Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics trade show.
iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.
Like the carriers and other retailers, Target will offer the new iPhone for preorder on September 12 -- a week before it officially goes on sale.
An earlier version of this story did not account for the fact that T-Mobile is waiving the $99 down payment on iPhones when people trade in their old devices. With this factored into the overall savings of the trade-in, T-Mobile's trade-in program actually offers consumers a better value than other trade-in sites such as Nextworth.
Through Sunday, customers who trade in an iPhone will get a gift card good toward an iPhone 5S or 5C. But as usual, the actual savings will vary.
Customers can trade in their existing iPhones (or other smartphones) for a better monthly rate.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon touts T-Mobile's new no-contract plans for iPhone users jumping ship from other carriers, and offers advice on which trade-in program to use.
Everything you need to know about buying the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide is a well-designed, feature-packed dual-core handset that can stand alongside today's premium smartphones.
Can't afford the steep off-contract prices for Apple's new smartphones? T-Mobile joins other wireless carriers in aiming to make it easier for users to pay them off.
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