Apple’s iPhone lineup currently consists of seven different models, spanning several different price points. Every model runs the latest version of iOS 14 and is sure to be supported for years to come.
Whether it’s time to upgrade from an older iPhone model, or you’re ready to make the switch from Android — shopping for a new iPhone can be tricky. There are plenty of deals to be found, but it’s worth taking some time to find one that fits your needs.
For example, wireless carriers are quick to offer steep discounts on the newest iPhone 12, but most of the time the fine print limits the discount to new customers who are willing to switch carriers and bring their phone numbers with them. Carriers know not everyone can or will switch carriers on a whim just to save some cash.
Keep in mind if you can’t find a deal that works for you, you can always turn your old phone into cash to help offset the cost of your shiny new iPhone.
That said, there are still some amazing iPhone deals to be had.
The best deals on iPhone 12
AT&T is offering new and existing customers up to $700 off any iPhone 12 model (or the iPhone XR). You’ll need to either add a new line of service or upgrade an existing line on one of AT&T’s unlimited plans, and trade in your old phone in order to get the discount. The amount of the discount depends on the phone you’re trading in; you’ll need to check with AT&T to see how much your trade-in is worth. You’ll receive credits on your bill over the next 30 months. At $700 off, you can get an iPhone 12 Mini for free.
Verizon is offering up to $1,000 off any iPhone 12 when you purchase another iPhone 12. You’ll need to buy either an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max as an upgrade or new line of service and place it on an unlimited service plan, then add a line of service in order to qualify.
For those who want an iPhone 12 Mini, you can get one for free when you switch from another carrier and add a line of service on an unlimited plan.
The Uncarrier is giving customers up to $1,000 worth of credits when you transfer your number from another carrier and sign up for the company’s Magenta Max plan. You’ll also need to trade in your old phone, which will determine the amount of your credits — again, up to $1,000 — which are applied over the next 24 months. Effectively, the $1,000 credit makes the iPhone 12 Pro free.
Starting June 16 through July 1, customers who sign up for Visible’s service will get their first two months at $15 per month. You’ll need to use promo code SUMMER in order to take advantage of it. In addition to a reduced service charge, Visible is offering a $100 MasterCard virtual account credit when you purchase an iPhone 12 or a $200 MasterCard credit with the purchase of an iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max. You’ll need to sign up for service and bring your phone number in from another carrier to be eligible.
Qualifying customers can pay $60 a month for an iPhone 12 Mini and with unlimited data on Mint Mobile. It breaks down to $30 a month for the phone and $30 a month for the plan. To be clear, you’re not getting a deal on the iPhone 12 Mini (you’re actually paying a $30 premium), but you are getting a good deal on the service plan which is normally $40 a month when bought in 3-month buckets.
The best deals on iPhone 11
You can get the 64GB iPhone 11 for $10 a month, 128GB for $15 a month or the 256GB model for $20 a month from AT&T when you purchase a new iPhone 11 and sign up for one of AT&T’s unlimited plans.
Verizon is currently offering the iPhone 11 for free, when you sign up for an eligible Unlimited plan and add a new line of service. If you need more than 64GB of storage (the free model), you can opt for to pay $2.08 per month for 24 months for 128GB of storage, or $6.25 a month for 256GB of storage.
You can get $300 off any iPhone 11 model with a new line of service. Alternatively, when you add two lines of service and buy an iPhone 11 then purchase another iPhone (the model doesn’t matter), you’ll get up to $730 worth of credits on your bill for the lowest-priced iPhone, making it a buy-one-get-one-free promotion.
The best deals on iPhone XR
If you’re looking for an iPhone for your tween or teen, the iPhone XR is a good place to start. It’s affordable, and if you’re trading in an old phone you can get an iPhone XR for free. Just make sure to sign up for an unlimited plan.
The iPhone XR is part of T-Mobile’s BOGO offer we first saw with the iPhone 11. Add two lines of service and buy an iPhone XR, and you can get a second one for free. (Or up to $730 worth of credits if you buy another iPhone model.)
The best deals on iPhone SE
Add a new line of service and Verizon Wireless will give you a 64GB iPhone SE for free. The cost of the phone will be split up into 24 monthly payments with matching credits on your bill each month until the phone is paid off.
For $30 a month, you’ll get an iPhone SE with a 4GB data plan on Mint Mobile. It breaks down to $15 a month for the phone, and $15 a month for the plan. Unlike the iPhone 12 Mini promo, you’re getting a discount on the iPhone SE and the monthly plan.