It's official: on the third day after Christmas (Sunday, December 28), you can walk into your local Wal-Mart store and buy an iPhone.
As previously reported, Wally World will offer the current 8 and 16 GB handsets for US$2.00 off AT&T and Apple's MSRP. The rumored 4 GB, US$99.00 model remains just that.
The announcement is partially blunted by last week's Best Buy blockbuster, in which the big-box electronics monolith debuted iPhones for a full sawbuck less. However, Wal-Mart's price match policy will allow stores to ‚Äúmatch the price of any local
competitor‚Äôs advertised store price on the same item within the same
Love it or loath it, Wal-mart is still the world‚Äôs largest retail chain, with more than
7,000 mega-stores around the world and early $380 billion in sales its last fiscal year. Analysts predict that this could double the Apple Stores' own 2009 sales figures on iPhone, estimated to be a not-too-shabby 4.5 million units.