Apple's new flagships aren't selling as quickly as Apple would like. Fortunately, Apple's woes are your gains since the Cupertino-based company is continuing its iPhone trade-in promo from 2018. Retailers and carriers are also discounting 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 $275 off iPhone XS or XS Max w/ trade-in
- Verizon: Buy an iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, or X and get a free XR 64GB (or $750 credit toward a new iPhone)
- AT&T: Buy an iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, or X and get a free XR 64GB (or $750 credit toward a new iPhone)
- T-Mobile: Buy an iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR and get up to $390 credit (trade-in required)
- Sprint: Buy an iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR and get a free iPhone XR (or $550 credit toward a new iPhone)
Apple Store Trade-In Promo
The Apple Store's trade-in promo is excellent if you own an older iPhone as it bumps 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. 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||$100||$200||$999|
|iPhone 6s Plus||$150||$250||$949|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$200||$300||$899|
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.
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, or iPhone 8 Plus. Alternatively, you can get up to $750 in credits toward the purchase of an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.
For a limited time, Verizon is celebrating Valentine's Day with a BOGO deal on all iPhone X models. Big Red is giving you two ways to save on the purchase of your new iPhone. Get a free iPhone XR when you buy and activate an iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max or iPhone X. Alternatively, you can take $750 off the purchase of a second iPhone X model. A new line of service is required to take advantage of this deal.
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 $390 toward their new iPhone. Just keep in mind that T-Mobile requires very high down payments on some of the new iPhones.
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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.
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.
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.