There’s never a surer sign of an upcoming Apple event than the slashing of last year’s model’s prices. People, that time has come. According to The Washington Post on Thursday, Wal-Mart started rolling back the prices on the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s as of 9 a.m. If you’re in the market for something newer than a busted Android or the iPhone 4s, or if you’re looking to upgrade at all, honestly, these prices are a steal.
The phones weren’t outrageously priced before; the iPhone 5s was $99 and the iPhone 5c was $29. There is a slight catch however. The price now is for phones that will be used with a new two-year contract with either Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular or Verizon. So if you’re in the middle of a contract, now’s probably not the time to make the leap since the savings are only about $20-30. However, when you consider buying phone from the Apple store still clocks in at $199, it is likely worth it for many buyers.
Ahead of the Sept. 9 announcement of what will likely be the iPhone 6, Wal-Mart appears to be getting rid of extra items they know won’t be selling once the best and shiniest version comes out. Looks for other retailers like Best Buy and Target to follow suit shortly.
At their next event, we’re expecting to see at least one new iPhone to be revealed, but as with their last event, there could be two. According to the Washington Post, leaks have confirmed that at least one of those phones has a 4.7-inch screen, thought to be the iPhone 6, and the other will have a 5.5-inch screen, rumored to carry the name iPhone 6L. Also included will be a new processor, reversible usb cable and a design similar to the iPad.