Best Black Friday iPhone deals 2022

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Black Friday iPhone deals are still hanging around this weekend. But Cyber Monday deals are looming, and the Cyber Monday phone deals emerging so far include savings on Apple's phones, too.

Nevertheless, Black Friday iPhone deals can still help you save, and one of our favorite deals is continuing to appear at Verizon this weekend. New customers can get the iPhone 14 Pro for free via trade-in (opens in new tab) and with eligible 5G data plans. Additionally, you'll get a $200 credit when you switch to Verizon from a competing carrier, and you can also pick up an Apple Watch or iPad on Verizon as part of an additional bonus.  

The Black Friday deals are pretty great on the iPhone 13, too, which remains an awesome smartphone — especially now that Apple has dropped the price.

Speaking of Apple, the Apple Store's annual Black Friday sale continues through Monday (November 28). Just don't expect discounts on the phones themselves. Instead, Apple is offering a $50 Apple gift card when you buy an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE 2022. Unfortunately, there are no freebies at Apple if you're seeking an iPhone 14. 

Best Black Friday iPhone deals still around

iPhone 14

iPhone 14 Pro: free w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14 Pro: free w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is offering a free iPhone 14 Pro (up to $1,000) when you trade-in your old phone and with select 5G unlimited plans. Plus, if you're switching from a competing carrier you'll get a $200 eGift card. Existing members can get up to $800 off an iPhone 14 with trade-in and select 5G data plans. 

iPhone 14: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
New and existing AT&T members can pick up an iPhone 14 for free after trade-in. You'll need to be signed up to one of AT&T's qualifying unlimited plans to get this deal. Click on "Available offers" at the top of the page to see the full details on this iPhone deal. 

iPhone 14: free $300 gift card  @ Visible (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14: free $300 gift card  @ Visible (opens in new tab)
Visible has one of the sweetest deals we've seen on Apple's new iPhone 14. Purchase any iPhone 14 device and you'll get a $300 gift card on top. This Visible deal is valid on all iPhone 14 models.

iPhone 14: get 6 free months @ Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14: get 6 free months @ Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Mint Mobile is offering one of the best iPhone 14 deals we've seen from any carrier. Purchase any 6-month data plan at Mint Mobile and you'll get 6 additional months for free when you also buy an iPhone. For instance, Mint Mobile's unlimited plan is $30/month. Buy 6 months ($180 total) and you'll get an extra 6 months for free (you'll wind up with 6 months total). Besides every model in the iPhone 14 lineup, Mint Mobile is also extending this offer to every iPhone 13 model along with the iPhone 12 mini.

iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,000 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,000 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is offering up to $1,000 off the iPhone 14 Pro Max when you trade-in your old phone and sign up with select 5G unlimited plans. The carrier will also waive your activation fee when you purchase your phone online. Plus, if you're switching from a competing carrier you'll get an extra $200 eGift card. 

iPhone 14: free $300 gift card w/ Verizon or AT&T activation @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14: free $300 gift card w/ Verizon or AT&T activation @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart is offering a free $300 e-gift card if you purchase an iPhone 14 and activate it with either Verizon or AT&T on a qualifying plan. You'll also need to be on a device payment plan, though you can pay off your balance early. 

iPhone 14 Plus: Up to $1,000 off with trade-in + Magenta Max @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14 Plus: Up to $1,000 off with trade-in + Magenta Max @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
T-Mobile is offering multiple ways to save on the iPhone 14 Plus. The biggest savings come when trade-in a phone and sign up for the carrier's Magenta Max wireless plan — that lets you have the iPhone 14 Plus for free with the right trade-in. If you don't want a Magenta Max plan, you can save up to $800 on a trade-in when you open a new line of data. There's also a BOGO deal where you can save $700 on the purchase of a second iPhone.

