Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for August 2019

When it comes to high-caliber devices, such as Apple’s iPad, MacBook, or Apple Watch, people either love them or hate them. Whether you’re a huge fan or not, the popularity of these devices keeps on growing. This is undoubtedly owed to the excellent build quality of Apple’s hardware, as well as the devices’ sleek modern aesthetics, its minimalist style, and highly functional and intuitive software. And of course Apple’s reputation for delivering “fashionable” tech. A new iPhone can cost you a pretty penny without a deal, though, which is one of the reasons that Android still commands the lion’s share of the smartphone market. And perhaps why many folks are choosing to buy an iPad instead.

Nonetheless, the venerable iPhone still enjoys royal status in the world of smart tech. If you’ve just have to have iOS (and aren’t the type to wait in line to pay in-store prices on launch day),  then you’re not out of luck. Seasonal cheap deals and new product rollouts offer a lot of chances to score some deep discounts on your cell phone. To keep you up to date with the latest offers, promo codes, and cell phone plans, we’ve curated an up-to-date list of the best iPhone deals and cheap iPhone options for August 2019.

Today’s Best iPhone Deals

iPhone SE deals

The iPhone SE was designed as a downsized and less costly alternative to its cousins, making it the best iPhone option for buyers who want an affordable iOS device. The SE model has a lot more going for it than its low price, however, as it’s a fantastic little wireless phone in its own right. Though you may need to hold off on downloading an app or two.

The SE was first introduced in 2016. Its compact frame sports a four-inch display, harking back to the older model iPhones. Plus It runs on hardware similar to the iPhone 6, and features a 1.85 GHz dual-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. It often comes in Rose Gold or Space Gray, but if you don’t like either of those classic iPhone colors, you can always cover it up with an iPhone case.

With a retail price of $399, which is shockingly low when it comes to iPhones – the SE is hands down the go-to budget pick. We’re all about those smartphone deals, though, so you can pay even less with the following cheap iPhone discounts you won’t find in a store. Whether you chose a phone plan with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, or unlimited GB data is entirely up to you, however.

Best iPhone SE deals

($174) Amazon (Renewed)

($125) Target

iPhone 6 deals

The iPhone 6 was one of the most popular phones ever made (as well as one of our all-time favorites), so it’s no surprise to find it still on the market today despite being released in 2014 – a year that feels like a long time ago in the high-speed world of iPhone release cycles. Its 2015 successor, the fantastic iPhone 6S, also proved immensely successful, with record-breaking launch sales. This iPhone was a huge advancement after the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4, making it a revolutionary piece of technology that is still relevant today.

Like the iPhone 7, the Apple iPhone 6 and 6S remain highly capable smartphones, and the company is still pumping them out as long as people are willing to buy them. In fact, the iPhone 6’s enduring popularity led to it being quietly reintroduced to the market in 2017 after being temporarily discontinued and excluded from online iOS retailers.

This particular smartphone runs on a 1.4 GHz dual-core 64-bit CPU, a quad-core PowerVR GPU, and 1GB of RAM. The 6S boasts improved specs with a 1.85 GHz dual-core processor and an upgraded 2GB of RAM. Both of these phones started at the usual $649 retailer price upon their release but are now much, much cheaper, and these iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S discounts sweeten the unlocked savings even more. If you’re looking for an iPhone with solid battery life that you won’t need to make monthly payments on or sign a contract for, these unlocked savings are for you:

Best iPhone 6 deals

($115) Amazon (Renewed)

($149) Amazon (Renewed)

Best iPhone 6s deals

($149) Walmart (Prepaid)

($190) Amazon (Renewed)

($134) Amazon (Renewed)

iPhone 7 deals

If you’re not fussy about having the latest bleeding-edge gadgets, preferring instead to have something established and reliable (not to mention considerably cheaper), then last-gen devices like the iPhone 7  or iPhone 7 Plus offer the perfect way to score some still-great brand-new tech at deep discounts and leave your wallet in good condition.

