The brand-new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are due to go on sale in the UK from 25th September and if you’re a techie, you’ll likely be looking to pick up a handset as soon as possible. However, keeping up-to-date with the newest technology can be costly and the new iPhones don’t come cheap.
In fact, British tech fans could lose out as the UK has been named as one of the most expensive countries for the iPhone 6S. If you’re looking to buy the iPhone 6S outright so you can have it on a pay-as-you-go plan, you’ll pay £539 for the basic 16GB model, with the 128GB version costing a huge £699.
If you want the larger iPhone 6S Plus, you’ll pay even more for this. Prices start from £619 for the 16GB model while the 128GB handset will set you back a massive £789.
However, not many people can afford the cost of a high-end smartphone like the iPhone in one go and instead prefer to get it on an 18 month or two year contract. While this does work out more expensive in the long run, you’ll receive all of your minutes, texts and data in one package.
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus contracts
Thinking of upgrading to the iPhone 6S from 25th September? Here are the cheapest deals from the top networks for the 16GB model from the Carphone Warehouse:
Vodafone: 500 UK minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB 4G data – £169 upfront cost, £32 a month (24 month contract)
O2: 1000 UK minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB 4G data – £199.99 upfront cost, £34.99 a month (24 month contract)
EE: 500 UK minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB 4G data – £119.99 upfront cost, £36 a month (24 month contract)
If the bigger iPhone 6S is more what you’re after, here’s how much you could get it for:
Vodafone: 500 UK minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB 4G data – £129 upfront cost, £36 a month (24 month contract)
O2: Unlimited UK minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB 4G data – £159.99 upfront cost, £37.50 a month (24 month contract)
EE: 1000 UK minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB 4G data – £239.99 upfront cost, £39.99 a month (24 month contract)
Ways to save
That still works out a quite a hefty sum to pay each month so if you’re looking to save on an iPhone 6S, you might be better waiting for the handset to go on sale. You could get a good deal from Amazon when it holds its Black Friday sales on 27th November, just in time for Christmas. If you can pick up a bargain handset, it will be cheaper to get a monthly rolling contract SIM-only deal or a good pay-as-you-go plan for your iPhone.
You also don’t need to waste money getting anything other than the basic 16GB iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. A phone of that size will hold around 3,050 photos or 407 apps, which should be more than enough for the average user.