Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: iPhone prices are coming down.
Wal-Mart ( cut prices for the iPhone 5S and 5C on Wednesday, offering further evidence that next-generation iPhones will indeed be released on )the rumored launch date of Sept. 9. Big retailers like Wal-Mart typically slash prices ahead of new releases to clear out inventory.
You can now get an iPhone 5C at Wal-Mart for just 97 cents with a two-year contract from Sprint (, )Verizon (Tech30) or , AT&T (Tech30), down from $29. The 5S is now $79 with a contract, down from $99. ,
Apple (Tech30) is expected to release a pair of larger iPhones in September: one with a 4.7-inch screen, and one that's 5.5 inches. Those compare to the 4-inch display on the iPhone 5S. ,
Apple will likely provide more details on the forthcoming version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, at the September event. It is also widely expected to unveil a new smartwatch at the event.