Walmart to cut price of AT&T iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

New iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S pricing at Walmart

Walmart is set to cut the price of the iPhone 4 to $114 on contract and the 8 GB iPhone 4 to $34 according to these price cards and their internal pricing console. These are $54 and $74 price drops respectively, but it doesn't seem like many (if any) Walmarts have pulled the trigger on the new pricetags just yet.

While the price cut isn't a huge deal in and of itself, it does suggest that a new iPhone is right around the corner. We're expecting the iPhone 5 to drop in the fall, but if Walmart is already trying to clear out old iPhone stock, maybe we'll see the next iOS smartphone sooner than later.

It's a little curious that it seems like these price cuts are just for the AT&T version; maybe Verizon and Sprint models will be included with this slash goes into effect, but it's tricky to say at this point. Anyone want to take bets about a new iPhone being announced at WWDC, or are we just going to see iOS 6?

Source: Cult of Mac

UPDATE: Aaaaand it turned out to be a pricing error. Carry on, as you were.

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Rav Varma says:
"UPDATE: Walmart just responded to 9to5Mac’s inquiry and said the retail chain “experienced a pricing error in limited stores” yesterday. The company spokesperson said the issue has been addressed and normal prices are now in effect: 16GB iPhone 4S for $188, iPhone 4 for $88, and iPhone 3GS for $0.97."

SockRolid says:

I think it's important for iMore to not descend into rumor-mongering. Let the rumor sites handle all that BS. You need to find a happy medium between scooping other sites with actual news and confirming stories before you post them.
Re: "While the price cut isn’t a huge deal in and of itself, it does suggest that a new iPhone is right around the corner."
See what I mean? A pricing mistake leads to the false assumption that Wal-Mart has intentionally cut iPhone 4S prices, which leads to a spurious "early 2012 iPhone" theory. Hey, it could all be true. But if not, it all just makes iMore look bad.

SolublePeter says:

Surely better to put the "Update" at the top of the article?
Its a little annoying to read it (wild speculation, and all) and then find its been denied, and has thus wasted our time somewhat.