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iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus being held up, with screens displaying a colorful wallpaper.
This year, there are four new iPhone models to choose from.
Image: Apple

Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup is now in the wild, consisting of the base iPhone 14, and the faster, more capable iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The slightly bigger iPhone 14 Plus will release in October. Each of those links will take you to either a full review or a hands-on preview. Is Apple’s A16 Bionic chip worth upgrading to? Do you want to pay more to get the Dynamic Island notch experience? Check out our reviews to see what our staff though.

If you already know that you want to buy one, here are the straight details: these phones just released today, Friday, September 16th, with one exception. That’s the iPhone 14 Plus, which comes out on October 7th. If you’re thinking about buying the iPhone 14 (or, heck, all four varieties — follow your bliss), we’ve listed out some retailer links, along with retailer and carrier promotions that seem worthwhile.

Where to buy the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus

The iPhone 14 is available to buy through Apple, Walmart, and Best Buy starting at $799 for the 128GB model. Going up to 256GB adds $100, while it’s $1,099 to get one with 512GB of storage. The standard iPhone 14 is also available to existing AT&T and Verizon customers at Walmart with a monthly installment plan that starts at $21.64.

$799

The standard iPhone 14 is equipped with Apple’s A15 Bionic CPU, a 6.1-inch display, and is available with on-board storage ranging from 128GB up to 512GB.

The iPhone 14 Plus with 128GB of storage starts at $899 at Apple, Walmart, or Best Buy and follows a similar price trajectory for storage upgrades. It’s $999 to double the storage to 256GB, then $1,199 to get a 512GB version. As noted above, this model won’t release until October 7th. Existing AT&T and Verizon customers can also preorder the 14 Plus at Walmart on a monthly installment plan that starts at $24.42.

Someone holding the iPhone 14 Plus.
$899

The iPhone 14 Plus uses the same A15 Bionic chip as the standard iPhone 14 but has a larger 6.7-inch screen. The starting configuration of the Plus is available with 128GB of storage and larger models reaching up to 512GB.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max being held next to each other, with their displays showing a colorful wallpaper.
Like previous years, you can choose between the Pro and Pro Max varieties of Apple’s latest iPhone.
Image: Apple

Where to order the iPhone 14 Pro

You can snag the iPhone 14 Pro with 128GB of storage for $999 at Apple, Walmart, or Best Buy. There are more storage configurations available with this model, going up to 1TB, which costs $1,499. The Pro is also available at Walmart in installments starting at $26.37 a month for existing AT&T and Verizon customers.

iPhone 14 with always-on screen
$999

The iPhone 14 Pro is equipped with the same 6.1-inch display as the standard iPhone, but has a more impressive 48MP main camera and is equipped with Apple’s A16 Bionic CPU. The Pro also features the Dynamic Island, which reclaims the divisive notch by adding a variety of adaptive functions to the top edge of the display.

Where to buy the iPhone 14 Pro Max

Similar to the smaller iPhone 14 Pro, the larger iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at 128GB of storage and can go up to 1TB. Costs, however, aren’t the same due to the size difference. This model starts at $1,099, at both Apple, Walmart, and Best Buy, going up to $1,599. The Pro Max is also available at Walmart in installments starting at $29.14 a month for existing AT&T and Verizon customers.

$1099

The flagship entry of the iPhone 14 lineup, the 14 Pro Max, retains the camera and CPU improvements of the Pro model, but has a larger, 6.7-inch display and, most importantly, the Dynamic Island. The Pro Max is available with storage options starting at 128GB, all the way up to 1TB.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro carrier deals

AT&T: For new and existing customers, you can get up to $1,000 off any of the new iPhone models when you trade in a qualifying device. You’ll have to sign up to pay installments for the phone, and you’ll receive billing credits for your trade-in over a 36-month duration. Credits will begin to appear on statements within three billing cycles.

T-Mobile: Same goes for T-Mobile. For new and existing customers, you can get up to $1,000 off any of the new iPhone models when you trade in a qualifying device. You’ll have to sign up to pay in monthly installments for the phone, and you’ll receive billing credits for your trade-in over a 24-month duration. T-Mobile claims that credits begin to appear on statements within two billing cycles.

Verizon: For new and existing customers, you can get up to $1,000 off any of the new iPhone models when you trade in a qualifying device. You’ll have to sign up to pay in monthly installments for the phone, and you’ll receive billing credits for your trade-in over a 24-month period, with credits starting within two billing cycles.

Update September 9th, 12:35PM ET: Article updated with additional preorder details for Best Buy and Walmart.

Correction September 9th, 8:48AM ET: An earlier version of this story claimed that Verizon would discount new iPhone models by up to $800 with an eligible trade-in. Verizon is discounting new iPhones by up to $1,000 when you trade-in an eligible smartphone.

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