Walmart has kicked off a 90 day fire sale for the iPhone 5c giving credence to previous rumors that the handset did not sell as well as Apple had hoped it would. The sale is also a sign that Apple is preparing to announce its next generation iPhone very soon.
The unapologetically plastic handset is now available for only $0.97 at Walmart retail locations. Walmart has also dropped the price of the iPhone 5s from $99 to $79. These prices are for the 16GB models and require a new two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or US Cellular. You can use Walmart's "Find a Store" feature to see if your local store is carrying the device.
Target is also holding its own iPad sale. Customers can nab a 16GB iPad mini for only $199 or any model iPad Air for $50 less than its normal SRP. These deals are available both online and in-store, but they end this weekend.
Apple is expected to announce two new iPhone 6 models on September 9, 2014, but nothing has been officially confirmed. Customers can expect many more fire sales on older Apple products once an official announcement is made.