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iPhone Cyber Monday deals 2021 — best deals you can still get

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Cyber Monday iPhone deals are beginning to dry up,. but you can still find ways to save on all sorts of iPhone models. While most deals center around the new iPhone 13, you can also find remaining deals on older iPhones as well.

The best Cyber Monday deals on iPhones feature some very aggressive pricing, though in most cases, you'll need to either trade-in your current phone or sign up for an unlimited plan. Some of our top iPhone Cyber Monday deals require you to do both. Meanwhile, some phones are backordered (all colors of the 128GB iPhone 13 are showing delivery well into December) while others are selling out completely. 

We're keeping a constant eye on the best iPhone Cyber Monday deals around. Here's where you can still save.

Best Cyber Monday iPhone deals still available

Cyber Monday iPhone deals — best sales happening right now

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 (Cricket Wireless): Get $100 gift credit @ Amazon

iPhone 13 (Cricket Wireless): Get $100 gift credit @ Amazon
Buying the iPhone 13 from Amazon with a Cricket plan gives you the opportunity to get $100 of gift credit back over the two years of your subscription.

If the deal looks to be out of stock, try changing the storage capacity or color to look for other available versions.

iPhone 13 series: up to $2,000 off w/trade-in + new unlimited line @ Verizon

iPhone 13 series: up to $2,000 off w/trade-in + new unlimited line @ Verizon
Verizon continues to offer big savings for iPhone 13 shoppers, with new Verizon customers can get up to $800 off the phone (or $1,000 if you're buying a Pro or Pro Max) when trading in their current device and signing up for an unlimited plan. In addition, new members will be able to get an extra $1,000 prepaid Mastercard to help cover the cost of switching. Existing members can get up to $440 off with trade-in. If you'd prefer another way to save, you can save up to $800 on a second iPhone 13 after buying the first model. For the first time Verizon will take a damaged phone (as long as the damage doesn't affect the battery). The baseline 128GB iPhone 13 is backordered well into December (all colors), as are the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 series: free w/trade-in +  unlimited line @ AT&T

iPhone 13 series: free w/trade-in +  unlimited line @ AT&T
AT&T is offering new and existing customers the iPhone 13 (linked here), iPhone 13 mini, or the iPhone 13 Pro for free after an eligible trade-in. 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 if you don't already have one with AT&T. 

iPhone 13:  $300 gift card w/ purchase @ Walmart

iPhone 13: $300 gift card w/ purchase @ Walmart
When buying any iPhone 13 model with Verizon or AT&T, Walmart will give you $300 back in the form of a gift card. You need to activate your phone by December 3 to get it though, so if you take advantage of this deal, don't wait around once you've bought the phone. Some colors and capacities are sold out.

iPhone 13 series: save $200 with AT&T @ Best Buy

iPhone 13 series: save $200 with AT&T @ Best Buy 
If you don't want to trade in a phone, this is probably the best straight-up discount you can get on the iPhone 13 (or iPhone 13 mini). The discount comes in the form of cheaper monthly payments over 36 months or a single payment if you activate the phone on the day of purchase. The iPhone 13 starts at $16 for a new line, $200 less than what AT&T charges via its site. The iPhone 13 mini has the same savings, while the Pro and Pro Max shave $100 off the price. 

iPhone 13 series: 6 months free data @ Mint

iPhone 13 series: 6 months free data @ Mint 
New customers who port their number to Mint Mobile and buy an iPhone 13 Pro Max or iPhone 13 Pro with a 6month data plan will get 6 months of data for free. All Mint Mobile plans include unlimited talk, text, and 5G for free. Some colors and capacities are sold out. Mint Mobile operates on T-Mobile's 5G network. 

iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro: $100 gift card + free AirPods Pro @ Visible

iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro: $100 gift card + free AirPods Pro @ Visible
Verizon-owned Visible is offering iPhone Cyber Monday deals on every model. Buy an iPhone and you can get a  $100 gift card. In addition, the iPhone 13, Pro and Pro Max models bought through Visible are eligible for a free Apple AirPods Pro after three months of wireless service, while the iPhone 13 mini and older iPhones can grab a pair of Beats Studio Buds.

