Retailers Begin Discounting the iPhone 4 in Anticipation of Apple’s Next Model

By , Aug 3, 2011

All signs have been pointing to a September release of the iPhone 5, and retail outlets have begun to offer discounts for the iPhone 4 in anticipation of Apple’s upcoming device.

In the US, Radio Shack and Target have already cut prices for the iPhone 4. If you’re not interested in getting Apple’s next generation smartphone this Fall, now would be an excellent time to pick up a new iPhone 4.

US retailers are trying to clear iPhone 4 inventory, with carrier supplies of the iPhone 3GS also tightening. Specifically, Target and Radio Shack are now offering the iPhone 4 at a noticeable discount.

Target has cut the iPhone 4’s retail price to $149 for the 16GB version, and $249 for the 32GB version. That’s a respective discount of $50 on Apple’s most recent iPhone model.

At Radio Shack, the 16GB model if offered for $169.99, while the 32GB iPhone 4 now retails for $269.99. Obviously, picking up your iPhone 4 at Target would result in more savings.

All of the above sales prices include a two year carrier contract with either AT&T or Verizon. You can buy unlocked iPhones on AT&T’s network in the Apple store for the full, unsubsidized price.

Let us know if you choose to pick up an iPhone 4 at one of these discounted rates. Or are you holding off for the iPhone 5?

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  • http://www.apple.com Steve Jobs

    “Target has cut the iPhone 4′s retail price to $149 for the 6GB version,”

    *16

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Alex

      Thanks. Corrected.

  • sOleFresh

    “Target has cut the iPhone 4′s retail price to $149 for the 6GB..”typo make it 16GB
    i wonder when the actual providers will start to drop their prices..that’ll be some serious news i think..

  • Cameron

    “In the US, Radio Shack and Target have already already cut prices for the iPhone 4.” You said already twice!

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Alex

      I’m just full of typos today!! Thanks

      • Cameron

        no ;)

      • Cameron

        *np, looks like I’m having some typos as well ;)

  • Jason Masters

    Targets sale ends august 6th just to let your readers know.

  • Lynda tilley

    I am waiting for iPhone 4 to drop to 99 dollars for 16gb when the new iPhone 4 comes out

  • Jon Garrett

    I’ll pass on the iphone 5, my iphone 4 is just fine. maybe I’ll wait for the Samsung Galaxy S III

  • Dani

    Why does the iPhone has to be so damn expensive. In my country we cannot get an iPhone on contract, we have to pay 60,000rp(about 700USD) upfront!
    For that amount we get a brand new 70CC bike here in Pakistan! :P