Best iPhone deals on Prime Day 2021

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Best iPhone deals on Prime Day 2021: what to expect
'Tis the second day of Amazon Prime Day, and in case you haven't made a purchase yet, you better act fast or you might just miss a rather lucrative deal.

Other major stores are typically also holding their own shopping events to rival Prime Day, so it’s going to be an interesting June. If you are after an iPhone 12 on the cheap, you may be disappointed. But some massive discounts on iPhone SE, iPhone 11 Pro, and even iPhone XR are definitely possible. If you miss good-ol' 3D Touch, you might even be able to score an iPhone XS on the cheap.

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Amazon Prime Day iPhone deals



We wouldn't expect brand-new iPhone 12 units with massive price reductions. But, on discount events, a lot of refurbished units sell for pretty hefty discounts. Back in 2020, we were able to buy Grade A refurbished iPhone 11 units for around $500. So, if you don't mind pre-owned, you might be able to score a nicely refurbished iPhone 12 on the cheap, come Prime Day. And, who knows, maybe you will be able to score a refurbished iPhone 11 Pro for an insanely low price.

Getting one of the newer iPhones (and not a SE model) at around the $400 - $500 mark is a pretty good purchase. These little things last long thanks to their powerful hardware and Apple’s commitment to software updates (up to 5 years!). So, an iPhone 12 bought today should last you up to 2026 with no trouble, if history is anything to go by.

But, if refurbished is not your thing, you may have better luck looking at the other stores’ shopping events.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Verizon ($20.83/month for 24 months)

$499 99
$699 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12 mini

AT&T ($13.88/month for 36 months)

$529 99
$729 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Sprint/T-Mobile ($22.08/month for 24 months)

$529 99
$729 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12

Sprint/T-Mobile ($30.41/month for 24 months)

$729 99
$829 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12

AT&T ($19.44/month for 36 months)

$699 99
$799 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12

Verizon ($29.16/month for 24 months)

$699 99
$799 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

T-Mobile

$349 99
$399 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Verizon

$349 99
$399 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 11

Renewed

$524
$799 99
Buy at Amazon

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Pre-owned, unlocked

$349 99
$389 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

AT&T, requires new line or account

$999 99
$1099 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Sprint (T-Mobile); requires new line or account

$1049 99
$1099 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

AT&T; requires new line or account

$899 99
$999 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Sprint (T-Mobile); requires new line or account

$949 99
$999 99
Buy at BestBuy

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Walmart Prime Day iPhone deals


Walmart does not shy away from discounting brand-new iPhones, but there’s a caveat — they are usually locked to Straight Talk. Last year, you were able to get $240 off an iPhone 11 Pro Max and a whopping $350 off the iPhone XR, if you were willing OK with using them on Straight Talk.

This year, we expect something similar — maybe the iPhone 11 will take the XR’s place. And since the iPhone 12 is 8 months old by now, we might also get a few discounts on that, eh?

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Verizon

$18 75 /mo
$29 12
Buy at Walmart

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

- Verizon

$21 63 /mo
$29 99
Buy at Walmart

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

- AT&T

$18 03 /mo
$24 99
Buy at Walmart

Apple iPhone XR

- Straight Talk

$244
$394
Buy at Walmart

Apple iPhone XR

- Walmart Family Mobile

$238 88
$388 88
Buy at Walmart

Apple iPhone 12 mini

w/ AT&T subscription

$12 50 /mo
$22 23
Buy at Walmart

Best Buy Prime Day iPhone deals


Historically, Best Buy stands up to Amazon not with major discounts, but some cool bundle deals. Which can also end up being a bargain for you in the long run — could we see iPhone 12 and Apple Watch bundles? Or iPhone 12 and AirPods? Getting 6 months of Apple Music for free ($60 worth) is also not out of the question.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Save $200 with qualified activation for Verizon, AT&T or Sprint

$499 92
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone XS

Pre-Owned, 64GB Memory (Unlocked)

$399 99
$439 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone XR

64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)

$379 99
$439 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 7

Pre-Owned (Excellent), 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)

$199 99
$229 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Pre-Owned, 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)

$349 99
$389 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Pre-Owned 4G LTE with 128GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)

$189 99
$199 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Pre-Owned with 256GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)

$379 99
$419 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple iPhone 7

(Used) 256GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad-Core Smartphone w/ 12MP Camera

$199 99
$239 99
Buy at BestBuy

Target Prime Day iPhone deals


Target's massive savings event is called Deal Days and it runs for 48 hours around the same time. Target is offering both the iPhone XR and iPhone SE for $150 less than usual with Consumer Cellular. In recent years, we haven't seen discounts on these Deals Days for the latest iPhones. This may or may not change in 2021, but we would definitely not hold our breath for any iPhone 12 discounts. 

Apple iPhone XR

Consumer Cellular

$349 99
$499 99
Buy at Target

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Consumer Cellular

$250
$399
Buy at Target

  • The PhoneArena team is working hard to stay on top of the Best Prime Day Sales on Amazon, as well as other retailer deals. Check our deal hub often to see which ones you'll like!

Surprise deals


Of course, we are expecting some pleasant surprises. Who knows who might be getting ready to drop the best Prime Day iPhone 12 deal around? If you, like us, are looking for that offer this coming June, keep your eyes on this article as it will be updated appropriately!
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