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Walmart To Offer iPhone 5S And 5C At A Discount

In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, new plastic iPhones 5C are displayed during a media event held in Beijing, Chi
In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, new plastic iPhones 5C are displayed during a media event held in Beijing, China. Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it ? and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones ? prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried about the size of the crowd, postponed opening. Just 18 months later, many Chinese gadget lovers responded with a shrug this week when Apple Inc. unveiled two new versions of the iPhone 5. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Walmart is rolling back prices on both of Apple's new iPhones.

The world's largest retailer will be selling the iPhone 5C for $79 and the iPhone 5S for $189, the company announced Thursday. The prices represent a $20 discount off of the regular retail price for the 5C, and a $10 discount off of Apple's normal price for the 5S.

Apple unveiled its two new lines of smartphones to much fanfare at a media event on earlier this week. The 5S and 5C can be preordered on Friday, and officially go on sale on Sept. 20.

Walmart often cuts prices on iPhones, but this discount has come surprisingly quickly.

Walmart's trade-in program is your best bet if you're looking to switch from a non-Apple phone to the 5S or 5C. Unlike Apple, which only accepts iPhones in its trade-in program, Walmart will offer you between $50 and $300 for one of over 100 smartphones. For example, a Samsung Galaxy S3 could get you up to $175. Such trade-ins, available on Sept. 21, require signing a two-year plan.

Along with Walmart's slight discount on the new iPhones, the big-box store will be offering a steep discount on old models. The iPhone 5 will cost $79, and the 4S will be $0.97. Finally, Walmart is practically begging you to take the iPhone 4 off its hands, which will cost $0.10 and will come with a $100 Walmart gift card.

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