Cyber Monday iPhone deals 2022: get free handsets with a trade-in - plus free gifts

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If you're looking for the best Cyber Monday iPhone deal of 2022 - in fact, probably ever - you're in the right place. It's at Verizon, and nothing else comes close: you can get an iPhone 14 Pro free with a trade-in - and you'll get a free Apple Watch SE, iPad and pair of Beats Fit Pro thrown in. 

The iPhone 14 Pro sits at the top of our best phones guide, which makes this offer even more of an unbelievable bargain. And there are plenty of other iPhone deals around this Cyber Monday as well. iPhones have seen some of the best Cyber Monday deals of any product this year.

There are some excellent monthly discounts on the iPhone 14 Plus at Verizon and the iPhone 13 at AT&T, neither of which need trade-ins to be eligible. Another shout-out goes to the massive $300 gift card being offered at Visible Wireless for new customers – a deal that's applicable to nearly every current iPhone model.

Read on for our pick of the best Cyber Monday iPhone deals at all the leading carriers, including Verizon and A&T, plus a few notable mentions from smaller networks, such as Mint and Visible. 

The best Cyber Monday iPhone 14 deals

Apple iPhone 14 Pro: up to $1,000 off with trade, plus free Apple Watch SE, iPad, and Beats Fit Pro

Apple iPhone 14 Pro: up to $1,000 off with trade, plus free Apple Watch SE, iPad, and Beats Fit Pro
This is the highlight of this year's Verizon Cyber Monday deals. The excellent iPhone 14 Pro is up for grabs with the usual trade-in rebate of up to $1,000, but with a free Apple Watch SE, iPad, and pair of Beats Fit Pro being thrown in. That's just over $1,000 in free gifts, according to Verizon, and an amazing little package to get on top of the usual saving. Also available today is the buy-one-get-one-free promo, but that doesn't stack with the trade-in rebate. Note, this one is currently on backorder until December 18, so definitely grab it sooner rather than later.

Verizon prepaid: $300 off select iPhones

Verizon prepaid: $300 off select iPhones
Verizon's Cyber Monday deals include a rare promotion for prepaid users today, with a massive $300 discount available across a range of the latest models. Eligible devices include the iPhone 14, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, and the iPhone 13 - the latter being a particularly good buy for those on a budget. It's not every day you see this carrier offer promotions outside of its pricey unlimited data plans so this is definitely not one to miss if you're looking to cut out those pesky long contracts. 

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: $10/mo with new unlimited line at Verizon

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: $10/mo with new unlimited line at Verizon
No trade-ins
are needed to get the brand new Apple iPhone 14 Plus for just $10 per month this week, thanks to Verizon's Cyber Monday deals. This is the first non-trade-in carrier discount we've seen on any device in the new iPhone 14 range and a superb, superb deal overall. The saving here totals a whopping $540 over the duration of a 36-month plan and new customers will also get an additional $200 if they switch over from another carrier.

Apple iPhone 14: up to $800 off with a trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon

Apple iPhone 14: up to $800 off with a trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon
Verizon's iPhone deals on the standard 14 offer a hefty trade-in rebate of up to $800 off either device, a saving that's technically enough to get the standard 14 for free. Note, however, that you will need an unlimited data plan to be eligible for this particular saving. On the plus side, new customers can get an additional $200 gift card as a welcome bonus, a saving that stacks on top of any associated trade-in rebate. 

Apple iPhone 14 & 14 Plus: up to $800 off with trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T

Apple iPhone 14 & 14 Plus: up to $800 off with trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T
And, if AT&T's you're preferred carrier of choice, you'll also find very similar iPhone deals for the 14 and 14 Plus at this carrier too, with an $800 maximum saving available. Again, you'll need to trade in and be on an unlimited data plan to be eligible for a saving but this is a fantastic way to cut down those monthly fees over your new plan's duration. See this same deal on the iPhone 14 Plus.

Apple iPhone 14 & 14 Plus: $50 gift card, plus save up to $650 with a trade-in at Apple

Apple iPhone 14 & 14 Plus: $50 gift card, plus save up to $650 with a trade-in at Apple
Apple's iPhone 14 deals going to be your sole destination if you're on the hunt for an unlocked device this Cyber Monday. While it's a bit of bummer to not have many choices, the brand does offer its own trade-in rebates - even for unlocked devices. Right now, the maximum trade-in rebate is up to $650 off, which is enough to get a rather nice chunk off your device. Note, the Apple seasonal shopping event is also offering a $50 gift card on top, which isn't much, but still useful.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T

Apple iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T
AT&T's iPhone deals on the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are matching the other big carriers right now with another huge potential saving of up to $1,000 with a trade in. As with all big carrier promotions, this one is tied to an unlimited data plan so definitely factor that into your budget before you jump in. At around $80 per month for 36 months, you'll definitely want to make sure you can take advantage of a trade-in to get this device on the house. See this same deal on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max: save up to $1,100 with a trade-in at Walmart

Apple iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max: save up to $1,100 with a trade-in at Walmart
The biggest possible saving for trade-in-focused iPhone deals on the 14 and 14 Pro can be found at Walmart this week, although it currently only applies to AT&T network devices. You'll also need an associated unlimited data plan to be eligible for a saving here, so definitely bear that in mind. Still, the maximum rebate here is actually better than that offered at the carrier itself due to a small but welcome $100 bonus saving.

