The best Presidents Day iPhone sales and deals for 2021

Today is Presidents Day, one of the few notable holidays of the early part of the year and — in true American form — a big day for shopping for everything from discounted laptops to Presidents Day iPhone deals. The 2021 Presidents Day sales actually got off to an early start this year, but if you’re in search of a new phone, you’ve still got time before the three-day weekend is over to shop before the offerings dry up. To give you a leg up on other online bargain-hunters, we’ve smoked out all the best picks from ongoing Presidents Day iPhone sales and corralled them into one up-to-date list.

Best Presidents Day iPhone sales 2021

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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.
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Verizon)

Save up to $800 when you trade in your old or damaged device.

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.
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Apple iPhone 12 Mini (AT&T)

Get 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.
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (AT&T)

Get 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.
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Verizon)

Save up to $800 when you trade in your old or damaged device.

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.
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Apple iPhone 12 (Verizon)

Save up to $800 when you trade in your old or damaged device.

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.
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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 $515 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.
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Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$50 $250
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.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Verizon)

$850 $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 11 64GB (Total Wireless, Refurbished)

$599 $699
The last-gen Apple iPhone 11 is still a fantastic phone if you're planning to switch to the iOS ecosystem. You can score this professionally refurbished model with a Total Wireless plan to save big.
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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.
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Apple iPhone 11 64GB (Verizon)

Save $440 when you trade in your old or damaged phone. Online only.

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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Certified Refurbished iPhone XS 64GB - Silver (Unlocked)

$639 $899
All Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have a new battery and a new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, and have free delivery and returns.
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Certified Refurbished iPhone XS Max 256GB - Gold (Unlocked)

$849 $1,149
All Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have a new battery, a new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, and have free delivery and returns.
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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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Certified Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro 64GB - Midnight Green (Unlocked)

$759 $899
All Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have a new battery, a new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, and have free delivery and returns.
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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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Certified Refurbished iPhone XR 128GB - White (Unlocked)

$358 $549
All Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have a new battery, a new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, and have free delivery and returns.
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Apple iPhone X, 256GB, Unlocked

$335 $1,149
A leap forward in technology. For GSM carriers only. Functions like new and battery guaranteed to have 80% battery capacity. 90-day Amazon Renewed guarantee.
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Certified Refurbished iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB - Space Gray (Unlocked)

$1,060 $1,698
All Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have a new battery, a new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, and have free delivery and returns.
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Black - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$300 $330
This is a true workhorse model that's unlocked for all carriers, functions like new, has a battery guaranteed to have 80% capacity, and includes a 90-day Amazon Renewed guarantee.
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Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$250 $300
Here's a chance to snap up an iPhone 8 refurb unit that's unlocked for all carriers. It functions like new, has a battery with guaranteed 80% capacity, and features a 90-day Amazon Renewed guarantee.
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Certified Refurbished iPhone X 256GB - Silver (Unlocked)

$337 $699
All Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have a new battery, a new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, and have free delivery and returns.
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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, 128GB, Green - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$595 $760
This phone has all you need. It's unlocked for all carriers, functions like new, has a battery with guaranteed 80% capacity, and features a 90-day Amazon Renewed guarantee.
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Apple iPhone 12 Mini (Verizon)

Save up to $700 when you trade in your old or damaged device.

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 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 iPhone 7, 32GB, Black - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$180 $230
This is one of the most popular iPhones ever, unlocked for all carriers. It functions like new, has a battery guaranteed to have 80% capacity, and includes a 90-day Amazon Renewed guarantee.

Should you buy a iPhone on Presidents Day?

Presidents Day falls on the third Monday in February, which is usually towards the middle or end of the month. After that, there aren’t really too many holidays that bring big tech sales with them, meaning that these Presidents Day iPhone deals could be your last chance before April comes around to shop for seasonal discounts on pricey tech like smartphones and laptops.

All that goes to say that if you need a new phone, it’s better not to sleep on these Presidents Day iPhone sales. Just make sure you do some quick comparison shopping to guarantee that the listed discount on an item you’re eyeballing is accurate and that you’re getting the best price. We’ve already taken care of the hard part for you, though, as we keep this roundup updated with the best Presidents Day iPhone deals available across all the big retailers and mobile carriers.

How to choose a iPhone on Presidents Day

There are a plethora of iPhones to choose from, which is something you’re likely already aware of if you’ve been shopping for one of these mobiles lately. Apple rolled out five new devices in 2020 — the second-gen iPhone SE earlier in the year followed by the the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max in the fall — and that’s not counting the many last-gen models that are still on the market (and you can bet you’ll be seeing plenty of them during the 2021 Presidents Day iPhone sales).

Prior to the 2020 12th-generation release, Apple rolled out the iPhone 11 series, with the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max preceding those. In 2021, we don’t recommend going with a device older than these, as the iPhone XR and 2020 iPhone SE are already very well-priced and anything older than the XR is likely to feel more than a little dated by today’s standards. Between the 2018, 2019, and 2020 iPhone generations, you’ve got almost a dozen devices to choose that span a very wide spectrum of price points.

If you’re on a budget, consider the iPhone XR, 2020 iPhone SE, or — if you get lucky — a heavily discounted iPhone XS or XS Max (perhaps a professionally refurbished model if you’re not opposed to buying reconditioned pre-owned tech). These are all great phones even by modern benchmarks. The second-gen iPhone SE, despite looking older than it is due to its large bezels, actually runs on the same A13 Bionic chip as the iPhone 11, so it’s a great performer that punches well above its weight — or should we say below — when it comes to price.

If your budget is a little higher, then check out the iPhone 11 family. Apple’s 11th-gen mobile stable is comprised of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max (the 2020 iPhone SE also technically falls into this generation, as it runs on the same chip), and following the release of the iPhone 12 lineup, now’s the perfect time to look for Presidents Day iPhone deals on these still-great 2019 models. However, don’t think that all the iPhone 12 variants are out of your reach — the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are also quite competitively priced, and Presidents Day iPhone sales might be your chance to score one at the lowest price since its late 2020 release.

At the top of the heap are the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which are Apple’s premium flagships. If you want the latest and greatest phones with the best displays, most advanced camera modules, and fastest hardware, these are for you. The high-end iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are also going to be up there in price — arguably even more costly than the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini — but as the most expensive models, the Pro and Pro Max devices also present the opportunity for you to save the most cash during these Presidents Day iPhone sales.

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