iPhone 5 Drops to $127, iPad 3 to $399 at Walmart Starting Today
The best iPhone 5 deal and iPad 3 deal of the year is at Walmart, beating out Android smartphone and tablet pricing in time for the holidays.
Walmart is currently the store with the deepest discounts of Apple products. Starting today Walmart’s iPhone 5 deal cuts the price to $127. This is a savings of $73 over Apple, and beats the recent Best Buy iPhone 5 deal by $23.
According to 9to5Mac, the deal is even better for shoppers looking for the iPhone 4S, which is now on sale for $47, $50 less than the you’ll find it at most carriers.
All of the iPhone deals come with a two-year contract at a cellular carrier. Walmart sells the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Walmart also has a sale on the iPad third generation. The big box retailer will sell the 16GB Wi-Fi model of the previous-generation 9.7-inch iPad for $399. That price is the same price as the older 16GB iPad 2 which Apple still sells.
To make the deal even better Walmart will offer a $30 gift card with the purchase of the tablet starting Monday December 17.
Target also has a deal on the iPhone 4S, but not on a postpaid version. On December 16 Target Mobile locations will offer the 16GB iPhone 4S on Virgin Mobile for $399.99, $50 less than the typical $449.99 price.
While only Walmart and Target have these offers other stores should price match the sales. Best Buy should price match these deals as well as any deals from big online retailers like Amazon. RadioShack stores will also price match the deals. Some Apple stores may match the deals if shoppers ask.
These discounts are likely only available for a limited time, so anyone who wants the iPhone 5 or iPad third-generation at these prices should buy quickly. These are the lowest prices on any of these devices so far, but they are likely only in place for the holidays.
Note: Walmart erroneously stated that the deal was for the iPad 4. The deal actually is for the iPad third-generation, not the iPad 4. This post has been updated to reflect that.
12/15/2012 at 9:14 am
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12/15/2012 at 7:24 pm
This is bs! I work for Walmart and damn it the only price drop we had today was the iPhone that’s it! The slinking iPads are the same damn price as they have always been 499 for the 3rd gen. 16 G And 549 for the ret. display. All day all we heard was ppl asking about this iPad shit. It’s a bunch of bull hockey that the only heads up w our store got from corp. was about the iPhone 5 going on sale!!! Nothing what so ever about the iPads dropping! Apple & whom ever got this info for this shit needs to get it together cause 4237 had a ass of angry customers today!! Smh what would Sam W say!!!
12/17/2012 at 11:47 am
The iPad 3rd gen was $399.99 already at my local Walmart as of this past weekend. I bought one.
12/17/2012 at 4:07 pm
Just bought a 3rd Ipad Retina for $399 at my local WM store…. No $30 itunes gift card was offered and nobody knew about that. Anyone else have more information on the $30 itunes free gift card with iPad purchase as of 12/17/2012 ???