“Only days after AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said subsidized phone prices are going away, Apple dropped the option for iPhones on the carrier’s network,” Jeff Gamet reports for The Mac Observer.
“Instead of offering iPhones on AT&T’s network with two-year contracts and subsidized prices,” Gamet reports, “Apple now only offers the AT&T Next plan which spreads the cost of a new iPhone over several months.”
“The Next plan lets AT&T customers get a new smartphone—in this case, an iPhone—without paying any money up front,” Gamet reports. “The cost of their new phone is spread out over 12, 18, or 24 months as part of their monthly bill, and can be traded in for a new phone once it’s paid off.”
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MacDailyNews Note: So, now, Apple Online Store offers iPhones with 2-year contracts (via Verizon or Sprint), unlocked and contract-free (via T-Mobile), or with carrier financing (AT&T) which starts at $21.64/month for an iPhone 6.