You don’t have to pay full price to buy an iPhone; If you shop around you can find a bargain. Every month, the Macworld team searches for the best prices on iPhones at all major retailers and mobile operators, saving you the hassle of finding the best iPhone deals.
In this article we reveal the best iPhone deals, contracts and bundles available right now. We’ll help you find the right discount iPhone for any budget, and cover all eight models currently available, from the iPhone 14 Pro Max all the way up to the humble iPhone SE. We even round up the best prices on discontinued phones.
If you’re buying a new iPhone, be sure to get a case: check out our roundup of the best iPhone cases we’ve found so far.
The best iPhone deals right now
US iPhone deals
In the US, the only great iPhone deals you can find come from carriers, and they have a lot of strings attached. Usually, you have to buy a phone on a multi-year installment plan, and get your discount in the form of monthly bill credits.
AT&T: Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan.
T-Mobile: Get up to $800 in postpaid credits when you buy an iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone when you add a new line.
Verizon: Get up to $1,000 in bill credits with the purchase of iPhone 14 Pro with trade-in and select unlimited plans.
iPhone deals uk
In the UK, many distributors are discounting the iPhone so that users can upgrade without also updating their contract. There are some savings available right now.
AO, iPhone 14 Pro Max: £1,139 (£60)
Amazon, iPhone 14 Pro: £1,039 (£60)
laptops direct, iPhone 14 Plus: £889 (£60 off)
Currys, iPhone 14 Plus: £894 (£55)
John Lewis, iPhone 14: £794 (£55, plus 2 years warranty)
John Lewis, iPhone 13: £699 (£50 off, plus 2 years warranty)
Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (512GB): £765.73 (£213.27)
Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (128GB): £596.96 (£52.04 off)
Currys, iPhone 12: £599 (£50 off)
Where to buy an iPhone
Apple is the obvious place to look for a new iPhone. You can buy directly from the Apple online store (UK), which will not give you savings, but at least allow you to benefit from trading in your old iPhone (see: How to sell or trade in your old iPhone). We also have a complete guide to every iPhone sold by Apple.
Alternatively, Amazon UK regularly discounts iPhone models, so it’s worth keeping an eye on. If you think you’ll be doing a lot of shopping on Amazon, we recommend signing up for your free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to get free next-day delivery and access to deals 30 minutes early. You can register here.
Amazon US offers lower savings on SIM-free iPhones, but we see them from time to time.
It’s always worth checking the price of iPhones at the following US stores, which sometimes offer great savings:
And readers in the UK should try these stores:
In addition, we recommend that you review the automatically updated pricing tables embedded below that compile the best prices from a wide range of retailers in your area.
Where to buy an iPhone under a contract
Most major networks will offer the iPhone at a discount if you meet certain conditions (usually opening new lines, or buying on multi-year installment plans). Here are links to browse the latest deals:
UK readers should try the following providers:
The best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals
iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple’s largest and most advanced iPhone. It’s brand new, launching in September 2022, so it’s no surprise there aren’t any deep discounts yet.
The 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / £1,199 (or less if you have another iPhone to trade in).
The best iPhone 14 Pro deals
The iPhone 14 Pro is Apple’s most advanced iPhone, but with more compact dimensions than the Max. It also launched in September 2022, so it will likely be a while before we start seeing any big discounts.
The 14 Pro starts at $999 / £1,099 (or less if you have another iPhone to trade in).
The best iPhone 14 Plus deals
The iPhone 14 Plus was a brand new iPhone for 2022. It’s the same iPhone 14, but in a larger package (so if you want a bigger iPhone, you don’t have to buy a Max). iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899 / £949 (or less if you have another iPhone to trade in).
The best iPhone 14 deals
The iPhone 14 doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 14 Pro, but it does offer action mode photography and better cameras than the iPhone 13. It launched in September 2022, but there are some moderate discounts already available.
iPhone 14 starts at $799 / £849 (or less if you have another iPhone to trade in).
