As the Apple iPhone launch event draws nearer, many retailers are offering iPhone 5 deals and promotions to clear their inventory and make room for the new iPhones. In case iPhone 5S or low-cost iPhone 5C don’t appeal to you, you can get the current iPhone 5 and save yourself some money.
Last week, Best Buy offered the iPhone 5 at half price, allowing users to get their hands-on an iPhone 5 for $100 with a 2-year contract for the 16GB variant. The promotion ended of September 2, but in case you missed it, Best Buy is now offering $50 off the original price of iPhone 5 on a 2-year contract. Now, you can get an iPhone 5 for $149.99 with a 2-year contract on any supported carrier (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint). The promotion is only available for in-store purchases, but it seems as they are taking orders online for Verizon and Sprint.
If that’s not the deal you’re looking for, Walmart is offering a much better deal on the iPhone 5 16GB model; $98 on a 2-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Before this promotion, the retailer was offering the device for $128 on-contract.
There are a number of other deals going on the internet, but I found Walmart’s offer to be the lowest. I also came across Frys Electronics who are offering the device for $97 with a 2-year contract, but I don’t think $1 could make a big difference for a customer.
If you ask me, I would go for the iPhone 5 considering the fact that iPhone 5C is going to offer similar set of specifications. Plus, the iPhone 5 has an attractive, more sophisticated look compared to the plastic exterior of iPhone 5C. Rumors suggest Apple will discontinue iPhone 5 after the launch of the low-cost iPhone 5C, but you never know.
We’ll find out everything about the new iPhone lineup on September 10th at Apple’s media event. And if you know find a better deal before then, please share it with us in the comments below.