iPhone deals: August 11, 2020 updates
A few changes to iPhone deals this week, including Visible removing the bonus prepaid Mastercard offer with eligible iPhone purchases. If you’re looking for free iPhones, you can get your hands on a free iPhone 11 from U.S. Cellular or a free iPhone 7 from Verizon.
Best iPhone deals right now
- Get an iPhone SE + service plan for just $30/month from Mint Mobile
- Get an iPhone 11 for FREE from U.S. Cellular
- Fet an iPhone XS for $1/month from AT&T
- Pay just $15/month for a new iPhone XR from AT&T
- iPhone 7 for free from Verizon (requires 24-month installment 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 $200 off an iPhone SE from CREDO Mobile (via monthly installments) (new customers)
- $100 off the new iPhone SE from Boost Mobile (from $299.99)
- iPhone SE for just $30/month from Mint Mobile (includes service plan)
- iPhone SE for just $5/month (for 30 months) on an AT&T installment plan
- Up to 50% off an iPhone SE from T-Mobile (new customers)
- $300 off an iPhone SE from Metro by T-Mobile when you buy it outright in-store (new customers)
- Get $150 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.
- Free iPhone 11 from U.S. Cellular with an unlimited plan (new customers only)
- iPhone 11 for 50% off on AT&T installments, plus get $300 credit when you trade in an eligible phone
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max for $100 off from Boost Mobile
- Free year of Apple TV+ plus $120 bill credit from Ting
- Free Bose headphones with the purchase of an iPhone 11 from Visible
- $250 off an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max from Pure TalkUSA
- Up to $700 off an iPhone 11 when you trade in an eligible phone to T-Mobile (new customers only)
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.
- iPhone XS for just $1/month from AT&T for new customers or $15/month for existing AT&T customers who upgrade
- With this Spectrum iPhone deal, get $350 off an iPhone XS or XS Max plus an additional $100 off when you trade-in a phone and switch from another carrier
- iPhone deal from T-Mobile: up to 50% off an iPhone XS when bought on monthly installments (new customers)
- Up to $450 off an iPhone XS when you sign up to an unlimited plan with U.S. Cellular and trade-in an eligible phone
- $200 off an iPhone XS or XS Max from Xfinity for both new and existing customers (existing customers get a $200 prepaid card with an upgrade)
- Get up to $550 off an already discounted iPhone XS (with eligible trade-in) from Verizon on monthly installments and an unlimited plan (new customers)
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.
- Switch to Visible, buy an iPhone XR to get bonus Bose headphones
- $100 off an iPhone XR from Wing
- iPhone XR for just $15/month (for 30 months) from AT&T
- $100 off with Boost Mobile’s iPhone deal
- Get $200 off an iPhone XR from CREDO Mobile (new customers)
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 64GB
- $250 off all iPhones from Pure TalkUSA
- iPhone 7 32GB for free from Verizon (requires monthly installments)
- Get an iPhone 7 for just $49.99 when you switch to Boost Mobile (in-store offer only)
- iPhone 7 (refurbished) for $300 from Twigby + get 25% off your bill for the first 6 months
- Get a free year of AppleTV+ on all iPhone purchases from Ting + get $120 bill credit (new customers)
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]