American retailer slashes $50 off new-generation carrier-tied iPhones
Best Buy is not shy of making considerable discounts when it comes to Apple products. They did on Black Friday and it appears they’re at it still with a new discount on the iPhone 5.Sold with a two-year carrier plan (AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint), the 16GB version of the iPhone 5 currently costs just $149.99 (€114) at Best Buy, which is certainly the best price ever slapped on the handset since its official introduction in September.
32GB models sell for $249.99 (€190), and 64GB iPhone 5s go for $349.99 (€267). American customers can order one right now and expect rapid delivery.
Although Best Buy refrains itself from citing a timeframe, iPhone 5 supplies are now abundant nation-wide, according to the listings on store.apple.com.
Best-Buyers get the full package, just like Apple shoppers do – iPhone 5; Apple EarPods with remote and mic; Lightning to USB cable; and documentation.
The American retailer advertises the handset, saying “iPhone 5 features a 4" Retina display, the powerful A6 chip, an 8.0MP iSight camera with panorama, ultrafast wireless, iOS 6 and iCloud. Yet it's the thinnest, lightest iPhone ever.”
Apple recently made the iPhone available in South Korea and is rolling out the handset in over 50 additional countries throughout December, including Brazil, Russia, and Taiwan.
The phone is currently available in roughly 50 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK.
Just like Apple, Best Buy continues to sell the iPhone 4S for a much lower price. While the Cupertino giant charges $99 (€75), Best Buy sells it for just $49.99 (€38).
This Friday, December 14, iPhone 5 will be released in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, and dozens more countries. A second rollout targeting new territories is scheduled for the next Friday, December 21.