- $99 for a black 8GB iPhone 3G (refurbished)
- $199 for a black 16 GB iPhone 3G (refurbished)
The price points are not entirely unexpected. For several weeks before Christmas, Apple AAPL blogs were buzzing with rumors that Wal-Mart WMT would be selling a new version of Apple’s iPhone at the magical $99 price.
But it was not to be. On Friday, Wal-Mart confirmed that starting Sunday, Dec. 28, it will carry the hot-selling phone at nearly 2,500 stores — but starting at $197, not $99.
AT&TS’s $99 iPhones are the same old models, slightly used.
According to the small print on att.com,
The catch? The heavily discounted phones come with the usual 2-year contracts, which can cost up to $2,000, depending on the plan.
The sale ends Dec. 31 or when AT&T runs out of stock, whichever comes first. Macworld Expo starts the following week, leading to speculation that AT&T may be using the occasion to clear inventory in advance of new models or new memory configurations.