Unlike its higher-end 2018 siblings
, the world's best-selling smartphone
is still available directly from Apple's online and offline stores. And because the iPhone 11
delivers a bunch of small and not-so-small upgrades
over last year's iPhone XR
, the latter can be had at a nice discount
compared to its 2018 starting price.
But if $599 doesn't feel low enough for a handset with a single rear camera in tow, as well as a significantly slower processor than the hot new A13 Bionic powering the $699 and up iPhone 11, Walmart is taking Apple's price reduction to the next level... as long as you don't mind committing to a certain wireless service provider on a monthly installment plan.
You can opt for a Verizon 24-month "contract" or a 30-month AT&T Next deal, and obviously, going with the latter will allow you to pay a lower monthly fee. We're talking as little as $14.97 compared to $18.71, although all in all, you're looking at spending the same 450 bucks or so for a 64GB iPhone XR
configuration available in a wide array of paint jobs, including black, blue, white, coral, and red.
That represents a cool $150 discount over the new Apple Store price of the entry-level iPhone XR variant, and the same goes for a 128 gig SKU you can buy at Walmart for a grand total of $500 instead of $650 after monthly payments. Last but not least, the 256GB configuration requires you cough up $19.97 or $24.96 a month with AT&T and Verizon installments respectively, amounting to around $600 all in all. Interestingly, this particular storage version is no longer available at Apple.
As far as terms and conditions go, Walmart's deals are pretty straightforward, with no trade-ins involved or other strings attached apart from the already traditional device payment plan and mandatory upgrades. That's right, this is only for existing Verizon and AT&T subscribers looking to switch to a new phone... from last year. By the way, the iPhone XR
is undoubtedly a killer bargain at $450 and up, what with its silky smooth performance, surprisingly capable single camera, excellent battery life, large display, and eye-catching colors.