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iPhone 8 and iPhone X: The best deals for Apple's new phones

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Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have gone on sale today after Apple announced the trio of handsets at an event on September 12, wowing fans with an all-glass design and wireless charging. 

The event heralded the era of the £1,000 smartphone, with the top-of-the-range iPhone X set to cost £1,149. With such a high cost, users will be looking to get the best rates on the new phones when they arrive in the UK.

The iPhone 8 is on sale now and features a powerful processor, glass back and wireless charging, while retaining the home button and Touch ID. 

UK networks have started announcing their final prices for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, although only Vodafone has released its offers for the iPhone X. Some have launched pre-registration pages where you can sign up to hear about the best deals first.

How long until the iPhone X is out?

When do the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale?

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available will arrive in stores on today, September 22.

The premium iPhone X will be available for pre-orders from October 27 and go on sale on November 3 - so it might be a bit early to start queuing for the new flagship.

How to buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 can be found across networks and in store from today, check below to find all the deals from the major networks that will be carrying the iPhone 8. You can buy the phone through Apple's website, although if you order online you may currently not receive the handset from Apple until between September 29 and October 6.

You can also order through the main carriers, while it is also available on a handful of third party websites. The best prices we have found are on iD Mobile, Sky (for existing customers), Virgin Mobile and Mobiles.co.uk. Virgin Mobile are offering the iPhone 8 free up front for just £29 per month - the cheapest network deal we have found.

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Where can I buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and what are the best deals?

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has arrived on plenty of UK networks for slightly cheaper plans than what you would find on the iPhone X. Here are all the deals we have found so far:

Mobile network contracts

EE
Vodafone
O2 
Carphone Warehouse
Three
Virgin
Sky
iD
Mobiles.co.uk
GiffGaff

Buy upfront

The iPhone X will be available on the Apple Store when pre-orders open. It will cost £999 for the 64GB version and £1,149 for the 256GB version.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are slightly cheaper than the iPhone X - starting at £699. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 has a capacity of 64GB for £699 and 256GB for £849. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at £799 for 64GB, or £949 for 256GB. 

Apple's upgrade plan rates Credit: Apple

Apple's upgrade plan

Apple's upgrade programme allows you to pay a flat monthly fee to get your hands on the new iPhone every year when it comes out. Members pay £69 upfront and then a flat monthly fee spread over 20 months, although you can pay to upgrade after 11 - when a new iPhone launches. You also get AppleCare+ thrown in.

This means if you upgraded the 64GB iPhone X after 11 months you would have paid £689.95 with the upgrade plan, rather than the £999 for the whole handset. You can also choose which network to use your iPhone with, so you are not tied into a two year deal.

Where can I buy the iPhone X?

No networks have revealed their pricing details or plans for the iPhone X just yet, although it will be available on the following providers for pre-orders. You can register your interest here:

Vodafone has been the first network to reveal its deals for the iPhone X - which will be available to pre-order on October 27:

Vodafone

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