Apple iPhone X price and release date

Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed Apple analyst, was one of the first who predicted that the iPhone X will land with a startling $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while other sources rehashed the story, sending us weeping into a corner. The claims that the basic 64GB iPhone X will run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB version, you'd have to shell out $1149, turned out to be true.

Well, it is not hard to guess why the iPhone X is more expensive than the upgraded versions of the 7 and 7 Plus, given that the cost of producing it will be 50%-60% higher than that of the regular models. After all, we calculated that just the flexible OLED panels that Apple has reportedly ordered from Samsung, cost $70 apiece, as opposed to less than $40 for the LCD on the current iPhone 7. The Galaxy S8LG V30 and the Note 8 also came with higher tags than their predecessors this year, but that's apparently the price to pay for the "all-screen," "bezel-less" trend in 2017.

Release date

The iPhone X can be preordered from Apple, the carriers or various third-party shops starting October 27, with a release to follow shortly, on November 3, in the following countries:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.

Release time

Apple will start accepting iPhone X preorders on October 27, which is this Friday. You'll have to be up in the middle of the night in order to place yours, as preorders begin after midnight Eastern time. Here are the exact iPhone X preorder times depending on where in the US you live:


Looks like all those delay rumors turned out credible in the end. As for the pricing on US carriers and abroad, check out the gist below - all installment breakdowns are for a 24-month payment plan, save for AT&T which offers 30 months.

 SprintVerizon AT&TT-Mobile
Apple iPhone X 64 GB$999 or $49.91/mo$999 or $49.91/mo$999  or $33.34/mo for 30 months$999  or $49.91/mo
Apple iPhone X 256 GB$1149  $56.16/mo.$1149  $56.16/mo.$1149  $38.3/mo. for 30 months$1149  $56.16/mo.


After Sprint and T-Mobile started the iPhone X incentives bidding, Verizon was quick on the trigger to follow, and is now offering its own promo for Apple's most anticipated phone in years. Being Verizon, the offer is merely a trade-in for customers on unlimited plans, who would receive up to $300 discount from the price of Apple's latest and greatest if they return their old phone in good condition. 

One would think that this is an offer created specifically for the iPhone X, but, this time, carrier analysts will be pleased to hear that there will be no twofers or crazy promos like last year when the iPhone 7 came out, so the carriers' bottom line will remain intact. 

Verizon is not budging to issue a more generous promo for the iPhone X than its standard trade-in which would give you $300 for a, say, iPhone 6S or an LG G6, but it's certainly better than nothing, and you save yourself some hassles when selling your old phone for more money. Here are the phones you can trade in for an X, and the amount you will get from Big Red in return.

The boys in blue have no immediate trade-in offer for the new iPhone other than the standard one which will fetch you about the same $300 for an iPhone 7 swap as on Verizon, but AT&T does have the Next installment plan that lets you pay off for 30 months. The iPhone X, for instance, will run you $33 a month this way, while the iPhone 8 will be just $23. Needless to say, this requires good credit so that no money is given upfront, and you are still on the hook for activation fee and sales tax.


Just like with the iPhone 7, T-Mobile didn't hesitate to pull the trigger, introducing a $300 discount for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X phones, as long as you trade in at least an iPhone 6 in good condition. For comparison, AT&T's trade-in offer for a 32 GB iPhone 7 is sub-$300 at the moment, while an iPhone 6 trade-in at Verizon brings $200 towards the purchase of the new iPhones.


Since the iPhone X's price starts at $999, any discounts would help make it a better deal. Sprint announced today its iPhone X promotional deal, which allows customers to save up to $350 when they buy Apple's upcoming flagship. This is Sprint's standard trade-in offer, so don't jump from joy just yet.

The deal is only available through Sprint Flex leasing and implies customers to trade in their old smartphone for the iPhone X. The following devices are eligible for the deal: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, S7and S7 edge, Note 5, LG G5, G6, and V20, Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Moto Z Droid, Z Play, Z2 Force, Z Force Droid, and Z2 Play, BlackBerry Keyone, and HTC U11.

Sprint offers a $350 discount on the iPhone X if you trade in your old smartphone. If you're willing to trade one of the smartphones listed above, then you will be able to get the iPhone X for $22.22 per month as part of an 18-month leasing program. If you decide to keep the phone, then your monthly payments will increase to $41.62 for another six months. However, if you do want to trade in your iPhone X for another lease at the end of the 18-month program, then you can do so without having to pay increased monthly payments. At the end of the day, you should be paying around $650 for the iPhone X instead of nearly $1,000. One last thing worth mentioning is the deal will be available for new and existing Sprint customers.

Xfinity Mobile

As if to solidify the good first impressions by its foray into mobile, Xfinity is gearing up to offer none other than the iPhone X, and with the sweetest deal on Apple's greatest so far to boot.

