Best iPhone XS and XS Max Deals in January 2019


Apple isn't having a good start to the 2019 new year. The company's CEO, Tim Cook recently confirmed slower iPhone sales over the holidays, which is usually Apple's strongest quarter. Despite its strong sales in the Apple Watch and AirPods, the brand's slump in profits of its flagship phone may lead to bigger problems over time. 

Fortunately, Apple's woes are your gains since the Cupertino-based company is continuing its iPhone trade-in promo from 2018. For a limited time, Apple is bumping up the trade-in value of your old iPhone. For instance, whereas most trade-in sites will only give you $100 for an iPhone 6s, Apple will give you $200. There is a catch, however. You must purchase a new iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR to get the extra trade-in cash.  

New Trade-In Value
iPhone XS Price After Trade-In
iPhone XS Max Price After Trade-In
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8

If you want a dollar-off discount, your best shot at saving money is switching carriers or adding/activating a new line. 

So we're rounding up the best iPhone XS deals you can expect in the coming days, along with some deals you can buy now. And remember, you can always trade-in your current iPhone 8 or iPhone X to save a few extra bucks.


In the market for two new iPhones? Purchase an iPhone XS or XS Max and Sprint will give you an iPhone XR for free. Alternatively, you can opt to get a $550 credit toward the purchase of your second iPhone XS or XS Max. 


AT&T is currently offering an iPhone BOGO sale of its own. Buy an eligible new iPhone and get a free iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or get up to $750 in credits toward the purchase of an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. 


If you have an old iPhone you're willing to trade in, Verizon is guaranteeing a minimum $100 credit when you trade-in select phones. The eligibility list includes multiple phones from the iPhone SE through the Galaxy S4. Alternatively, add a new line of service and you'll get $300 off your iPhone purchase. This offer applies to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and the XR.


New and existing customers who get the iPhone XS or XS Max, add a new line of service, and trade-in an old phone will get a one-time credit of $750 toward their new iPhone. Eligible phones include the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus. If you have an iPhone 6 Plus or older, you'll get $100 off (this includes the 1st-gen iPhone). If you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you'll get $200 off, and if you have an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 series handheld, you'll get the full $300 back. Just keep in mind that T-Mobile requires very high down payments on some of the new iPhones.

MetroPCS by T-Mobile 

MetroPCS by T-Mobile has one of the best dollar-off discounts you'll find on Apple's new phones. The prepaid carrier has the iPhone XS for $849 ($150 off) and the iPhone XS Max for $949 ($150 off). 

Xfinity Mobile 

Get your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from Xfinity Mobile and you'll get a chunky $200 back in your pocket. To qualify, you'll need to activate a new line and port your number to Xfinity Mobile within the first 90 days of your purchase, but otherwise the deal applies to both XS phones. The $200 is returned in the form of a gift card.

US Mobile

Founded in 2015, US Mobile is an MVNO service that's putting some heat under the feet of mainstream networks. The carrier is offering anyone who brings an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR up to $100 service credit. There are a few steps you must take to get the deal. First, you have to purchase US Mobile's Starter Kit ($3.99) and enter code "CHEAP100" during checkout. The kit contains a "Super LTE" SIM, which you'll insert into your iPhone. Upon activating service, you'll be prompted again to enter coupon code "CHEAP100", at which point you'll be done with the process. The "Super LTE" SIM relies on Verizon's network for service. The deal is available to customers activating a new line or porting an existing number.


Apple Store

You can get Apple's new iPhone XS ($999) and XS Max ($1,099) direct from the Apple Store. If you have a current iPhone you can trade-in, the Apple Store is giving up to $525 in instant trade-in credit toward the purchase of your new iPhone. With the iPhone Upgrade Program, you can buy the new iPhone at full price or pay $49.91/month. If you're an iPhone X owner, Apple currently has one of the best iPhone X trade-in rates we've seen.