Over the years, Black Friday sales have expanded well beyond the day itself, and these days you can expect most of these Black Friday iPhone deals to flow into Cyber Monday and maybe even last till the beginning of December.
All those deals mean if you’ve been dreaming about getting a new iPhone, it’s time to make that dream a reality. There are some very tempting iPhone deals available that may give you the incentive you need to upgrade an older phone for yourself or lock down a special gift for a friend or family member. You can even pair your new iPhone with a smartwatch with these best available Black Friday Apple Watch deals.
Here’s everything you need to know about the very best Black Friday iPhone deals available to kick off your holiday shopping this season. Make sure to keep this page updated as we will be adding new deals regularly as the event draws closer. If you’re looking for other Apple devices, check out the best Black Friday Apple deals available right now.
What Black Friday iPhone deals to expect
With the release of the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, we expect to see huge discounts on all of their predecessors, including the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro versions that were released just last year. Newer iPhones from the iPhone 12 series should also receive some discounts, especially through carriers like Verizon and AT&T with valid trade-ins or the addition of new lines. If you don’t want to trade in or switch over to a new carrier, fret not. During Prime Day 2020, we saw tons of offers on unlocked versions of older iPhones from the 10 series and earlier. You could get as much as $100 off an iPhone 8 and up to $450 off the iPhone 10 series. There are even a few offers on unlocked versions of the iPhone 11 Pro already floating around over at Amazon, with as much as $200 off.
It’s safe to say that during Black Friday 2020, there will be more offers available on the iPhone 11 series, with Pro versions strating at well over $200 off — not taking a trade-in or carrier switch into account. There will even be offers available through Apple’s refurbished store, where we expect to find older unlocked iPhones for as much as $350 or more off. There’s going to be a lot of Black Friday iPhone deals to wrap your head around. All you need to decide is if you’re looking for a carrier-specific iPhone plan or an unlocked iPhone this year.
The Black Friday iPhone deals we saw last year
Last year, we saw the best deals on the iPhone 10 series. You could get a fully unlocked iPhone XS Max from Amazon for a whopping $725 off. Other retailers like Walmart also had a couple of iPhone sales, with some models seeing as much as $100 off. There was even an iPhone SE available for just $60 at Best Buy — one of the cheapest iPhone deals ever offered. Most carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint also joined the party by giving discounts to customers for trade-ins and carrier switches. You could save up to $700 if you went with a carrier-specific plan. You could even score a free iPhone through T-Mobile or Verizon with qualified trade-in and activation. Walmart was also offering gift cards worth $450 for every iPhone XS bought if activated with a purchase installment plan through Verizon, Sprint, or At&T. You could even get gift cards of up to $300 for purchases of the relatively new iPhone 11 series.
Should you buy a new iPhone on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday sales are usually just an extension of existing Black Friday sales. It’s always better to start shopping early, in case the iPhone you want runs out of stock or a deal you had your eye on expires. Most online retailers won’t have a restock if a product runs out during Black Friday, so waiting till Cyber Monday might limit your options. Prices should also be relatively the same between the two events so don’t let that stop you from jumping on a great Black Friday iPhone deal. If you do find a better deal come Cyber Monday, you can always return the iPhone to take advantage of the better deal. Big retailers like Amazon and Best Buy all have extended holiday return policies, so you can return most of your unwanted products till the end of January. If you do decide to wait, keep track of these Cyber Monday iPhone deals to make your shopping experience less stressful.
The Best iPhone deals happening now
Black Friday is still a few weeks away, but there are always a few early deals going live. Here are the best early Black Friday iPhone deals we could find.
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