iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR: How to buy Apple’s new phones

Sprint offers holiday buy one, get one free deal for iPhone XR lease

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Apple has taken the wraps off its latest and greatest iPhones — the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The three iPhones boast a ton of new features, including a more modern design on the lower-cost iPhone XR and improvements to the processing power of all of the phones.

First, you need to figure out which new iPhone is right for you. Check out our iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews to see how they stack up, or maybe read up on why the iPhone XR is the better choice. Once you have decided, where should you buy it from? We put together this guide to help. Here’s how, when, and where to buy the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

iPhone XR

Unlocked

If you’re looking to get your hands on Apple’s most colorful new iPhone, you can now do so straight through the Apple website. You can buy the iPhone XR unlocked and activate with any carrier later if you like. Pricing for the iPhone XR is as follows:

  • iPhone XR 64GB: $750, or $37.41 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program.
  • iPhone XR 128GB: $800, or $39.50 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program.
  • iPhone XR 256GB: $900, or $43.66 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

Verizon

You may prefer to buy the iPhone XR from Verizon. Here are the prices:

  • iPhone XR 64GB: $750, or $31.24 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XR 128GB: $800, or $33.33 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XR 256GB: $900, or $37.49 per month for 24 months.

And if you’re looking for a deal, Verizon has several in store. Here’s a quick rundown of the current promotions:

  • Buy an iPhone on the Verizon device payment plan and get $100 off an iPad on a device payment plan, or $50 off an Apple Watch on a device payment plan.
  • Get 25 percent off select Beats merchandise when you purchase an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

AT&T

AT&T also sells Apple’s most colorful iPhone in years. If you’re thinking about picking up a new iPhone XR you may want to keep AT&T in mind. The carrier is offering a free iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or $700 toward another Apple device when you purchase the new iPhone XR with a new line activation.

Pricing for the iPhone XR through AT&T is as follows:

  • iPhone XR 64GB: $750, or $25 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next.
  • iPhone XR 128GB: $800, or $27 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next.
  • iPhone XR 256GB: $900, or $3- per month for 30 months on AT&T Next.

T-Mobile

If you’re looking for a pop of color, T-Mobile is carrying Apple’s new whimsical iPhone XR. The Un-carrier currently offers the iPhone XR online at T-Mobile and the phone is available in-store.

Since T-Mobile offers lots different payment options, we’re going to recommend you go to T-Mobile directly to see exactly what device payment plan that’s the best fit. Pricing for the iPhone XR on T-Mobile is as follows:

  • iPhone XR 64GB: $750
  • iPhone XR 128GB: $800
  • iPhone XR 256GB: $900

And whether you’re a new customer or not, T-Mobile is offering a pretty awesome deal for the iPhone XR. Simply trade in your current device for up to half off the new iPhone XR.

Sprint

If you’re a Sprint customer you may be eligible to take advantage of a great deal on the iPhone XR. Lease the new iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max at the full lease price, and you’ll be eligible for a 64GB iPhone XR lease at $0 per month (after a $31.25 monthly bill credit). If you’d rather pick up an iPhone XS or XS Max, you can still take advantage of the $31.25 monthly bill credit with this promotion.

Whether you’re planning to purchase the iPhone XR outright or through Sprint Flex, pricing for the new phone is listed below:

  • iPhone XR 64GB: $750, or $31.25 per month for 18 months on a Sprint Flex lease.
  • iPhone XR 128GB: $800, or $31.25 per month for 18 months with a $50 down payment on a Sprint Flex lease.
  • iPhone XR 256GB: $900, or $31.25 per month for 18 months with a $150 down payment on a Sprint Flex lease.

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular has the iPhone XR available in store now. When it comes to deals, U.S. Cellular has one special deal in particular for those that want the iPhone XR.

First off, customers that purchase the iPhone XR through U.S. Cellular will have access to the new Unlimited with Payback Total plan, which pays back users for data that they don’t use. Customers get back $10 per month when they use less than 3GB of data per line.

