Best iPhone 15 Deals: Score Trade-In Credit Across Most Carriers



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As you’ve probably heard, the iPhone 15 series is the latest and greatest from Apple, and among our overall favorite phones on the market right now. If you haven’t upgraded yet, we’re betting cost has been a factor. Whether you’re looking to get your hands on the basic iPhone 15, or the ultrapowerful 15 Pro Max, there are plenty of deals out there that can help you snag one for less. Straightforward discounts on unlocked models are pretty slim, but you can save up to $1,100 with an eligible trade-in at several retailers and carriers. To help you make the most of these offers, below we’ve rounded up all the best iPhone 15 deals you can shop right now. 

The latest flagship phones from Apple include the Dynamic Island across all models, faster processors and upgraded camera hardware. The iPhone 15 is powered by the A16 Bionic chip for faster speeds and increased power efficiency over last year’s model. The iPhone 15 Pro hardware 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, a titanium-based chassis and a new periscope-style telephoto lens on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max. 

We’ll be keeping the below list of the best iPhone 15 deals updated as new offers crop up or existing promotions change, so be sure to 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 different 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?

The four models of the iPhone 15 have different prices that change depending on the amount of storage. Pricing for each model starts at:

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

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

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Best iPhone 15 deals

You can order your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro directly at Apple right now and choose delivery or pickup options. Apple’s trade-in program is offering as much as $650 off when you hand over your old device. iPhone Upgrade Program or Apple Card financing (and cashback) are other options there, and you can save even more when you opt to sign up with a carrier. 

Order one of the latest iPhone models via 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 the Apple retail price so the deal is $50 better than those below, rather than $100.

Verizon customers adding a new line on an Unlimited Ultimate plan can save up to $830 on the base iPhone 15, $930 on the iPhone 15 Plus or up to $1,000 on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max with an eligible trade-in. And 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 some other bonuses, including $280 off an iPad and $120 off an Apple Watch when bundled with this purchase. Just note that you’ll need a new line for these devices to take advantage of this 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. And 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 at the moment. 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.

Or, you can 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.

Both 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 you have or switch to a qualifying unlimited plan. Plus, AT&T customers will save $100 when adding a new line or account. Best Buy also has its own trade-in program where you can save up to $830 with an eligible trade-in, though the tech retailer isn’t carrying any unlocked models at the moment. 

Get the iPhone 15 Pro and an unlimited plan for $60 a month on Boost Infinite’s Infinite Access for iPhone — available via Amazon and directly at Boost Infinite. It’s similar to Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program in that you have the opportunity to 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 hand the old iPhone back. 


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