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Watch out, $99 iPhone may be coming.

Hey everyone,

There has been rumors going around that a $99 iPhone is going to be coming. Below is an article from the good people at BetaNews describing how Wal-mart may be selling the iPhone for $99 before New Year’s Day. Enjoy!

Wal-Mart waffles on reports of $99 iPhone 3G
By Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews
December 5, 2008, 3:56 PM

Answering an inquiry from BetaNews about Wal-Mart’s reputed plans to sell an iPhone 3G for $99, a spokesperson today issued a statement that neither confirms nor denies the rumors.

“We have made no official announcement on offering the iPhone at Wal-Mart,” said spokesperson Kelly Cheeseman today, when asked by BetaNews for comment on published reports that the retail chain will start selling a 4 GB version of Apple’s iPhone 3G for $99 just before New Year’s Day.

This could be yours for $99

This could be yours for $99

The accounts originated on the Boy Genius Report blog before being picked up by other media. In November, BGR pointed to an internal memo at Wal-Mart announcing that Wal-Mart has reached agreement with Apple to sell an iPhone at “Wal-Mart and WalMart-managed Sam’s Club Connection Centers nationwide beginning December 28.”

Then yesterday, BGR cited unnamed sources as stating that Apple might be looking at coming up with a vastly upgraded version of its phased out 4 GB iPhone and permitting Wal-Mart to sell a 4 GB 3G device for just $99 with a two-year contract. BGR didn’t seem to trust those sources entirely, however. “Don’t hate us if this doesn’t happen,” readers were cautioned.

The reports actually seem somewhat feasible, though, given a similar deal struck recently by Wal-Mart for the Android-based G1 phone, along with current pricing for higher-end models of Apple’s iPhone 3G.

Wal-Mart has already been selling G1s for $148.88, or about $31 less then… (Full Story)


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  3. Hello!
    Great site! 🙂

    December 7, 2008 at 6:30 am

  4. I think it would be a wise choice for Apple in many ways. The iPhone could become the next Moto Razor… However, I don’t think it’s gonna happen :(.

    December 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm

  5. David Crew

    Thanks for the comment rbfproject! =D

    yeah, it would be. I wish it did end up being like the razr, because right now it is so ridiculously expensive to sign on with everything you want. Plus, I hope the price tag comes with a verizon service plan.

    December 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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