Date: Friday, June 27th, 2014, 12:17
Category: iPhone, News, retail
You may not love Walmart, but you can get a cheap iPhone 5s and 5c there if you sign a two-year contract…
Per Engadget, in an announcement on Thursday, Walmart announced it will be slashing prices on Apple’s latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models on Friday ahead of an impending refresh cycle expected this fall.
Apple’s 16GB iPhone 5s will be available in stores for US$99 with two-year contract, down from US$149, while the 16GB iPhone 5c will be reduced to US$29, down from US$49.
The price changes were scheduled to take effect Thursday at 9 a.m. local time and are only available through brick-and-mortar stores. Further deals for higher capacity models like the 32GB iPhone 5s and 5c are also expected, though specific details have yet to be released.
Walmart has offered similar deals on select iPhone 5s and 5c models through various promotions like the 2013 holiday sale, but tomorrow’s price cut is said to be a permanent change.
The reason behind the move is unknown, though it can be assumed that the company is looking to get a leg up on competitors before Apple announces its next-generation lineup later this year.