Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period

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    Walmart will begin offering the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $0.97 with a two-year contract during the next 90 days, reports Engadget.
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    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.

    Article Link: Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period
     
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    newbie user: OMG BEST DEAL EVER *buys*
    *iPhone 6 announced*
    newbie user: OMG WORST DEAL EVER
     
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    Deal sounds good right......


    DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW iPhones, iPad and iPods (aka iWatch) SOON!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    That's a great price for the 5s. I'll be waiting for the iPhone 6....
     
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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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    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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    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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    It's a good deal. I might get one for my mom. I'll break it in for her. :D

    My 4s is a dinosaur.
     
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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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    I wonder where Walmart got 97¢ from? Kind of arbitrary :rolleyes:

    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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    Or don't care...
     
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    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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    Thank you. I had no idea.
     
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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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    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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    Sure...gotta make room for the redesigned iPhone6's
     
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    Here's my 2c (geddit?:D):

    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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    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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    Really? An unlocked iPhone with no strings attached? :eek:

    Ah, I see. Yet another misleading headline. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sort of preaching to the wrong choir aren't you? Forum members tend to understand phone subsidies. :confused:
     
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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.
     
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    Canada looks to be about worse then the US.
     
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    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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    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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    $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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