Just about everyone is slashing prices on the iPhone ahead of next month's expected release of the sixth-gen version.

Sprint is selling the 4S for $50 off the regular price, while at Target, you can get the Verizon and AT&T versions for $20 less, at $179. Best Buy has also marked the 8GB iPhone 4 down by half to $50. Apple is apparently matching these bargain basement prices, too, according to the Wall Street Journal.


As we close in on the rumored launch—September 12 has been the widely circulated date—retailers are clearing out stock of the phone to make way for the shiny new iPhone 5. To bring yourself up to speed, check out our complete rumor roundup. [AllThingsD]