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Best iPhone deals in October 2020

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Tis the season for iPhone deals. With Apple's iPhone keynote rumored to be days away, retailers are now offering some of the best cheap iPhone deals of the year. 

One of our favorite iPhone deals comes courtesy of Verizon. The mobile carrier has the iPhone 11 on sale for $15/month via a 24-month installment plan. That's $339 off its full price and one of the best iPhone deals you'll find. Best of all, no trade-in is required. Verizon also has the iPhone SE for free when you open a new Verizon Unlimited line.

Not sure which iPhone is right for you? Be sure to check out our best iPhones guide to help you decide. Otherwise, here are the best cheap iPhone deals you can get right now.    

Best iPhone deals right now

iPhone deals and Prime Day

Prime Day is coming on October 13. While Amazon isn't our go-to store for iPhone deals, we do expect to see iPhone deals from Amazon's competitors like Best Buy and Verizon. And with the iPhone keynote rumored for October 13 — Prime Day may actually prove to be a major day for iPhone deals. Expect the iPhone 11 to drop as low as $0 (with contract), whereas older iPhone models like the XS and iPhone SE might also be offered for free with contract. (The iPhone SE 2020 is already free on contract at Verizon). 

iPhone 11

iPhone 11: $15/month @ Verizon
The Editor's Choice 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). It also features a 11:16-hour battery life. It's an excellent smartphone and on sale for just $15/month when you purchase it via a 24-month Verizon installment plan with Unlimited service. View Deal

iPhone 11 Pro: $27/month @ Verizon
Hurry! The iPhone 11 Pro is over $350 off at Verizon right now. The Editor's Choice iPhone 11 Pro sports a 5.8-inch OLED HDR display, Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, and triple 12MP ultra wide, wide, and telephoto cameras. It also features a 10:24-hour battery life. It's on sale for just $27/month when you purchase it via a 24-month Verizon installment plan with Unlimited service. View Deal

iPhone 11: free w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
At T-Mobile, activate a new voice line on a qualifying rate plan and trade-in your old phone and T-Mobile will give you a free iPhone 11 (or a $700 credit toward an iPhone XR or XS). Eligible phones for the full credit include the Pixel 4, Galaxy Note 9, iPhone 8, and more. To get a $400 credit, you can trade-in an iPhone 6, Pixel 3, OnePlus 7, or more. View Deal

iPhone 11 Pro: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T
AT&T is offering up to $1,000 in bill credits spread out over 30 months when you buy an iPhone 11 and trade in a qualifying phone. You're required to port-in your current phone number and open a new line of data under AT&T's unlimited plan. Alternatively, you can get $400 in bill credits when you add a line without porting in a number. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE: free w/ new line + Unlimited @ Verizon
Open a new line of service with an unlimited plan at Verizon and you'll get an iPhone SE for free. It's one of the best iPhone deals you can get right now. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: was $399 now $199 @ Walmart
The ultimate iPhone SE 2020 deal is here. Walmart is offering preorders of the new iPhone SE 2020 for $199. That's $200 off and the best iPhone SE deal we've seen period. The offer is valid with purchase and activation on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. An installment plan is required with the carrier, although there's no penalty for early pay off. View Deal

iPhone SE 2020: from $5/month @ Best Buy
The iPhone SE 2020 is one of Apple's most affordable iPhones. For a limited time, Best Buy offering it for as low as $5/month when you purchase and activate it via Best Buy. View Deal

iPhone XS

iPhone XS & XS Max: $300 off @ Verizon
At Verizon, buy a new iPhone XS or XS Max with monthly device payments and you'll get $300 off. In addition, activate a new line with Verizon Unlimited and you'll get a $150 Verizon gift card. Plus, get up to $550 off with select trade ins. It's one of the best iPhone deals around. View Deal

iPhone XS: $1/month @ AT&T
For a limited time, purchase an iPhone XS on an AT&T Unlimited plan and you'll pay just $1/month for your new phone. Existing members who buy a new iPhone XS and upgrade to an Unlimited plan will get 50% off their iPhone XS. View Deal

iPhone XS: 50% off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
Switch to T-Mobile and get 50% off the iPhone XS when you trade in an eligible iPhone. Alternatively, you can lease the device for $29.17 per month for 24-months with no money down. View Deal

iPhone XR

iPhone XR: was $599 now $499 @ Boost Mobile
Boost has discounts on many iPhone models, knocking $100 off the cost of everything from the iPhone 11 to the iPhone 8. But the iPhone XR is a pretty compelling buy at Boost, since this discount lets you get a new 6.1-inch iPhone for less than $500.View Deal

iPhone XR: $15/mo + Unlimited @AT&T
Sign up for any Unlimited plan on AT&T and you can get the iPhone XR for just $15/month. A 30-month installment plan is required for this iPhone deal. View Deal