Wal-Mart offering latest iPhones at a discount

Wal-Mart has slashed the price of Apple's latest smartphones, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s as part of a holiday sale starting today till 24th December.

Apple launched the iPhone 5c in September but has failed to make enough disruption in the mid-range market with the colorful smartphone. Earlier reports have indicated that many retailers and carriers have seen underwhelming sales of the device and Apple reportedly cut manufacturing orders to half after weak sales. On the other hand, iPhone 5s has gained a lot of traction and has even outsold the cheaper 5c in UK.

Now, Wal-Mart has dropped the price of the iPhone 5c from $99 to $27 to boost the sales of the relatively affordable smartphone from Apple. The smartphone received a similar price cut from Best Buy just weeks ahead of launch when it was offered for $50 on an AT&T contract.

Under the same holiday sale at Wal-Mart, consumers can purchase the higher spec'd iPhone 5s for $127 which is down from its usual price of $199. Both the prices come with a 2-year contract with either AT&T or Verizon.

Source: NBC News | Image via Apple

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lol contracts... BT internet here free wifi almost any place, plus giffgaff network for £10 a month give unlimited internet, texts and like 3000mins.. So much cheaper to just buy the phone outright so no tie to contract then pay the £10 a month credit.

I think it even works out cheaper to take a loan to get the phone and pay loan off + pay for credit than buying a contract now.

Yet iPhones still double or triple Windows Phones in sales. Moral of the story, most consumers could care less about the latest and greatest features. They want a phone that does what it does well, along with top notch customer support. This is what Apple does well.

abecedarian paradoxious said,
Meh. It's an iPhone.
It could do almost everything a Windows Phone could do, at the time it was released.
Now it's grown up and it can't do vey much more than it could when released.


I'll take my iPhone's notifications over WP home screen jumping jacks any day. What is the real advantage aside from looking flashy?

Windows Phone 8.1 looks like it might offer a better solution. Hope your phone gets the update to it because it looks like it adds a lot of functionality missing that is currently on iPhone or any Android phone.

"can't do vey much more than it could when released." - lol.

JHBrown said,
Yet iPhones still double or triple Windows Phones in sales. Moral of the story, most consumers could care less about the latest and greatest features. They want a phone that does what it does well, along with top notch customer support. This is what Apple does well.

For now yes, but the worlds markets are changing and able has been losing shares to Nokia. In many markets has already overtaken apple its just a matter of time.

Shadrack said,


I'll take my iPhone's notifications over WP home screen jumping jacks any day. What is the real advantage aside from looking flashy?

Windows Phone 8.1 looks like it might offer a better solution. Hope your phone gets the update to it because it looks like it adds a lot of functionality missing that is currently on iPhone or any Android phone.

"can't do vey much more than it could when released." - lol.


Which one the slide from the top the copied from Android? If WP is so flashy and looks like jumping jacks why is Apple copying WP design??

hmmm...

duk3togo said,

Which one the slide from the top the copied from Android? If WP is so flashy and looks like jumping jacks why is Apple copying WP design??

hmmm...

Apple has not copied WP design. iOS's influence brought MS's dead mobile platform back to life.

Looks like 8.1 was just revealed with notifications and VPN. Wow, WP didn't even have VPN!?!??! That's crazy.

How many more versions will you guys have to wait to get up to iPhone v1.0 I wonder?

Okay, but when you say "Walmart", please state what region this is in! USA, Canada, Other... or if it is Online (WWW)only or In-Stores.
Thanks

Spicoli said,
In reality, they were "slashed" to $939 and $867. About the same as buying a new refrigerator on a two year loan.

Not tired of repeating yourself yet?

Spicoli said,

Ummm...what?

Well prove me wrong, but I've only seen your constantly repeat yourself by saying cell phones cost as much as fridges and that subsidizing them is stupid, or posting Wikipedia links to ad hominem or other fallacies. Both of which you did in this thread...

JHBrown said,
Rather have a free 5C than a handful of Windows Phones.

I rather you stay with the device that's copied many of its new iOS7 features from WP.

Yes and its most likely Wal-Mart taking the hit and not Apple. The low price is about getting people in the door to get a bargain on a flagship luxury brand product.

Edited by derekaw, Dec 14 2013, 5:40am :