iPhone 13 Pro Max: $200 giftcard + free AirPods Pro @ Visible

iPhone 13 Pro Max: $200 giftcard + free AirPods Pro @ Visible

From $45 a month, you can get a 128GB iPhone 13 Pro Max and a free pair of AirPods Pro, plus $200 back in the form of a gift card. The only major caveats are you need to transfer your number, and you have to stick around for three months before the codes for your freebies arrive. Only silver is now available at $45; for other colors you'll have to jump up in capacity.

iPhone 13 series: up to $1,000 off and $130 off AirPods with trade-in + Magenta MAX @ T-Mobile

iPhone 13 series: up to $1,000 off and $130 off AirPods with trade-in + Magenta MAX @ T-Mobile
If you have a valuable-enough phone to trade in and are willing to pay for T-Mobile's most expensive data plan, the carrier will offer you a substantial discount on the iPhone 13 (linked here), mini, Pro or Pro Max, plus a second discount on a pair of AirPods. The Magenta MAX plan you must sign up for costs $85/month, which is $15 more than T-Mobile's regular unlimited plan. At the moment, T-Mobile waives activation fees if purchased online. Note: iPhone 13 and 13 mini show in stock, but the Pro and Pro Max are backordered and have shipping delays on all capacities and colors (only one iPhone Pro 13 is in stock: the blue 256GB model).

iPhone 13 series: up to $500 off + $65 off AirPods w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile

iPhone 13 series: up to $500 off + $65 off AirPods w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
Don't want to spend all that money on the Magenta MAX unlimited plan? You can still get some money off of any iPhone 13 (or other iPhone) and more off of a pair of AirPods just by trading in. Note: iPhone 13 mini shows in stock, but most all other models are backordered and have shipping delays on all capacities and colors (only one iPhone Pro 13 is in stock: the blue 256GB model). At the moment, T-Mobile waives activation fees if purchased online.

iPhone 13 series: buy one get one free @ T-Mobile

iPhone 13 series: buy one get one free @ T-Mobile
If you're after two iPhone 13 series devices right now, T-Mobile will let you save up to $800 on the second model if you buy both on monthly plans and open a new lines (two lines if you're porting your line from another service). You then get the price of the cheapest phone back over 30 months in credits on your bill. 

This deal is valid on all four iPhone 13 models, including the iPhone 13 mini linked above, iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro models. Just remember that T-Mobile caps the rebate at $800. See all T-Mobile iPhone deals . Note: iPhone 13 mini shows in stock, but most all other models are backordered and have shipping delays on all capacities and colors (only one iPhone Pro 13 is in stock: the blue 256GB model). At the moment, T-Mobile waives activation fees if purchased online.

iPhone 13  series (Verizon): up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in + unlimited line @ Best Buy

iPhone 13  series (Verizon): up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in + unlimited line @ Best Buy
If you'd rather get your iPhone 13 from Best Buy, you can save up to $800 on a new model for Verizon. You need to trade-in your old phone and sign up for an unlimited line. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can also qualify for rebates of up to $1,000, while the iPhone 13 mini is eligible for a $700 rebate.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini: $300 gift card w/ purchase @ Walmart

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini: $300 gift card w/ purchase @ Walmart 

When buying either an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini model with Verizon or AT&T, Walmart will give you $300 back in the form of a gift card. You need to activate your phone by December 3 to get it though, so if you take advantage of this deal, don't wait around once you've bought the phone.  Some colors and capacities are sold out.

iPhone 13 series: up to $700 off w/trade-in @ Apple

iPhone 13 series: up to $700 off w/trade-in @ Apple
If you'd rather have an unlocked iPhone 13, you can still save a significant amount by buying directly from Apple. Trading in your old device means you can get up to $700 off the cost of any new iPhone 13 device, including the iPhone 13 Pro Max, meaning you can get one for as little as $129.

