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.

  • pauleebe

    Anyone else feel like this is an error? Seems too good to be true …

    • KE

      Every other article I’ve read is saying that you can only pre-order the 5C from Walmart starting tomorrow, which seems more accurate.

      • pauleebe

        Mind sourcing that? I don’t disbelieve you, I’m just curious.

  • Tom Brady

    Do you know if we can buy the unlocked 5s from Walmart

    • pauleebe

      On their website for carriers supported it lists Tmobile, which is unlocked only. Not sure if that helps at all.

      • Tom Brady

        I think it does. Thanks

  • Lance Baker

    I work for Walmart in the cell phone department. We are waiting to hear how we are doing these preorders. As per the usual, we are finding out at the last minute.