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Pro: $5/month w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 Pro: $5/month w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
iPhone deals rarely get better than this. Verizon is offering the Phone 13 Pro for just $5 per month when you open a new line. You'll need to purchase your phone via a monthly installment plan and you'll need to make your purchase online only. Plus, you'll get an extra $200 credit when you switch from a competing carrier. 

iPhone 13: $5/month w/ unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13: $5/month w/ unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
New and existing AT&T customers can score an iPhone 13 for just $5 per month with an eligible unlimited data plan. (No trade-in is required). You'll need to purchase your phone via a monthly installment plan and you'll also need to sign up for an unlimited data plan. 

iPhone 13: $50 free gift card @ Apple (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13: $50 free gift card @ Apple (opens in new tab)
As part of the Black Friday sale at Apple's online store, Apple isn't offering a discount on the iPhone 13 exactly, but it will give you back a little money in the form of a gift card. This deal also applies to the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE. Apple's sale runs through Cyber Monday (November 28).

iPhone 13: was $729 now $229 @ Xfinity Mobile (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13: was $729 now $229 @ Xfinity Mobile (opens in new tab)
You can save $500 on select iPhones right now at Xfinity Mobile, which is a great way to get the iPhone 13 for less than $230. Best of all, you don't need to bring a trade-in device to Xfinity to get this deal — just transfer your current number over to the wireless provider. Xfinity uses Verizon's wireless network to provide its coverage, including 5G coverage and unlimited data plans cost $45 a month.

iPhone 13 mini: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 mini: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is offering the iPhone 13 mini for free with a new line and any unlimited plan. You'll need to make your purchase online via a monthly installment plan. 

iPhone 12

iPhone 12: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 12: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
While it's two years old now, the iPhone 12 is still a good option if you need a cheap phone. It has 5G, dual cameras, and an OLED display. The A14 Bionic chipset is still powerful by today's standards. We wish it had better battery life, but with the 64GB option being free at Verizon, it's hard to look past it.

iPhone 12: was $629 now $129 @ Xfinity Mobile (opens in new tab)

iPhone 12: was $629 now $129 @ Xfinity Mobile (opens in new tab)
Xfinity is taking $500 off the cost of iPhones, and that includes the older iPhone 12, giving you the chance to pick up a still-great device for less than $150. All you have to do is transfer you current phone number over to Xfinity — there's no trade-in requirement for this deal.

iPhone 11

Refurbished iPhone 11: free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

Refurbished iPhone 11: free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 11 packs a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display (1792 x 828), Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, and dual 12MP ultra wide and wide cameras. (Unlike the "Pro" models it lacks the third rear lens). Open a new line at Verizon and you'll get this phone for free. Verizon lists it as "good" condition, which means it has serious scratches, scuff, or dents. It includes a 90-day limited warranty. 

Unlocked refurbished iPhone 11 Pro Max: now $649 @ Apple (opens in new tab)

Unlocked refurbished iPhone 11 Pro Max: now $649 @ Apple (opens in new tab)
At $649, this is one of the cheapest (unlocked) refurbished iPhones you can get. If you don't see this price for the 64GB model, try different storage capacities to see what other models are on sale; the 256GB version costs $729, for example.

iPhone SE 2022

iPhone SE 2022: was $429 now $389 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

iPhone SE 2022: was $429 now $389 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
At other stores, you'll pay $429 for an iPhone SE, but Walmart is selling the latest model at a $40 discount. What we like about Walmart's offer is that the phone is unlocked, so you're not tied to any carrier with your purchase.

iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)

iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Currently at Verizon, new and existing members can get a new iPhone SE 2022 for free when you open a new unlimited line. That's $429 off and one of the best Black Friday iPhone deals we've seen. No trade-in is required for this deal. 

iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE 2020: was $149 now $99 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

iPhone SE 2020: was $149 now $99 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
There are more recent iPhone SE models available, but if you're looking for a cheap phone to give to your child, this $99 iPhone SE is hard to beat. It runs the latest version of IOS, and its A12 Bionic processor holds up pretty well.

Tips for finding the best Black Friday iPhone deals

  • Start with mobile carriers: Mobile carriers tend to offer the best Black Friday iPhone deals. There is one catch — in order to get their best deals, you'll have to switch to their service. In some instances, you may also have to sign up for an unlimited plan or trade-in an older phone. 
  • Trade-in your old phone for credit: If you have an older phone to trade in, many carriers will give you a generous credit 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. 
  • Check out MVNOs: Short for mobile virtual network operator, MVNOs operate on the infrastructure of existing networks. For instance, Verizon-owned Visible works on Verizon's network, whereas Mint Mobile uses T-Mobile's network. MVNOs offer less costly plans than their bigger counterparts. In some instances, there are some trade-off such as less readily available customer support or slightly slower data speeds. 
  • Don't be afraid of refurbs: Apple offers some of the best refurbs in the industry. They refurbish their iPhone to look like new and we especially like the company's refurbs because they're all backed by the same 1-year warranty you'd get with a new Apple device. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.