There is no need to wait for the new iPhone 6s Plus to save $100 on the iPhone 6 Plus. This week a major retails slashed the price of the iPhone 6 Plus $100 on contract for two major U.S. carriers and another big player delivers an upgrade offer that lets you buy the iPhone 6 Plus now and then trade up to the iPhone 6s Plus without changing your payments later this year.
Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is almost a year old, which means it is time for a $100 price drop and time for a new model. Normally this turns late July and August into a waiting game, where shoppers simply look forward to buying a new iPhone in six to eight weeks.
That’s not the case this year if you want to buy the current iPhone 6 Plus without paying more than you should.
Best Buy chops the price of the iPhone 6 Plus to a $199 starting price on Sprint and on Verizon Wireless. This is the same price we expect all carriers to offer when the iPhone 6s Plus release date arrives later this fall.
To get this deal you need to be eligible for an upgrade and you need to sign a two-year contract with the carrier. You must go to Best Buy for this deal, as it is not offered in Verizon and AT&T stores.
T-Mobile also delivers a tempting option for users who are torn between waiting for the iPhone 6s Plus release date and buying an iPhone 6 Plus today.
As part of a new promotion if you buy an iPhone 6 Plus for $0 down and $19 a month before Labor Day, you can then trade that iPhone in and get the new iPhone 6s Plus and keep the same payment plan in place. You just need to upgrade by the end of the year.
You need to trade in your old phone to get on to the JUMP on Demand plan at a T-Mobile store to use this deal.
Apple already announced the iOS 9 update for the current iPhone 6 Plus with a lot of new iOS 9 iPhone features. This update is what will ship on the new iPhones this fall that will likely be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
With an “s” release rumors hint at a similar design to the iPhone 6 Plus, but with a new Force Touch screen that can tell how hard you touch the display.
The slides below walk through 7 exciting iOS 9 features coming to the iPhone 6 Plus this fall. The iOS 9 release date is not confirmed, but late September is likely.
7 Exciting iPhone 6 iOS 9 Features
Better iPhone 6 Battery Life
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Apple will deliver two major improvements to the iPhone 6 battery life this fall that will add up to an hour of normal use to your iPhone 6 every day and a special mode that can add another three hours of use with a special low power option.
Instead of flipping options on and off so that you can get your iPhone 6 through the day, you only need to toggle the new iOS 9 Low Power Mode to on and the iPhone 6 will turn off battery sucking options to last another three hours without significantly changing how you use the iPhone.
In day-to-day use iOS 9 is more efficient, which means the iPhone 6 will last at least one more hour of regular use for most owners. Think about where your iPhone 6 battery dies now and then add an hour. For many of us, one more hour is all we need on an average day and three hours will get us through the longer and busier days.