Best Buy's $1 iPhones sale is likely to be snapped up by eager iPhone 5S fans wanting to finally upgrade, but does this shopping deal indicate the iPhone 6 release date might be right around the corner?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, with the Samsung Galaxy S5 coming out so soon, it's possible that rumors of an earlier iPhone 6 release might come true. After all, Samsung won the Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5S battle, and Apple's fingerprint scanner might be one-upped by the iris scanning of the Galaxy S5, so it would behoove Apple to move up its timing for the iPhone 6 in order to fight back.
Retailers might be seeing the writing on the wall, so it's possible Best Buy's $1 iPhones sale on the 16GB iPhone 5S is an attempt to liquidate as many iPhones as possible. Either way, consumers win in the end... but there is a catch.
In order to qualify for Best Buy's $1 iPhones deal, buyers must trade in their used Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 5. The used iPhones must be in good condition with no damage like cracks on the screen, missing home buttons, or chips of the bezel missing. If the trade-in iPhone is even slightly scratched it's said this will affect the value.
While the 16GB iPhone 5S retails for $699.99, Best Buy's $1 iPhones sale only knocks off a portion of the cost instantly. $150 of the deal is given in the form of a Best Buy gift card, which they of course hope you'll immediately turn around and spend on something more expensive than $150.
Best Buy's $1 iPhones sale is also limited to brick and mortar retail locations and cannot be purchased online (Best Buy suggest checking online to see which store locations are running the offer). The deal is also only good for February 28 and March 1 and requires a 2-year agreement with Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon (check out our article comparing the data speeds of AT&T and Verizon phone plans). They will also check to see if you are eligible for a new activation agreement with one of those cell carriers.