Best Prime Day iPhone deals 2020: There’s still time to grab a deal

Prime Day has finished, but the Amazon Prime Day deals are still going strong as retailers continue to offer low prices. If you’re looking for an Apple smartphone, then it’s still worth keeping an eye out for a new (or new to you) iPhone. So while Prime Day may be over, there are still plenty of big deals to find — but make sure to shop quickly, as deals are likely to disappear rapidly from this point on.

Prime Day is also bringing a host of iPad deals, Apple Watch discounts, and even iPhone 12 case deals. But if you’re only looking for savings on a new iPhone, there are plenty of those deals too.

Today’s best Prime Day iPhone deals

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Verizon)

Up to $550 back when you switch

It's hip to be square (again): The new iPhone 12 Pro brings some classic style back to Apple's sleek flagships, and Verizon has some nice rebate offers for both new and existing customers.
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Apple iPhone 12 (Verizon)

Up to $550 back when you switch

Verizon customers can get a very nice bill credit rebate on the new iPhone 12, but if you switch and bring a trade-in, you can save even more.
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Apple iPhone 12 (AT&T)

Up to $800 back with trade-in

AT&T has the best pre-order rebate offer going right now on the new iPhone 12, letting you score one for as little as $0 if you have a device to trade in.
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro (AT&T)

Up to $800 back with trade-in

If you're excited about Apple's new iPhones but you've gotta have one of the premium models, here's an early pre-order discount on the iPhone 12 Pro if you have a phone to trade in.
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Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Mini

Up to $250 back with trade-in

Apple has its stunning new iPhone 12 and pocket-friendly iPhone 12 Mini available for order, and if you have a device to trade, then you can get one of these new iOS flagships at a discount.
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Apple iPhone 12 (Xfinity, Pre-Order)

$250 back with pre-order

New customers who switch to Xfinity and port-in their number can take $250 off the new iPhone 12, while existing customers can get a $250 gift card with their pre-order.
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Apple iPhone SE 256GB (2020)

Free with new line

The new iPhone SE has the heart of an iPhone 11, the body of an iPhone 8, and the price tag of an iPhone 6.
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Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Up to $140 off with trade-in

Apple is giving up to $170 back towards its budget-friendly A13 Bionic-powered iPhone SE, and you can activate it right away with a carrier of your choice or just grab it unlocked to activate later.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Verizon)

Save up to $850

Want the plus-sized version of the awesome iPhone 11 Pro? Buy one on unlimited with a trade-in and enjoy a very nice rebate in bill credits.
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Apple iPhone XR (64GB, Total Wireless)

$400 $750
It's locked to Total Wireless, but the discount more than makes up for it. The iPhone XR is still an exceptional phone, and at a price similar to this year's iPhone SE, it's hard to pass up.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $800 back

Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your device to get up to $800 back towards an iPhone 11 Pro or an iPhone 11 Pro Max. That's an incredible discount.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Verizon)

Up to $850 back with trade-in

The iPhone 11 Pro sits at the pinnacle of the current smartphone crop, and they're very, very good. Get up to $850 back off from Verizon when you trade-in an old device.
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iPhone 11

Up to $210 off with trade-in

The iPhone 11 is still an incredible iPhone, and it's now even cheaper with prices starting at $599. Save up to another $210 with a trade-in.
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iPhone 11 - 128GB

$300 $600
Get the iPhone 11 for up to 50% off when you sign up for an eligible unlimited service with AT&T.
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Apple iPhones - Various Models (Apple Store Refurbished)

Up to $350 off

Buying refurbished is a great way to save money if you're doing it from a trusted retailer, and it doesn't get much better than the Apple Store. These Apple-refurbished iPhones look and work like new.
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, White - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$389 $600
Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone XR to $499, but this renewed deal is a bargain and one of the best ways to get a hold of a powerful iPhone for less.
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iPhone XR

