If you are in the market for a new iPhone, but aren’t too excited about an iPhone 5, then now might be the time to snag one. Following on from the news that Apple was price matching some third party retailers for cheaper prices on the iPhone 4 and 4S, multiple reports of even more retailers slashing iPhone prices have emerged (via AllThingsD). For instance, Sprint is now selling the iPhone 4S for $50 less than the regular price, down to $149. In addition, Best Buy is also dropping $50 off the iPhone 4, now retailing for $49 with contract. Target is another retailers that has dropped prices, offering the iPhone 4S on both AT&T and Verizon for $179.
Apple retail stores apparently have permission to match some of these price drops, offering up to $49 off new iPhone models, as long as consumers bring along proof of the retailers that they are looking for Apple to price match. It should also be noted that the prices that are quoted tend to be with 2 year contracts.
Given the highly rumored upcoming launch of the iPhone 5, it’s not surprising that retailers are starting to clear their shelves