Walmart has revealed that it will begin selling the 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97 this week, more than $100 off of Apple’s $199 suggested retail price. Starting Tuesday, the lower capacity iPhone 3GS will cost roughly the same amount as Apple’s 8GB iPhone 3G. Earlier Monday, a new rumor suggested Apple could be discontinuing the […]
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Walmart To Offer 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97

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Walmart has revealed that it will begin selling the 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97 this week, more than $100 off of Apple’s $199 suggested retail price.

Starting Tuesday, the lower capacity iPhone 3GS will cost roughly the same amount as Apple’s 8GB iPhone 3G. Earlier Monday, a new rumor suggested Apple could be discontinuing the iPhone 3G, which was originally released in 2008.

Kinda makes you feel like that guy in the Staples TV ads – ‘Wow, that’s a low price’.  A great deal for those who want to upgrade but can’t quite afford the higher price we’ll see for the next new iPhone model this year.  The 3GS has proven to be a fast and powerful device, and it will able to multitask and use folders and take advantage of lots of new iPhone OS 4 goodness when it is released.

It will, as per usual, require a new two year contract with AT&T according to reports. 

The price reduction could be permanent. One analyst said Monday they believe Apple will formally reduce the price of the iPhone 3GS to $99 once the new model is released. Last year, after the iPhone 3GS was released, Apple reduced the price of the 8GB iPhone 3G to $99.

This should also be good news for Apple’s iPhone sales – even with stronger Android competition, a sub $100 iPhone with the capabilities of the 3GS is one heck of an offer.

Via: Apple Insider

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