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.

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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.

If these aren’t convincing enough, you can always check out the best Black Friday iPhone deals.

Today’s best Prime Day iPhone deals

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Apple iPhone 12 (All Models, T-Mobile)

Up to $830 off with trade-in

T-Mobile has a ton of offers for new and current customers on all models of the new iPhone 12, with savings of up to $830 (via bill credits) when you trade in or buy two devices.
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Apple iPhone SE 64GB (Straight Talk Wireless)

$149 $350
With a high-definition camera, a fast-performing chip, and long-enduring battery life, the iPhone SE is guaranteed to give you the best quality iPhone for the best price.
WITH TRADE-IN
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Verizon)

Upgrade and get up to $440 off w/trade

Current or new Verizon customers can score Apple's biggest, baddest new phone, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, for a nice discount by either trading in a device or buying two and getting the second one free.
WITH UNLIMITED PLAN
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Apple iPhone 12 Mini (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

It's official: Small phones are back. The iPhone 12 Mini follows the iPhone SE as a return to more pocket-friendly devices, and this pre-order offer from AT&T lets you score one for as little as $0.
WITH UNLIMITED PLAN
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

If you want Apple's latest flagship and love big phones, then the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the one for you with its stunning 6.7-inch Super Retina touch display.
OR BUY ONE, GET ONE
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Verizon)

Up to $750 back with trade-in and new line

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.
WITH TRADE-IN
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Apple iPhone 12 (Verizon)

Upgrade and get up to $440 off w/trade

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.
WITH UNLIMITED PLAN
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Apple iPhone 12 (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

AT&T has a great offer going right now on the new iPhone 12, letting you score one for barely any money at all, as long as you have a device to trade in.
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Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Mini

Up to $220 back with trade-in

Apple's stunning new iPhone 12 and pocket-friendly iPhone 12 Mini are available for order, and if you have a device to trade, then you can get one of these new iOS flagships at a discount.
VARIOUS COLORS
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$385
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.
WITH PORT-IN
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Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$50 $350
If you're looking to ditch the traditional carriers for a more economical prepaid service provider, then Cricket Wireless has the new iPhone SE on sale for a nice discount if you bring your number.
WITH NEW LINE
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Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Verizon)

Free

You can't beat a classic -- especially when it's free. New or current Verizon customers who sign up for an unlimited plan can score the new 2020 iPhone SE for no charge.
WITH NEW LINE
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Verizon)

$360 $1,000
The iPhone 11 Pro sits at the pinnacle of Apple's 2019 smartphone crop, and its very, very good if you want a premium phone that's not huge.
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Apple iPhone SE 256GB (2020, Total Wireless)

$199 $350
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.
WITH NEW LINE
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Apple iPhone 11 64GB (Verizon)

$240 $600
Launched in September 2019, the iPhone 11 was already priced just right compared to the 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max. Sign on with Verizon and grab it at a nice discount with an unlimited plan.
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB

Trade in and save up to $700

The iPhone XR a two year old sub-flagship option, but it still performs great and touts a range of colorful designs, not to mention a solid camera.
WITH UNLIMITED PLAN
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro strikes a nice balance in size, price, and performance between the standard iPhone 12 and more pricey (and larger) iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro 256GB (AT&T)

50% off with unlimited plan

Activate an unlimited line and enjoy a very nice 50% price cut on the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro -- an incredible discount on Apple's last-gen flagship.
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Apple iPhone XS (64GB, Renewed)

$324
Great battery endurance, Smart HDR cameras, and waterproof design are all the best reasons you would want to have the iPhone XS.
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Apple iPhone 11 (All Models, T-Mobile)

$300 off with new line

Add a new line on T-Mobile and score a nice discount the Apple iPhone, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. No trade-in required.
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iPhone 11

Up to $180 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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Apple iPhone XS 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

The Apple iPhone XS is a perfectly sized smartphone that delivers stellar performance. Get it for next to nothing when you trade-in another device.
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iPhone XR

Up to $180 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.
WITH PORT-IN
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Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$250 $500
Apple launched a new category with the iPhone XR, offering most of the same features as its flagships, but for less. There are compromises in the screen and design, but this is still a great phone.
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Apple iPhone XR (64GB, Total Wireless)

$350 $600
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 XS - 256 GB - Space Gray (Renewed & Unlocked)

$382
The Apple iPhone XS is a perfectly sized smartphone that delivers stellar performance. Get more than half off this 2018 iPhone when you buy an Amazon-renewed model which comes with a 90-day guarantee.
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Apple iPhone 12 Mini (Verizon)

Upgrade and get up to $412 off w/trade

With its nearly bezel-less 5.4-inch display, the new iPhone 12 Mini is the perfect pocket-sized companion for those who are tired of the big phone trend.
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Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2020, AT&T)

As low as $5 per month with trade-in

If you want to get your mitts on the cheapest new iPhone you can buy, the 4.7-inch 2020 iPhone SE, grab it for nothing with an eligible trade-in.
WITH NEW OR UPGRADED LINE
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Apple iPhone 12 (AT&T/Verizon, All Models)

Up to $900 back with trade-in

If you're an AT&T or Verizon customer, you can score up to $900 back in bill credits towards any iPhone 12 model when you trade in an old device and add or upgrade a line.
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Apple iPhone XR (Straight Talk)

$349 $399
Aside from the 2020 iPhone SE, the iPhone XR might be the best cheap iPhone you can buy right now, especially if you want a bigger display without the SE's big chin and forehead.
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Apple iPhones - Various Models (Apple Store Refurbished)

Up to $370 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 SE (Xfinity)

Free with number transfer

Xfinity is giving a free A13 Bionic-powered iPhone SE to new and existing customers who transfer their number.

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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