4. What will it cost?
This is where things get a little tricky. Mobile phone carriers are doing away with the subsidies that used to bring down the cost of iPhones and other high-end smartphones to more-reasonable levels. The end of the dreaded two-year contract is on the horizon.
Now, the base model iPhone 6s with 16 gigabytes of storage costs $649, and the introductory iPhone 6s Plus, with the same amount of storage, starts at $749. However, the leading mobile phone carriers are offering installment plans that allow a consumer to spread the payments out, typically over two years, at around $27 a month.
Apple is also offering its own installment plan, which lets you get an unlocked iPhone 6s for $32 a month and the ability to upgrade your phone every year.