iPhone X deals and pre-orders: what price will you pay in the US?

The iPhone X launches later than expected and for more money than any of us want to pay. That's why it's good to get out ahead of the iPhone X deals and find it for a good price right now.

The iPhone X price that Apple officially announced on September 12 may be the one thing that blew you away more than its new design and features.

It costs a fortune in the US, in line with every rumor and analyst opinion we've heard in 2017. Hopefully you've been saving every penny, because the iPhone X starts at a whopping $999.

Given the price, it's important that you know how you can get the best iPhone X deal on launch day, or simply find it in stock Let's make sure you have all of the answers on day one.

See also: iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | iPhone SE deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Galaxy S8 Plus deals

iPhone X price: how much will deals cost?

The iPhone X won't cost $199 – the usual subsidized new iPhone price every year since the iPhone 3G. This iPhone 10th anniversary edition is going to be extra special.

There's no hiding from the near-$1000 price tag of the iPhone X

This is a 53% increase in price compared to the unsubsidized iPhone 7 price at $649. The unlocked iPhone 7 Plus launched at $769, and the iPhone X is still a huge leap up from there.

The best news is that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and other US carriers will offer iPhone X deals at launch for new customers. They'll also break the price into monthly payments.

iPhone X price increase: how you can save money

So, what's the deal with this price increase? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which sports a nearly bezel-less OLED display like the iPhone X, costs $930.

Apple's iPhone X tops this, especially because it's reportedly using Samsung's OLED screen technology. Its chief rival won't give it any deals. And so, the iPhone X costs $999.

If you opt to pay in installments through a carrier, your price may differ. Typically AT&T offers contracts that can be extended to 30 months for a slightly smaller monthly price. T-Mobile may ask for money upfront, then give you the appearance smaller monthly payments that way. Verizon is our go to for natural pricing, split evenly over 24 months. However, Apple shows prices at $49 a month for all four major carriers.

You can save money by looking into becoming a new customer on launch day. All carriers are currently running promotions, promising around $300 for new sign-ups, or avoid paying Early Termination Fees with your current network.

The best money-saving plans: Verizon plans | T-Mobile plans | AT&T plans | Sprint plans

When can I buy the iPhone X?

The iPhone X is a much bigger upgrade than the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and that unfortunately means it won't be coming quite as soon. Though we got to see the iPhone X at Apple's Launch Event, everyone won't be getting to take one home quite yet.

iPhone X pre-orders will start October 27. That's about a month and a half after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders begin.

The iPhone X launch will take place a bit later, on November 3. This delay may be due to rumored production delays. 

If you want to get an iPhone X as soon as possible, you have a little time still to save up, but you should be ready to part with $1,000 as soon as pre-orders start on October 27.

TechRadar's pick for the best iPhone X deal

While we expect more deals and incentives to come, currently the best deal appears to be buying the phone outright. At $999, it's much cheaper than paying for the 24-month installment plan that starts at $49.91 per month, for a total payment of $1197

The purchasing plans listed on Apple's website include the iPhone Upgrade Program. Carriers could offer their own price soon, which may not require the program. If that happens, you may see prices as low as $41 a month for 24 months or $33 a month for 30 months.

If you have a phone to trade in, you might get an even better price. So far, T-Mobile is offering $300 off the iPhone X with an eligible trade-in, and it's throwing in free enrollment in the iPhone upgrade program. Other carriers are also likely to offer trade-in deals soon.

We'll keep this page update with any deals for the iPhone X that make the price more reasonable or sweeten the pot.