What’s the best way to buy an iPhone?

There are lots of great options for purchasing an iPhone. Whether you buy from Apple, a carrier, or another retailer, finding the best option for you really comes down to a few simple questions. Let’s break it down.

Do you prefer to pay all at once or over time?

Reasons to pay all at once

  • One payment and you’re done.
  • You can choose your carrier and switch at any time.
  • You can upgrade whenever you want, without having to pay off a balance.

Reasons to pay over time

  • You pay in installments, often with 0% interest and no money down.
  • You can choose a payment plan that works for you.
  • There are many plans that let you upgrade to a new iPhone every year.

Trade in your smartphone for credit.

With Apple Trade In, you can get credit toward a new iPhone when you trade in an eligible smartphone.* It’s good for you and the planet.

See how it works

Do you want a simple way to get a new iPhone every year?

Apple and many carriers offer convenient plans that make it easy for you to get a new iPhone every year.**

Learn more about Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program