Xfinity Mobile

As a special deal, Xfinity Mobile is offering new customers $300 if they purchase a new iPhone, activate a new line, and port over their number.

Retailers

Looking to score a sweet deal on a new iPhones at your local store? You’re in luck because some retailers are offering special deals on Apple’s newest smartphone.

iPhone XS

Unlocked

As you might expect, you can order the new iPhone XS from Apple unlocked, if you so choose. Pricing for the iPhone XS is as follows:

  • iPhone XS 64GB: $1,000, or $49.91 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.
  • iPhone XS 256GB: $1,150, or $56.16 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.
  • iPhone XS 512GB: $1,350, or $64.50 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.

Verizon

If you’re looking to purchase an iPhone XS, you may want to look no further than Verizon. America’s largest carrier is offering some excellent deals on Apple’s latest smartphones.

Pricing for the iPhone XS through Verizon is as follows:

  • iPhone XS 64GB: $1,000, or $41.66 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XS 256GB: $1,150, or $47.91 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XS 512GB: $1,350, or $56.24 per month for 24 months.

Remember those deals we mentioned? Verizon has several that you may want to check out. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Buy an iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max through Verizon, and you will get $750 off a second iPhone, as long as you purchase both on a Verizon payment plan and activate a new line. That offer is available to both existing and non-existing customers.
  • Guarantee of at least $100 trade-in value for customers that buy an iPhone XS, XS Max, 8, or 8 Plus. That discount will be applied over 24 months as bill credits.
  • Buy an iPhone on the Verizon device payment plan and get $100 off an iPad on a device payment plan, or $50 off an Apple Watch on a device payment plan.
  • Buy an iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad, and get 25 percent off select Beats products.

AT&T

Looking to pick up your iPhone XS directly through AT&T? You’re in luck because the carrier is offering some pretty sweet deals. The company has announced that for a limited time, customers who buy an iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max and add a new line will get an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus at no extra cost, or $700 toward another Apple device.

Pricing for the iPhone XS through AT&T is as follows:

  • iPhone XS 64GB: $1,000, or $33.34 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, or $41.67 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year.
  • iPhone XS 256GB: $1,150, or $38.34 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, or $47.92 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year.
  • iPhone XS 512GB: $1,350, or $45 per month for 30 months on A&T Next, or $56.25 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has the new iPhone XS available both online and in store. In addition to offering tons of different payment options, the carrier is also offering a pretty great deal to both new and exciting customers: Trade in your current smartphone for up to half off the new iPhone XS.

We mentioned T-Mobile has lots of different device payment plans, right? Since it would be nearly impossible to go with every different option here, we recommend you get in touch with Team Magenta to go over all the different options. If, however, you’re looking to buy the iPhone XS outright, pricing on the T-Mobile network is as follows:

  • iPhone XS 64GB: $1,000
  • iPhone XS 256GB: $1,150
  • iPhone XS 512GB: $1,350

Sprint

While Sprint sells the new iPhone XS, it is not currently offering any promotions for its customers. Whether you’re planning to purchase the iPhone XS outright or through Sprint Flex, pricing for the new phone is listed below:

  • iPhone XS 64GB: $1,000, or $41.67 per month for 18 months on a Sprint Flex lease.
  • iPhone XS 256GB: $1,150, or $41.67 per month for 18 months with a $150 down payment on a Sprint Flex lease.
  • iPhone XS 512GB: $1,350, or $41.67 per month for 18 months with a $350 down payment on a Sprint Flex lease.

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is also offering the iPhone XS. The phone is available to order now through U.S. Cellular. When it comes to deals, U.S. Cellular is offering customers who buy the iPhone XS, access to the new Unlimited with Payback Total plan, which pays back users for data that they don’t use. Customers get back $10 per month when they use less than 3GB of data per line.