Deals on older iPhones
That’s all for the new 2022 iPhone 14 series, but Apple is selling four more phones, plus you’ll still be able to find older iPhones on sale at dealers for some time — which could be a great way to get a new iPhone. 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, which Apple no longer sells.
The best iPhone 13 Pro Max deals
The iPhone 13 Pro Max was very solid and well defined. Apple no longer sells them, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy one. Read our guide to the best iPhone 13 deals for personalized advice for finding a low price on four late 2021 Apple phones.
You can find the iPhone 13 Pro Max at the following retailers and networks, assuming they’re not out of stock.
Apple used to sell the 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099 / £1,049.
The best iPhone 13 Pro deals
The 13 Pro has a smaller screen and battery than the Pro Max, but it’s basically identical. Since it costs less (when Apple is still selling it, at least), it will be a better option for many readers. Read our iPhone 13 Pro review for a detailed analysis and test.
Apple used to sell the 13 Pro for $999 / £949.
The best iPhone 13 deals
Apple is still selling the iPhone 13, and since the launch of the iPhone 14, the price has become a lot more affordable than it used to be. If you buy the iPhone 13, you still get the ultra-fast A15 Bionic processor, 5G support, a great dual-lens camera with the new Smart HDR 4, Cinema mode and photography modes, and improved battery performance compared to the iPhone 12.
Read our iPhone 13 review to get the full picture.
If you want to buy one, the obvious starting point is Apple, where you’ll find that the iPhone 13 now starts at $699 / £749 (previously $799 / £779). As always, trading in an old phone will earn you a discount if you buy from Apple and some other reseller.
Unlike the Pro models above, we’re seeing some discounts on this model from other sellers, at least in the UK
Check the automated pricing table below for the lowest prices currently available from other retailers:
The best iPhone 13 mini deals
There is no iPhone 14 mini, so the iPhone 13 mini is the only small iPhone you can still buy (with the exception of the iPhone SE 3). It’s identical in most respects to the iPhone 13, simply squeezed into a smaller chassis and equipped with a smaller screen and smaller battery. This means you get a great (but not ProMotion) display, 5G, an ultra-fast A15 processor and great cameras with cinema mode.
Read our iPhone 13 mini review for more information and expert analysis.
Apple is still selling the iPhone 13 mini for $599 / £649 (was $699 / £679). But we recommend looking elsewhere for deals. Check our automated schedule for the latest offers:
Best iPhone SE (2022) deals
The third-generation iPhone SE hit the scene in March 2022, and it packs a fast chipset (the same A15 Bionic you get in all the 13-series iPhones, iPhone 14, and 14 Plus) at an affordable price. It’s a good value at Apple’s MSRP, but other retailers might be able to do better.
Read our roundup of the best iPhone SE deals for more in-depth buying advice.
You can still buy the iPhone SE directly from Apple, but that’s bad news if you’re in the UK as the price has increased since its launch in March 2022: it was $429 / £419 and now starts at $429 / £449. That’s a £30 price hike!
Check out our auto-updated graph for the latest SIM-free offers from other retailers:
The best iPhone 12 deals
Despite its release in 2020, Apple still sells the iPhone 12. In our review of the iPhone 12, we praised its all-around qualities and convenience for the average buyer who doesn’t need the power of a Pro but won’t settle for a true budget pick like the iPhone SE. It stays fast and well defined… not to mention it’s much cheaper than other iPhones with Face ID.
Apple still sells the iPhone 12. Prices start at $599 / £649 (was $699 / £679 from September 2021-2022).
Check out our automated comparison table for the latest SIM-free prices:
The best iPhone 12 mini deals
Apple no longer sells the iPhone 12 mini — the smallest and cheapest phones of late 2020, but you might be able to find one on sale. We cover the best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro deals in thorough depth in a separate article.
iPhone 12 mini had a starting price of $599 / £579.
Check out our deep dive into the best iPhone 12 mini deals for more offers and deals. Just keep in mind that there have been a lot of reported stock shortages, so you might be waiting a while.