iPhone 6 pre-orders to start 12AM P.T., here are your trade-in options

iPhone 6 pre-orders to start 12AM P.T., here are your trade-in options
It's September 12, and it won't be long before the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus are up for pre-order. The online Apple Store is being updated at the time of writing, which means Apple is stocking it up big time. Pre-orders will open at 12:01 AM Pacific time, and shipments will start September 19. Next Friday, customers can pick-up their pre-ordered iPhones at a designated retail Apple store by specifying a location and presenting a web receipt or registered e-mail address.

The new iPhones can be ordered from the four major US carriers as well. Each carrier is having a promotion to capitalize on the euphoria:

- Verizon lets iPhone owners trade in their used iPhones for a discount of $200 (for an iPhone 4, 4s, 5, or 5c) to $300 (for an iPhone 5s) from the price of a new iPhone 6, depending on the model and condition. According to its web page, an used 16GB iPhone 4s can be exchanged for a $100 gift card, and a 16GB iPhone 5s in good condition is worth $300.

- AT&T is offering up to $300 off the iPhone 6 against an used older iPhone. It also has two additional offers. Customers can receive $100 credit on purchasing any iPhone and adding a new phone line to an AT&T Next account, and $200 discount on any iPad against the purchase of an iPhone for no upfront payment with AT&T Next.

- Sprint offers an "iPhone for Life Plan". Users can "lease" an iPhone 6 for $20, or an iPhone 6 Plus for a $25, added to a $50 a month unlimited data plan. The lease lasts for 24 months, after which customers "in good standing" can upgrade, purchase the leased phone, or continue leasing a phone on a monthly basis. Additionally, subscribers can get an instant $199 credit for a 16GB iPhone 6 when they trade-in any used iPhone in good working condition at Sprint stores.

- T-Mobile customers can get the $16GB iPhone 6 for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $27, or the iPhone 6 Plus for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $31. As for trade-in discounts, the combative carrier reassures interested customers that if they find a better trade-in offer from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, it will "beat it and pay out the difference", and will give a $50 credit for a limited time.

Once again, official prices on a two year contract are as follows - the iPhone 6 costs $199 for 16GB, $299 for $64GB, and $399 for 128GB, while the iPhone 6 Plus costs $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB. Unlocked prices are $649 for iPhone 6 16GB, $749 for iPhone 6 64GB, and $849 for iPhone 6 128GB. The iPhone 6 Plus unlocked will cost $749 for 16GB, $849 for 64GB, and $949 for 128GB.

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. WendyFromCircus

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Can't imagine how my life with an iPhone 6, it would be a heavenly rejoice Cupertino here I come :)

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Get a life!

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The Sprint iPhone For Life plan may sound good, but you're paying $480 for the phone and after 24 months you give it back to them. I'd rather go with a T-Mobile plan where after 24 months you keep the phone and your bill goes down $20-$25 because you paid off the phone.

8. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

you can just finish paying it off and its yours. or just upgrade to the next version in 2 years for the same price

4. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

1000 dollars for a phone?????? You've got to be kidding...

5. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

How come the Nexus 5 isn't included as an upgrade option? What about the people who wish to downgrade??

7. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

LOL!! good one!

6. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Does anyone else find it comical that Android is trying to get top of the line specs to consumers for great prices while Apple feels the need to raise prices on their phone! Seems that Apple knows they can get away with it so why not do it!

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