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Walmart Offering iPhone 5 for $127, Third-Generation iPad for $399

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, we've been highlighting several increasingly good deals on the iPhone 5, and Walmart is now launching new discounts on both the iPhone and iPad that may be of interest to some readers.

Starting today, Walmart has dropped prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 and the iPhone 4S coming in at $47.


In addition, Walmart is now selling the latest fourth-generation 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad for just $399, a $100 discount from standard pricing. And beginning on Monday, Walmart will also include a $30 iTunes gift card bonus with iPad purchases.

Despite the iPhone 5 having launched in the United States less than three months ago, retailers are offering aggressive discounts on the devices to attract holiday shoppers. RadioShack is currently offering all iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S models at $50 discounts from their regular prices, and also offering email coupons for $10 credit on future purchases for every $50 spent during the holiday shopping season. RadioShack also offers price matching through its Mobile Low Price Guarantee, suggesting that it is likely to match Walmart's discounted pricing upon request.

Update: Wal-Mart spokesperson Sarah Spencer gave MacRumors this statement regarding inventory of the products on sale. Something to keep in mind for people thinking of taking advantage of the promotions:
Walmart works closely with Apple to secure some of the strongest allocations of their products. That being said, inventory is a first come first serve basis so we recommend customers come early to secure their Apple product. We will not offer rain checks but customers should know we will be refreshing our inventory on an ongoing basis.
Update 2: Walmart has contacted MacRumors to note that it erred in stating that the iPad promotion was for the current generation. It is in fact the third-generation iPad that is on closeout sale for $399.

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26 months ago

Must be bought in store. Ug, hate the clientele in the area near me.


You certainly wouldn't want to associate with THOSE kind of people.

People of quality, such as yourself, must not allow themselves to be seen with THOSE people.

I mean, really, you must maintain some standards or the peasants will start to think they are as good as you.

Don't give in...maintain your standards...the hell with the money...there are more important things at stake here!

:rolleyes:
Rating: 25 Votes
26 months ago

Must be bought in store. Ug, hate the clientele in the area near me.

If you can't be bothered to spend 20 minutes in the store to save over 20% on a mainly priced-locked iDevice, then just don't and spare us the holier-than-thou melodrama.

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Can you double-check on this? I looked online and walmart.com shows $399 for the iPad 2, $499 for the Retina iPad (which is what I think the article refers to).


In store only.
Rating: 25 Votes
26 months ago

Must be bought in store. Ug, hate the clientele in the area near me.


Don't we all.
Rating: 14 Votes
26 months ago
Must be bought in store. Ug, hate the clientele in the area near me.
Rating: 13 Votes
26 months ago

You would make a 2 hour round drive to save $90? Fuel and would almost cost you that!

I wonder what vehicle they are driving if it is going to be $90 in gas...
Rating: 13 Votes
26 months ago
Argh! I can't afford to save this much money!
Rating: 12 Votes
26 months ago
The discount offered is nothing when you take into account the total that will need to be paid over the two-years contract.
Rating: 12 Votes
26 months ago
I just got back from my local, friendly Walmart. There were 4 employees behind the counter in Electronics and 2 customers being rung up. After several minutes, one of them asked if she could help me. I asked if they had any iPad 4's. She gave my a completely puzzled look and went to ask another employee if they had any. He pointed her to the counter where I was standing and said check in there. She said, I don't have a key. She walks out from behind the counter and disappears for a few minutes, then returns with a ring of keys. She fumbles with a half a dozen keys or so and finally opens the cabinet and removes a box containing some type of iPad.

She looks the box over, then takes it to another employee and asks if it is an iPad 4. He hands here a scanning gun and tells her to check. After several unsuccessful attempts to scan it, she goes back and asks for help again, then returns. She finally came close enough so that I could see the box. I read the fine print by the UPC and it said iPad 2. She proceeds to attempt to scan it, again without success. I look at the box, it says iPad 2. After taking a few more boxes out from under the counter, all iPad 2's, she asks someone else for help. He says that they don't have any iPad 4 wifi's, just cellular. I ask if he knew about the supposed sale, he said no.

I told him that they have the iPhone 5 on display at the sale price, he tells me that they have never had an iPhone 5 in the store to sell. I asked when they would be getting the iPads and iPhones, he didn't know. And then the gem of gems, he told me that the iPad 5 was the one that was going to come in the neon colors!

I wasted 20+ minutes there and found out nothing. And people think Best Buy is bad.
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago
20% off iPad 4? That's insane..
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago

Must be bought in store. Ug, hate the clientele in the area near me.


Knuckle dragging sub-humans shouldn't be allowed to buy Precious.
Rating: 9 Votes

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