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How to Buy the iPhone 14


It’s time to save big on the new iPhone 14. Nearly all carriers offer the iPhone 14 for free with a qualifying trade-in and unlimited plan. Plus, Best Buy and Apple have some generous discounts if you hand over a newer device.

The iPhone 14 lineup officially went on sale on September 16th. Note that iPhone 14 Plus pre-orders don’t open until October 7th.

Apple: Save Up to $720 Off With Trade-In

Apple's banner for the September 7th "Far Out" event.

Apple offers a pretty straightforward iPhone 14 trade-in discount. If you give up an eligible device, you could save up to $720 on your order. That’s nearly the full price of a base-model iPhone 14. (You also get 3% cash back if you buy the phone with an Apple Card.)

Unfortunately, Apple won’t give Android users a big discount. If you can’t trade in an old iPhone, you may be better off buying the iPhone 14 elsewhere.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus offer incremental upgrades, such as improved camera technology and slightly larger displays.

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce a smaller Face ID cutout with Dynamic Island functionality. They also offer an upgrade A16 chipset and improved cameras.

Best Buy: Save Up to $1,000

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Best Buy

If you don’t have an Unlimited plan with your carrier, Best Buy might give you the biggest iPhone 14 discount. It’s offering up to $1,000 off an iPhone 14 with eligible trade-in and activation.

And to our surprise, Best Buy has a full list of all eligible trade-in devices. You can check this list to see how much money you’ll get with a trade-in. (Best Buy will give you $350 for some very old Galaxy phones, which is interesting.)

iPhone 14 at Best Buy

Save up to $1,000 on an iPhone 14 when you activate and trade-in at Best Buy.

Verizon: Unlimited Customers Save Big

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If you’re a Verizon Unlimited customer, you could save up to $1,000 on an iPhone 14. That means you could get the base-model iPhone 14 Pro for free. Verizon even accepts damaged phones for trade ins, so minor cracks or scratches won’t hold you back too much.

Those who switch to a Verizon Unlimited plan get an additional $200 in billing credits. Plus, Verizon offers $120 toward a smartwatch when you buy the iPhone 14.

I should also note that Verizon has a new plan called “One Unlimited for iPhone.” This unique Unlimited plan comes with a free Apple One subscription. That’s Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+ at no charge.

iPhone 14 at Verizon

Save up to $1,000 on the iPhone 14 when you trade-in a phone through your Unlimited plan (even if it’s damaged). Verizon will also give you $120 toward a smartwatch when you purchase the iPhone 14.

AT&T: It’s All About the Unlimited Customers

The AT&T logo.

Customers on an AT&T Unlimited plan could save up to $1,000 on the iPhone 14 with an eligible trade-in. That means you could score the base-model iPhone 14 Pro for free. (According to AT&T, you’ll get the $1,000 discount if you trade in a device that’s usually worth $230 or more.)

Unfortunately, AT&T isn’t offering any perks for non-Unlimited customers.

iPhone 14 at AT&T

Save up to $1,000 on the iPhone 14 with a qualifying trade-in at AT&T.

T-Mobile: Save Money With or Without an Unlimited Plan

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Of all the major carriers, T-Mobile has the most generous iPhone 14 discounts. Customers on Magenta MAX can save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in. And all other customers can save 50% on their new iPhone 14 when they trade in an older device.

Also, T-Mobile is offering a cool “BOGO $700 off” discount. If you buy an iPhone 14 or iPhone 13, you can get another for $700 off!

iPhone 14 at T-Mobile

Get a free iPhone 14 with a qualifying trade-in on a Magenta MAX plan, or save 50% if you’re on a different plan. T-Mobile also offers a BOGO deal that’ll save you $700 when you buy two iPhone 14s.

Andrew Heinzman Andrew Heinzman
Andrew is the News Editor for Review Geek, where he covers breaking stories and manages the news team. He joined Life Savvy Media as a freelance writer in 2018 and has experience in a number of topics, including mobile hardware, audio, and IoT. Read Full Bio »