Some of the most anticipated smartphones are due out this year which means Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are about to face some stiff competition. The good news for shoppers is that this translates into some of the best Apple deals we've seen.
In fact, one of the best iPhone deals of the moment comes straight from Apple. During its iPhone trade-in promo, the Apple Store will double the value of your old iPhone when you trade it in to purchase a new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.
Meanwhile, retailers and carriers are offering solid deals on Apple's premium iPhones. Here's a quick glance at the best deals you can find right now.
Deals at a Glance:
Here are the top iPhone deals currently available:
- Apple Store: Up to $500 off iPhone XS or XS Max w/ trade-in.
- Verizon: Buy an iPhone XS or XS Max and get up to $450 off w/ trade-in, $200 w/ switch and Unlimited plan
- AT&T: Buy an iPhone XS or XS Max and get a free iPhone XR (with addition of and DirectTV service).
- T-Mobile: Up to $300 off iPhone XS or XS Max w/ trade-in.
- Sprint: $150 off iPhone XS 256GB w/ Flex lease or port your number to Sprint and get $250 off your iPhone purchase.
Apple Store Trade-In Promo
The Apple Store's trade-in promo is excellent if you own an older iPhone. It essentially bumps the trade-in value of your old iPhone by as much as an extra $100. For instance, whereas most trade-in sites will only give you $100 for an iPhone 6s, Apple will give you up to $200. There is a catch, however. You must purchase a new iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR to get the extra trade-in cash. After your trade-in discount, here's what you can expect to pay for Apple's flagships:
|iPhone||New Trade-In Value||iPhone XS Price After Trade-In||iPhone XS Max Price After Trade-In|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$200||$799||$899|
|iPhone 6s Plus||$250||$749||$899|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$300||$699||$799|
|iPhone 8 Plus||$370||$629||$729|
If you want a dollar-off discount and don't have a phone to trade in, your best shot at saving money is switching carriers or adding/activating a new line.
For a limited time, existing customers who open a new line with Sprint Flex lease will get an instant $150 off the 256GB iPhone XS. New Sprint customers who buy an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max and port their number over to Spring will get $250 off their iPhone purchase.
If you need two phones, AT&T is offering an iPhone BOGO sale for a limited time. Buy an eligible new iPhone and get a free iPhone XR. However, you'll need to be a DirecTV customer, or be willing to sign up for DirecTV.
Verizon is offering up to a $450 credit when you buy a new iPhone XS or XS Max and trade-in your old phone. What's more, you'll get up to $200 off when you switch to Verizon and sign up for an unlimited plan.
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 up to $300 toward their new iPhone.
Just keep in mind that T-Mobile requires 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. When you switch to their prepaid network, you can get the iPhone XS for $899 ($100 off) and the iPhone XS Max for $999 ($100 off). You must activate your iPhone (s) on the $50+ rate prepaid plan to take advantage of this deal.
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.