Engadget is reporting that Sam’s Club is selling brand-new iPhone 4’s for just $147 with a 2-year AT&T contract. If this isn’t a sure sign of the impending Verizon iPhone, I don’t know what is! AT&T relaxed upgrade standards when the iPhone 4 came out, and they’ve been allowing resellers more pricing latitude lately. All of this points to a desperate attempt to get as many people as possible under contract before Verizon swoops in to siphon off their widely-disgruntled customer base.
So if you’re not worried about signing an AT&T contract, head over to Sam’s Club before Christmas day to get yourself an iPhone 4. Otherwise, hold off and watch the fireworks when Verizon introduces their iPhone in the Spring. I’ll go out on a limb and predict AT&T will suffer a massive customer defection and see their stock tank. And I also predict AAPL will head for new highs as the Verizon iPhone and iPad 2 hit in the same quarter!