip phone or a BB isnt saying much...At least those things can make phone calls properly.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 22:32 1

19. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

that's funny mine works fine. and it has for over a year, funny how I don't get the same type of calls.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 20:06

30. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

Working for Sprint, I see more customers complaining about Evo 4Gs than any other phone...Does this make it a bad phone? Hell no, the phone is incredible and was way ahead of its time. The iPhone is also a great phone that is so incredibly (and annoyingly) popular within ATT and VZW that of course you're going to hear about them more.

More phones sold, more complaints

Ummmmwrong, you're an idiot

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:40

11. Moo (unregistered)

Would not buy an iphone 4. The previous ones were better built.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:54 1

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

6 of 12 posts are fandroid sheep bashing the iPhone. If it sucks why do you morons bother to comment.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:59 1

15. G-Reg (unregistered)


Realize there are both sides to the story and your ignorance of that fact is getting extreamly old.

Yes im a droid fan boy or what ever but i give constructive criticism on both sides of the table.

You blind "ihump iphone" attitude is makeing your name less and less credible.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:00

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

I stated a fact. What is the constructive criticism? Android has more market share baaaaa

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 17:54

14. G-Reg (unregistered)

Did the 3GS get to update to protect your bank info? If not i can definitly see the reason behind the price drop.

I know the 3G is boned... So if you have that one. Good luck buddie

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:40 2

16. Well-read AT&T Dealer (unregistered)

I carry an iPhone 4. It serves my needs, but not until after I jailbroke it. Without being able to turn off apps, it's pretty much useless after a few hours. It's a battery hog. I have much better luck out of android phones. I'm neither an iSheep or a fandroid, but I'm someone who makes a living selling these phones. It also doesn't help that apple prices their stuff so high that it's impossible to make any money on them. I see the price drops as an "Oh great, another way to get screwed by a fruit company."

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:03

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

You're saying you get battery life on an android? That's not a truthful statement. Also what do you mean "turn off apps"? Apps on iPhone don't run in the background and you don't need to jailbreak to purge them from ram memory.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 14:25

25. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

He is an at&t dealer.wow.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:43

17. rupst2 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Let me know when it's cheap enough to buy on contract, sell. Sell my 3gs, and then buy a unlocked SGS2. :) This will get me within $150. Hmm...tempting. I'll hold out for another month and hopefully get the ATT SGS2 for closer to nothing after selling my 3GS.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 19:26

18. dandirk (unregistered)

I am curious if Apple lowered the price or if target is eating/subsidizing the savings.

Though i am willing to bet target is just dumping inventory before iphone5

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 22:34 2

20. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

apple does not lower it's prices.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 09:14

21. Capn Crunch (unregistered)

Welp kiddies, it's 24 hours later & neither Verizon's or AT&T's prices have changed, & Target to this very day STILL doesn't sell an iPhone on their wireless/mobile site. (See for yourself:http://www.targetmobilestore.com)

It's quite telling when sites like Phone Arena & Engadget not only rip/copy eachother's articles just to make their quotas, but they're far more off-base than the "alien baby" write-ups of the old school trash rags like National Enquirer.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 10:32

22. Target Mobile team member (unregistered)

Confirmed!! 1st iphone 4 just went out the door for $49 with a 3g 8gb traded-in!!
Best deal yet!!

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 12:07

26. tgtmobile5041 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 May 2011)

Electronics Trade-In Program for Phones, if you have 3GS 16gb and you can trade in and get Iphone 4 16gb up to $49.99++....

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 14:04

27. dealinvzw (unregistered)

I am an agent for VZW and will confirm what ATT dealers have said as well. Apple has it rigged that we make virtually nothing on their phones. We have to spend a lot of time showing people how to use them and setting them up for customers. Apple rewards us by taking all our commission. It's a competitive world but fair is fair. Androids keeps us in business so we can sell Apple.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 14:58 1

28. fyi (unregistered)

fyi walmart has had the iphone 4 for $147 for over a month

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 18:28 1

29. Moo (unregistered)

Walmart has the Motorola Atrix for $24.99

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