Buyers can now save up to $100 on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus using special promotions available with select plans through Verizon, and through Best Buy for either Verizon, Sprint or AT&T.
Since the enormously successful release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last September, consumers looking for a discount or sale deal on the devices have generally been out of luck. Demand was so great for the devices, that upon release, all configurations were actually being resold at a premium on eBay, and demand exceeded supply at many retailers, including Apple stores.
In yet another piece of favorable news surrounding Apple’s recent entry into the phablet space, the nation’s leading electronics buyback service said Friday that almost half of its early 2014 iPhone trade-in customers who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 chose to purchase one of the larger, more premium-priced Plus models.
Gazelle in late September surveyed hundreds of customers who locked in cash payouts for their old iPhones before Apple announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Of those customers, 86% told the company they went forward with pre-ordering one of the two iPhone 6 models that Apple unveiled.
When Apple launched the iPhone 6 last month, Sprint saw an opportunity to bring the Apple faithful over to the nation’s third-place carrier. Dubbed “iPhone for Line,” the new offering allowed customers to get Apple’s latest smartphone by making monthly payments while paying nothing up front. With Verizon and AT&T offering similar installment offerings, Sprint’s plan was in some ways less exciting than the marketing might have suggested. But now the carrier is back with an upgrade that allows you to get a new iPhone every year. While most people are well served by keeper their phones longer, if you’re one who always needs the latest and greatest model Sprint’s new deal is an intriguing option.