iPhone 13: $200 off when you switch @ Xfinity

iPhone 13: $200 off when you switch @ Xfinity
If you're thinking about making a switch Xfinity would like to remind you that it's an option. And to entice you into signing up (and porting your existing number) it's offering up to $200 off the iPhone 13. Deals start at $26 a month, and trade-in discounts are available

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 (Cricket Wireless): get $75 gift credit @ Amazon

iPhone 12 (Cricket Wireless): get $75 gift credit @ Amazon
Buying an iPhone 12 with a Cricket plan entitles you to $75 of gift card credit from Amazon. It's paid in gradually over the two years of your plan. Act fast: Most colors are low in stock.

iPhone 12: 6 months free data @ Mint

iPhone 12: 6 months free data @ Mint
Mint Mobile has one of the best cheap iPhone deals for Cyber Monday. 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. Some colors and capacities are sold out, including all of the 512GB models. Mint Mobile operates on T-Mobile's 5G network. 

iPhone 12 mini: up to 50% off with unlimited line @ AT&T

iPhone 12 mini: up to 50% off with unlimited line @ AT&T
AT&T is offering a hefty discounts on the iPhone 12 mini. Currently, new and existing AT&T subscribers can take up to half of the cost of a normal iPhone 12 mini plan by signing up for an AT&T unlimited line, without a trade-in. We especially like this deal because it applies to both new and current members. 

iPhone 12: Get a $50 gift card w/ purchase @ Apple

iPhone 12: Get a $50 gift card w/ purchase @ Apple
Apple doesn't cut prices for Cyber Monday, but it does include gift cards when you buy its products during a four-day sales event. In the case of the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini, you'll get a $50 Apple gift card for buying either phone SIM-free. 

iPhone 12: now $15/month with unlimited line @ AT&T

iPhone 12: now $15/month with unlimited line @ AT&T
Don't have a device to trade in? No problem, because AT&T has cut the monthly cost of a 64GB iPhone 12 to $15 a month — down from $20. It's a 36-month plan, and you need to go for unlimited plan, but that still means an overall saving of $180.

iPhone SE

iPhone SE: 12 months of free service when you sign up for a year @ Mint

iPhone SE: 12 months of free service when you sign up for a year @ Mint
Instead of getting a discount on your phone, while not save on the recurring cost of monthly cell phone service? Mint Mobile is selling the iPhone SE for the regular price $399, but throws in another 12 months of service when you sign up for the first year. Only available in white. Plans start at 4GB for $180 covering your 12-month commitment. The 64GB iPhone 11 in black or red is also eligible for 12-months free (other configurations showing as out-of-stock) .

iPhone SE: free with new line @ T-Mobile

iPhone SE: free with new line @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile is completely removing the cost of an iPhone SE when you buy the phone on a monthly installment plan and activate a new qualifying line of data. The $400 in credits are spread out in monthly installments over two years. Only available in 256GB red version (in stock) or the 64GB black version (backordered with a delivery range of late December to late January 2022). At the moment, T-Mobile waives activation fees if purchased online.

iPhone SE: $50 gift card with purchase @ Apple

iPhone SE: $50 gift card with purchase @ Apple
Buy a SIM-free iPhone SE direct from Apple and you'll get a $50 gift card as a sweetener. Think of it as a discount, but one you'll have to save until you next shop with Apple. Trade-in deals can help bring the price down, too. Act fast, only 64GB black model remains in stock.

iPhone 11

iPhone 11: 12 months free data @ Mint

iPhone 11: 12 months free data @ Mint
Signing up for a new 24-month contract with a 64GB iPhone 11 at Mint gives you half of your data for free. How much you save depends on whether you sign up for 4GB, 10GB, 15GB or unlimited data a month. 

iPhone 11: Save with trade-in @ Apple

iPhone 11: Save with trade-in @ Apple
The iPhone 11 is proving difficult to find these days with many wireless carriers listing the older phone as out of stock. If you really want an iPhone 11, why not go directly to the source? Apple is selling the device for $499, but if you trade in your old phone, you can get a credit. The iPhone XS fetches up to $280 off, while older iPhones garner smaller discounts.

