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iPhone 12 Black Friday deals — best early sales in 2021

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The iPhone 12 is no longer Apple's flagship. That means shoppers can expect to see a multitude of iPhone 12 Black Friday deals this holiday season. The best part is that you don't have to wait till November to find the best deals. 

Although the official Black Friday deals season doesn't start till November, we're already spotting a wide range of early iPhone 12 Black Friday deals you can get now. Carriers like Verizon and AT&T are offering iPhone 12 promos that knock the phone's price down to just $0. Sure, you'll have to jump through the usual hoops of trading in your old phone and opening a new unlimited data plan, but if you meet the requirements, these are among the best iPhone 12 deals we've seen all year. 

So if you're looking for early iPhone 12 Black Friday deals you've come to the right place. We're bringing you the best deals from now through the end of the year. 

Early iPhone 12 Black Friday deals — best sales

iPhone 12 ATT

iPhone 12: up to 50% select models w/ Unlimited @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T subscribers can take up to 50% off select iPhone 12 models when purchased with an AT&T Unlimited Plan. Best of all, no trade-in is required. It's one of the best early iPhone 12 Black Friday deals we've seen from AT&T. We especially like this deal because it applies to both new and current subscribers. 

iPhone 12 Verizon

iPhone 12: up to $1,200 off @ Verizon
iPhone 12 Black Friday deals have arrived early at Verizon. The carrier is offering up to $1,200 off select iPhone 12 models. You'll get up to a $700 credit when you trade in your old device and new customers who switch will get an extra $500 off for a total of $1,200 off any new iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 Visible

iPhone 12: up to $200 gift card @ Visible
For a limited time, purchase any iPhone 12 via Visible and you'll get up to a $200 prepaid gift card. You can choose from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, The Children's Place, MasterCard, or Lowe's. This deal applies to the iPhone 12 only. (iPhone 12 mini and Pro models are not eligible). 

iPhone 12 Mint

iPhone 12: 6 months free data @ Mint
Mint Mobile has one of the best cheap iPhone 12 promos we've seen. New customers who port their number to Mint and buy a new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini with a 6-month data plan will get 6 months of data for free. All Mint Mobile plans include unlimited talk, text, and 5G for free. Mint Mobile operates on T-Mobile's 5G network. 

iPhone 12 Black Friday deals — which model to get

As a reminder, there are four iPhone 12 models to consider: the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Although Apple has retired the "Pro" models, some retailers may still have limited stock of these iPhones. However, keep in mind that deals on the Pro models may be a little harder to come by. 

That said, the iPhone 12 is one of the best phones of the year. It packs a fast A14 Bionic processor, 5G connectivity, and a 12MP wide lens with a f/1.6 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with a f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view. It includes Apple's 7-element lens, which delivers low light performance. Apple also gave it a new Night Mode Time-lapse feature. 

Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 mini is a compact version of the iPhone 12. It sports a 5.4-inch OLED display and the same A14 Bionic CPU found inside the standard iPhone 12. 

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the successors to the iPhone 11 Pro models. They feature larger screens — 6.1 inches for the Pro and 6.7 inches for the Pro Max — plus triple camera arrays aided by a LiDAR sensor. Otherwise, they share the same processor, 5G connectivity, and charging features as the iPhone 12. 

Louis Ramirez

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.