Apple iPhone Buyers Can Get Discounts at Target and Best Buy

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With the sixth-generation Apple iPhone reported to debut in less than a month, two more retailers are offering discounts on select iPhone models, including the current iPhone 4S and its predecessor, the iPhone 4, in anticipation of the upcoming release.

Apple iPhone 4STarget has slashed $50 from the iPhone 4S price tag, with the retailer now selling the 16GB iteration of the device for $150. The discount is good for two-year contracts from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

Meanwhile, Best Buy has lowered the price of the 8GB iPhone 4 by half, to just $50 with two-year contracts from all carriers. Despite this discount, the latest edition of the Apple smartphone still cost $200 at Best Buy.

Sprint was the first carrier to mark down the iPhone 4S, by taking $50 off the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, selling the devices for $150, $250 and $350, respectively. Apple is also matching the discounted iPhone prices, though the company is keeping the deal hush-hush. The offer is not available online, as customers must ask for the price match in-stores only, quoting where they have seen the offer in order to get the discount.

This is rather unusual for the Cupertino-based company, which traditionally discounts models only after a successor has been announced. Perhaps Apple’s discount match program is a quiet confirmation that reports of a Sept. 12 unveiling of the iPhone 5 are true. Apple is likely to discontinue the iPhone 3, while marking down the iPhone 4S to $100 and making the iPhone 4 free with a new two-year contract after announcing its next-generation smartphone.

While the iPhone 5 is speculated to feature a bigger screen, a smaller dock connector and possibly 4G LTE, these discounts on the current models are rather tempting. For those on the market for a new smartphone, be sure to check out Brighthand’s coverage of the most recently leaked features of the next-gen iPhone to see if this device is worth the wait.

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