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Walmart to sell Apple iPhone 5 for $127 starting December 17th

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Dec 2012, 12:54

Topping recent deals from Best Buy and Radio Shack, starting on December 17th you will be able to purchase an Apple iPhone 5 for just $127 from Walmart, with a signed two-yer pact of course; additionally, the deep discount retailer will sell you the Apple iPhone 4S for just $47 and a third-generation Apple iPad for $399...

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posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:10 2

1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Meanwhile in Germany, iPhone 5 starts at 670 euro, (~820 dollars) so i can't even consider one.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 13:11 3

2. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

The price of Apples handsets will decline for the second hand market if they start releasing two products a year. I dont know why people like this? I would rather see products stay around for 2 years and see a MAJOR change in the product and your device keep its value. This goes for any product.

If this were true an iPhone 5s would be expected to come out soon already. I wouldnt buy the 5 anymore or any product unless I bought it on day one.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:43 3

4. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Two years! That's practically ancient in mobile technology. Two years ago I had a single core phone with half a gig of RAM. No thanks. Things evolve, and quickly. Just be happy with what you have instead of worrying about resale value.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:56

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Please take into consideration, that I'm talking about VERSIONS not different products.

Let's suppose the Note 2 came out this year and the GS3 last.
The Note 2 would be released in 2014 and GS3 in 2013.

So there would always be a new product on the table and Samsung would benefit by a higher profit margin because older technology is worth less and would stay in the market longer at a higher price. Different models would have different release dates, but the phones verison would have a two year changes. This is extreme, but I thought at least once a year was pushing it. This drives any technology to dirt cheap prices. Now with the new plans, the new phones will be for say $900 then $400 or less in 6 months. Then $50-$100 by say a year.

If you buy a phone at the last month of it's life. (6th month) That means by 1 year there would be two generations on top of it!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:02 3

3. BadAssAbe (Posts: 464; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

$100 is a good price for a handset with a limited OS, non-HD small screen, Dual core processor, and 16gb non-expandable memory.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:58 1

13. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

I still think that thid Walmart deal is $126.9 9 overpriced.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:23

25. nwright94 (unregistered)

*sigh* just like with megapixels, number of cores don't mean much. The A6, like it or not, still performs admirably for an "obsolete" dual core processor compared to some of the newer processors like the s4 pro.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 00:49

28. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The world is using more graphics and Apple, Inc has been leading GUI since 1980's.

The A6 has phenomenon capabilities and btw it's a 3-core GPU.
(source:http://www.anandtech.com/show/6323/apple-a6-die-revealed-3core-gpu-100mm2 )

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:48 3

5. tedkord (Posts: 13863; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Apple allowing these discounts is the surest sign that Android is winning the war.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:55 1

8. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

i wouldn't say winning the war, but it does come as a surprise that apple is allowing retailers to price differently than what the corp stores are doing

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:18 1

14. MeoCao (unregistered)

Android is winning the war clearly now sir. We see how the demand is high for Nexus 4, Droid DNA/Butterfly, Note 2, One X+ and even 6 month old GS3.

And the fact that iPhone 5 cannot sell even with heavy subsidy in US speaks volumes.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 23:15

27. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Walmart set that price for holiday sales and don't forget that Walmart is a retail top boss that has a lot of power.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:48 1

7. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

???? apple allows this thats extemely weirld for a company that controls every thing including the pricing.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:01 5

9. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

I will only buy iPhone if it is the last phone in this world. That's after I couldn't find two empty cans and practically long enough string.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:30 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Dumb bashing, dumb post, dumb dumb, and did I mention dumb.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:51 3

12. blingblingthing (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

You took his iPhone bashing personal?

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 20:22

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

No just come up with some better ones so I can laugh

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:23 1

15. MeoCao (unregistered)

Hey dude, I like your name a lot but you can't understand when people talk fuguratively? And THAT's dumb.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:55 1

16. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

So why comment? Thumb down and move the f**k on...

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 20:23

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I do what the hell I want. Now thumb that down and move the f**k on

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:29 1

10. android78 (unregistered)

Apple never cuts prices of its newest products, if that isnt a sign of sales slowing for the i phone 5 i dont no what is. That lets you no competition is good, because the consumers benefit from the better,lower pricing. Great job Android, Microsoft keep apple on there tip-toes......

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 19:09 1

17. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Apple is dead.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 20:25 2

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Wow really, cuz they look pretty alive to me.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 19:47

18. FoxDavis (Posts: 48; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Here comes the Iphone 5S

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 20:28 1

22. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, this did not happen - at least that low - last year - good move - should help APPLE. Still not buying it when I can get an Note 2.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:43 1

23. Aeires (unregistered)

I remember reading a lot of comments how all Android was doing was racing to the bottom with cheaper phones. Can't have a race without an opponent, now we know who that is.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 00:30

24. harrisonax2 (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

at radioshack they will be having the iphone 4s for virgin for 399$ as the 4 is currently $349 starting the 16th

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 11:42

26. Droiddoes (unregistered)

You couldn't GIVE me an iphone or pay me to set foot in a wal mart.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 23:12

29. mauisunrise7 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

I purchased my iphone 5 at Go Wireless 2 mo. ago for $199. I think this is outrageous that Apple should do such a thing.I have been a customer of Apple since the beginning and I feel I should get a credit back from the store or Apple for the difference. They obviously knew this was going to happen when they first put this phone on the market. I think by doing this people will hesitate to purchase anything new from Apple for fear it will be discounted a few mo. later. In the end it can hurt Apple and I think everyone should demand the difference back with the price that Walmart is selling it at. You always knew that Apple had the same prices everywhere so you didn't have to search for lower prices everywhere. Obviously this is not the case anymore.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 12:32

30. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Phones should drop pricing as the technology gets older...

Apple was the only company not doing it because they had their customers suckered.

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