It’s the common thing for retailers to drop the price of Apple products when they’re a week or two away from being refreshed. It’s also the common deal for carriers like Sprint to drop the price as well if they haven’t met their quota of sales. What’s odd is to see a retailer do this when we are still a ton of months away from the expected refresh of the next-generation iPhone.
In this case we’re talking about Walmart, which just decided to drop the price of the iPhone 5 to just $129 after the usual 2-year contract, and the iPhone 4S to just $39. Now what makes this sale even more unique is to see Walmart claim that it’ll be permanent, meaning that if you want to buy an iPhone from here to when the next iPhone launches, your best place to go is definitely Walmart. This sadly applies to every major carrier except for T-Mobile, for reasons we still don’t know, but hey, if you’re shopping for an iPhone now that we know that we’ll have to wait for it until the fall, now’s the best time.