Historically speaking, iPhones do not typically see many discounts until they near the end of their life cycle when retailers try to clear old stock. But the iPhone 5 has been on sale a couple times already, as low as $127 from a Walmart in-store promotion. It’s believed that increased competition from low-cost smartphones and retailers attempting to drive traffic into stores are catalysts for these promotions.
The 9to5Toys team is expecting more heavy discounts on Apple products all weekend to celebrate Memorial Day, be sure to stop by and see what’s happening.
Update: Both deals are going in/out of stock frequently, it is best to keep checking.
Earlier this week we found that Walmart was offering the current generation iPod nano refurbished at a heavy discount. Now Walmart also has a refurbished iPad mini 16GB WiFi for just $250 with free in-store pickup or $5 shipping. That is the lowest price we have ever seen a refurbished or new iPad mini go for from a reputable seller. Other models are also available including AT&T / Verizon cellular versions. The iPad mini features a 7.9″ screen, front-facing camera for video chat and a 1080P HD video recording rear camera. Available in black and white.
This week only, OfficeMax is offering a free $15 iTunes Gift Card when buyers purchase a $100 card. That is a bonus 15% of iTunes value for free. OfficeMax states that buyers will receive the bonus value on a separate card which makes it perfect for gifts, giveaways and raffles. Each card can be redeemed for music, movies, apps, books and more from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store and all other Apple digital distribution stores. Deal ends 5/25. Read more
Today only, Cowboom (Best Buy affiliate) has a killer deal on the tablet that started everything, an Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 1st generation for only $175 shipped. This device is pre-owned and the cosmetic condition of each unit varies, be sure to read the product description carefully before purchasing. Features include a 9.7 inch multi-touch LED backlit display, up to 10 hours of battery life and access to thousands of apps through the Apple App Store.
The iPad 3 is a deal seekers dream, while it doesn’t have a Lightning connector and improved performance specs like iPad 4, it does have the same exact screen and physical design for a much lower price. If you are OK without have the absolute newest tech, the iPad 3 is a perfect solution.