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The Best Ways to Finance the New iPhone 8 or X

Experts say that it's important for people to read the fine print and know what they're signing up for

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    Apple announced their new line of iPhones, which will ship later this year. The lineup includes iPhones 8, 8 Plus and the all-new iPhone X.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

    When the iPhone first launched, the only way to get Apple's latest smartphone was through a two-year contract through AT&T. Things have changed, NBC News reported. 

    Consumers now have the option to finance the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X from Apple and the major wireless carriers, as a shift from two-year contracts to carrier financing becomes popular.

    Experts say that it's important for people to read the fine print and know what they're signing up for.

    "If you do finance through them, they kind of have you on the hook,” says John Oldshue, owner of SaveOnPhone.com. “Not only will they come right after you for the rest of the money if you decide to switch carriers in the middle of that time period, but some have a penalty for leaving the carriers.”

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    Apple has unveiled the iPhone X, a new flagship model that coincides with the tenth anniversary of the popular device. The new phone has an edge-to-edge screen that eliminates the "home" button to unlock it, in favor of a biometrics sensor called Face ID.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

    NBC News' Better ran down all the options for customers looking to buy the latest iPhones.