At CES today, January 8, Walmart and Straight Talk announced that customers will be able to purchase the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 on Straight Talk’s $45 no contract, unlimited talk, text, and data plan. This offer will be available at more than 2,000 Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com starting January 11.
Those familiar with Apple have seen implementations of their store-within-a-store model for quite some time now. These models appeared in CompUSA stores since the late 1990s and made their way into Best Buy and Target stores over the last few years. Now, Wal-Mart is experimenting with a more engaging experience. Reports from ifoapplestore today indicate there is a new model of a store-within-a-store in Lowell Arkansas. Many of these adjustments may remind one of the Apple stores themselves prior to Apple using iPads as price and product information tags.Read more
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