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Old Aug 21, 2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period




Walmart will begin offering the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $0.97 with a two-year contract during the next 90 days, reports Engadget.
The move by the retailer follows a permanent discount of the 16GB iPhone 5c to $29 in June, as Walmart will offer the special pricing to customers on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular. The company is also dropping the on-contract price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to $79, down from $99.

It is likely that these new price drops are being done to get rid of existing inventory before the introduction of the iPhone 6, which will be unveiled on September 9 and likely go on sale about a week later. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to be launched first, as the release of the 5.5-inch version may be delayed due to production issues. Both versions are likely to incorporate a faster A8 chip, a new camera system, an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and iOS 8.

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Old Aug 21, 2014, 02:47 AM   #2
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newbie user: OMG BEST DEAL EVER *buys*
*iPhone 6 announced*
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:17 AM   #3
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Deal sounds good right......


DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW iPhones, iPad and iPods (aka iWatch) SOON!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:26 AM   #4
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That's a great price for the 5s. I'll be waiting for the iPhone 6....
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:44 AM   #5
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I hope no one buys it if they don't have to because the new will come out soon. Unless they can't afford the new one.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 04:27 AM   #6
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Not everyone needs (or even wants) the latest, greatest model. These are some nice deals, and will remain so even after the iPhone 6 is launched.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 07:26 AM   #7
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Not everyone needs (or even wants) the latest, greatest model. These are some nice deals, and will remain so even after the iPhone 6 is launched.
I got my wife the iphone 5 on launch day and it was the best move at the time. That phone will last another 2 year (barring any mishaps) and I don't even remember paying the $200 back then. I would say that paying the extra $120 could mean another year of ownership plus you have the latest and greatest.
It's funny because we pay almost $1900 on a 2 year contract yet we complain about $120 in savings upfront for a old phone.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 07:31 AM   #8
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It's a good deal. I might get one for my mom. I'll break it in for her.

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Old Aug 21, 2014, 09:44 AM   #9
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This is a great deal for people like my parents who don't want or even need the latest and greatest phone. With them currently on a 4S, with that even being more than they need and it still running like it is brand new, upgrading to a 5S would be a huge upgrade to them and last them for another couple years with ease.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 10:00 AM   #10
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I wonder where Walmart got 97 from? Kind of arbitrary

Could never understand the trying to save so little on an iPhone that is attached to a two year contract. Five percent over the life of the contract just doesn't seem worth skimping on if the 5s is more 'future-proof'. I guess we all have our priorities though.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 10:44 AM   #11
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I hope no one buys it if they don't have to because the new will come out soon. Unless they can't afford the new one.
Or don't care...
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 11:11 AM   #12
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This is a great deal for people like my parents who don't want or even need the latest and greatest phone. With them currently on a 4S, with that even being more than they need and it still running like it is brand new, upgrading to a 5S would be a huge upgrade to them and last them for another couple years with ease.
Exactly. My mother-in-law has a 4S (her first smartphone) still going strong. The 5S is a great deal and should last through iOS 10 but she likes the plastic shell of the 5C. Either way I hate having my AT&T full discount upgrades sit unused for too long so I'll probably get on this deal.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 11:39 AM   #13
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Thank you. I had no idea.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 11:47 AM   #14
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For those who are determined to stick to the 4" display, these deals are great.

I fully expect this pricing to remain when the iPhone 6 comes out - and I also expect to see a good bump in sales of these models because of it.

I can see plenty of companies jumping on the 5C at Free/$449 and 5S at $99/$549 for their employees.

I'm telling you....Apple is going to sell more iPhones than anyone else sells of all their smartphones next quarter. Just watch.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 12:21 PM   #15
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The Sprint store in Reston VA just put a sign in the window offering a FREE 5S with new line of service.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:04 PM   #16
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Sure...gotta make room for the redesigned iPhone6's
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 04:31 PM   #17
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I wonder where Walmart got 97 from? Kind of arbitrary :
Here's my 2c (geddit?):

Walmart does that with a lot of their prices. It's so they can be cheaper than everybody else selling stuff for $x.99.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 05:08 PM   #18
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For once, I'm not looking forward to the latest iPhones. I'll gladly pick up one of these if apple does go thru with the Dino sizes.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 06:20 PM   #19
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Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period
Really? An unlocked iPhone with no strings attached?

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Walmart will begin offering the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $0.97 with a two-year contract...
Ah, I see. Yet another misleading headline.
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Really? An unlocked iPhone with no strings attached?



Ah, I see. Yet another misleading headline.
Sort of preaching to the wrong choir aren't you? Forum members tend to understand phone subsidies.
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Sort of preaching to the wrong choir aren't you? Forum members tend to understand phone subsidies.
Most Americans don't have the first clue how much a phone actually costs or how much they are being over charged on contracts.
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Most Americans don't have the first clue how much a phone actually costs or how much they are being over charged on contracts.
Canada looks to be about worse then the US.
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Most Americans don't have the first clue how much a phone actually costs or how much they are being over charged on contracts.
Here's the thing. You completely overlooked what I said. Forum members tend to be more technically savvy than the average citizen. I'm going to go out on a limb and say most forum members know exactly the actual cost of their phone on contract with subsidy vs outright purchase + a service contract.

Most Americans aren't posting in MacRumors so you're probably right about that, but your answer above was to a question that was never asked.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 03:09 AM   #24
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Interesting that the 5S is discounted too. It should shuffle down to mid tier for $99 and remain an active product @ 16GB.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 05:01 AM   #25
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$0.97, I think I'll come over there and buy a truck load and then come back here and sell them for $900+ each :-)

(What do you mean they don't actually sell for that price, theres a catch - subsidised. Ah, you mean Wallmart is dropping the subsidised price of the iPhone, now i get it :-)
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