You don’t have to pay full price to buy an iPhone; if you shop around you can find a bargain. Every month the Macworld team hunts down the best prices on iPhones at all major retailers and cellphone operators, saving you the hassle of finding the best iPhone deals.
In this article we reveal the best iPhone deals, contracts and bundles available right now. We’ll help you find a discounted iPhone suitable for any budget, and cover all eight currently available models, from the mighty iPhone 14 Pro Max down to the humble iPhone SE. We even round up the best prices on discontinued handsets.
With Black Friday over, you can expect to see fewer great deals in December. But some retailers have later holiday deals, or keep the Black Friday deals running throughout December.
If you’re buying a new iPhone, be sure to get a case: see our roundup of the best iPhone cases we’ve found so far.
In the U.S., the only big iPhone deals you can find come from carriers, and have a lot of strings attached. Typically, you have to buy a phone on a multi-year installment plan, and get your discount in the form of monthly bill credits.
AT&T: Get up to $1000 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan.
T-Mobile: Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone when you add a new line.
Verizon: Get up to $1000 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 Pro with trade-in and select Unlimited plans.
In the UK various resellers discount the iPhone so that users can upgrade without also updating their contract. We’re not seeing huge savings on the new iPhone 14 series, but we are seeing some moderate discounts on other models, particularly if you go for the larger storage capacities:
Apple is the obvious place to look for a new iPhone. You can purchase directly from Apple’s online store (UK), which won’t give you savings, but does at least allow you to take advantage of trading in your old iPhone (see: How to sell or trade in your old iPhone). We also have a complete guide to every iPhone Apple sells.
Alternatively, Amazon UK regularly discounts iPhone models, so it’s well worth keeping an eye out there. If you think you’ll be doing lots of Amazon shopping, we’d recommend signing up to the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime for free next-day delivery and access to deals 30 minutes early. You can sign up here.
Amazon US offers fewer savings on SIM free iPhones, but we do see them from time to time.
It’s always worth checking the price of the iPhones in the following US stores, which occasionally provide solid savings:
And UK readers should try these shops:
In addition we recommend you check out our automatically updated price tables, embedded below, which gather the best prices from a wide range of retailers in your region.
Where to buy an iPhone on contract
Most of the major networks will offer the iPhone at a discount if you meet certain conditions (usually opening new lines, or buying on multi-year installment plans). Here are links to browse the latest deals:
UK readers should try the following providers:
Best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the biggest and most advanced iPhone from Apple. It only launched in September 2022, so it’ll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts.
The 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / £1,199 (or less if you’ve got another iPhone to trade in).
Best iPhone 14 Pro deals
The iPhone 14 Pro is the most advanced iPhone from Apple, but with more compact dimensions than the Max. It also only launched in September 2022, so it’ll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts.
The 14 Pro starts at $999 / £1,099 (or less if you’ve got another iPhone to trade in).
Best iPhone 14 deals
The iPhone 14 doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 14 Pro, but it does offer Action Mode filming and the cameras are better than the iPhone 13. It also only launched in September 2022, so it’ll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts.
The iPhone 14 starts at $799/£849 (or less if you’ve got another iPhone to trade in).
Best iPhone 14 Plus deals
The iPhone 14 Plus is an entirely new iPhone for 2022. It’s the same as the iPhone 14, but in a bigger package (so if you want a larger iPhone you don’t have to fork out for the Max). The iPhone 14 Plus won’t launch until October though, although you can already pre-order it. See: How to pre-order an iPhone.
The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899/£949 (or less if you’ve got another iPhone to trade in).
Deals on older iPhones
That’s the new iPhone 14-series for 2022, but Apple still sells four other handsets, plus you’ll still be able to find older iPhones on sale at resellers for some time – which could be a great way to pick up a new iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, which Apple no longer sells.
Best iPhone 13 Pro Max deals
The iPhone 13 Pro Max was phenomenally powerful and well specced. Apple no longer sells it, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy one. Read our guide to the best iPhone 13 deals for dedicated advice on finding a low price on the four late-2021 Apple handsets.
You can find the iPhone 13 Pro Max it the following retailers and networks, assuming they haven’t run out of stock.
Apple used to sell the 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099/£1,049.
Best iPhone 13 Pro deals
The 13 Pro had a smaller screen and battery than the Pro Max, but is otherwise basically identical. Given that it cost less – when Apple still sold it – it will be a better option for many readers. Read our iPhone 13 Pro review for detailed analysis and testing.
Apple used to sell the 13 Pro for $999/£949.
Best iPhone 13 deals
Apple does still sell the iPhone 13, and since the launch of the iPhone 14 the price is far more affordable than it was. If you buy the iPhone 13 you still gets the mega-fast A15 Bionic processor, 5G support, a superb twin-lens camera with the new Smart HDR 4, Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles, and improved battery performance compared with the iPhone 12.
Read our iPhone 13 review for the full picture.
If you want to buy one, the obvious starting point is Apple, where you’ll find that the iPhone 13 now starts at $699/£749 (it was previously $799/£779). As ever, trading in an older handset will earn you a discount if you purchase from Apple and some other resellers.
Unlike with the Pro models above, however, we are seeing some discounts on this model from other vendors, at least in the U.K.
Check the automated price table below for the lowest prices currently available from other retailers:
Best iPhone 13 mini deals
There is no iPhone 14 mini to the iPhone 13 mini is the only small iPhone you can still buy (aside from the iPhone SE 3). In most respects it’s identical to the iPhone 13, simply squeezed into a smaller chassis and equipped with a smaller screen and smaller battery. That means you’re getting a great (but non-ProMotion) screen, 5G, a super-fast A15 processor and great cameras with Cinematic Mode.
Read our iPhone 13 mini review for more information and expert analysis.
In the UK we’ve seen the following deals:
Apple still sells the iPhone 13 mini for $599/£649 (was $699/£679). But we’d recommend looking elsewhere for deals. Check our automated table for the latest offers:
Best iPhone SE (2022) deals
The iPhone SE 3rd generation burst on to the scene in March 2022, and unites a fast chipset (the same A15 Bionic you get in all of the 13-series iPhones and the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus) with an affordable price tag. It’s good value at Apple’s MSRP, but other retailers may be able to do even better.
Read our roundup of the best iPhone SE deals for more in-depth buying advice.
You can still buy the iPhone SE direct from Apple, however it’s bad news if you’re in the UK as the price has been bumped up since it launched in March 2022: it was $429/£419 and now starts at $429/£449. That’s a price hike of £30!
Check our automatically updated chart for the very latest SIM-free offers from other retailers:
Best iPhone 12 deals
Despite it launching in 2020 Apple is still selling the iPhone 12. In our iPhone 12 review we praised the all-round qualities and suitability for the average buyer who doesn’t need the power of a Pro but won’t settle for a true budget pick like the iPhone SE. It remains fast and well specced… not to mention significantly cheaper than the other Face ID equipped iPhones.
Apple still sells the iPhone 12. Prices start at $599/£649 (was $699/£679 from September 2021-2022).
Check our automated comparison table for the very latest SIM-free prices:
Best iPhone 12 mini deals
Apple no longer sells the iPhone 12 mini – the smallest and cheapest of the late-2020 handsets, but you may be able to find one on sale. We cover the best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro deals in exhaustive depth in a separate article.
The iPhone 12 mini used to start at $599/£579.
At time of writing Amazon U.K. has these deal on the iPhone 12 mini:
See our deep-dive into the best iPhone 12 mini deals for more offers.
deals. Just bear in mind that lots of stock shortages have been reported, so you might be waiting a while.