According to a report in Bloomberg, Walmart will join Apple and the wireless carriers in selling the iPhone 5 on a pre-order basis. Pre-orders with the retailer will start at 8 am at US stores and the iPhone will be available to pick up in stores on Friday, September 21st.
Walmart is one-upping the competition on price by offering the iPhone 5 for $189.97 with a two-year contract. This is $10 less than the $199 price tag announced by Apple and the wireless carriers including Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T. Walmart also reduced the price on the iPhone 4S, which will sell for $89, and the iPhone 4 ,which will retail for an almost free 97-cents with a two-year contract.