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Best iPhone Prime Day deals 2022

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If you're on the hunt for a new iPhone, then Prime Day deals are a great way to save yourself some money on the latest Apple handsets. A lot of these deals can be pretty strict on the eligibility front, but if you can be flexible you could save yourself a bunch of cash — and some extra perks at the same time.

The good news is that the iPhone 13 range is not immune from discounts, despite the fact it's less than a year old. But if you're looking for something a little cheaper, the iPhone 12 series and the new iPhone SE 2022 are enjoying some tantalizing money-saving deals.

Read on for the latest and best iPhone Prime Day deals, and don't forget to keep checking back to see what new bargains become available. Plus, if you're not a Prime member already, be sure to take advantage of the 30-day free Amazon Prime trial (opens in new tab) so you can enjoy the best deals the following 24 hours have to offer.

Best Prime Day iPhone deals

iPhone 13 deals

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Apple iPhone 13 (128GB): save up to $700 with Unlimited plan and trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is giving you the chance to grab a free iPhone 13, you just need to sign up for Unlimited plan and trade-in an eligible old or broken device. You can also get a $200 gift card if you switch to Verizon alongside a year of AMC Plus.

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iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $700 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
You can save up to $700 off the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max at Best Buy. All you need to do is sign up for a qualifying plan with Verizon and trade-in your old device.

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iPhone 13 (64GB): save up to $700 at AT&T (opens in new tab)
If Verizon isn't for you, then AT&T can knock $700 off the price of an iPhone 13. You just to purchase a phone on a qualifying instalment plan, and trade in an eligible smartphone within 30 days.

iPhone 12 deals

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iPhone 12 (64GB): free with unlimited plan @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a deal on the iPhone 12, Verizon will give you one absolutely free — no trade-in required. You just need to sign up for an Unlimited plan. Plus you get a $200 gift card if you switch and a year of AMC Plus

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iPhone 12 (64GB): was $20/month now $10/month @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
Get an iPhone 12 on an installment plan at AT&T and you'll be able to save 50% on your monthly payments. Just remember that you will need to sign up for an unlimited plan to be eligible.

iPhone SE deals

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iPhone SE (2022): free with new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
The iPhone SE isn't hugely expensive as it is, but you can save the entire cost of the phone over at Verizon. Just add a new line and sign up for an eligible plan to enjoy the savings. This latest iPhone SE model uses the same A15 Bionic chipset as the iPhone 13, making for performance that exceeds all its rivals, plus 5G connectivity for the fastest data speeds.

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iPhone SE (2020): was $350 now $249 (Total Wireless) @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're willing to buy a carrier-locked model of the older iPhone SE (2020), Amazon is selling the Total Wireless variant for a decent price. $249 for the iPhone SE is a steal, especially since you get a very good camera and fast A13 Bionic chip in a compact design.

Renewed iPhone deals

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iPhone 12 (64GB, unlocked, renewed): was $699, now $525 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can get a hefty discount on the iPhone 12 if you don't mind going for an Amazon-restored model.

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iPhone 11 (64GB, unlocked, renewed): was $499, now $353 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This steep discount on a slightly older model is thanks to it having been renewed by Amazon, in theory making it as good as new.

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iPhone 13 (128GB): was £779 now £701 @ Amazon U.K. (opens in new tab)
Save £70 on the cost of the iPhone 13,  provided you're happy about getting it in green with 128GB of storage. Colors like Blue and Space Gray are also on sale, but they only have £50 knocked off the full price.

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iPhone 13 mini (128GB): was £679 now £602 @ Amazon U.K. (opens in new tab)
If you prefer the smaller handset, then the iPhone 13 mini might be the phone for you — especially with this £70 saving over on Amazon. You'll need to get it in Pink or white to get the full £70 savings, though Blue and Green are available for £629 a piece.

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iPhone 12 mini (64GB): was £579 now £468 @ Amazon U.K. (opens in new tab)
U.K.-based customers can take advantage of this discount on Apple's smallest iPhone 12 model. All six colors and three storage capacity options are on offer, but the largest discount is for the basic 64GB edition in black. 

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iPhone 11 Pro (Space gray, 64GB, unlocked): was £1,049, now £630 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you like the dark gray hue of this model, then you can get an unlocked iPhone 11 Pro for a reasonable discount instead. Midnight Green are also discounted, but the saving isn't quite as big

iPhone accessory deals

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AirPods Pro w/ MagSafe: was $249 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the AirPods Pro w/ MagSafe case on sale for $169. That's $80 off and the lowest price right now. (Though keep in mind they've been as low as $149 before. Tsk, tsk, Amazon). The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. 

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Apple MagSafe Charger: was $39 now $31 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get this wireless charger along with your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 and you'll be able to conveniently power up your phone by placing its rear magnets in range of the shiny puck.

With the right charger attached, you'll be able to power up the iPhone at 15W. However it can also charge any other Qi-compatible wirelessly chargeable devices at a slower speed too.

Top tips to help you find the best iPhone deals

  • Mobile carriers: Some of the best iPhone deals can be found with various mobile carriers. The only catch is — in order to get their best deals, you'll have to switch to their service. You might also have to sign up for an unlimited plan, in some cases. 
  • Check out mobile virtual network operators or MVNOs: MVNOs operate on the infrastructure of existing networks. For example, Verizon-owned Visible works on Verizon's network, whereas Mint Mobile uses T-Mobile's. These often have less costly plans than their bigger counterparts. Sometimes, there are some trade-offs like less readily available customer support or slightly slower data speeds. 
  • Refurbs: Don't be afraid of them! Apple offers some of the best refurbs in the industry. They refurbish their iPhones to look as good as new and we especially like them because they're all backed by the same 1-year warranty you'd get with a new Apple device. 
  • Trade-in your old phone for credit: Many carriers will give you a generous credit for an old phone that could range from $100 to as high as $1,000 off. As a result, it pays to keep your smartphone's cables, box, and accessories in good condition so you can get the most from your trade-in. 
  • Wait for the new models (if you can): If Apple follows its traditional keynote timeframe, the iPhone 14 will likely to be unveiled sometime in September. Rumors indicate the new phone could have a sleeker new design, a faster A16 Bionic chip, and a sharper new main 48MP camera for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. If you can, we recommend waiting until Apple's September keynote before buying a new iPhone.

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Richard Priday
Richard Priday

Richard is a Tom's Guide staff writer based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, gaming, audio and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.