U.S. retailers are now offering the iPhone 4S at steep discounts to make room for Apple’s sixth generation handset. Days after Sprint and Apple retail stores began offering the 4S at discounted prices, Best Buy and Target have announced their own discounts.

At Target, customers can now buy 16GB versions of the 4S for $179 with a contract. This deal, which is $20 off the regular price, is available for AT&T and Verizon Wireless versions of the handset. Additionally, Best Buy has dropped the price of the entry-level 8GB iPhone 4. The fourth-generation iPhone is now available for just $49.99, or $50 off its regular price.

Previously, Sprint began advertising 16GB 4S models for $149.99. Soon after, Apple announced that they would match prices from other retailers. Unfortunately, Apple’s deal is only available at Apple retail stores, and not online.

The next iPhone is expected to be unveiled on Sept. 12. When it does, the iPhone 4S will likely stick around as Cupertino’s less expensive handset.

Via: AllThingsD