Apple's iPhone 8 is now available to pre-order. Here's where you can get the best price for iPhone 8 on T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
It's not as expensive as we first thought it would be. The iPhone 8 that Apple announced this week alleviated fears that the base model would come with a $1,000 price tag. The new iPhone 8, instead, starts at $699 for a 64GB model.
The iPhone 8 is simple upgrade from last year's iPhone 7. As such, the price hasn't increased too much, though it's a little more expensive likely due to the increased storage of the base model.
More important than any of that: how can you get the best iPhone 8 deal on launch day, or simply find it in stock? Let's make sure you have all of the answers for today.
See also: iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | iPhone SE deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Galaxy S8 Plus deals
iPhone 8 price: how much will deals cost?
The iPhone 8 won't cost $199 – the usual subsidized new iPhone price every year since the iPhone 3G in 2008. This is the iPhone 10th anniversary edition and it's going to be extra special.
Apple announced two sizes for the iPhone 8: 64GB and 256GB. The smaller size is $699. The larger 256GB model will come with a $150 increase to the price, bringing it to $849.
The best news is that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and other US carriers will offer iPhone 8 deals at launch for new customers. They'll also break the price into monthly payments.
iPhone 8 price increase: how you can save money
Since the iPhone 8 didn't increase the base price much over the iPhone 7, the carrier deals won't change much either.
We therefore expect the iPhone 8 to cost $29 a month for 24 months from carriers that offer simple installment plans.
That's going to differ at AT&T, where contracts can be extended to 30 months for a slightly smaller monthly price, or T-Mobile, which may ask for money upfront, then give you the appearance smaller monthly payments that way. Verizon is our go to for natural pricing, split evenly over 24 months.
You can save money by looking into becoming a new customer on launch day. All carriers are currently running promotions, promising around $300 for new sign-ups, or avoid paying Early Termination Fees with your current network.
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When can I buy the iPhone 8?
Apple's official iPhone 8 pre-orders start Friday, September 15. The actual release date is a week later, on Friday, September 22.
Though you should be ready to part with $699 we'll update this guide with any new deals that show up an offer a better price or perks that ease the high price of a new phone.
TechRadar predicts the best iPhone 8 deal
Since the price of the iPhone 8 is still high at $699, and it goes even higher for the 256GB model. That can be a lot of cash for someone to drop all in one go.
You'll experience less sticker shock if you opt for the $29 a month over 24 months price, or about $23 a month for 30 months with AT&T.
If you have a phone to trade in, you might get an even better price. So far, T-Mobile is offering $300 off the iPhone 8 with an eligible trade-in, plus it will sell the Apple Watch 3 with 3 months of free wireless service with it. On top of that, people who pre-order the new iPhone 8 will be enrolled in the iPhone upgrade program for free. Other carriers are also likely to offer trade-in deals soon.
- See T-Mobile's iPhone 8 offers
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