Walmart cuts prices of iPhone 5C and 5S, as the iPhone 6 debut date approaches.
The tremendous effect of the to-be-launched iPhone 6 can be seen here as mega-retailer Walmart cuts price of the iPhone 5C and 5S. A spokesperson from Walmart told CNET that starting on Thursday at 9 am local time, Walmart would be selling the iPhone 5S 16GB for $79 and the iPhone 5C 16GB for 97 cents, opposed to $99 and $29 respectively.
The sale will only apply to phones that will be used with a 2-year contract on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or US Cellular and will be applicable on all colors. This flash sale by mammoth retailers like Walmart has become a trend before the launch of new iPhone. Last year, the price of the iPhone 5 plunged at retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and Target, weeks before the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C.
The iPhone 6 is going to be revealed at a special event that will be held on September 9, 2014. As rumors have it, along with a 4.7-inch version, Apple may also be releasing a 5.5-inch ‘phablet’ version of the iPhone 6. Leaked images of both the 4.7-inch model as well as the phablet version have surfaced on the internet over the past few months.
Apple has dedicated the S series of their iPhones to the memory of former CEO Steve Jobs. Ever since his death in 2011, Apple has launched their new phone with an S with the 4S being the first.