iPhone prices over time, by model
Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro Max is the tech company’s priciest phone ever, starting at $1,199 — $100 more than the same model last year but with double the storage.
Driving the news: Apple introduced its full iPhone 15 line — along with the new Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra models — during an event Tuesday from its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Why it matters: Each year, Apple aims to make the new iPhones compelling enough to convince a significant chunk of existing owners to upgrade, a task that has become harder as the years have gone on, Axios’ Ina Fried reports.
Flashback: The first iPhone debuted in 2007 and started at $499. But the next year, the price dropped to $199 where it stayed for several years.
iPhone 15 trade-in deals: What to know
Like in past years, Apple and wireless carriers will have trade-in deals that make some phones “as low as $0” after monthly credits when trading in eligible iPhone models, according to a news release.
Yes, but: For AT&T and Verizon, the monthly credits are spread over 36 months and T-Mobile’s credits are for 24 months.
iPhone 15 release date and preorders
iPhone 15 preorders start Friday, Sept. 15 and the devices will be available starting Sept. 22.
iOS 17 release date
Apple will roll out its software update days before the new iPhones arrive.
iOS 17 will be available as a free software update on Monday, Sept. 18 Apple said in a news release.
The iOS update is an annual fall tradition that brings new features to Apple’s smartphones.