Walmart reveals probably the best Black Friday deals on the iPhone XS, XR, iPhone 8, and iPhone X
Starting online at 10 PM ET on November 21, and expanding to brick and mortar stores the following day at 6 PM, all the hottest smartphones in the US are getting massive discounts. Technically, you’re not looking at upfront savings, of course, but we can probably all agree a free $400 gift card beats the heck out of a modest outright markdown.
It’s going to be easy to score that coupon too, as all you need to do is buy an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X with a Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T device payment plan. The same type of deal will be offered for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, S9, S9+, Galaxy S8, and S8+, although the value of the complimentary gift card is downgraded to “only” $300.
In contrast, Target merely plans to hand out gratis $150 gift cards with qualified iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus activations, while the iPhone XS and XS Max will be sold alongside $250 vouchers. Oh, and Walmart’s bitter opponent to the US and global retail crowns has nothing in the pipeline for iPhone XR shoppers/bargain hunters.
Bizarrely enough, Walmart’s other mobile tech Black Friday 2018 promotions look fairly underwhelming, including a $299 iPhone 6s Plus and $199 Samsung Galaxy S7 with prepaid Straight Talk service, a $79 Walmart Family Mobile iPhone SE, and a $99 iPhone 6 for Straight Talk or Total Wireless use.
We’re also expecting a number of retailers to match Walmart’s $99 Google Home Hub, $25 Google Home Mini, $249 iPad (6th generation), and $149 Fitbit Versa offers. But the Google Home Mini + Chromecast bundle looks special, fetching a measly grand total of $45 with $15 Vudu credit thrown in at no extra cost. All in all, there’s probably something for everyone on Walmart’s lengthy list of Black Friday 2018 deals.