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  • Walmart iPhone Coming but at Normal Price


    There is nearly no doubt that the iPhone is coming our for sale at Walmart before the end of the month. Bloomberg has all but confirmed the rumor with a couple Walmart store representatives and five cell-hone department employees in Walmart stores across California.

    On the other hand it is appearing more obvious that the $99 4 gb iPhone is no more than a rumor. First of all bloomberg confirmed that Walmart will be offering two models of iPhone. Those two models will most likely be the 8 gb and 16 gb versions that are currently out on the market at normal prices. Second, Macrumors has come up with an image of some iPhone advertising from Walmart (above). In the advertisement there is no mention of a $99 iphone -- all that is there is the 8 gb iPhone we alread know and love for $197 (ooo $2 off). The fact that there has been nothing to reinforce the original $99 iPhone rumor just makes it all the more likely that it is not true and wont be happening.

    iPhone at Walmart in December? Yes.
    $99 4 gb iPhone? No.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Walmart iPhone Coming but at Normal Price started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I think a $99 iPhone would greatly benefit the provider (AT&T) but hurt Apple's profit margins. When you think about the cost different to manufacture a 4gb or an 8gb iPhone the cost is basically the same. I mean how much could the cost difference be on a 4gig vs 8gig flash chip when you're buying them by the multi-million. By discounting the price by $100 when it's probably only costing a few bucks less to manufacture just doesn't make sense for Apple... unless AT&T would put up additional subsidy.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I am not terribly surprised that there won't be a 4GB iPhone... the cost to produce would not be 100 bucks cheaper than an 8GB by any means, and as Poseidon said... profit margins...

      This move was probably taken more for people in the midwest (and areas where there isn't an ATT or Apple store is sight) than anywhere else. Here in Iowa the closest Apple store is a 50 minute drive. The store was built last year and it is the only store in the states (almost dead center of the state). The closest ATT store is about 20 minutes away as well. We do have a Best Buy which started selling iPhones a couple months back.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      yuck.

      the iphone is no longer trendy.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Two dollars cheaper? STEVE JOBS I EXPECT A $1 REBATE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

      Pretty cool news, then again I don't hate Wal-Mart.
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      ^Me neither. I do hate wal-mart greeters though.
    1. revroy's Avatar
      revroy -
      Local news just announced the iphone at Wall Mart for 99 is true
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by revroy View Post
      Local news just announced the iphone at Wall Mart for 99 is true
      interesting, which news station where?
    1. PStuLovesCrackk's Avatar
      PStuLovesCrackk -
      haha dumb rumors, first off i wouldnt let any walmart employee touch my phone. oh yeah and 2 dollars cheaper....hm can you say REFURB!?
    1. imagine engine's Avatar
      imagine engine -
      While I don't believe Apple will offer a 4GB iPhone 3G it is possible Walmart in the USA may drop the price on the iPhone 3G to match their pricing on RIM's Blackberry Bold which is listed as free on select plans (minimum $79.99 voice plan) which require a minimum 24 month contract.
    1. corizzle's Avatar
      corizzle -
      ew. i somehow feel cheapened by the fact that Wal*Mart shoppers can now have the same phone as i.

      i feel dirty now.
    1. brent91055's Avatar
      brent91055 -
      The also just announced on the news here in Boston that Wal Mart will be offering the $99 iphone. Their website is www.myfoxboston.com. It's in the Business section of the webpage.
    1. vhicke's Avatar
      vhicke -
      the fox boston says 199 8GB and 299 for the 16GB.....
    1. brent91055's Avatar
      brent91055 -
      Yeah...that's weird because they just said how Apple stocks jumped when they announced the release of the $99 iphone at participating Wal Mart stores. I guess the web page is different than the live news
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by brent91055 View Post
      The also just announced on the news here in Boston that Wal Mart will be offering the $99 iphone. Their website is www.myfoxboston.com. It's in the Business section of the webpage.
      MyFox Boston | Secret Is Out: Wal-Mart To Start Selling iPhone

      No they didn't -- at least not online. Apple stock price closing at $99 has nothing to do with a 4 gb $99 iphone
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Just heard on CNN that Walmart will be offering a $99.00 iphone! WTF!

      Half the phone for half the price!

    1. Wongster360's Avatar
      Wongster360 -
      It still hard to say and Wal-Mart isn't commenting, but you can check this link out -- Anatomy of a rumor - Wal-Marts $99 iPhone
    1. grahampaull's Avatar
      grahampaull -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Just heard on CNN that Walmart will be offering a $99.00 iphone! WTF!

      Half the phone for half the price!

      Haha, thats cracker looking, its like a teeny weeny iChainPhone - I Want 1, how much? 13c from China ?
    1. brent91055's Avatar
      brent91055 -
      Yes, they did. I just watched it on the news.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      if we all remember this time last year,
      Apple knocked $100 off the phone!
      So they will probably do it again.
      8gb $99
      16gb $250 or something like that.
      Wouldnt suprise me one bit
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      i am surprised at that price. Apple has always been notorious at selling their prices for exactly what they say the price is going to be.

      (in case some of you aren't familiar with Apples pricing policy)

      You can buy any Apple product for the exact same price anywhere you go. There are no discounts, not black friday sales, no nothing. An iPod is an iPod is an iPod. Whether it be Best Buy or the Apple Store.

      I wonder if there is anything unique about these wal-mart ones. If not, I am certainly surprised to see them being sold for 2 dollars cheaper then the standard price.

      @grahampaul

      here ya go!



      ...

      maybe this is what they are selling at wal-mart...