Why iPhone & iPad?

Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are not just industry-leaders in mobile devices, they’re some of the hottest products on the planet. There are over 1.5 million iPhone apps and 850 thousand iPad apps, including Microsoft & Adobe and tons of games. Whether you use your iOS device to browse the web, read books, watch movies, snap photos, track your appointments, edit business documents, play games, pay for purchases or just make phone calls, it’s likely to change your life.

Which device is right for you?

iPhone 6s has a 4.7 inch display, nearly 3/4 inch bigger than the iPhone 5. It’s also thinner, faster, features Touch ID and the ability to use secure Apple Pay at retailers. The headline new feature is 3D Touch: press harder on the screen to access additional functions quickly. The camera shoots 4K ultra-HD video and super-slo mo 240 fps. Still images are captured at 12 megapixel and the amazing Live Photos feature makes still shots come alive with a few seconds of video. The phone comes in silver, gold, rose gold & space gray aluminum. Choose the 16 GB version for $649 ($21.64/month) but we highly recommend 64 GB for $749 ($24.97/month). 16 GB is not enough storage to really make use of the phone. Many experts believe Apple should not sell a 16 GB device. It’s really that bad!

iPhone 6s Plus features a 5.5 inch display. All the features of iPhone 6 but an even sharper Retina HD display and longer battery life. The camera has optical image stabilization for jitter-free videos. Choose the 16 GB version for $749 ($24.97/month) but we highly recommend 64 GB for $849 ($28.30/month).

2014’s iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus are still available, now priced $100 less than the newer S models. They look similar but have 8 megapixel camera and no 3D Touch, 4K video or Live Photos. For the price of an iPhone 6s with 16 GB storage, you can get an iPhone 6 with 64 GB. At $649 ($21.64/month), that might be a good trade-off for some people.

iPhone SE has a 4 inch display. It’s just as fast as iPhone 6s (four times faster than iPhone 5), and comes with Touch ID and Apple Pay but no 3D touch. The 16 GB version is $399 ($13.30/month) but we highly recommend 64 GB for $499 ($3.34/month).

No matter which iPhone you choose, we recommend purchasing directly from Apple or in an Apple Store. This is the only way to get an unlocked phone you can use with multiple carriers. As a result, your cell phone bills will be lower. And with no contract, you can switch carriers later. Pay for the phone all at once or with 0% financing. At the end of 12 months, you can bring back your phone and get a new model. And Apple Stores will help you transfer everything from your old phone.

Used iPhones are also available. But keep in mind that almost 90% of the cost is the monthly mobile phone bills. So why skimp on your new phone?

iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet, weighing in at under 1 pound. The 9.7” Retina Display is extraordinarily sharp. And it’s 12 times faster than the original iPad – far more powerful than the typical tablet. It’s fast enough to handle 2 apps on-screen and active at the same time. iPad Air 2 starts at $399 for 16 GB, but we recommend 64 GB for $499.

iPad mini 4 is the perfect size for many people. It packs the power of iPad Air 2 into a smaller package that fits in one hand. Perfect for reading books. The 8-inch screen is just 20% smaller than iPad Air and sells for $399, though we recommend 64 GB for $499. On a budget or need an iPad for the kids? Choose the iPad mini 2 for as little as $269 or 32 GB for $319. It's a pretty decent iPad for the money.

iPad Pro brings the tablet to business-class. At twice the speed of iPad Air 2, it’s faster than 80% of laptops. Powered by the A9X chip, processing power is 22 times faster than the original iPad (graphics 360 times), yet it weighs about the same. Your choice of screen sizes – 10 inch (starting at $599) or 13 inches ($799). The 13” is big enough to use two normal iPad apps side-by-side, and with 5.6 million pixels, you’ll see more detail than a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The larger screen gives you a full-size on-screen keyboard, or add a Smart Keyboard. These are the first iPads built for a stylus: the pressure-sensitive Apple Pencil.

iPad Pro comes 32 GB of storage, which could be a limiting factor when you use professional apps. We highly recommend 128 GB for an extra $150, or 256 GB for $300. When you select an iPad you must also decide if you want cellular data. Otherwise you’re dependent on wi-fi, just like a laptop. The cellular data option adds $130 to the cost… and like storage, you can’t add it later. Or use your iPhone as a hotspot and share its internet with your iPad, as long as it’s nearby.

iPod touch is a good alternative for portability on a budget. You’ll have all the capabilities of an iPhone or iPad – all the apps, music, movies, games, web, email, and more. Yes, it’s a small screen but it fits in your pocket. No, you can’t make ordinary phone calls but FaceTime and Skype work great. You’ll need wi-fi to use these and other internet functions. iPod touch is perfect for kids. And hey, it’s an iPod – great for gym! The basic 16 GB iPod touch is $199, 32 GB is $249, 64 GB is $299, and 128 GB costs $399.

We don’t sell hardware, software or mobile internet. That’s why we’re uniquely qualified to help you find the fit for your needs. We’re here to help.

See tips on buying a new iPhone and price comparisons of major carriers. Learn about buying or selling a used iPhone. Determine how much data you need [Evernote]. Before you sell or give away an old phone, back up and restore it.

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