iPhone 6s and 6s Plus buying 101: where to buy, what are the prices, and when is the release date

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus buying 101: where to buy, what are the prices, and when is the release date
If you haven't pre-ordered the new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus yet, but Apple's latest smartphones are still on your radar, you're going to need this information if you plan on eventually buying. So, here's the where, what, and when of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' retail availability, prices, and release date.

Apple announced that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, September 25 at Apple’s retail stores. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Initially, both new iPhone models will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and the US. So don't go around looking for an iPhone unless you happen to be there. Availability in other countries hasn't been announced yet.

Warning! Customers who plan to line up to purchase an iPhone in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire, and Alaska should know that Apple is not accepting walk-in sales there. Reservations are required to make a purchase in these countries.

Also, customers in New York and Philadelphia may not able to acquire their iPhones on launch day due to a visit from Pope Francis. The Pope will be in the United States on September 24 and 25, and during that time, UPS, FedEX, and USPS are shutting down package delivery. Customers may be able to pick up their iPhones at local shipping hubs, but should get in touch with UPS or FedEX to see if that option will be available. Apple will also be offering Saturday delivery to affected customers.

With this out of the way, let's have a look at the various models and pricing options open to all of you, iPhone buyers and upgraders!

Retail


The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space gray and the new rose gold metallic finishes for $0 down with 24 monthly payments starting at $27 (US) and $31 (US), respectively, from Apple’s retail stores in the US, Apple.com, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers. Beginning September 26, customers will be able to visit Apple.com to reserve their iPhone for pick-up at their local Apple Store, based on availability. Most Apple stores will also have iPhone available for walk-in customers each day.

If you choose to pay full price, the breakdown is as follows:

ModelPrice
iPhone 6s 16GB$649
iPhone 6s 64GB$749
iPhone 6s 128GB$849
iPhone 6s Plus 16GB$749
iPhone 6s Plus 64GB$849
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB$949

Annual upgrade plan


Exclusively at Apple’s retail stores in the US, customers can choose their carrier and get an unlocked iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with the opportunity to get a new iPhone annually with included AppleCare+ on the new iPhone Upgrade Program. Monthly payments start at $32 (US) and $37 (US), respectively.

ModelMonthly PriceFull price (after 24 months)
iPhone 6s 16GB$32.41$778
iPhone 6s 64GB$36.58$878
iPhone 6s 128GB$40.75$978
iPhone 6s Plus 16GB$36.58$888
iPhone 6s Plus 64GB$40.75$978
iPhone 6s Plus 128GB$44.91$1078

AT&T


AT&T stores will open at 8 a.m. in their local time zones on Sept. 25, the first day of retail sales. Customers have three options to pay for their iPhone —AT&T Next, a 2-year agreement, or full price.

ModelAT&T Next 12AT&T Next 18AT&T Next 24AT&T Next with down payment
iPhone 6s 16GB$32.50$27.09$21.67$16.25 ($195)
iPhone 6s 64GB$37.50$31.25$25.00$18.75 ($225)
iPhone 6s 128GB$42.50$35.42$28.34$21.25 ($255)
6s Plus 16GB$37.50$31.25$25.00$18.75 ($225)
6s Plus 64GB$42.50$35.42$28.34$21.25 ($255)
6s Plus 128GB$47.50$39.59$31.67$23.75 ($285)

Verizon


Over at Verizon's, iPhone 6s 16GB will be available starting at $27.08 per month for 24 months and iPhone 6s Plus 16GB will be available starting at $31.24 per month for 24 months.

ModelMonthly price - 24 MonthsFull price
iPhone 6s 16GB$27.08$650
iPhone 6s 64GB$31.24$750
iPhone 6s 128GB$35.40$850
6s Plus 16GB$31.24$750
6s Plus 64GB$35.40$850
6s Plus 128GB$39.58$950

T-Mobile


In addition to its regular pricing options, T-Mo is alluring customers into trading in an older iPhone to get some sweet discounts of their monthly payments. Trading in an iPhone 6 or 5s in good condition lets one get the $iPhone 6 for as little as $5 or $10 a month, respectively.

ModelUpfront costIntroductory montly paymentRegular monthly payment
iPhone 6s 16GB$0.00$20.00$27
iPhone 6s 64GB$99.99$19.00$26.00
iPhone 6s 128GB$199.99$18.00$25.00
6s Plus 16GB$0.00$24.00$31.00
6s Plus 64GB$99.99$23.00$30.00
6s Plus 128GB$199.99$22.00$29.00

Sprint


Starting on September 25, qualified Sprint customers can get iPhone 6s for $15 per month and iPhone 6s Plus for $19 per month. Moreover, customers who choose not to trade in an existing smartphone at time of purchase can get iPhone 6s for $22 per month and iPhone 6s Plus for $26 per month. Additionally, the carrier is offering an alternative, iPhone Forever, to Apple's yearly upgrade program.

