Alternatively, you can just purchase your next iPhone directly from Apple, itself, a prospect behind which there are both pro’s and con’s.
The device will have to be activated under the terms of the wireless carrier of your choosing, however the monthly payment will go directly to Apple in lieu of being piggy-backed onto your existing wireless bill. Additionally, the phones at Apple tend to run on the more expensive side, per month — with the entry-level iPhone 6s ranging from $32.45 to $42.45, based on storage capacity; and the 6s Plus ranging from $37.45 to $47.45 per month.
Of particular interest to customers who opt to buy their device through Apple: the company is currently offering a “complementary” AppleCare Protection + coverage plan — typically costing $129 — which effectively coves the device from all forms of damage, including, but not limited to, two incidences of “drop-and-shatter” protection.
A similar warranty typically runs about $10 a month on either Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, or T-mobile, for whatever it’s worth. Also, Apple, like the others, is offering an annual upgrade program for its iPhone — just trade in your current generation device in good, working condition, and you can upgrade to the next-generation free of charge! Pretty sweet, right?