As with previous phone launches, Apple has lowered the starting price of its existing devices by $100. The current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now start at $99 and $199 (on contract), respectively.
Also on contract, Apple has made the iPhone 5s for free. The company has also discontinued the iPhone 5c. If you’re not interested in this year’s phones, now is the time to get a “new” iPhone without paying the premium for the latest and greatest.
As of today, here is the new iPhone lineup:
Here are the prices on a monthly basis:
Apple today also launched an iPhone Upgrade Program, though only in the U.S. The short story: You can now get a new unlocked iPhone every year directly from Apple, rather than from your carrier.
Want the latest iPhone every year but don’t want to pay upfront. This is for you.
The 24-month payment plan starts at $32 per month. It also includes AppleCare+ for iPhone, the extended $99 warranty program that covers incidental damage and the like.
If you can afford it, you’re probably better off simply buying a new phone upfront. If, however, you’re just looking for convenience but don’t want to pay your carrier, this is a good alternative.