Xfinity Mobile

Like other carriers, Xfinity Mobile has the iPhone XS available for its subscribers. The carrier is also offering a special deal for new customers: Simply purchase a new iPhone, activate a new line, and port over your old number to receive $300.

iPhone XS Max

Unlocked

Looking for something a little bigger? The iPhone XS Max is Apple’s biggest phone to date. Apple is selling three unlocked versions of the iPhone XS Max. Pricing for the iPhone XS Max is as follows.

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB: $1,100, or $54.08 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250, or $60.33 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.
  • iPhone XS Max 512GB: $1,450, or $68.66 per month with the iPhone upgrade program.

Verizon

Purchasing Apple’s largest phone on America’s largest network? You’re in luck because Verizon has an excellent device payment plan and wants to sweeten the deal with a few promotional offers.

Pricing for the iPhone XS Max on Verizon are as follows:

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB: $1,100, or $45.83 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250, $52.08 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XS Max 512GB: $1,450, or $60.41 per month for 24 months.

Verizon is also offering some pretty sweet deals when you purchase the iPhone XS Max. Here’s a quick synopsis of the current promotions:

  • Buy an iPhone XS Max through Verizon, and you’ll get $750 off a second iPhone when purchasing on a payment plan and activating a new line. That offer is available to both existing and non-existing customers.
  • Verizon is also offering a minimum $100trade-in value for customers that buy an iPhone XS Max. You’ll see the discount applied to your bill over as a series of bill credits over 24 months.
  • Get $100 off an iPad on a device payment plan, or $50 off an Apple Watch on a device payment plan when you purchase a new iPhone.
  • Buy an iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad, and score 25 percent off select Beats products.

AT&T

Want to land an awesome deal on the iPhone XS Max? You might want to head over to AT&T. If you purchase the iPhone XS Max through the carrier and add a new line, AT&T will give you an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus for free, or offer $700 toward another Apple device.

Pricing for the iPhone XS Max through AT&T is as follows:

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB: $1,100, or $36.67 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, or $45.84 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year.
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250, or $41.67 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, or $52.09 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year.
  • iPhone XS Max 512GB: $1,450, or $48.34 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, or $60.42 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year.

T-Mobile

Craving a huge screen on a huge network? T-Mobile has the iPhone XS Max in stock along with a pretty special deal for both new and current customers alike.

Since T-Mobile has a number of different device payment plans available to its customers, you’ll need to contact the carrier to learn which option is best for you. However, if you want to buy the iPhone XS Max outright, pricing for T-Mobile is as follows:

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB: $1,100
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250
  • iPhone XS Max 512GB: $1,450

And remember that promotion we mentioned? For a limited time, T-Mobile is offering up to half off the new iPhone XS Max with an eligible trade-in. Unlike some other carrier promotions, this plan is available to both new and current customers so its definitely worth checking out.

Sprint

Sprint, like all the other major carriers, is offering the iPhone XS Max to its customers. Unfortunately, the carrier is not offering any promotions when you purchase the iPhone XS Max.

Pricing for the iPhone XS Max on Sprint is as follows:

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB: $1,100, or $45.84 per month for 18 months on a Sprint Flex lease.
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250, or $45.84 per month for 18 months with a $150 down payment on a Sprint Flex lease.
  • iPhone XS Max 512GB: $1,450, or $45.84 per month for 18 months with a $350 down payment on a Sprint Flex lease.

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular customers can get the new iPhone XS Max along with a pretty special deal. Order the iPhone XS Max through U.S. Cellular and the carrier will give you access to the new Unlimited with Payback Total plan, which pays back users for data that they don’t use. Customers get back $10 per month when they use less than 3GB of data per line.

Xfinity Mobile

Like other carriers, Xfinity Mobile is offering the iPhone XS Max for order now. New Customers that purchase an iPhone and port over their old number will also receive $300.

Updated on November 20, 2018: Updated Sprint promotional offer for iPhone XR.

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