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Best iPhone 15 deals: how to get a cheap handset

Apple's iPhone 15 lineup is now shipping. Find the best places to grab a cheap monthly plan on all four devices, or get a trade-in rebate when you upgrade.

Five iPhone 15 handsets on a bright yellow background

The best iPhone 15 deals are now live, and the latest Apple lineup – the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max – is now shipping. If you’re looking to upgrade, we’ve found the best iPhone 15 prices today, and we’ll be updating this constantly as new deals come in.

Without any deals, the iPhone 15 starts from $799/£799, and the 15 Plus from $899/£899. The best cell phone providers have so far been offering trade-in rebates, with up to $1,000 off from Verizon to AT&T when you trade in an old phone. You can also get the phone directly from Walmart and Best Buy, but the prices for buying the handset outright are more standard.

If you’re desperate to get the latest iPhone 15, save yourself some money with the best iPhone 15 deals below. We don’t think the prices are going to come down again before Black Friday.

Best iPhone 15 deals

If you’re looking to save money when you buy the iPhone 15, many providers and retailers are offering brilliant trade-in rebates.

Best iPhone 15 contract deals

Best iPhone 15 SIM-Free deals

How much does the iPhone 15 cost?

The iPhone 15 (128GB) is the cheapest model in the 2023 lineup, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the biggest and most powerful, and therefore the most expensive. All iPhone 15 models have four storage capacities to choose from; 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. We’ve listed the standard prices of the iPhone 15 devices below if you buy them outright.

128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
iPhone 15 $799 $899 $1,099 N/A
iPhone 15 Plus $899 $999 $1,199 N/A
iPhone 15 Pro $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499
iPhone 15 Pro Max N/A $1,199 $1,399 $1,599

Which iPhone 15 model should I get?

It’s tricky to recommend the best iPhone 15 for you without knowing your needs and budget. If money is no object, and you want the most advanced iPhone that money can buy, go for the 15 Pro or Pro Max, which feature Apple’s latest A17 Bionic Pro chipset and a Titanium build.

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are less powerful and more affordable, with two cameras instead of three. They’re also more colorful, coming in 5 different hues, and they get a camera upgrade of 48MP – to match the Pro models. Every phone in the lineup now has more rounded-off edges for greater comfort in the hand.

When can I buy iPhone 15 Pro Max?

The official iPhone 15 release date was September 22, 2023.

Not sure whether the iPhone 15 lineup is right for you? Read our best gaming iPhone guide if you want to compare the latest range to previous generations. Check out the best UK phone providers to see the latest deals on devices from that region.

An iPhone 15 showing the Apple store on the display

Is it a good idea to trade in my current phone?

For some users, trading in their current smartphone makes the iPhone 15 lineup way more affordable. If you already have an unlimited plan from AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile and you’re happy to commit to the same plan for a few years, then the discounts are better than Apple’s.

But there’s still a big caveat to this. Some trade-in rebates require you to sign up for a lengthy or expensive phone plan, which could work out to be just as expensive (if not more) than buying the iPhone 15 outright.

We recommend working out the full cost of any new contract you sign up for, and working out whether you could save more by buying the iPhone 15 outright and then finding a cheap plan from the best cell phone providers separately.