Current iPhones are offered by carriers and Apple at $199 if you are buying the 2-year service agreement. Such deals mean you are getting a 2-year contract and become tied to one carrier until you decide to unlock your iPhone at an affordable price without losing your warranty. iPhone 6 upgrade might be a bit more expensive, as experts believe that Apple can add up to $100 to the basic smartphone price this September.
At the same time, there are reports about new Verizon, AT&T and Sprint Early upgrade program being rolled out in the end of August. Apple is expected to make this move ahead of its iPhone 6 release in mid-September, as noted by blogger Mark Gurman. iPhone early upgrade program is created to boost handset sales in the U.S. Will it be cheaper than getting the unlocked handset at $700-$900 and the $199 offer with a 2-year plan?
It’s hard to say right now whether AT&T early upgrade program or any other carrier’s program can interest Americans to buy AT&T iPhones through such financing deals.
AT&T, Sprint and Verizon early upgrade program should be offered from August 20 through this date might change. T-Mobile network should also offer this financing opportunity, but this is a pilot program and its rules can be different once Apple officially starts such plans.
iPhone 6 sale date is expected on September 19th, according to some analysts. Do you think it is a good deal to get iPhone early upgrade for model 6 through such financing source?