Starting this Friday, October 27th, when the iPhone X preorders go live, new Xfinity customers who switch and sign up for the triple package with Internet, TV and a mobile subscription plan will get a whopping $500 gift card to ease the pain of transitioning. The deal will run from now until December 3, and, given that the Triple Play packages start off at $89.99, is pretty good if you are up for a contract renewal with your cable provider. Comcast's mobile data plans are "By the Gig" at $12/GB, so you only pay what you use, or you can go "unlimited" for $45/month (deprioritization kicks in after 20 GB).

You need to sign up for a two-year cable contract, purchase a handset - in this case the iPhone X - and port your existing number, then Xfinity will mail a $500 Visa Debit card to your subscription address. Sweet, and the best deal on an iPhone X we've encountered so far, especially if you were planning to swap providers anyway. Needless to say, you can also trade in your old iPhone, and, after its appraisal at an Xfinity store, tack the money you will get for it onto the cost of the iPhone X, too, so you might end up getting Apple's finest for just two or three Benjamins, depending on what you trade for it.

Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia

And the winner is... as you can see, iPhone pricing abroad is way, way worse than the domestic tags due to various import duties and taxes levied on Apple there. Europe is especially hard hit with its twenty percent or so customs duty on consumer electronics from abroad, and it's traditionally Italy and Norway that carry the highest iPhone prices there. That is why an iPhone X 64 GB will cost 40% more in Italy than in the US, and we can only imagine how much it will be in Brazil when those prices come in - it is notorious for the most expensive Apple gear anywhere.

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1569; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The greatest phone ever!!!!

10. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I doubt it, wasn't that impressed, I have all that stuff already on my phone and face Id is slower than my iris scanner, but to a iPhone user it's an major update. I really want to hear for Apple users what they thinks since Apple add so many android features they said they didn't need.

14. kick413

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

iris ftw. I stopped stopped using face after I saw how fast iris was. S8+ user.

17. thxultra

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Problem with iris is I wear glasses... I do think Apple did good with face id. Think the big points today were the processor, AR and face id. I really like the big screen though on my note 8. The finger print scanner works great for me also. Hoping there are some great ARCore apps too...

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I rarely use iris scanner but It work perfectly fine with glasses

12. Rocket

Posts: 725; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Filp that 999 = 666 the antichrist is here :(

16. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

They have to pay $300-400 more for a phone because Apple spent $30 more on their phones.

40. Darckent

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Really? What iPhonearena will not report on is that Apple have reduced the accuracy of face id so that the components can be made quicker they made this decision AFTER the unveiling of the iPhone X

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Jesus in the Grand Canyon flood the waters, that's not what I'm willing to start with. Enjoy your phone but got damn is that pricetag scary.

7. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

It's a slippery slope, other vendors will see it selling at $999 and think they can charge similar high prices. So like future Pixel XL, Galaxy S9+, etc might just up to that high price because they know it'll sell.

47. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Dont care about how much as long there’s an apple logo on the back of my phone.

3. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I want 128gb, not 256... shoulda started it $100 cheaper and had three options. I'm gonna pass and keep my 6s for another year.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2283; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well I need the 512GB model. Running out of space on my 7 Plus 256 with only 30GB left.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

Download a little less porn then. You'll be fine.

13. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

So you are admitting you need an android with an sd card, humm

37. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2283; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

No I prefer to store all my apps on NAND...I have at least over 100gb of photos and videos..

41. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

100GB of photos and videos that would fit perfectly on a sd card (since they are not apps). And why would you need 100 GB of photos & videos on your device anyway? Just backup them.

45. MrFreeman

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Pretty much, when my storage on my SD card is about to run out, I'll just backup photos and videos I no longer need on my device to make way for new ones, simple. 128GB SD card is perfect for videos/photos and music imo and you got the choice to upgrade too.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1569; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Take notes OEMs, that’s how a presentation should be done. Nothing else coming this year will take attention from this great phone.

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Except the price tag but, you do you.

18. jjface

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Found it boring personally. The enthusiasm from the crowd was weak. They didn't seem to know when they were *supposed* to cheer

23. thxultra

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I wonder how much of this is because the whole thing was leaked...

29. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I agree. The presentation is boring. Those loud cheers? 50% of the audience are actually an Apple workers.

19. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012


22. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1110; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Must've missed the Note 8 presentation, at least they didn't fail at showing off a new security feature

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

A11 very impressive. Camera specs of the X and 8 sound quite impressive too. 83% more light through the sensor. I think the X camera will match up with N8 camera very well. Both telephoto lens are f2.4 with OIS

8. black.inco unregistered

Hope those campers allotted enough vacation time. Lol.

15. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1211; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol, 64GB non expandable memory for $999, they having a real laugh.

20. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Also 2014 techs for $999 they are definitely having a real laugh.

27. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

2014? their processor blows any and everything on android out of the water

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