Walmart to offer Apple iPhone 5c for $79, Apple iPhone 5s for $189 on launch day

Walmart to offer Apple iPhone 5c for $79, Apple iPhone 5s for $189 on launch day
If you're looking to purchase a new Apple iPhone 5c or Apple iPhone 5s but keep enough money left over for a celebratory burrito at Chipotle, you might want to consider Walmart as the place to buy your new iOS flavored handset. Starting tomorrow, Friday (September 13th), you can pre-order the Apple iPhone 5c from the discount house for $79.99 with a two-year contract signed with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T. The phone needs to be picked up on or before September 25th, and the sale price is $20 off the regular $99.99 cost of the unit.

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.

source: CNET



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I expect it to overtake sales of flagship phones from HTC, LG, & Sony in a matter of weeks or a month. GJDM

4. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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: 1359; Member since: Oct 05, 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 unregistered

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.

6. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Exactly.... :(

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