The best iPhone 15 deals: Where to get the best trade-in values

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus finally bring USB-C, plus upgraded cameras, Dynamic Island, and more.

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Great iPhone 15 deals are coming in early. You can claim an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus early on September 15, with arrival scheduled exactly one week later on  September 22. We’ll walk you through all the best iPhone 15 deals currently available, with trade-in offers at carriers like Verizon and AT&T that can save you up to $1,000. Check back periodically, as we’ll be updating this story with fresh offers as they arrive. 

The iPhone 15 represents Apple’s biggest year-to-year hardware upgrade over the past few years. Compared to last year’s, it adds an upgraded 48MP camera, Dynamic Island (formerly exclusive to the Pro lineup), and USB-C with USB 2.0 speeds for charging and data (you still get MagSafe wireless charging). It’s also a tad more curvaceous with a brighter screen, includes Roadside Assistant via satellite, and has an improved ultra-wideband chip for more accurate Find My features, among other minor improvements.

If you want to buy one directly from a wireless carrier, Verizon has some of the best iPhone 15 trade-in promos. New and upgrading customers can get up to $1,000 depending on the plan they select and the phone they trade in, and Verizon will accept almost any iPhone, even if you have something ancient like the iPhone 5. There are more deals to take advantage of during the iPhone 15 preorder period, so keep reading for your full slate of options. If you are picking up Apple’s new phone, keep it protected with something from our best iPhone 15 cases guide.

Best iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus deals right now

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iPhone 15 deals at Verizon

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Verizon offers up to $1,000 off any iPhone 15 model to new and existing customers who add an Unlimited Ultimate line when trading in any iPhone model. The carrier accepts any iPhone—even ancient releases like the iPhone 5. Of course, you shouldn’t expect to get close to the full value if you’re trading in something that old. The newer the phone, the more you’ll get. Your phone’s condition also factors into the final trade-in value.

If you’re an existing customer upgrading an existing line on Unlimited Plus plans, you can get up to $830 off. Unlimited Welcome customers get up to $430 off.

Plus, you can trade in your old smartwatch and add an Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 with your purchase for just $6 per month or $14 per month, respectively. Lastly, you can save 25% on a MagSafe charger and 20% on select cases and screen protectors.

Note: These discounts are evenly split as monthly bill credits over 36 months.

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iPhone 15 deals at AT&T

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AT&T’s trade-in promotion is similar to Verizon’s. New and existing customers up to $830 off the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus (minimum $130 trade-in value) with qualified trade-ins, applied as a monthly credit for the length of your installment agreement.

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iPhone 15 deals at T-Mobile

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At T-Mobile, you can get up to $1,000 off any iPhone 15 model on a Go5G Plus or Go5G Next plan when trading in an eligible device. Magenta MAX customers get up to $650 off, Magenta and Go5G base plans get up to $350 off, and other plans get up to $200 off.

You’ll save more if you’re buying more, too, with T-Mobile offering $700 off your second iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus when adding a line, eligible for almost all plans. These savings come off your monthly bill in 24 equal installments.

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iPhone 15 deals at Boost Infinite

With Boost’s Infinite for iPhone plan ($60 per month), you can save up to $1,000 on an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus, and you’ll get free upgrades to the newest model every year. The plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data, 5GB of North American roaming data with unlimited calling and texting to and from Canada and Mexico, and calling and texting to more than 200 countries worldwide.

See more iPhone 15 offers at Boost Infinite

Other iPhone 15 trade-in deals

Both Apple and Best Buy allow you to trade devices in for credit that you can use toward an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus. You won’t see increased trade values like you’ll find purchasing through carriers, but it’s worth seeing how much you can get for your previous phone (and, in Best Buy’s case, any piece of tech you have laying around) if you’d rather buy the iPhone 15 outright.

View the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus at AppleBest Buy: Check trade-in values toward iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 PlusiPhone ModelsEstimated trade-in valuesiPhone 14 Pro MaxUp to $650iPhone 14 ProUp to $570iPhone 14 PlusUp to $470iPhone 14 PlusUp to $470iPhone SE (3rd generation)Up to $160iPhone 13 Pro MaxUp to $580iPhone 13 ProUp to $480iPhone 13Up to $370iPhone 13 miniUp to $320iPhone 12 Pro MaxUp to $450iPhone 12 ProUp to $360iPhone 12Up to $250iPhone 12 miniUp to $200iPhone SE (2nd generation)Up to $80iPhone 11 Pro MaxUp to $300iPhone 11 ProUp to $250iPhone 11Up to $200iPhone XS MaxUp to $170iPhone XSUp to $140iPhone XRUp to $140iPhone XUp to $120iPhone 8 PlusUp to $90iPhone 8Up to $60iPhone 7 PlusUp to $50iPhone 7Up to $40

iPhone 15 release date and price

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in stores starting September 22. Apple offers them in black, blue, pink, yellow, and green. Pricing starts at $799 for the iPhone 15 and $899 for the iPhone 15 Plus, both in 128GB.

If you’re thinking of buying the phone outright and want to save some serious cash on your monthly plan for data and minutes, then you really should check out the world of MVNOs with short-term rolling contracts and prices that make the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile look ridiculous.

Mint and Visibile would be our top recommendations to consider. Check out the details in our guides to the best Mint Mobile deals and best deals on Visible phone plans.

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