UPDATE: The Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is now over so this page will no longer be updated. But there are still some great deals that are still going, just don't bank on all of them still being around. Instead, check out our everyday, updated best iPhone deals page for all the best deals.
We're calling it as the winner - iPhone deals must have been the success story of the Black Friday 2018 weekend. And the best bit is that it came as a total surprise, as we weren't expecting any bargains at all on the likes of the iPhone XR and XS.
But then several retailers dropped some astonishing 100GB tariffs from Vodafone that turned the expensive new handsets into reasonably priced bargains. And a number those bargains have continued all the way through Cyber Monday and out the other side.
There continues to be some serious savings to be made on iPhones at the time of writing, which means Apple's newest devices are finally affordable. Now is the absolute perfect time to get a brand new 2018 iPhone. Check out the list below to see what is still on sale, together with an idea of what you missed - hopefully that won't be too painful.
And for a general overview of what the current best iPhone deals are in the UK, just hit the link and dive straight into our interactive price comparison.
Our top 5 iPhone picks of Black Friday 2018 so far
iPhone XR from Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £50 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
Oh yes! This is the iPhone XR deal we've been waiting for. We really don't need to add much to the headline details. The bills are fair, the upfront cost is decent and the data allowance is HUGE. There isn't a better iPhone XR deal out there. Total cost over 24 months is £914
EXCLUSIVE iPhone 6S 32GB on iD | £19.99 upfront | 500 mins | Unlimited texts | 2GB data |
£21.99 £17.99 per month
We suppose that you can now fairly call the brilliant iPhone 6S a budget smartphone. And nothing better exemplifies that than this tasty tariff from Carphone Warehouse's own network, iD Mobile. Total cost over 24 months is £451.75
£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On iPhone XR iPhone's X series of phones are some of the best handsets out there right now and well worth getting your hands on if you can bear the massive price tag. Carphone Warehouse has sweetened the deal by offering a £40 Curry's PC World Gift Card when you buy an iPhone XR from them.
iPhone XS from Fonehouse | Vodafone | £149 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm If the iPhone XS Max was a little bit too much for you, then this could be perfect. A bit cheaper but still with many of the same features, design and power. Total cost over two years is £1,013
iPhone X from Fonehouse | Vodafone | £49 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm The iPhone X may have come out over a year ago now but it is still a serious performer in the phone market and can compete with the best of the new iPhones. You still get that stunning infinity display and the now iconic Face ID features Apple has become known for. Total cost over two years is £913
Black Friday iPhone deals: the best of the rest
iPhone XR from Buymobiles | EE | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
This monumental 50GB tariff on the UK's fastest 4G network has been in our favour for a while now, but Buymobiles somehow just made it even better. Not only do you pay nothing upfront, but it will actually give you £24 back. Fantastic for sooooo much data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,128
iPhone XS Max from Affordable Mobiles | Vodafone | £215.99 upfront | 32GB 80GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
We're saying it now, you won't get a better iPhone XS Max deal right now. Strong specs, a powerful camera and a beautiful feel and design. Although this is normally a pretty expensive phone, this is such a good deal that the £215.99 upfront fees really don't seem like that much.
Total cost over two years is £1079.99View Deal
iPhone XS from Affordable Mobiles | EE | FREE Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 60GB data | £58pm
Now we know this may still seem expensive, but this is by far the cheapest iPhone XS deal we've seen. There are no upfront fees and £58 a month is incredibly cheap for what is one of the most expensive phones on the market right now, not to mention you're getting a massive 60GB of data with it AND on the UK's fastest 4G network. Total cost over 24 months is £1392
iPhone 8 from Carphone Warehouse | Vodafone | £29.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £36pm Since the release of the iPhone 8 we've had the iPhone X, XS, XR and the XS Max meaning the iPhone 8 is no longer the newest Apple device you can get but that by no means makes it a bad device. In fact, the iPhone 8 is the perfect device for people that want a strong iPhone without the crazy prices of the newest devices. Total cost over 24 months is £893.99
iPhone 8 from Carphone Warehouse | O2 | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
This one's already selling like hotcakes, probably thanks to that really healthy data allowance and possible because of the lure of O2's Priority rewards. A good price this on Apple's 2017 flagship. Total cost over 24 months is £895.99
iPhone 8 direct from iD |
£69.99 £49.99 upfront | 500MB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £24.99pm
Here you get the best of both worlds, you're not getting a huge upfront cost and the monthly cost is pretty good too. Balance out the two by paying a bit in each with this contract - one of the cheapest iPhone 8 deals we've seen to date. Total cost over 24 months is £697.75
iPhone 8 with 1GB data from Virgin Mobile | FREE upfront | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £24pm
This is a pretty cheap contract overall, you've got no upfront costs to pay and then you only need to pay £24 a month, not a bad deal at all overall. You will have to watch your data usage with this contract though as you'll only have 1GB a month.
iPhone 8 with 60GB data from Virgin Mobile | FREE upfront | 5000 minutes | Unlimited texts |
If you're a big data user this deal might be more for you. You get a massive 60GB of data to get through a month, that's more than enough for most people's streaming habits and internet usage. You also only have to pay £10 a month more than the other deal so you're not breaking the bank too much.
Which iPhone is best for me?
This is a pretty broad question, depending on who you are. If you're a money-no-object kind of person that simply wants whatever is the best, then you're going to want the latest iPhone XS Max. This has the biggest display and most impressive specs albeit at the highest price. But, as we say, we just don't think the price will shift too much on that or the XS.
If you're at the other end of the spectrum and you want to make sure you get the best deal possible then you might opt for an older model, like an iPhone 7 or even iPhone 6S, to make a saving. So you still get that luxurious Apple smartphone quality, just without the newest features.
If you're sitting between the two, then we're expecting it to be a big year for iPhone 8 deals. More on that below.
What about other mobile phone deals?
While Apple is still a super appealing option thanks to the ever growing iPhone range, there is fierce competition from Android these days from Samsung, Google and Huawei smartphones.
The Huawei P20 Pro, for example, packs in a stunning triple lens camera which produces pictures like no other phone. Then there's that Samsung Galaxy S9 Infinity Display with nearly no bezel at all and plenty of powerful innards paired with a top dual camera. Google now has the Pixel 3 which offers its best pure Android experience yet.
So if Android has you tempted you then be sure to bookmark our overall guide to the best Black Friday phone deals.