New York, Dec 16: Global retail giant Walmart has said that is began selling Apple's flagship iPhone 5 smartphone at a big discount in thousands of its stores – just in time for the holiday shopping season.
According to a Facebook post on the official Walmart page, Walmart has shaved off $62 off the price of 16 GB Apple iPhone 5, which will now cost $127, versus an original price of $189.97. The price is valid with a two-year contract from wireless carriers Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, the retailer added.
Wal-Mart is also selling the 16 GB iPhone 4S and the 16 GB iPad with Retina display and Wi-Fi at discounts. Users can purchase the products at 3,000 of its stores within a time period of 30 days. However, they are not available online, according to the retailer.
Wal-Mart is pricing the iPad starting at $399, down from $499. Beginning December 17 the retailer said it will throw in a $30 iTunes card. Wal-Mart is also selling the 16 GB iPhone 4S for $47, versus an original price of $89.97, it said.
The sale comes just a few days after retailer Best Buy shaved $50 off the price of both phones, a sale that runs through January 5.