Those still looking into buying an iPhone 6 may want to choose now to buy, as Walmart is offering a substantial price cut on the phones. Both versions of the phone—the normal and the Plus—are on offer. Consumers can buy them for $150 off the regular price, but there is a catch. The offer is for refurbished versions of the phones.
Only U.S. citizens can get their hands on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at the lower promotional price. Even when bought online, the company will not ship overseas. However, there are a lot of factors to consider before jumping into the stores and purchasing the phones.
Right now, the phones will only work with either Sprint of AT&T. There were Verizon versions available over the weekend, but they are no longer available on the site. It looks as if the phones have already sold out. The iPhone 6 Plus is no longer available on Sprint, either. Of course, this will not stop people from jail breaking their phones so they can be used on any network.
The phones available are all refurbished. This means that they have been purchased before and a fault was found. That fault will have been fixed, tested and inspected before reaching the shelves. There is a 90-day warranty with the devices, and they are only sold in a like-new condition. The risks may be worth taking for those looking for an iPhone 6 from Walmark with a substantial price cut.
iPhones are certainly not the cheapest devices on the market. The 16GB versions are sold for $650 for the regular size and $750 for the larger size on a regular basis. With the price cut, it reduces the costs to $498 or $598 respectively. Only the 16GB versions are available at this time, but all come with the usual 5GB free iCloud storage for those who need some extra space. There is currently no confirmation over whether the larger storage options will become available in the future.
It is possible to buy the Space Gray and Silver AT&T versions of the phones and Gold or Space Gray Sprint versions. More good news is that those buying online will also get free shipping. It seems like an offer too good to pass up on for those who are interested in the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.
Apple was hit with a number of issues at the end of 2014. There were many problems with the operating system, and all devices come with the standard iOS 8 operating system out of the box. Users will get the option to upgrade to 8.1.2 once they boot up their phone, which is the latest version that worked out all the bugs. Users are encouraged to update the operating system for better security and to get full use out of the phone.
There may be many who worry about having refurbished devices. However, they do go through rigorous testing and are still certified by Apple. They are like new, and will help many save money. Walmart is offering iPhone 6 with substantial price cuts for the refurbished models.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham