With a revolutionary design and stunning all-screen display, the iPhone X is unquestionably the future of smartphones. It boasts a 5.8 – inch OLED super retina display screen, superhuman intelligence with the most powerful and smartest A 11 Bionic chip, a 7MP TrueDepth front camera and dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras that have optical image stabilization to capture stunning photos and videos. It also has a wireless charging option and improved power efficiency. The body features surgical-grade stainless steel and the most durable glass ever in a smartphone.

Needless to say, this state-of-the-art technology comes with a sizable price tag. Fortunately, many retailers, banks and telecom companies in the UAE offer deals on iPhone X so it is easy to get your hands on one without starving your wallet.

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Official Apple Store

At the official Apple store, you can trade-in an older Apple device for a new iPhone X. They also offer financing on the device. However, this is possible only with a Credit Card purchase. You have to first get in touch with your bank that will list the financing options available to you and then advance with the purchase.

These options are also available online at the official Apple website. You have to ship your old device to Apple where it is checked and an estimated trade-in value is communicated. You can then proceed with your online order with the value of your old device deducted.

It should be noted that a valid photo ID is needed for a trade-in of your old Apple device.

For a list of participating banks that offer financing options with Apple, click here. (https://www.apple.com/ae/shop/browse/finance/installments)


Etisalat provides the option wherein a customer can trade his old smartphone (any brand) for a voucher which can be used to purchase any new device from Etisalat within the next 30 days.

Alternatively, with the Etisalat smart pay offer, the iPhone X can be financed for 12, 18 or 24 months. This is an easy installment plan starting at AED 185 per month.  They also provide postpaid yearly plans and saving packs on top of the smart pay offer.

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du customers have the option to purchase the iPhone X at zero upfront, 12 or 24-month contract starting at an AED 170 per month, available only to postpaid customers. Customers who opt for a 24 month iPhone every year program can get 18GB data and 600 flexible minutes every month along with their brand new iPhone X.

Electronics and Online Retailers

Many electronics, as well as online retailers, offer interest-free payment plans for the iPhone X along with major discounts and freebies from time to time. It is worth doing your research since the price difference at different retailers is often substantial. However, one should advise caution and buy from reputed retailers only.


Almost every bank in the UAE offers easy payment plans on the purchase of electronics, usually interest-free. It is advisable to check with your bank before making the big splurge on your new iPhone X.