Walmart will be offering the 16GB models of both the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s at a discount. The discount retailer will be selling the 16GB iPhone 5c for $79 (a $20 discount), and the 16GB iPhone 5s for $189 (a $10 savings). Walmart offers the handsets on the Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T networks.
What’s interesting here is that Apple Stores usually do price matching so it might be worth a try after waiting on line on launch day. Best Buy will also price match often, so this could trigger markdowns all over …
Looks like if you’re a Walmart shopper you can save a decent piece of change by ordering your new iPhone from them. And if you can get another outlet, like Apple or Best Buy, to price match them, you’ll even be able to avoid the “People of Walmart.” (A friendly warning about that link, it’s not pretty.)
(UPDATE: 09/12/13) – TUAW reports that Walmart will also be considerably discounting the other iPhone models they currently carry, even paying you a $100 Walmart gift card if you take an iPhone 4 off of their hands!
The iPhone 5 will rollback from $98 to $79 – 16 GB; available on a two-year contract; while supplies last. Available 9/12
The iPhone 4S will cost you all of $0.97, down from $39 – 16 GB and 8GB models; on a two-year contract; while supplies last. Available 9/12
Walmart will also be offering the iPhone 4 for the grand total of $0.10, (yes, one thin dime), and will give you a $100 Walmart gift card. That’s for the 8GB model; available on a two-year contract; while supplies last. Available 9/16.
For the prepaid, unlocked iPhone aficionados, Walmart’s Straight Talk prepaid phone service will be offering an unlocked iPhone 5 for $549 and the iPhone 4 for $349. Those were $649 and $449 respectively. Available 9/13.