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The best Apple iPhone deals for September 2020

More than 10 years after introducing the smartphone to the world, Apple is still the single most popular name in mobile devices — even if Android phones combined command a larger overall share. You can chalk up the iPhone’s ironclad popularity to more than just brand recognition: The iPhone continues to impress with every new annual release, and fans seemingly couldn’t care less that Apple designers aren’t as adventurous as brands like Samsung when it comes to things like folding smartphones.

And we don’t expect the iPhone’s popularity to shrink soon (or ever). Apple sticks to what it does best, and that’s making sleek, solidly built tech for people who aren’t impressed by flavor-of-the-month gimmicks. These iOS mobiles aren’t exactly inexpensive, though, so if you’re shopping for a new one but you’re on a budget, then we’ve got the best Apple iPhone deals for you right here. These discounts can leave you with enough money in your pocket to score one of these one of these iPad deals, MacBook deals, or Apple Watch deals and round off your Apple collection.

Today’s best iPhone deals

  • Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2020, Verizon)Free with new line or account
  • Apple iPhone XS 64GB (AT&T)$30 ($1/month) after credits with unlimited plan, was $900
  • Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2020, Cricket Wireless)$250 with number port-in, was $400
  • Apple iPhone 11 64GB (AT&T)$350 ($11.67/month) with unlimited plan, was $700
  • Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Cricket Wireless)$400 for new customers, was $599
  • Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB (Sprint/T-Mobile)$400 with activation, was $850
  • Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Straight Talk Wireless)$449, was $599
  • Apple Store Refurbished iPhones (Various Models)Up to $350 off
  • Apple iPhones (Various Models, T-Mobile)$300 to $1,000 back when you switch (may require trade-in)
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max (Verizon)Save $350 on one, or up to $1,000 back in bill credits when you buy two w/1 new line
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max (AT&T)Up to $1,000 back in bill credits with trade-in and new line

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Verizon)

Save up to $1,000

Expires soon
Want the plus-sized version of the awesome iPhone 11 Pro? Buy two and enjoy $1,000 back in bill credits, or just enjoy a nice $350 discount when you buy one.
FREE $50 GIFT CARD

Apple iPhone SE 64GB (2020)

Free with new line or account

Expires soon
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. Verizon's offering it for free right now, and My Best Buy members get a free $50 gift card.

Apple iPhones - Various Models (Apple Store Refurbished)

Up to $300 off

Expires soon
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.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $1,000 back

Expires soon
Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your current device to get up to $1,000 back in bill credits towards the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Apple iPhone 8, 64GB - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)

$238 $550
Expires soon
The Apple iPhone 8 may be two 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

Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Straight Talk Wireless)

$449 $750
Expires soon
The iPhone XR is an excellent choice if you want what flagship iPhones offer without the flagship price. It performs great and touts a range of colorful designs, not to mention a solid camera.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $1,000 back

Expires soon
Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your device to get up to $1,000 back towards an iPhone 11 Pro -- potentially letting you score it totally free (or at least for a very nice discount).

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Up to $170 off with trade-in

Expires soon
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.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, Silver - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)

$365 $450
Expires soon
Under the hood, the iPhone 8 Plus isn’t radically different than the iPhone X. It also performs similarly when it comes to its excellent camera and speedy wireless charging. AT&T and T-Mobile-ready.
WITH PORT-IN

Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$250 $400
Expires soon
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 UNLIMITED PLAN

Apple iPhone XS 64GB (AT&T)

$30 ($1/month) after bill credits

Expires soon
The Apple iPhone XS is a perfectly sized smartphone that delivers stellar performance. Get it for next to nothing (after bill credits) when you buy it with an AT&T unlimited plan.
WITH PORT-IN

Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$400 $600
Expires soon
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.

Apple iPhone XS, 64GB - Fully Unlocked (Amazon Renewed)

$482
Expires soon
The last-gen iPhone XS is still a treat, and you can save hundreds by buying a like-new Amazon Renewed model (arguably the best way to go if you want an unlocked device).

Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB (Unlocked, Amazon Renewed)

$585 $999
Expires soon
With its epic plus-sized screen, the Apple iPhone XS Max is a smartphone you can live in. Save hundreds on this unlocked Amazon Renewed model, allowing you to take yours to a carrier of your choosing.

Apple iPhone XR, 64GB - Fully Unlocked (Amazon Renewed)

$400
Expires soon
The XR remains one of the best and most affordable iPhones introduced by Apple. This particular model is Amazon Renewed with a 90-day warranty, bringing the price down even lower.
WITH UNLIMITED PLAN

iPhone 11 128GB

$350 $700
Expires soon
Get the iPhone 11 for up to 50% off when you sign up for an eligible unlimited service with AT&T.

