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Promotions on iPhone Start to Pile Up

Just when the new iPhone will arrive remains to be seen, but those willing to buy the current models can do so at pretty hefty savings.

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Last week, Best Buy announced a monthlong deal offering $50 off a new iPhone. Now Best Buy is adding another offer — good only Saturday, June 1 — guaranteeing an extra $150 off for those who trade in a working iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S to get a new iPhone.

Meanwhile, Target said it is offering a $50 price cut on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S on Sprint, Verizon or AT&T. That promotion starts Sunday and runs through June 9 — the day before Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference.

In addition, through July 6, Target is offering an additional $50 off an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S for those who trade in any working cellphone.


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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