Walmart to Sell iPhone 5c for $27, iPhone 5s for $127 Beginning Friday

Wednesday December 11, 2013 3:11 PM PST by Juli Clover
iphone_5c_store_heroWalmart will begin a holiday sale on Friday that will see the retailer drop price of Apple's iPhone to just $27 with a two-year contract, reports the Los Angeles Times. Though the iPhone 5c is normally priced at $99, Walmart and other retailers have been selling the phone at a discount since shortly after its September launch.

Walmart initially sold the iPhone for $79, but back in October, the company dropped the price on the iPhone 5c to just $45, undercutting other retailers pricing schemes. During Black Friday, Walmart offered an even better deal, providing a $75 gift card along with an iPhone 5c purchased for $45.

Holiday price drops on electronics are not unusual, but iPhone 5c pricing has been aggressive since the launch of the phone. Apple has reportedly even reduced production of the iPhone 5c due to more than adequate stock. While the iPhone 5s was constrained at launch and for many weeks afterwards, supplies of the iPhone 5c have remained plentiful.

Walmart will also be discounting the iPhone 5s to $127 on contract, a significant discount from the standard $199 price, and offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of a $299 16 GB original iPad mini.

Walmart's sale will begin on Friday, December 13 at 8 AM and last until December 24.

Update: Best Buy is offering a $75 discount on the iPhone 5s with the purchase of a two-year contract and MacMall is offering the 16 GB iPhone 5s for $120 and the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $20. Sam’s Club will be selling the iPhone 5s for $119 with a two-year contract through january. From Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, the deal will be available to non-members as well.

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Posted: 12 months ago

This is becoming ridculas. How the hell does Tim Cook allow the 5C to be sold for $27?! He's hurting Apple's entire premium brand image. Steve would never have allowed that. In fact, I doubt Steve would've allowed the iPhone to to even be sold at Wal Mart in the first place.


Seriously get over it. Who cares.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

I'd rather pay full price online or at the Apple store if it meant I could avoid the Wal-Mart clientele and staff. Oh yeah. I went there.


Snobbery is $72 more expensive.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Wow people are mad about apple teaming with Walmart to do something good for the consumer?

You people are crazy
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

I'd rather pay full price online or at the Apple store if it meant I could avoid the Wal-Mart clientele and staff. Oh yeah. I went there.


Humble down dude. What a snobby thing to say. It is good to keep it balanced and real, not everything in life is shiny and modern like Apple store and bloomingdales and neiman marcus, it's good to mix it up. I am at a point in my career where I can afford whatever I want, but I go to walmart sometimes. There is nothing wrong with that. Their staff are some of the friendliest I have seen, and the clientele are from all walks of life, most of which btw are hard working Americans.

Things never last my friend, and some humiltiy goes a long way.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

Though the iPhone 5c is priced at $99 in the App Store


If you buy the iPhone 5c in the App Store and download it, do you get updated models for free when they are released?

Can everybody in your family who uses the same iTunes Apple ID also download it for free?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

I'd rather pay full price online or at the Apple store if it meant I could avoid the Wal-Mart clientele and staff. Oh yeah. I went there.


I've never had a bad experience at a Walmart, but then again I only go to a Walmart 2-4 times a year (no Walmart here in Brooklyn yet) and never purchased electronics there. Maybe Apple could price-match with Walmart (to be fair)? I understand where you're coming from, but for some, saving money may be a higher priority and I have nothing against that.

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This is becoming ridculas. How the hell does Tim Cook allow the 5C to be sold for $27?! He's hurting Apple's entire premium brand image. Steve would never have allowed that. In fact, I doubt Steve would've allowed the iPhone to to even be sold at Wal Mart in the first place.


The days of showing off your iPhone are long gone. Well, it's still a nice phone to show off, but you get my point. All smartphones, including iPhones, have become commodities and it's vital for Apple to use all of its options/resources to expand its market, especially overseas but in the US as well.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

In fact, I doubt Steve would've allowed the iPhone to to even be sold at Wal Mart in the first place.


Check the date on this article (http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/12/26/us-walmart-iphone-idUSTRE4BP1YA20081226): December 2008. Also: this article (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/12/26/wal-mart-to-sell-iphone-starting-sunday/).
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago

I honestly wish apple sold their products as luxury tech items still. I miss the days when only well paid individuals could afford their devices, now everyone can and it makes me feel not as cool about owning them. That's what most people probably want to say but don't for fear of looking pretentious but it's true.


Well, at least you do not have that fear.
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Posted: 12 months ago

Uh.. I think you're forgetting that Wal-Mart is taking a huge loss on the deal. Not to mention once a retailer buys an iPhone they can sell if for as little as they want because ultimately they are taking the loss. So Apple actually has nothing to do with these sales. Brick+Martar stores like Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart are ok with taking a loss in order to drive traffic into the store. Now if Apple price matches Wal-Mart at $127 then thats a whole other story.


I doubt they are taking a loss on them. This assumes you know how much the carriers pass through to the retailers for the contracts they sell, which you don't.
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Posted: 12 months ago

I'd rather pay full price online or at the Apple store if it meant I could avoid the Wal-Mart clientele and staff. Oh yeah. I went there.


I bet most people who shop at Walmart are harder working people than you are and they value their hard earned money. There is no reason to look down on people who shop there. Based on the maturity of your comment, I bet you are still spending your allowance from your parents.
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