This particular iPhone may not be the new hot phone anymore following the rollout of the iPhone 8 and X, but it’s no slouch. A 2.34 GHz dual-core CPU, hexa-core 7XT GT7600 Plus graphics processor, and 2GB to 3GB of RAM (2GB for the iPhone 7 and 3GB for the 7 Plus) combine to deliver great performance alongside the famous reliability, user-friendly software, and app store the company is known for.

Prices for this iPhone started at $649 at its launch, and given that it’s more than a year old, now is the time to grab a brand-new iPhone 7 Plus or the original for cheap with a limited time offer or sale:

Best iPhone 7 deals

($245) Amazon Refurbished

($300) Walmart (Prepaid)

Best iPhone 7 Plus deals

($325) Amazon (Refurbished)

($479) Apple (Refurbished)

iPhone 8 deals

apple counterfeit ring iphone 8 update keyboard front 800x533 c2

Last year saw the launch of two new flagship mobile devices from the fruit-themed tech giant: The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus dropped alongside the iPhone X as the traditional successor to the previous iPhone.

Under the hood, the iPhone 8 isn’t radically different than the X. It boasts the same 2.39 hexa-core processor, although the standard wireless iPhone 8 only utilizes 2GB of RAM compared to the X’s 3GB (the larger iPhone 8 Plus features the full 3GB). It also performs similarly to the iPhone X when it comes to its excellent camera and speedy wireless charging, also akin to a newer Galaxy phone. Since the battery life is also similar, the main difference between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X is screen size and a touch screen home button, but you can still get both in that classic Space Gray color you know and love.

Although its more traditional design isn’t as groundbreaking as iPhones of the past, the iPhone 8 still delivers the solid build quality and performance we’ve come to expect. Plus with a starting retail price of $699 for this iPhone and a $799 price tag for the iPhone 8 Plus, as well as that classic Space Gray finish, it’s not quite as pricey as the X. If you’re looking for a great phone, but don’t feel like making monthly payments to upgrade to the newest model, you can save some cash with these ongoing Apple iPhone 8 deals and GSM carrier sales:

Best iPhone 8 deals

($365) Amazon (Refurbished)

Best iPhone 8 Plus deals

($430) Amazon (Renewed)

($475) Amazon (Renewed)

($550) Ebay

iPhone X deals

steve kerr blames iphone x for tweet apple 16
Julian Chokkattu / Digital Trends

Speaking of fashionable tech, the high-end iPhone X definitely turned heads (and caused more than its share of sticker shock) when the new line was announced in fall 2017. Marketed as something of a luxury item, considering it doesn’t have a headphone jack, the iPhone X perhaps uniquely represents the reason behind the “love it or hate it” attitudes that Apple inspires among the masses. But with an improved battery, iOS 11, a slo-mo camera, Face ID, and connectivity for earpods, it’s the best iPhone you can buy right now — despite the expensive upfront cost.

It’s a great piece of kit, however, with an incredible edge-to-edge OLED touch display, a fantastic front camera, and lightning-fast speed thanks to its snappy 2.39 GHz hexa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. It also features wireless charging capability, finally bringing the iPhones up to speed with their Android competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC. With all of that screen space for your iPhone apps to fit in, the X is really something to behold — though you will need to get a new pair of compatible headphones.

The iPhone X is a high-end phone with a price tag to match — it retailed for an upfront cost of$999 upon its pre-order launch, which made it the most expensive new iPhone yet. But don’t worry because these iPhone discounts can save you a little extra cash the iPhone X you’ve been dreaming of, you can even trade-in your old phone if you’re worried about having to pay the full amount. If you buy directly from Apple, you can even find some great finance plans to lower your monthly cost. Take a look at the latest next-gen offerings:

Best iPhone X deals:

($640) Amazon (GSM Refurbished)

($769) Apple (Refurbished)

iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XS Hands On
iPhone Xs Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends

The newest mobile devices from Apple is officially available for purchase — the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. Though not much has changed between the X and the XS, the price is still hovering right around $1,000. If you’re looking to buy the latest tech from Apple, you can do so right now, but the deals are few and far between. We’ve been scouring the web for the latest discounts, and we will be continually updating this page as the savings continue to roll in. Make sure to check back as Black Friday and Cyber Monday draw closer for some of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR deals for 2018. The iPhone XS goes for retail price of $999 and the XR goes for $749 but with Apple’s trade-in offer you can get it for $699 or $499 respectively.

