Now that the iPhone 5s is almost 9 months old — and with the iPhone 6 expected to be published in September or October of this year — several retail outlets have chosen to decrease the phone’s on-contract selling price in half.
If you’d like a 16 GB iPhone 5s, and you’re signing a new two-year contract, you may need to pay $200 for the phone through an Apple Store or your carrier’s store. If you go to any of the outlets below, however, you will pay far less.
For every one those who chose not to upgrade immediately, this form of gives new weight to the phrase, “Good things come to those who wait,” doesn’t it?
If you can stand it, you’re probably better off waiting until the fall, once you’re able to find an upgraded iPhone with a better camera and a faster processor. But if you’re in severe need of a new phone, here are all the places now you can purchase an iPhone 5s for under 100 bucks.
All you need to do is agree to sign the normal two-year carrier contract with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or U.S. Cellular. Furthermore, Walmart’s price of the 8 GB iPhone 5c was dropped to a super-low $29 with the exact same carrier contract agreement through either Verizon or AT&T. And since Walmart’s deals, just like all the others on our list, are in-store purchases only, you may even get a cartful of AriZona iced tea or a garden hose in exactly the exact same trip.
At the shop formally called Radio Shack, and then The Shack, and now the more modern “RadioShack,” you can actually get an iPhone 5s for $0 with the trade-in of an older iPhone.
The two-year contract price on AT&T is still $199, and we unfortunately don’t have any information regarding the length of time the cheaper Verizon and Sprint prices will last.
Target (honorable mention)
And for a slightly bigger ticket of $119, you can even stroll into the electronics part of the community Target and find a 16 GB iPhone for Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. Bonus: Targets have Starbucks cafes inside them. Tasty.
Merely to reiterate, though these prices seem great, rumor has it that Apple will have some new iPhones (possibly a slightly larger 4.7-inch model and a huge 5.5-inch version) coming to us in as soon as a month or two. Granted, we’d expect those devices to probably launch at prices of $199 or more, but if you’ve put off your upgrade from the iPhone 5 or 4s for this long, waiting until the end of the summer to jump to the iPhone’s freshest of the fresh might not be too bad an idea.