There is good news for all consumers out there, especially those who have been waiting to own the latest iPhones at lower costs. Walmart has trimmed down the tag prices of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C that it sells through its locations.
What should interest the retailers is that the discounts are significantly huge. The 16GB version of iPhone 5S is now on sale for just $99. That is a major markdown from the original price of $149. However, to avail of that, you would need to get into a two-year subscription contract with network providers Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, or Sprint.
The slightly cheaper sibling of the latest iPhone model, iPhone 5C, is also being sold now at Wal-Mart stores at a discount. The smartphone can now be availed for just $29, from the original price tag of $49. The device comes with a two-year subscription contract from Verizon or AT&T.
Preparing for new iPhones?
However, it is not clear if Walmart is also selling at huge markdowns the 32GB as well as the 64GB versions of the two iPhones. As of press time, the retailer is yet to make any clarification regarding this. But for the moment, its customers are advised to take advantage of this promo, which is expected to be on a limited basis, or until supplies last.
Several analysts, on the other hand, have a different interpretation for this offer. For them, this can be a clear indication that retailers are starting to clear their stock of the two iPhones. This could be because they are preparing to welcome the next batch of new iPhones, which are expected to be unveiled and launched this September.
Discounts for Costco
Walmart is not the only retailer that is offering iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on a discount. Costco has recently offered the latest iPhone and iPad models through its marked down shelves. However, Costco’s offers are quite limited to just several colors. The devices are offered on discounts with two-year subscriptions with specific carriers as well.
This is just an indication that Costco has decided to continue selling Apple products. In 2010, it attempted to stop selling devices from Apple. Apparently, that decision does not stand today.