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

The iPhone XS and XS Max are now available -- here's how to get them

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally taken the wraps off of the 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 and improvements to the processing power of the phones.

Once you’ve figured out which new iPhone is right for you — do I need the iPhone XS? Is the iPhone XR right for me? — you’ll likely be wondering just how to get your hands on the new iPhone models — and that’s why we put together this guide, especially considering the pre-order period is over and the phones are now available. Once you do get your hands on a shiny new phone, check out our iPhone XS case guide. Here’s how, when, and where to buy the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Unlocked

As you might expect, you can order the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max from Apple unlocked, if you so choose. Pricing for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max can be found below.

  • 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
  • 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

In addition to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple also unveiled the new iPhone XR, which does away with some of the features in the iPhone XS, but comes at a lower price. The iPhone XR, however, isn’t available just yet — it’ll be up for pre-order starting on October 19. Pricing for the iPhone XR can be found below, though we’re not currently sure if the iPhone XR will be available unlocked given the fact that there doesn’t seem to be an unlocked option on the Apple website — only carrier options. We’ll update this article with more information when we have it. If it is available unlocked, it will likely offer the same pricing as carriers, which can be found below.

  • iPhone XR 64GB: $749, or $37.41 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program
  • iPhone XR 128GB: $799, or $39.50 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program
  • iPhone XR 256GB: $899, or $43.66 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program

Apple likely won’t be the only one to offer the new iPhones unlocked. It’s likely we’ll also see the new devices pop up at Amazon, Best Buy, and other places too.

Carriers

Perhaps you’d prefer to get the phones straight from your wireless provider. Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone’s pricing from your carrier.

AT&T

AT&T is carrying all three new iPhones, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. Customers can order the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max from AT&T now, and the iPhone XR starting October 19. AT&T says that customers can order the phones in-store, online, or through the myATT app.

When it comes to specific pricing, AT&T’s can be found below.

  • 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.
  • 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.

AT&T is offering some pretty sweet deals, too. 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.

Sprint

Sprint is offering the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Pricing for the new phones can be found 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.
  • 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.

Sprint is offering some pretty great deals, too. Namely, for two weeks, the company is offering customers who get a Sprint Flex lease the iPhone XS for $0 per month with an eligible trade-in — though that deal is only available until September 28. Similar credit can be applied for the iPhone XS Max — which will cost $4.17 per month.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is offering iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, all at the same time as Apple. That’s to say, you can now order the iPhone XS and XS Max from T-Mobile, with full sales beginning on September 21. Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will begin on October 19. Full pricing details for the iPhone XS and XS Max on T-Mobile can be found below:

  • iPhone XS 64GB: $1,000, or $30 per month with a $280 down payment on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)
  • iPhone XS 256GB: $1,150, or $30 per month with a $430 down payment on EIP.
  • iPhone XS 512GB: $1,350, or $30 per month with a $630 down payment on EIP.
  • iPhone XS Max 64GB: $1,100, or $30 per month with a $380 down payment on EIP.
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB: $1,250, or $30 per month with a $530 down payment on EIP.
  • iPhone XS Max 512GB: $1,450, or $30 per month with a $730 down payment on EIP.

When it comes to special deals, T-Mobile says that it’s offering customers up to $300 toward the purchase of a new iPhone with an eligible trade-in and that credit will be applied to the users account in installments over 24 months.

Verizon

Verizon is offering the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, as you would expect. Like other carriers, orders for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have started. The iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 26, though pricing and deals will be announced closer to that time. Here’s a quick rundown of the pricing for the new iPhones.

  • iPhone XS: $1,000, or $41.66 per month for 24 months.
  • iPhone XS Max: $1,099, or $45.83 per month for 24 months.

Unlike other carriers, Verizon has a few deals going around. Here’s a rundown of those deals.

  • Buy an iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max through Verizon, and you will get $700 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.

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is also be offering the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The phones are up for order now through U.S. Cellular. The carrier is also offering the iPhone XR, which will be available for pre-order on October 19.

When it comes to deals, U.S. Cellular is offering customers who buy the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max 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.

Comcast Xfinity Mobile

Like other carriers, Xfinity Mobile is offering the iPhone XS and XS Max for order now. The iPhone XR will be up for pre-order on October 19.

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.

Updated on September 21, 2018: The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max is now available for order.

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