For the first time in history, retail giant Walmart is accepting preorders for Apple’s newest iPhone alongside Apple, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Not only that, but Walmart is offering a $10 discount for the iPhone 5, meaning that customers can buy the 16GB version for $189.97 instead of the normal $199 charged by Apple.
While Apple and the carriers will start accepting preorders around midnight PST/ 3 A.M. EST on September 14th, Walmart’s preorders won’t start until 8 A.M local time. The $189.97 price tag of course comes with a two-year contract on a carrier like AT&T or Verizon.
Older iPhone models are also getting small price cuts at Walmart. The iPhone 4S sells for $89.97 instead of the $148 price Apple announced at its media event on Wednesday. The iPhone 4 sells for 97 cents at Walmart instead of $48.88.
Other retailers like RadioShack and Best Buy will be offering the iPhone 5 went it hits shelves next week, but this is the first time that a retailer like Walmart has accepted preorders. Unlike Apple and the carriers, you’ll actually have to visit a brick and mortar Walmart store come 8 A.M. to preorder.
The iPhone 5 will be available for pickup in U.S. stores on Friday, September 21st.