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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2014
    newbie user: OMG BEST DEAL EVER *buys*
    *iPhone 6 announced*
    newbie user: OMG WORST DEAL EVER
  3. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    Deal sounds good right......

    DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW iPhones, iPad and iPods (aka iWatch) SOON!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2012
    That's a great price for the 5s. I'll be waiting for the iPhone 6....
  5. CrazyForApple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    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.
  6. japanime macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2006
    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.
  7. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    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.
  8. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    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.
  9. twigman08 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2012
    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.
  10. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    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.
  11. burgman macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2013
    Or don't care...
  12. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    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.
  13. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    Thank you. I had no idea.
  14. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    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.
  15. Boatboy24 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
    The Sprint store in Reston VA just put a sign in the window offering a FREE 5S with new line of service.
  16. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    Sure...gotta make room for the redesigned iPhone6's
  17. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    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.
  18. Gigaman macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2011
    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.
  19. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Really? An unlocked iPhone with no strings attached? :eek:

    Ah, I see. Yet another misleading headline. :rolleyes:
  20. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Sort of preaching to the wrong choir aren't you? Forum members tend to understand phone subsidies. :confused:
  21. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Most Americans don't have the first clue how much a phone actually costs or how much they are being over charged on contracts.
  22. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2008
    Southwest Florida, USA
    Canada looks to be about worse then the US.
  23. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    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.
  24. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    Interesting that the 5S is discounted too. It should shuffle down to mid tier for $99 and remain an active product @ 16GB.
  25. dilbert99 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2012
    $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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