Ahead of the expected announcement in September of the eagerly awaited iPhone 6, Walmart is dumping its iPhone 5 stock like stale bread. The expiration date on the phones–which still work well and do lots of remarkable things–is a matter of perception. If the iPhone 6 blows away its predecessor with new functionality, the iPhone 5 will look old fast. But if the new iPhone 6 makes only incremental and aesthetic innovations, those dirt-cheap iPhone 5 models look like a good purchase.
The new promotion at Walmart means you can get an iPhone 5s for $79–$20 cheaper than last week’s Walmart price and more than $120 off the iPhone 5s price at the Apple Store. Walmart is also selling the iPhone 5c for $.97! Both deals require a 2-year contract.