To be clear, we recommend waiting for the Ars review of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max—which go up for pre-order at 3am ET on Friday and begin shipping to customers on September 21—before throwing more cash in Tim Cook’s direction.
So for those who are dead set on grabbing an iPhone XS straight away—and don’t want to wait for the more affordable iPhone XR next month—we’ve broken down where to get the new handsets and what the major sellers and mobile carriers are offering for your purchase.
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As a refresher, here’s how much each variant of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max costs outright:
iPhone XS: $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)
iPhone XS Max: $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)