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Walmart confirms Dec. 28th iPhone launch

updated 11:25 am EST, Fri December 26, 2008

Walmart confirms iPhone

Walmart has confirmed long-standing rumors, and will soon begin selling the iPhone 3G, according to an announcement. As expected, the phone will become available on December 28th from the low-end retailer, and sell in an 8GB model for $197 or a 16GB version for $297 -- in each case, just $2 less than the prices offered by Apple, AT&T and Best Buy. Shoppers will still require a two-year contract through AT&T.

Walmart notes that its price-matching policy applies the iPhone, but the strict controls Apple and AT&T have exercised over the device will likely make this irrelevant.

The announcement also quashes any rumors of a 4GB, $99 iPhone for Walmart, which may have been based on Walmart's reputation for pushing margins to an absolute minimum, sometimes at the expense of suppliers. Apple has not produced a 4GB iPhone since the first few months of the 2G version's availability however, and has resisted scaling down capacities in newer generations of any hardware.

by MacNN Staff



  1. davedawgnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    first yawn

    so $2 less than every where else u can buy an iphone?


  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    nyc sucks

    "so $2 less than every where else u can buy an iphone?"

    Yes, that is what the article says. Thanks for repeating you f****** r*****!

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