Best iPhone XR deals

($660) Amazon (Renewed)

($839) Newegg

($845) Ebay

($800) T-Mobile

Best iPhone XS deals

($1,000) Best Buy

Looking for the best deals? Find smartwatch deals, iPad deals, Apple Watch deals, and more on our curated deals page.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
Deals

Score this Amazon-renewed Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount

iPhones are pretty expensive pieces of technology, but if you don’t mind buying a renewed model, you can save quite a bit of money. Amazon is offering renewed unlocked versions of the Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount.
Deals

Best smartphone deals for August 2019: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $900.
Deals

This Amazon-renewed iPhone XS Max saves you $450 on Apple’s largest phone

If you want to own the latest iPhone at below market price, check out this Amazon-renewed Apple iPhone XS Max. This great iPhone deal saves you a whopping $450 on Apple's largest flagship phone yet.
Deals

Need a new tablet? Here are the best Apple iPad deals for August 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for August 2019.
Deals

Now’s your chance to get the latest iPad Pro for $100 less on Amazon

The latest iPad Pro has always been our favorite since its release last year, and we even tagged it as the best tablet ever. Don’t miss out on Amazon’s discount on the 12-inch 256GB Wi-Fi model and get yours today for $1,049.
Deals

Get yourself a cellular Apple Watch Series 4 for as low as $449 on Amazon

There’s much to say about the Apple Watch Series 4, but the bottom line is, it’s one of the most comprehensive, user-friendly fitness wearables on the market. You can get the cellular model today on Amazon for as low as $449.
Computing

From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for August 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work, we have you covered. We've put together a list of the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Deals

Treat your ears to Sennheiser’s Momentum 2.0 with Amazon’s 49% discount

Amazon gives your ears a treat as it brings down the hefty $500 price tag of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 with a 49% discount. It may be considered a luxury but a pair can be within reach for $254.
Deals

Best smartwatch deals for August 2019: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Smartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. If you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, here are the best smartwatch deals for August 2019.
Deals

Pick up Bose’s QuietComfort 25 headphones at their lowest price ever on Amazon

Bose is a name synonymous with quality, and its headphones are no exception -- especially its noise-canceling models. But that functionality doesn't come cheap (Bose's QuietComfort 35 II's for example), so when we see a pair of great…
Deals

Walmart drops the 65-inch Vizio V-Series 4K Ultra HD HDR smart TV to only $548

You can now own the 65-inch Vizio V-Series 4K Ultra HD HDR smart TV for only $548 when you order from Walmart. Check this deal out if you are looking to upgrade to a bigger screen without breaking the bank.
Deals

Looking for a good cheap phone? Get the Samsung Galaxy A10 for $145 on Amazon

Samsung's A-Series lineup features phone models from the low-end to the mid-tier. One of its cheaper ones, the Galaxy A10, is perhaps watered-down specs-wise but still boasts enough workable features that make it recommendable.
Smart Home

Amazon and Walmart match lower prices on Echo Dot and Google Home Mini

Amazon and Walmart resumed their price competition on the entry-level smart speakers for the Amazon Echo and Google Nest Home smart home ecosystems. The price cuts have started with 40% discounts on the Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini.
Deals

Amazon cuts $52 off this Samsung Galaxy 10.1-inch tablet for the whole family

Normally priced at $330, you can grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch 128GB Wi-Fi tablet now for only $278 and enjoy $52 savings. On top of that, Amazon is offering an extra $28 discount when you apply for a coupon during checkout.