AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content.
Looking to lure subscribers, Sprint and T-Mobile each announced special iPhone 7 promotions on Thursday, in both cases including a free 32-gigabyte model after a sufficient trade-in.
The T-Mobile deal, beginning Friday at the same time as Apple preorders, requires that people trade in an iPhone 6 or 6s, earning up to $650 in credit to be spread across monthly bills for two years. People wanting extra storage or a 7 Plus will have to pay the difference, and cancelling service before the two-year mark will force customers to pay a device's full cost.
The Sprint offer is only slightly more flexible, allowing people to trade in not just an iPhone 6 or 6s (including Plus models) but alternately a Samsung Galaxy S7. Otherwise, customers are still expected to stay on for two years and get paid in credit.
Sprint is also offering a separate $100 discount off 256-gigabyte iPhone 7 models, bringing their cost down to $749. That pricing will only be valid during the preorder phase, and then only until supplies are exhausted.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will ship on Sept. 16. Both feature upgrades like faster processors, increased storage, and better displays and cameras. The 7 Plus includes a second camera for 2x optical zoom.