The iPhone X is set to start preorders on Oct. 27, and carriers have now released promotions to entice customers to acquire the $999 smartphone with their services.
Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile have announced the details of their trade-in programs that offers discounts of up to $350 to the iPhone X price. Here are all the important details for customers who are thinking about buying the premium smartphone.
Sprint iPhone X Trade-In Program
Sprint is the first carrier to release details of its iPhone X trade-in program, and it also happens to be the one that offers the biggest potential discount of up to $350.
Customers can avail the Sprint Flex leasing program for only $22.22 per month for 18 months, with the trade in of an older device. After 18 months, customers can choose to trade the iPhone X back to Sprint for another lease or pay $41.62 for six more months to own the device outright. This will total about $650 in payments, compared to the $999 price tag of the 64 GB iPhone X.
The supported devices in the trade-in program are the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus of Apple, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5 of Samsung; the G5, G6, and V20 of LG; the Pixel and Pixel XL of Google; the Z Droid, Z Play, Z2 Force, Z Force Droid, and Z2 Play of Motorola; the BlackBerry KeyOne; and the HTC U11.
Verizon iPhone X Trade-In Program
For Verizon, its iPhone X trade-in program offers a $300 discount in exchange for an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus. Customers will then have to pay $41.66 per month for 24 months, with their trade-in discount to be applied over the two-year window.
Verizon customers will need to keep the iPhone X for two years before they can say that they own the smartphone. The deal is also limited to Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited plans, for new and current subscribers.
T-Mobile iPhone X Trade-In Program
The T-Mobile trade-in program for the iPhone X, on the other hand, also offers up to a $300 discount. However, instead of the discount being spread out across monthly payments for traded-in devices, T-Mobile will pay their subscribers the value of their traded-in smartphone upfront.
Will You Buy The iPhone X?
Analysts believe that the muted iPhone 8 sales is partly because customers are instead thinking of buying the iPhone X, or at least waiting for the premium smartphone to be released to compare the two models.
However, the iPhone X has already gotten Apple in trouble with a trademark lawsuit from a Japanese developer. Some customers may also decide to hold off on buying the iPhone X, amid rumors that all 2018 iPhone models will have its OLED display and Face ID features.