iPhone 11: was $599 now $399 @ Walmart

iPhone 11: was $599 now $399 @ Walmart
You can save $200 off what Apple charges for an iPhone 11 by heading to Walmart and buying the 64GB model that's tied to Total Wireless' prepaid phone service. Currently, you can only get the black version.

iPhone 11 Pro (Premium renewed): was $849 now $639 @ Amazon

iPhone 11 Pro (Premium renewed): was $849 now $639 @ Amazon
Despite being two years old, this 64GB iPhone 11 Pro is still an excellent iPhone with many years of support left. The triple camera system manages to impress even in today's landscape. It might lack 5G, but it gets really good battery life. The 256GB model is $729. Both are part of Amazon's Premium Renewed program, which includes a one-year warranty by Amazon.

iPhone XR

iPhone XR: was $299 now $249 @ Walmart

iPhone XR: was $299 now $249 @ Walmart
You can save $50 off the regular price of Apple's older iPhone XR at Walmart. You will need to get your wireless service from Straight Talk to take advantage of the deal. While it's been three years since the XR's debut, it's still a decent phone capable of running iOS 15.

iPhone XR: was $399 now $49 @ Cricket

iPhone XR: was $399 now $49 @ Cricket
You can save $350 on the cost of an iPhone XR, though it will require a commitment to Cricket's wireless service. When you buy the phone, you'll pay for three months of Cricket's $60/month unlimited data plan. The offer is available to new customers bringing over a number from another carrier.

iPhone XR (pre-owned): was $499 now $289 @ Visible

iPhone XR (pre-owned): was $499 now $289 @ Visible
If you don't mind buying a used phone, you can get an iPhone XR at Visible for $200 off its last price. In addition, Visible includes a $50 gift card when you buy this older iPhone, which is available in "excellent" condition in coral and red.

Cyber Monday iPhone deals — the best accessories

To go along with your new iPhone, we recommend some other essentials, especially a case. Luckily, we have several options for you.

Of course, there's more to getting the most out of your phone. A case can help keep it safe and make it look nice, but there are some other of the best iPhone 13 accessories we think you should check out to enhance your experience.

Cyber Monday iPhone deals — what to expect

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iPhone 13: Practically every major carrier is currently offering free iPhone 13 deals. The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, and the iPhone 13 Pro can be had for free when you trade-in an older device and open a new unlimited line. (If you need information on the best unlimited data plans, we've got a breakdown of which plans include free subscriptions to streaming services.) Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is being sold for $99 if you meet the same requirements. Expect to see BOGO deals and higher trade-in credits appear in the next few weeks.

iPhone 12: Apple's previous-gen smartphone is a better bargain than ever. We'd expect more iPhone Cyber Monday deals on the step-up model (128GB), whereas the base model (64GB) will continue being offered for free when you switch carriers. 

iPhone 11: At its new $499 price, the iPhone 11 is now $100 cheaper than it was prior to the iPhone 13's launch. You won't see many discounts on this phone from major carriers, but other prepaid carriers will likely slash an extra $50 off the iPhone 11. 

iPhone SE: Apple's $399 budget phone will sell for $0 on contract this holiday season. In fact, multiple retailers like Verizon are already offering the iPhone SE for free. 

Will Apple feature Cyber Monday discounts on iPhones?

Apple typically doesn't lower prices on iPhones for Cyber Monday. Instead,  as Apple announced for its four-day sales event, you can get gift cards ranging from $50 to $200 for buying different Apple products. Specifically, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will qualify for a $50 gift card.

Tips for finding the best iPhone Cyber Monday deals

  • Start with mobile carriers: Mobile carriers tend to offer the best 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. 
  • 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. 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. 

Tom is the Tom's Guide's Automotive Editor, which means he can usually be found knee deep in stats the latest and best electric cars, or checking out some sort of driving gadget. It's long way from his days as editor of Gizmodo UK, when pretty much everything was on the table. He’s usually found trying to squeeze another giant Lego set onto the shelf, draining very large cups of coffee, or complaining that Ikea won’t let him buy the stuff he really needs online.