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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Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.