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Walmart offers $399 third-gen* iPad, $127 iPhone 5

Walmart has announced that it will be dropping the price of the 16GB fourth-generation* Wi-Fi iPad to $399, and offering a 16GB iPhone 5 for $127, effective today, substantial price cuts that are surprising at this early stage of both products’ availability. Additionally, the fourth-generation* iPad will also come with a $30 iTunes gift card starting on Monday. The 16GB iPhone 4S has also seen its price cut today to $47 — both iPhone price cuts are valid with the typical two-year contract. These discounted prices are only available in retail stores, and not available online.

Updated: Although iLounge contacted Walmart before posting this story to confirm that the $399 pricing did, in fact, apply to the fourth-generation iPad - and received unambiguous written confirmation of that detail from a spokesperson - the company has now retracted the claim, suggesting that the $399 price applies solely to the third-generation iPad.

From Walmart’s spokesperson: “The iPad model on sale is the fourth-generation iPad currently in stores (not the iPad 3). Rollback prices on the iPhone and iPad are effective today, not Monday, with the $30 iTunes card added in beginning Monday, Dec. 17.” iLounge recommends that disgruntled customers contact Walmart directly to see if they can get the advertised price offered.

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Comments

1

This is a mistake.
The offer is for left over ipad3 16GB

Posted by Andrewinla on December 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM (CST)

2

I just called my local Walmart and they said the $399 pricing is for the 16GB iPad 3rd generation, not the Retina display. They aslso said the iPhone 5 16GB is $189.

Posted by MBT on December 15, 2012 at 8:40 AM (CST)

3

This is the widest spread misinformation on iPad pricing I’ve ever seen. As others have noted, this is NOT for the iPad 4.

Posted by Jeff Hardy on December 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM (CST)

4

FYI, 3rd Gen iPad has Retina Display.

Posted by VP on December 15, 2012 at 5:17 PM (CST)

5

Walmart contacted iLounge and said fourth-generation. We were so surprised that we waited to post the story until we confirmed it with a spokesperson, who said yes, it was the fourth-generation version. It’s unfortunate that this company can’t get facts straight, but that’s Walmart.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on December 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM (CST)

6

I just got my 4th generation iPad today at
Walmart in South Bend, Indiana for $399. I wasn’t granted a $30 gift card. Walmart manager scanned all models and nothing showed up to grant me one. Going to check another store later.

Posted by Greg on December 17, 2012 at 2:58 PM (CST)

7

I called South Bend store and they denied Greg’s claim that they have sold IPAD 4 to any one for$399.

It is confirmed however that IPAD 3 is selling for $399 in all stores.

Colin

Posted by Colin on December 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM (CST)

8

Colin you are absolutely correct. My bad. I got the ipad3 in South Bend for $399. It wasnt a 4th generation. Sorry for the misinformation everyone.

Posted by Greg on December 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM (CST)

9

Hi, do you know where can I buy the I phone 5 in better price. thnaks. Bianca

Posted by Bianca on January 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM (CST)

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