iPhone deals: October 20, 2020 updates
The talk of the town this week when it comes to iPhone deals is the newest iPhone 12, which was announced just last week. Right now you can jump on preorder deals to get the best price on the first 5G-capable iPhone.
Best iPhone deals right now
- Best iPhone 12 deal: Up to $850 off an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro when you trade in an eligible iPhone
- Best iPhone SE deal: Get an iPhone SE for free from Verizon
- Best iPhone 11 deal: Up to $700 off an iPhone 11 when you trade in an eligible phone to T-Mobile
- Best iPhone XS deal: Get up to $800 off an iPhone XS from AT&T when you trade in an eligible phone and sign up for an unlimited plan
- Best iPhone XR deal: Get $350 off an iPhone XR from CREDO Mobile
- Best iPhone 7 deal: $350 off from CREDO Mobile
Best iPhone 12 deals
The first iPhone with 5G capability is finally here, with four different versions to choose from—iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Our favorite deal on the iPhone 12 right now is from T-Mobile who is offering up to $800 off the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro when you trade in an eligible iPhone. AT&T is also offering a nice discount—up to $800 off an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro when you trade in an eligible phone and choose an unlimited plan.
Best iPhone SE deals
The best iPhone deals right now include the various iPhone SE deals since the phone is already pretty cheap at full price. The only problem with these iPhone deals is that many carriers are selling out of these phones, with the iPhone SE flying off the shelves at under $400 a pop.
- Get an iPhone SE for just $5/month (for 30 months) from AT&T
- Get an iPhone SE for free from Verizon when you buy it on a monthly installment plan and sign up for a new unlimited line
- Get an iPhone SE for just $1/month from CREDO Mobile (via monthly installments)
- $150 off the new iPhone SE from Boost Mobile (from $249.99)
- iPhone SE for just $30/month from Mint Mobile (includes service plan)
- Up to 50% off an iPhone SE from T-Mobile (new customers)
- $350 off an iPhone SE from Metro by T-Mobile when you buy it outright in-store (new customers)
- Get $100 off an iPhone SE from Cricket when you choose an eligible plan (new customers)
Best iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max deals
There are plenty of iPhone deals available for the 2019 models—the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Major carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon constantly have iPhone deals for these models with other prepaid carriers also offering some discounts and perks on outright purchases.
- Get up to $700 off an iPhone 11 from T-Mobile when you trade in an eligible phone (new customers only)
- iPhone 11 for $10/month on AT&T installments
- Up to $800 off an iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max when you trade in an eligible phone to AT&T
- Free year of Apple TV+ plus $120 bill credit from Ting
- $250 off an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max from Pure TalkUSA
- Buy an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro from Verizon and get up to $850 off when you trade in an eligible phone
Best iPhone XS and XS Max deals
The best iPhone deals also include discounts off the iPhone XS and XS Max, which were released in 2018. If you’re lucky, you can get a great deal on these models with carriers trying to make room for new iPhones that are released each year.
- Get up to $800 off an iPhone XS from AT&T when you trade in an eligible phone and sign up for an unlimited plan
- Get $11.67/month off an iPhone XS when you switch to U.S. Cellular
- Get $300 off an iPhone XS or XS Max when you sign up for an Altice Mobile plan
- Get $130 off an iPhone XS (64GB) from Wing
Best iPhone XR deals
We’re seeing fewer iPhone deals on the first budget-friendly iPhone, the iPhone XR. Although this phone was one of the cheapest available for a while, with the release of the iPhone 11 and new iPhone SE (2020), the iPhone XR is no longer the best option for those wanting to save some money.
- Get up to $800 off an iPhone XR from AT&T when you trade in an eligible phone and sign up for an unlimited plan
- Get $350 off an iPhone XR from CREDO Mobile (new customers)
- Get $250 off an iPhone XR from Pure TalkUSA
- Get a $100 discount off an iPhone XR from Wing
Other iPhone deals
If you’re looking for iPhone deals on older models, such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 7, here are our picks of the best deals. Note that many carriers are out of stock of many older iPhone models so deals are rare right now.
- iPhone deal from Wing: $100 off an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- $250 off all iPhones from Pure TalkUSA
- Get an iPhone 7 for just $49.99 when you switch to Boost Mobile (in-store offer only)
- $350 off an iPhone 7 from CREDO Mobile when you buy it on monthly installments
- Get $150 off an iPhone 7 when you switch to Cricket Wireless
iPhones Generate the Most Google Search Volume, But Interest Is Declining
Apple iPhones are the most searched for devices on Google. However, online interest in them is slowing, as is interest in new phones from other manufacturers.
Google Trends data shows the iPhone wielding a commanding search lead over Android brands in 2018 and 2019. Samsung Galaxy phones represent Apple’s closest competition.
This is backed up by search statistics from LetsTalk’s sister site, WhistleOut. The iPhone 11 is currently the most searched for device there, followed by the iPhone XR. The most popular devices on the site at this time last year were the iPhone XS Max and iPhone 8.
While iPhones are the most searched for handsets on Google, their popularity has plateaued over the last couple of years. This mirrors an overall cooling of consumer interest in new devices.
The finding isn’t a big surprise. More and more consumers are opting to hold onto their phones for longer periods of time as the cost of new devices—especially flagships like the iPhone 11—has risen, and their technological advancements have become increasingly modest.
More significant innovations like widespread 5G compatibility and foldable screens could change this, however. At present these technologies are still in relatively early stages of development and adoption.
We used Google Trends data since 2004 for four cell phone brands (Google Pixel, iPhone, Android, and Samsung Galaxy) to see how search interest has increased and decreased over time. We also analyzed search data from sister site WhistleOut.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]