Walmart cutting iPhone 5S and 5C prices ahead of expected iPhone 6 launch

apple iphone 5c vs 5s screens

With the iPhone 6 widely expected to land in the fall, Apple is faced with the usual problem of trying to entice consumers to lay down money for the current version of its handset.

Of course, one way to clear stock in the run up to a new product launch is to slash prices, and that’s exactly what Walmart is reportedly doing today with the iPhone 5S and 5C. The retail giant is expected to begin offering the 16GB model for $99 with a two-year contract (AT&T, Verizon or Sprint), saving buyers $50.

The more wallet-friendly 5C, on the other hand, is getting a $20 discount, leaving it with a $29 price tag. The same contract details apply.

The 32GB models are also set to be reduced, though pricing details aren’t yet available. The offer is in-store only and kicks off at opening time Friday.

iPhone 6

Walmart’s price cuts are the latest indication that Apple is on the verge of pulling the wraps off its latest iPhone. Recent reports suggest the Cupertino company will be rolling out two devices with larger displays. Whereas the current model sports a 4-inch screen, the new phones are expected to come with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens.

While the 4.7-inch device is thought to be ready for a full launch, there have been mixed reports over the state of the 5.5-inch handset, with some suggesting Apple has been experiencing technical difficulties with its production. The most recent news out of Asia, where the phone is manufactured, is that the 5.5-inch model will launch alongside the smaller version in the fall, though it’s still possible it might not arrive until several months later.

For the very latest information on all things iPhone 6, check out DT’s rapidly expanding dedicated page here.

[Source: Cnet]


Happy Valentine’s Day! Coffee Meets Bagel dating app data may have been breached

Are you planning on using Coffee Meets Bagel to find love on Valentine's Day? If you've been using the app for a while, you'll probably want to change your password -- the company said a data breach may have taken place before May 2018.

Need more power now? Here's how you can fast charge your iPhone

The new iPhones have almost everything an iOS addict could want -- except for a fast charger. If you need your iPhone powered back up in a hurry, here's everything you need to know to get your iPhone charged up quickly.

Avoid scratches and dents with the 20 best iPhone 8 Plus cases

So you've got a new iPhone? Congrats! But with a glass design, and looks to die for, you'd best keep it safe. Not sure about the best case choice? Check out our guide to the best iPhone 8 Plus cases for some great ideas.

Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for February 2019

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the absolute best iPhone deals available for February 2019.

New rumors suggest the iPhone 2019 will continue to use Lightning over USB-C

While it's not been long since the last iPhones launched, rumors for the next iPhone are already surfacing. Apple's 2019 flagship could include a variety of upgrades ranging from a new design to enhanced features.

Worried about extra data charges? Here's how to check your usage on an iPhone

It's common to get a little nervous about nearing data limits. Keep your peace of mind by checking how much data your iPhone is using. Our guide on how to check data usage on an iPhone helps you stay in control.

Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like

With 5G phones debuting at MWC in mere days, there is discussion about whether they will be clunky bricks that die after a few hours? A reference design from Qualcomm offerrs a glimpse of the future: This is what 5G phones will look like.

North Focals smartglasses discount cuts the price by a massive $400

Canadian startup North is hoping smartglasses will be the next big wearable. After announcing its new Focals smartglasses in late 2018, the company opened product showrooms in Brooklyn and Toronto and has made its first shipment.

New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent describes a clamshell-style foldable phone with two separate sections.

Xiaomi Mi 9 will be one of the first phones with monster Snapdragon 855 chip

Xiaomi's next major smartphone release will be the Mi 9, and the company hasn't held back in giving us a good look at the phone, revealing the design, the camera, and a stunning color.

Galaxy Watch Active isn't official yet, but you can see it in Samsung's own app

Samsung may be about to resurrect its Sport line of smartwatches under a new name: The Galaxy Watch Sport Active. Leaks and rumors are building our picture of the device at the moment.

Stop buying old tablets, says Samsung, buy the new Galaxy Tab S5e instead

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S5e -- the E is for Essential -- a reasonably priced tablet that includes many of the features we like from the Tab A 10.5, and the Tab S4. Here's what you need to know.

Bag yourself a bargain with the best budget tablets under $200

The battle for your budget tablet affections is really ramping up. Which tablet, costing less than $200, should be commanding your attention? We take a look at some different options for the budget-conscious.

What is Wi-Fi 6? Here's a look at the next evolution of the wireless standard

We're exploring the new naming convention for wireless standards, how it affects the devices you buy, and what the upcoming Wi-Fi generation is changing for the better.