Best iPhone 15 Deals: Score the Latest Model for Free or Get Up to $1,100 in Trade-In Credit

Best iPhone 15 Deals: Score the Latest Model for Free or Get Up to $1,100 in Trade-In Credit

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Once you’re in the Apple ecosystem, upgrading to the latest Apple device, such as the iPhone 15 series, is pretty much inevitable. Two of the latest models have already earned a place on the list of our overall favorite phones. But one of the reasons we wait to upgrade is the price: All that phone doesn’t come cheap, with the iPhone 15 priced at $799 and the iPhone Pro Max going for $1,199. That’s why we’ve been combing the internet to find you the best deals out there, and we’ve highlighted the best of them below. 

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The latest iPhones include the Dynamic Island, faster processors and upgraded cameras. The iPhone 15 is powered by the A16 Bionic chip for faster speeds and increased efficiency over last year’s model. The iPhone 15 Pro runs on Apple’s A17 Pro chip for even more powerful performance. Other notable changes include a move to USB-C charging, brighter displays and upgraded ultrawideband capabilities. The iPhone 15 Pro also has a customizable action button and a titanium chassis, and there’s a new periscope-style telephoto lens on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max. 

We’ll keep this list of the best iPhone 15 deals updated as new offers crop up or existing promotions change, so check back when it’s time to buy.

What colors does the iPhone 15 come in?

Three-quarters view of iPhone 15 devices in black, blue, green, yellow and pink

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The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come in five colors: black, yellow, pink, blue and green. The iPhone 15 Pro models come in natural titanium, white, black and blue.

How much does the iPhone 15 cost?

Prices differ depending on the amount of storage, but each model starts at:

  • iPhone 15: $799*
  • iPhone 15 Plus: $899*
  • iPhone 15 Pro: $999
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: $1,199

*If you set up your phone with a carrier at purchase; $30 more if you connect it to a carrier later.

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Best iPhone 15 deals

Although there are no straightforward discounts on any of the iPhone 15 series devices, Apple’s trade-in program is offering as much as $620 off when you hand over your old device. The iPhone Upgrade Program or Apple Card financing (and cash back) are also options, and you can save even more when you opt to sign up with a carrier. 

Right now, carrier deals through Apple include paying as little as zero dollars with trade-in for either Verizon or T-Mobile and as little as $2.75 per month for AT&T customers. You can get up to $830 trade-in credit (paid in bill credits over 36 months) on select carrier deals, so that gets you the iPhone 15 for free or the 15 Plus for $70.

Order one of the latest iPhones from Walmart and you can snag the biggest trade-in discount, with as much as $1,100 off the Pro models. The deal requires a qualifying installment plan through either AT&T or Verizon and the trade-in of an eligible device. Note, however, that Walmart’s list prices are $50 above Apple’s retail prices, so the deal is $50 better than those below, rather than $100.

Verizon customers adding a new line on an Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate plan can save up to $830 on the base iPhone 15, which nets you the phone for free. If you’ve got a phone to trade in, you can get up to $930 on the iPhone 15 Plus or $1,000 on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max with an eligible trade-in. 

Existing customers on an Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate plan who qualify for an upgrade can still save up to $830 on any model with an eligible trade-in — no new line required.

Verizon is also offering up to $460 off an Apple iPad 9th Gen when bundled with this purchase, which is the equivalent of a free iPad. Just note that you’ll need a new line for these devices to take advantage of the offer.

AT&T customers on a qualifying unlimited plan can save up to $700 on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, or up to $1,000 on the 15 Pro and Pro Max with an eligible trade-in and purchase on an installment plan. Even old and damaged phones with a trade-in value of just $35 or more will net you trade-in savings, so you may be surprised at what that cracked iPhone in your drawer is worth. The discount is applied in the form of bill credits over 36 months, and you’ll have to pay the remaining balance if you cancel service before then. 

T-Mobile is offering quite a few different ways to save on the iPhone 15 series. If you’ve got an old phone to trade in, you can save up to $1,000 if you’re on a Go5G Next plan; $830 if you’re on a Go5G Plus plan; $350 if you’re on a Go5G, Magenta or One rate plan; or $200 if you’re on a different qualifying service plan.

You can also save up to $830 with both a trade-in and a new line of service. And if you need more than one new phone, you can buy one and get up to $700 off another when adding at least one new line of service.

AT&T and Verizon customers can save up to $1,000 on the iPhone 15 series with a trade-in through Best Buy as long as they have or switch to a qualifying unlimited plan. You can also get three free months of Apple TV Plus, Apple Fitness Plus and Apple Music, plus four months of Apple Arcade.

Best Buy also has its own trade-in program where you can save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in, though the tech retailer isn’t carrying any unlocked models at the moment. 

If you want the standard iPhone 15, you’ll get it for free when you sign up for Boost Infinite’s Infinite Access plan at $60 per month. It’s similar to Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program in that you can upgrade to the newest iPhone each year, but it rolls in unlimited talk, text and 5G data, plus 5GB of data while roaming in Mexico and Canada, and unlimited talk and text from the US to Mexico and Canada. You don’t need to trade in a device to get started, though each annual upgrade requires you to give back the old iPhone. Boost also has the iPhone 15 Plus, Pro and Pro Max available for the same plan. These don’t bring any big savings, but you can buy them on an installment plan. 

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