After a four-year hiatus, Costco has began selling select iPhone and iPad models at steep discounts of up to 70% off. The big box retailer had stopped selling Apple products in 2010 following a dispute in which it was not allowed to carry the iPad, but it appears that the two companies have now reconciled their business relationship.

Costco now offers a limited selection of iPhones on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon through its online store, including the 16 GB iPhone 5s in space grey, silver or gold for just $77.99. The smartphone regularly retails for $199.99 with a new two-year contract, making this one of the better deals for an iPhone 5s you will find. The devices are not available in stores… 

Costco iPhone iPad 2014

The wholesale retailer is also selling the iPad Air and iPad mini on Verizon for $519.99 and $419.99 respectively, which is a savings of $100 off each tablet. The online inventory lists T-Mobile models of the iPad Air and iPad mini as being available today through select Costco Wireless Kiosks. There is a $25 Costco Cash Card available via mail-in rebate for financed devices.

It was originally reported a few weeks ago that Apple and Costco had reached a new agreement to sell iPhones and iPads. While only cellular models of iPhones and iPads have been made available so far, Wi-Fi only models of the iPad and certain iPod models have showed up in Costco’s inventory system earlier this month. The company also sells iTunes gift cards.

Costco is the second-largest retailer behind Walmart, and the largest membership-based wholesale club chain, in the United States. It carries a wide variety of other electronics, including smartphones, televisions, digital cameras, audio and video equipment, surveillance systems and more. This story was originally reported by T-GAAP via 9to5Mac.

  • PainToad

    Pretty much all our phones on-contract here in Australia are $0 upfront. You Americans have a weird system.

    • Quang

      how about your monthly payment?

    • Dan

      how many years for the contract?

    • PainToad

      24 months. ~60/month.

  • Johnny

    Well I have my iPhone 5 and I’m able to upgrade for some odd reason. Should I get the iPhone 5s or wait for the iPhone 6?

    • regkilla


    • gary

      I was in the same boat about two weeks ago and decided to go ahead and get a 5S. I was going to wait, but decided that I liked the current 4″ screen, and didn’t really want or need a bigger screen (assuming rumors are true.) I also realized that the 5S is perfectly fast and capable for literally anything anyone would want to do on a cell phone.

    • A’s Network

      Wait for the 6 to come out, because if you like the bigger screen then you can have it but if you still want the smaller screen then it will be $99 cheaper.

  • Rupinder S

    I don’t think anyone can ever hate Costco. Costco is bae.

  • iPodDroid

    Since when did Costco sell iPhones? Last I checked in my local Costco, they didn’t sell them…

    • Anthony Nguyen

      They started to sell iPhones and iPads.

    • RayRayBeav

      They just started selling the iPhones and iPads again due to new agreements. If you look in the article it says that the iPhones are only available through the Costco website, and that they are not available in-store.

      • iPodDroid

        Oh… Never noticed until now. Thanks for the info! You too Anthony!

    • Dan

      mine does, several providers sell their phones there

  • diggitydang

    Wonder if this is available in Canada…

  • Kurt

    Without the discount now offered, selling it at normal price, how much profit does Costco normally make off iPads. Since if they can sell it for $100