John Paczkowski

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What's Next iPhones in Vending Machines?

With iPods now available for purchase from vending machines, is it really all that surprising that big box retailer Wal-Mart (WMT) will soon be peddling the hallowed iPhone?

Confirming earlier reports, the Mercury News says the world’s largest retailer will begin carrying two versions of Apple’s (AAPL) iconic handset later this month. “It’s going to be very soon,” a Wal-Mart store manager told The Merc. “Originally they were going to release it before Christmas, but they can’t get them that fast to us.” Presumably, the retailer will sell the same 8- and 16-gigabyte phones available at Apple and AT&T (T) stores at similar price points–$199 and $299, though there’s been speculation that it may sell a $99 4-gigabyte model, as well. At this point, that seems unlikely, though an iPhone at a price point like that would certainly help drive broader adoption. “The upscale market has already been addressed,” IDC analyst Shiv Bakhsh told the Merc. “Especially in a market that’s headed for a recession, you want to go to the places where people are still shopping, where they’re looking for deals.”

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik