Internal Walmart Memo On iPhone Launch Leaked
More evidence of a Walmart iPhone launch has been uncovered. Engadget has gotten their hands on a leaked internal memo stating plans to launch the iPhone in Walmart stores on December 28 at 9 a.m. Ironically, it also states that Walmart has signed an NDA with Apple, which would explain why they haven’t said anything about it to the public.
The memo confirms that they will be selling the 8GB for $197 and 16GB for $297 with two-year contracts with AT&T. Business associates get 15% off the contract through WalmartBenifits.com.
The memo also mentions that 448 stores have been chosen to participate in a pilot program to ensure that their systems are working correctly in time for the launch. The pilot will involve a total of 5 iPhones per store being sold to employees only. Stores will be holding a raffle to chose which employees will have the privilege of purchasing the device at their full contract price with 2 year AT&T contract.