Up to $210 off with trade-in

The iPhone XR has seen a price drop to $499 with the iPhone 12 announcement. Save up to an extra $210 when you trade-in another smartphone.
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Apple iPhone 8, 64GB - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)

$265 $550
The Apple iPhone 8 may be three years old already, but it remains a solid iPhone up to this day. This renewed version comes with a 90-day guarantee. Compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

Black Friday and Prime Day are placed only a month apart from each other this year. So if these Prime Day iPhone deals run the product you want out of stock, there’s a good possibility that Amazon won’t have the time to restock in time for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Since demand during Black Friday is also higher, anything you purchase will see large shipping delays and in some instances, delays that may last over a month, messing with your holiday gift-giving schedule come Christmas. We also don’t predict noticeable differences in prices for these iPhones between the two events so don’t let that hold you back from jumping on these Prime Day iPhone deals.

Are any Prime Day iPhone deals too good to be true?

If you’re buying anything from the Apple brand you have nothing to worry about. That said, if you’re looking to buy iPhone accessories you might not always choose to buy your product from Apple. There are a lot of options out there for iPhone cases, screen protectors, and charging cables. Just make sure that whichever brand you choose to buy from has a decent rating and tons of positive customer reviews. Be sure to put in a little research so you know which brands you’re looking for and what kind of case or charging cable you want. You can also always check the best Prime Day iPhone deals available here as we do the research for you.

How to choose an iPhone

Prime Day iPhone Deals

There are a couple of iPhone models on the market and you’re probably wondering which iPhone is right for you. We’re here to help you decide. If you’re willing to spend the money, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are the best models currently available. They have a sleek, edge-to-edge display that rivals every other iPhone on the market. They also come equipped with the newest A13 Bionic processor and additional camera lenses so you can get the perfect shot, even when zoomed in. You can decide whether to go with the Pro or the Pro Max depending on what screen size is right for you. The Pro comes in at about 5.8 inches and the Pro Max at 6.5 inches, so if you prefer a bigger screen stick with the Pro Max.

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, go with the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 still boasts a beautiful LCD screen, albeit without HDR qualities. It also only carries two cameras but even then, it’s quite an upgrade from the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 is also priced at just $600 now, so if you’re OK with making a few compromises on the display and camera abilities, this is the smartphone for you.

The iPhone XR has been on the market for two years and is still considered a pretty good iPhone — if you can get a decent discount on it. Since its price is only $100 less than that of the iPhone 11, it makes no sense to invest unless you see a substantial discount on it during Prime Day, lowering its price below $500. This is because though the XR has many of the same features as the iPhone 11, its single camera, and lower battery life, don’t make it worth the price — especially if you can afford the extra $100 for the iPhone 11.

For those of you that hate Apple’s integrated Face ID, go with the iPhone SE (2020). The newest iPhone SE is an upgrade to Apple’s older iPhone 8. Like the iPhone 8, it features a small screen and thick bezel but carries the newer A13 processor, which is a clear upgrade. The Retina HD display is great too and there’s a lot to love about the single-lens camera. Though the camera is not as advanced as the Pro and you’re missing out on a longer battery life, the iPhone SE (2020) is a steal at $400 — that’s $600 cheaper than the iPhone Pro. If you’re sticking to a budget, this is the pick for you.

What about the iPhone 12?

There’s a pretty big shadow over all of these deals — the iPhone 12. Apple announced its new iPhone on October 13, smack in the middle of Prime Day. Should you reconsider buying a new iPhone with, er, a new iPhone so close on the horizon? Well, it’s an entirely personal choice. If you simply need the newest iPhone, then hang on for iPhone 12. But if you love a great bargain, well, wade right in and grab a reduced iPhone now.

Unfortunately for some, the launch of the iPhone 12 has also meant discounts on some older iPhones like the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11, and it may be that some people have purchased those iPhones for more than they’re now available for. If that describes you, dust off the ol’ returns policy and buy again.

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