Walmart iPhone pre-orders

Just as Apple’s U.S. carrier partners Verizon and Sprint announced iPhone 5c pre-orders beginning Friday at 12:01am Pacific, the U.S. retail chain Walmart said Thursday it too will start taking pre-orders for the device tomorrow.

The retailer typically carries iPhones at prices lower than other stores and new iPhones are no different: an iPhone 5s with sixteen gigabytes of storage will cost you $189 after a two-year contract, which is $10 cheaper from standard $199 downpayment…

As for the more affordable iPhone 5c, the entry-level version of the plastic handset will set you back $79, a $20 cheaper than the standard upfront payment of $99. Again, these prices are based on eligible upgrade or a new two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint.

It seems Walmart is only offering iPhone 5s and 5c models with sixteen gigabytes of storage. Only the iPhone 5c is up for pre-order at Walmart and both devices will be available for in-store pickup from September 20.

Gold iPhone 5s front

You may also want to check with your nearest Apple Store or Best Buy store as these outlets are know to price-match offers from other retailers, though the policy varies from one store to another.

Apple announced iPhone 5c pre-orders start tomorrow, September 13. Curiously enough, the firm will not be offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5s. Both handsets are scheduled to go on sale next Friday, September 20.

iPhone 5c pre-order

The devices will initially launch in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore.

The company has promised that both new iPhones will be available in over 100 countries across 270 carries by December of this year. Last year, the iPhone 5 was available in a hundred countries and on 240 carriers by year’s end.