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.
Today’s best Prime Day iPhone deals
- Apple iPhone XR (64GB, Total Wireless) — $400, was $750
Up to $350 off
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
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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