The best Apple iPhone deals for December 2019

People tend to either love iOS, or not, and that overall loyalty to a software ecosystem tends to come down to whether a person has had extensive ownership of an iPhone — the most popular smartphone ever developed. Neither the iPod nor the iPad nor the HomePod have done as much to cement the company’s brand in the minds of the public and, at this point, you’re either in or you’re out, Apple-wise.

The iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch. Whether or not you’re an Apple fan, the popularity of these devices is undeniable. This is undoubtedly owed to Apple’s excellent hardware build quality, as well as the devices’ sleek modern aesthetics, its minimalist style, and highly functional software. Of course, Apple’s reputation for delivering “fashionable” tech doesn’t hurt.

Nonetheless, the venerable iPhone still enjoys a royal status in the world of smart tech — even with the Google Pixel 4. If you 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 the new iPhone 11 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.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events are in the rearview, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t good deals on iPhones. In fact, we’re still finding Cyber Monday-quality discounts iPhones from an array of retailers.

Today’s best iPhone deals

  • iPhone 11, 64GB, Black, Unlocked — $700
  • iPhone X 256GB, Space Gray, Unlocked — $483
  • Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, White, Unlocked (Renewed) — $510

More on today’s best iPhone deals

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Up to $500 off in bill credits

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The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max sit at the pinnacle of the current smartphone crop, and they're very, very good. This deal gives you up to $500 off with activation and qualifying trade-in.

Apple iPhone XS 64GB Upgrade on AT&T or Verizon

$450 Walmart gift card with upgrade

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Apple's 2018 flagship is still a powerful, classy phone with an excellent camera. If you upgrade to it online with Verizon or AT&T service then you can get a gift card for Walmart.
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Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB with Verizon

$450 rebate plus up to $700 with select trade-in and new Unlimited plan

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If you prefer a bigger screen this 6.5-inch OLED will blow you away. There's also a dual-lens camera, powerful performance, and serious stamina to tempt you. Last year's Apple flagship is still great.

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

$325 $550
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Amazon usually has a bunch of sales on renewed iPhones, and the pick of the litter is the 64GB iPhone 8. Shop with confidence with the 90-day money-back guarantee.

Apple iPhone 11 64GB (Unlocked) - Black

$700

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Just launched months ago, the iPhone 11 was already priced right at right compared to the 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max.

Apple iPhone XS Max - 64GB - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$629
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With its epic screen, the Apple iPhone XS Max is a smartphone you can live in. Save hundreds of dollars on this 2018 iPhone when you buy a renewed model from Amazon.

Refurbished Apple iPhone X 256GB, Space Gray - Unlocked LTE

$482.90

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The Apple iPhone X is still a fantastic phone if you're planning to switch to the iOS ecosystem or upgrade from an older model. With this refurbished option, upgrading won't break the bank.

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

$504 $600
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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 11 Pro 64GB with Boost Mobile

$765 $1,000
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Perfect size, OLED screen, versatile camera. What more do you want? The iPhone 11 Pro is excellent. Use code CYBER2019 at checkout to get another 15% off the $900 discount price.

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

$325 $550
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The iPhone 8 may be two years old already but it's still a super solid smartphone. Score a renewed 64GB version with the Amazon Renewed Guarantee that promises good-as-new looks and functionality.

Apple iPhone XR 64GB Factory Unlocked (Refurbished) - Select Colors

$450
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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 - 256 GB - Space Gray (Renewed & Unlocked)

$800 $1,300
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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.

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

$500
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The XR remains one of the best and most affordable iPhones introduced by Apple. This particular model is renewed (or refurbished) bringing the price down even lower.

iPhone 6

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 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 1.85GHz 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 a solid battery life that you won’t need to make monthly payments on or sign a contract for, this phone is for you.

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 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 three years old, now is the time to grab a new iPhone 7 Plus or the original for super cheap.

iPhone 8

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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 iPhone 8 deals and GSM carrier sales.

iPhone X

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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 technology, 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’s site, you can even find some great finance plans to lower your monthly cost.

iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max

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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 Cyber Monday draws closer for some of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR deals for 2018. The iPhone XS goes for a 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. The XS Max might just be the best larger phone the company has ever released. You won’t find huge price cuts but Amazon does have markdowns iPhone XS Max available right now.

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

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The newest version of the iPhone brings another generation of iterative improvements across the board, from increased battery life to a crisper, more vivid screen to, of course, more raw horsepower from the onboard processor. In particular, Apple focused on the onboard camera system, bringing a three-camera setup to allow incredible autofocus, depth of field, and more. In particular, it can offer new shooting modes like wide-angle with an incredible level of image fidelity.

The different models of the iPhone 11 offer varying screen sizes and building materials. The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD  at1792x828 resolution, while the Pro sports a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR at 2436×1125. Meanwhile, the ungodly-expensive Pro Max is fitted with a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR  at 2688 x 1242 resolution. The iPhone 11 takes after previous iPhones with an aluminum and glass body, while the Pro and Pro Max models boast a gorgeous brushed steel aesthetic.

Depending on storage options, the iPhone 11 retails for $699, while the 11 Pro goes for $999 and the Pro Max for $1099. We’ll update you as soon as these models reach meaningful discounts.

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