Apple iPhone X - 64GB - Space Gray (Renewed & Unlocked)

$409
Expires soon
The Apple iPhone X is still a fantastic phone if you're planning to switch to the iOS ecosystem. You can score an Amazon-renewed unlocked version today to save big.

iPhone 7

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-generation 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 hottest phone anymore following the rollout of newer models like the iPhone X and iPhone 11, 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 broad app support that the company is known for.

Prices for the iPhone 7 started at $649 at its launch, and given that it’s more than three years old, now is the time to grab one (or the sized-up iPhone 7 Plus) for super cheap.

iPhone 8

Two years ago, we saw the launch of not one but two new flagship mobile devices from the fruit-themed tech giant when 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, akin to a newer Galaxy phone. Since the battery life is also more or less the same, 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, 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 ongoing iPhone 8 deals and GSM carrier sales.

iPhone X

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Speaking of fashionable tech, the high-end iPhone X 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 yet conspicuously lacking a 3.5mm 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 wireless connectivity for AirPods, it’s still one of the best iPhones you can buy right now.

And despite the iPhone X’s high initial cost, it’s a great piece of technology 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 something to behold — though you may need to get a new pair of compatible wireless 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: Ongoing iPhone discounts can save you a nice chunk of change on the iPhone X you’ve been dreaming of, and you can usually trade-in your old phone to score an even better deal. If you buy directly from Apple’s site, you can even find some great finance plans to lower your monthly cost.

iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max

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

The iPhone XS and XS Max were Apple’s flagships for 2018, and honestly, not much changed between the X and the XS. The launch price was still right around $1,000, too. If you’re looking to buy the latest tech from Apple, you can grab an 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max right now, but deals on newer stuff are always few and far between; since the iPhone XS and XS Max are a year old now, today’s not a bad time to start hunting for deals on these.

The iPhone XS launched with a sticker price of $999, but Apple also rolled out a more budget-friendly alternative in the iPhone XR which retailed for $749. The XS Max, for its part, might just be the best plus-sized phone the company has ever released. You won’t find huge price cuts on these models like you will for older ones like the iPhone 6 or 7, but they’re out there if you know where to look. 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 weekly for some of the best iPhone XS and iPhone XR deals for the start of 2020.

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

iphone 11

The new iPhone 11 Pro brings another generation of improvements across the board, from increased battery life to a crisper, more vivid screen, and, of course, more raw horsepower from the onboard processor. In particular, Apple focused on the new camera module, bringing a three-camera setup that delivers snappy autofocus, great depth of field, and an incredible level of image fidelity. This system also offers new shooting modes thanks to its wide-angle lens (something that was curiously absent from the new Google Pixel 4).

The different models of the iPhone 11 feature varying screen sizes and building materials, and the numbering scheme can be a little confusing (although it’s arguably more consistent than previous releases): The iPhone 11 is the more budget-friendly alternative to the Pro models, sporting a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display with a 1,792 x 828 resolution, while the 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR touchscreen at 2,436 x 1,125 pixels. Meanwhile, the superb 11 Pro Max is fitted with a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display with a 2,688 x 1,242 resolution. The iPhone 11 takes after previous iPhones with an aluminum and glass body, while the Pro and Pro Max boast a gorgeous brushed steel aesthetic.

Depending on storage options, the iPhone 11 retails for $699, while the 11 Pro starts at $999 and the Pro Max at $1,099. Discounts may be scarce since these were just released, but check back often as we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the latest iPhone 11 deals as they become available.

iPhone SE (Second Generation)

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If the ever-growing price tags and screen sizes of flagship iPhones have you down, you’re not alone. This year, Apple heeded the cries of fans and finally brought back the beloved iPhone SE, which is an excellent mid-range alternative to the much pricier flagships. The new second-gen SE boasts a 4.7-inch Retina display (a bit bigger than the four-inch display of the original SE, but still a nice pocket-friendly size) and packs the same internal processor as the much more expensive iPhone 11. You read that right: The iPhone SE runs on the same awesome A13 Bionic chipset as the current-gen flagships that cost nearly twice as much.

That alone isn’t super shocking. What should really grab your attention is the iPhone SE’s retail price of just $400. That’s an incredible value for a brand new Apple mobile, and there are already iPhone deals and carrier offers available for the second-gen SE that make it an even better buy. If you want an iPhone and don’t want to pay flagship prices (or buy refurbished), the iPhone SE is an easy choice.

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