Please note that the cost of the iPhone is included in the monthly payment data. Also note that the monthly price excludes taxes and fees.

ModelLease (22 months)Easy Pay (24 months)Contract (24 months)Full price
iPhone 6s 16GB$0 down/$75 monthly$0 down/$87 monthly$200 down/$85 monthly$650
iPhone 6s 64GB$0 down/$80 monthly$0 down/$91 monthly$300 down/$85 monthly$750
iPhone 6s 128GB$0 down/$85 monthly$0 down/$95 monthly$399 down/$85 monthly$850
6s Plus 16GB$0 down/$79 monthly$0 down/$91 monthly$300 down/$85 monthly$750
6s Plus 64GB$0 down/$90 monthly$0 down/$95 monthly$400 down/$85 monthly$850
6s Plus 128GB$0 down/$95 monthly$0 down/$100 monthly$500 down/$85 monthly$950

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 128 GB
  • 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 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1491; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

My iPhones are showing up today!!! I just got the tracking number and their on route for today. I can't wait.

5. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

What s load of crap, this phone is not even selling in the uk, also in the uk Apple site you have to buy the phone in full and the normal iPhone went from having loads of stock to havin 1 to 2 weeks over night, oh yes, I think not The 2 big sites in the uk that sell the phones unlocked on contracts , carphone and 3 network Have loads of stock of both

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lucky you bro, I'm lining up.

13. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Yeah o wow, what about Mxzy and Ninetysix and c-hack also Sauce. Its gonna be real fun, cant wait. Me and all of us will have fun. Hey Mxzy you there?

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I went on and bought the iPhone 6+ Lite™

3. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

What's with the " ™ "?

4. ndcart

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

Good info. Thanks!

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm ready.

7. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

I'm not, never will buy Apple products. Over hyped, and a rip off. The mp3 iPods has a rubbish sound quality, comparing them to proper Mp3 players. With build in sound DAC, and processors. The laptop offers nothing special, when Windows is much better. You can't upgrade the memory, but have to pay for a higher model. I phones are like kids and grannies , dumb and dumber phone. Featureless. Just like Beats audio. Paying for the brand, not for quality.

10. Xen0F0rm

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

I hope you don't think Android is better? You do don't you? Android is terrible. Windows Phone is better than Android.

23. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

IMO macbook air, macbook pro 15 (one with $2000 price tag), ipad air 2 are very good products. Macbook, macbook 13 pro, ipad pro and iphone are overhyped and overpriced products.

8. Aliendude589

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 22, 2015

My friend just told me his store is going to have inventory on launch day for the first time ever. So instead of waiting in line I will be first in at Staples ;)

9. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

I am ready

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Which one do you plan on getting? I'm going for a 128 gig gold, or silver.

14. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

For me i will be getting the 6s space \ black , i cant wait to get my hands on it :') , the last iphone i used was the iph5 and i miss ios so much , this 6s is the best phone

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Welcome back. What did you use during the interim?

18. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Thank u my friend , i had to sell my iphone and getting a new one was really hard so i picked up lumia 630 and lord it was not a pleasant experience haha then i bought the lenivo tablet hd plus , great tablet and awesome battery , and now im so happy i will be able to get the 6s 64 gigs

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think, and judging from all the early reviews, they're gonna be fantastic smartphones.

20. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Im sure they will be , iphones are great because of the whole experience of ios , a simple powerful os that gets the job done and gets better with every year , with the 2 gigs of ram and the smoking hot A9 it will be a true flagship device

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm in hurry up Friday mode. I've been impressed with what I've seen thus far, and the hardware will support some great updates, should be nice. My pillow and chair are ready.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Give us a good review, I will too.

16. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

I like the all "white" version. Limited edition one. Gold silver is nice, don't like the "black" one. 64gb version. Nice. Hate the design of the iP6, ugly. Like the iP5.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I see ATT is still the most ridiculously priced. They want $195 upfront to pay 16 per month. How many months though? 195 is roughly 1/3 the cost of the 16GB iPhone. Since I am paying for the phone myself, the costs upfront should be, the first months payment of service and for the first month cost of the phone. THAT'S IT! Verizon is still the best if you want the best service in the USA, but T-Mobile has the best pricing.

24. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

go to best buy trade in a phone and get a new line and get $400 worth gift card.

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