In anticipation of iPhone 6, Walmart sells iPhone 5C for 97 cents

Apple's iPhone 5S (left) and iPhone 5C. Apple

As the release of the much-anticipated Apple iPhone 6 draws closer, retailers are dropping the prices of the iPhone 5S and 5C to make room, CNET reports.

A Walmart spokesperson told CNET that starting Thursday morning, the retailer is dropping the price of the iPhone 5S to $79 (from $99) and the iPhone 5C to a mere 97 cents (from $29). The new, lower prices apply only with a two-year contract.

The price cut follows a pattern set in previous years, as retailers discounted older models to to make room for the latest new Apple device.

Apple has reportedly scheduled a press event on Sept. 9 at which it is widely expected to announce the next-generation iPhone, unofficially dubbed the iPhone 6. Tech industry rumors suggest the new phone will be available in a choice of two sizes, 4.7 and 5.5 inches. It is unclear whether Apple will unveil a wearable device -- popularly called the iWatch -- at the same time.

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