When Apple presented the 6th generation of iPhones we were told that we wouldn’t have to wait long to get our hands on both phones. And it wasn’t a lie. Three days after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, Apple kicks off pre-orders on both iPhones. US customers can reserve a unit for themselves since Friday midnight PST through several channels.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – Where to buy.
To start with, you can pre-order the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus directly from Apple Store. Unsurprisingly, both devices will be carried by four US largest carriers. As far as pricing is concerned, there is absolutely no difference whether you order the iPhones from Apple, AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Whichever option you choose, the 16 GB iPhone 6 will set you back $199 with a two-year contract, while the bigger iPhone 6 Plus will cost $299. Models with more storage are obviously more expensive. The 64GB iPhone 6 is priced at $299 and the 128GB variant sells for $399. The 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, will go for $399 and $499, respectively.
T-Mobile will offer the 16GB iPhone 6 outright for $649 and the iPhone 6 Plus for $749 with no obligations. Customers also will be able to grab both phones for $0 down plus $27.08 or $31.24, respectively, for 24 months. In a similar fashion to other carriers, prices will go up in $100 increments depending on storage.
You will be able to find both new iPhones also at a number of retailers, such as Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Radio Shack, with some of them offering quite interesting bonuses. For example, Walmart is selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $20 off and throws in a $15 gift card for pre-ordering. Radio Shack, on the other hand, will be adding a $50 gift card to your order.
During the unveiling event, Tim Cook promised that both iPhones will be offered in as many as 115 countries. As of now, beyond the US, the handsets are also available for pre-order in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and several European countries as well, including the UK, France and Germany. Details regarding release and pricing in other regions are unknown at the moment, but since Apple promised worldwide rollout by the end of this year, those details should be revealed soon.
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