There are rumors going around the web that Walmart will start selling $99 iPhones soon! Now that is going to be huge. Think about it. $99 is a very low price and is somewhat in the middle of the range most folks pay for their everyday purchases at Walmart. And Walmart will way more exposure to the iPhone than ever before. Bloomberg has the story. It goes like this:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will become the second mass-market retail chain to start selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone, with two store representatives saying the world’s largest retailer will carry two models of the Web-surfing handset this month.
I think this move is great for Apple and Steve is going to reap the rewards for months to come. But in my mind, Amazon is the next logical channel for Apple. How many folks do you know who make as many purchases on Amazon as they do on Walmart? I know a lot of folks who fit this category. But the Walmart move will truly push the iPhone to new heights.
Your take: will Walmart officially end the quest of iPhone killer companies?