Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus price and release date, new iPhone Upgrade Program

Apple took to one of its biggest announcement events ever, to shine a light on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, coming with a brand new 12 MP camera, and a 3D Touch pressure-sensitive displays. In a typical fashion, Apple announced the new iOS telephony gear on Wednesday, September 9th, then unleashing the preorders at midnight Saturday 12th, and is launching the phones in its retail shops on September 25th. 

Germany and France are of the few countries where new iPhones launch concurrently with the US, so the September 25th release date will hold water on the other side of the pond, with Netherlands and the rest quickly following a week after, again as usual. How much for Apple's new iPhones? We are glad you asked, but it's the same as the previous iPhone duo at launch, here's the scoop:

US: 16GB/64GB/128GB - $199/$299/$399 (on contract) - $649/$749/$849 (retail)
Europe: 16GB/64GB/128GB - from €739/€849/€959 (retail)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

US: 16GB/64GB/128GB - $299/$399/$499 (on contract) - $749/$849/$949 (retail)
Europe: 16GB/64GB/128GB - from €849/€959/€1069 (retail)

Not only that, but there will be a new iPhone Upgrade Program in Apple's retail stores, that will guarantee you always have the newest iPhone, starting at $32/month for the 16 GB iPhone 6s. In 12 months, you can return the iPhone you got with it, and get the new version, extending your Upgrade Program again. AppleCare+ is included in the monthly installment, and covers up to two accidents for the two rolling years, though you still have to pay the $99 service fee if you, say, broke your screen, and want it replaced. The new iPhone-for-life project is available only in the Apple Stores, though you can reserve online, and only for eligible US customers with valid credit. 

Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

Once again Apple has changed nothing but the name...

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I agree... I just see more and more of the same. The 3D touch seems like a novel idea, but I think it might be more of a gimmick than anything. Game changer is stretching it very, very thin... +1

12. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

At least it works well unlike Android gimmick lmao.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Umm... yeah, sure... Ohh wait... lmao

22. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

But how much is the RAM?

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7614; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If iOS 9 is going on these new iPhones with the new A9 chip, then is the iPhone 6s+ at least getting multi-window or split screen support? I wonder if there is 2gb of ram on board?

13. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

it's like Siri.... a new gimmick that everybody will be talking about for a while, but in the end it will not be used by most...

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

BINGO! You win comment of the day. Get this man a beer! +1000

17. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Apple Haters everywhere. Why even comment if you hate them so much, let alone pay attention to the new Apple events? Some of you guys on phonearena are foolish morons that hate apple yet comment enough on every Apple article to provide thousands of hits. If you only like Android or something else, that is fine. But all of you: strop trying to lessen the value of Apple products because you dislike Apple. 3D touch is an awesome feature and all of you know it.

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wait I am a foolish moron who hates... SamsungPhanboy, isn't that name implying hate... Bro if you are such an Apple "enthusiast" why do you have that name? Ohh because the new Apple A9 & A9X are Samsung chipsets? Ohh now I see. Your fancy Apple phone is just a Samsung device with a fancy Apple logo! Got it!

30. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's because they have to self validate their choice as being the superior one.

9. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Force Touch? That alone changes more than the name. You are 100% wrong and simply a moron.

11. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Still the best smart phone around wither you like or you hate it.

15. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

that is your opinion... certainly not everyone's opinion.

24. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats the best thing about it. Its an S model. They don't pretend like its a brand new model but an update of the last one as the S is. Unlike android where they might update a fart and still call it with brand new name so they can fish some clueless customers.

2. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Have a note 4 and S6 considering the 6 +due to force touch and Samsung not caring about me after they get my money... Was with Apple before, customer service, updates was superb.... unlike Samsung... Only thing is i know iPhone 7 will be thinner and redesigned Don't want to drop big bucks now then fell to change.. Phones have reach the point where i don't need to update every 2 years... Decisions lol No bring me some vids plz PA... Might help sway me to pre-order.. Bummer still 16GB thats Apple greed

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

uhh so wtf changed? if this is all in the announcement I am beyond disappointed

25. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

- New 12mp camera with lots of new tech in it including 4K video. - New 3D(force touch) thats actually supported through the whole OS and bunch of 3rd party apps and probably by most of them in few months - New cpu new gpu and new motion sensor chip - New front facing camera - Special chip that makes screen 3 times brighter to be used as front flash - Live photos used with force touch Seriously what more do you want from AN UPDATE of a model and not an actual brand new model like 7 will be?

4. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

No mention about split screen multi tasking in the phone. Force touch seems cool though.

7. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

3D Touch is the answer to Samsung's Air View.

8. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Comparing the flagship announcement between Sony and Apple, it shows that Sony marketing team is simply too stingy towards PA, PA reaction : Apple event - Extremely neat!! Vastly improved!! Groundbreaking!! Amazing!! Sony event - Well....

29. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Apple event : 1-new screen technology(force touch) -2-new iOS -3- new chipset -4- more market share -5- two or three phones(depends if there is iphone 6c) -6- two iPad Sony event : 1-new screen technology(4K screen) -2-already known Android 5.1 -3- same known SD810 -4- smaller market share -5- three phones -6- no new tablet All these makes me think that Apple's event is bigger than Sony's event Why do you think that they are the same level event ?

18. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Base models still come with 16GB. I say this every year. It's beyond comical at this point to still be charging people $100 for 16GB for storage. Also, nothing new.

19. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I really like the new phones. In other news, the charger is still a must have for every iPhone user unfortunately. Now back to playing Final Fantasy VIII on my Xperia Z3 with my PS3 controller.

21. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

now chinese manufacturers will become busy aping iphone 6s features and giving them ridiculous names and RAPE TOUCH is one such thing we are going to hear soon...

26. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

700 euros for a 16GB phone? You can f**k off and all Neil Diamond.

27. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I like the idea of the installments being through Apple rather than through the carriers. It is a great way to leave you open to change providers without having to pay the full cost of a phone upfront. This is one definite advantage Apple has over the other phone manufacturers. Maybe Samsung will need to establish Samsung stores now to compete lol.

31. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Anyone know if there will be multi window support on the iPhone 6s Plus?

32. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

Has PA gone crazy? Looked at the newest 17 feeds and they are all related to fruit company.

33. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

I'm really excited to see what they come up with for the iPhone 7. I mean, the iPhone 6 looks great, minus the white band, but I guess it was necessary. Aside from that, it's just a great build & design. To see how the amplify it for their next flagship is gonna be exciting and fun to figure out over the coming months ahead. Maybe they'll go back to the iPhone 4 all glass design? Maybe they'll go back to the iPhone 5 design & incorporate both glass/metal? I don't think they can get any thinner lol, that's for sure. UGH I CAN'T WAIT!!! I'll be pre-ordering my Gold 6S Friday! :D .....Gotta get paid first....ya know, lol. The 6 Plus is just far too big for my hands, so that's the only reason why I'm turning that one down.

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