Walmart shoppers can pick up a brand new iPhone 5S for almost as little as the smartphone's budget-conscious 5C model after the retail giant slashed prices earlier this month.
The company cut the price of an iPhone 5S from $145 to $119, CNN Money reported
— just a little more than the plastic iPhone 5C's original Apple launch price of $99.
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At Walmart, the 5C is now selling for $29 after a $16 price drop.
The plunge in iPhone 5S and 5C prices at various retailers has fired up the rumor mill of techies anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 6, as "retailers often slash prices to clear out inventory ahead of a new product launch," according to CNN Money.
Industry experts say Apple could release the iPhone 6 as early as this summer or perhaps in the fall.
"Apple is rumored to be working on two versions of the iPhone 6, one with a stronger 4.7-inch sapphire crystal display and one with a screen as large as 5.7 inches to better compete against Android phablets like the Galaxy Note 3," Laptop Magazine reported
This week, a British design artist released a mockup video of what he thinks the iPhone 6 or, as he calls it, the iPhone Air could look like. His version features a bigger screen, a body about 9 percent thinner, and a 10-megapixel camera.
"IPhone and iOS are the sole property of Apple, Inc.," the artist, Sam Beckett of the app development firm Everpress, wrote in the video. "This is an independently animated video for the purposes of visualizing potential future hardware and software concepts."
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