The iPhone 5C was offered at the discount right at launch. Now the price of the iPhone 5C is down to only $45 instead of the $99 list price. Of course we talk carrier contract deals here. As reported, Walmart and RadioShack dropped the iPhone 5C price to $45 end last week. I am pretty sure you will see the iPhone 5C advertised for free in Black Friday 2013 ads. I could even see Walmart and Best Buy through in a $50 or $100 gift card with the free iPhone 5C. Walmart offered a free $100 gift card with many smartphones last Black Friday.
It looks like that Apple gave retailers full flexibility on the pricing of the iPhone 5C. Typically Apple is very strict on sales prices. The iPhone 5S seems to be still under this tight control from Cupertino.
This year Black Friday is rather late falling on November 29th. In 2012, Black Friday was on November 23rd. Retailers will have four full weeks to please you with special Black Friday 2013 sales until the culmination of the actual Black Friday and the encore on Cyber Monday 2013 (December 2nd).
According to Black Friday Countdown there are 219 days until Black Friday 2013. We will again provide full analysis and guidance of Black Friday Ads and Deals in our Black Friday Hub.