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  • Rumor: Wal-Mart to Sell 4GB iPhone for $99


    A new rumor has surfaced that Wal-Mart will begin selling 4GB iPhones for only $99 later this month as part of their agreement to begin selling touchscreen handsets.

    Apple's existing iPhone 3G offers of course include the 8GB and 16GB models, which sell for $199 and $299, respectively, and come with two-year contracts. Last year there was a 4GB first-generation iPhone briefly available that sold for $399 but it was discontinued only a couple of months later and when Apple decided to focus on boosting the 8GB sales.

    The BoyGeniusReport has reported rumors that Apple may introduce a 4GB iPhone 3G and would allow Wal-Mart to sell it for $99 with a two-year contract. The BoyGeniusReport cites an internal memo, "that Wal-Mart has reached agreement with Apple to offer iPhone 3G in Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart-managed Sam’s Club Connection Centers nationwide beginning December 28, 2008."

    Wall Street is also expecting Apple to be one of many smart phone producers to discount their products to sell some of their excess inventory over the holidays.
    Needham & Co. analyst Charles Wolf argues that Apple's “strong real-world revenues and its high iPhone gross margins” give the company a definite advantage to market a $99 iPhone which could lead to substantial gains for the smart phone.

    These Wal-Mart rumors follow rumors of Costco supposedly getting ready to sell an 8GB iPhone for only $149. Personally I hope both rumors are true, and if they are I will be going for the 8GB at Costco…However, I don’t see why they’d start selling a 4GB at Wal-Mart on Dec. 28th, 3 days after Christmas?

    Source: AppleInsider | Rumor: Wal-Mart to sell 4GB iPhone for $99
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rumor: Wal-Mart to Sell 4GB iPhone for $99 started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 62 Comments
    1. bdizzle's Avatar
      bdizzle -
      boe_dye

      What makes you think everyone at Walmart are idiotic sub intelligience trailer park trash hicks? If they can activate an AT&T or verizon phone, they can activate an iPhone. It's really sad that you all really believe having an iPhone makes you cool or special. Itd be on thing if you were bragging about having a Ferrari or audi r8, but a cellphone?
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      Quote Originally Posted by bdizzle View Post
      boe_dye

      What makes you think everyone at Walmart are idiotic sub intelligience trailer park trash hicks? If they can activate an AT&T or verizon phone, they can activate an iPhone. It's really sad that you all really believe having an iPhone makes you cool or special. Itd be on thing if you were bragging about having a Ferrari or audi r8, but a cellphone?
      Hate to tell you, but having an iPhone doesn't make me cool.

      And as far as me thinking that the majority of Walmart People are sub-intelligent, traler park, white trash hicks?

      Have you ever really been into a Wal-Mart? I mean have you actually ever shopped at a Wal-Mart? It's the only place in the world that makes me want to scrub with Clorox and a Brillo Pad after walking through the doors.

      I hate Wal-Mart and everything that it stands for. It is a loathing parasite on the community and does nothing good for the world.

      AND to top it off, it's going to be selling the most state of the art phone...

      At least when you go to the AT&T store you have someone who is somewhat knowledgeable in knowing what it is that they sell.

      Quite honestly, I wouldn't go to Wal-Mart for any of my cellular needs, whether it be for an iPhone or an Ericcson.

      What is so freaking hard to drive your super-sized diet coke drinking triple cheeseburger eating @$$ over to the mall which is located right across the street, and going to the AT&T store?

      AND further more...

      So your saying it's okay to brag about a Ferrari or an Audi? So what is the price point at which it becomes acceptable to brag about ones possessions.

      My point is simply this, i want a phone, I go to the phone store. I want my oil changed and my tires rotated I go to the auto mechanic.

      The main point as to why Apple is doing this is the fruition of what steve jobs said, and has always said that he wanted to do.

      Change the world.

      He made macs elite, he made iPods elite, he made iPhones elite. Kept them at a price point where only a few select could have them, created buzz, and interest and desire, and then when the time was right, he made it so EVERYONE could have it.

      Good for him. Good for Wal-Mart. I still wont shop there.