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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.




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  1. davedawgnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -9

    first yawn

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

    yawn

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    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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