The best Cyber Monday iPhone 13 deals

Apple iPhone 13 Pro:  $5/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $5/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon
If you're happy to get the older model, this is a great price for an unlimited plan and you can get a $200 gift card if you're a new customer. With a powerful chip, great camera, and modern design, the iPhone 13 Pro is still great for 2022 and this deal is particularly worth a look if you don't want to trade in for a discount on one of the newer models.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: $10/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: $10/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon
Alternatively, get that same type of discount applied to 2021's top-of-the-line iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. No trade-ins are needed here to get this absolutely amazing device for just $10 per month, simply pick one up with an eligible unlimited data plan. Note, as with most of Verizon's iPhone deals this week, new customers will also get an additional $200 gift card if they switch over.

Apple iPhone 13: $20

Apple iPhone 13: $20 $5 with unlimited plan at AT&T
AT&T's iPhone deals on the standard iPhone 13 for Cyber Monday have been switched up to offer a nice $15 monthly device discount that you don't even need a trade to get. This is the lowest monthly price we've seen offered on this device at AT&T and it's one you don't even need a trade-in to access. Definitely worth a look.

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon
No trade needed:
This free iPhone 13 mini deal is one of the best iPhone offers available right now at Verizon. The iPhone 13 mini packs Apple's latest tech in a smaller form factor than its larger flagship counterparts. In the past, we've seen this device go for as little as $5 per month without the need for a trade so this week's promotion really takes it up a notch. We would say, however, that the iPhone 13 Pro (below) is better value right now since it's available for free under the same terms.

Apple iPhone 13 & 13 mini: 6-month plan free /w device at Mint Mobile

Apple iPhone 13 & 13 mini: 6-month plan free /w device at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile is one of the most popular prepaid carriers right now thanks to their incredibly competitively priced plans. While this particular iPhone deal will see you paying for an iPhone 13 upfront — which is admittedly pricey — you'll be getting a nice 6-month plan free as a welcome bonus. With plans for as little as $20 per month, Mint is a great choice if you're looking to cut out those pricey unlimited plans at the major carriers. See this same deal on the iPhone 13 mini here

Apple iPhone 13: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple

Apple iPhone 13: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple
Apple isn't dropping the price on the iPhone 13 any further than it's already gone. Instead, just as we predicted, Apple will offer a $50 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of select devices. Those include both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini. If you want to avoid signing up with a carrier, this may be the best Black Friday iPhone 13 deal you'll find. 

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple
Apple isn't dropping the price on the iPhone 13 mini any further than it's already gone. Instead, just as we predicted, Apple will offer a $50 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of select devices. Those include both the iPhone 13 mini and the larger iPhone 13. This is the last iPhone mini that you can buy directly from Apple, so this Black Friday iPhone deal could be the best pricing you'll find. 

Apple iPhone 13: $300 gift card with switch at Visibile Wireless

Apple iPhone 13: $300 gift card with switch at Visibile Wireless
Here's one of our favorite alternative picks to the 'big carriers' - Visible Wireless. This prepaid network offers completely unlimited 5G data plans for as little as $30 per month and even better still, it's got its own iPhone deals for new customers. Port your number over and pick up an iPhone 13 from Visible and you'll get a $300 online gift card. This is a huge bonus, and one of the biggest gift cards we've ever seen offered from this excellent prepaid carrier.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: $300 gift card with switch at Visible

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: $300 gift card with switch at Visible
A top prepaid choice for iPhone deals, new customers at Visible can now score themselves a free $300 online gift card at Visible this week. You'll be paying upfront for your device here, but it's a great long-term choice if you're looking to save on the entirety of your phone bills. Visible has unlimited 5G data plans for as little as $30 per month. Note that stock varies greatly by available colors and storage so perhaps go for this deal if you're not terribly picky. See this deal on the iPhone 13 Pro Max here.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: 6 months free service for new customers at Mint Mobile

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: 6 months free service for new customers at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile's 6-month freebie for new customers also applies on the pricier iPhone 13 Pro models. While you'll be paying for a device upfront here, this is definitely one of the better iPhone deals on our list if you're looking to save some cash in the long run. With plans for as little as $20 per month - and with no contract - you'll wrack up some huge savings by going with a prepaid carrier and have the added bonus of being able to switch more easily down the line. See this deal on the iPhone 13 Pro Max here.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

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Where are the best iPhone deals on Cyber Monday?

Nothing comes close to this ridiculous Cyber Monday iPhone deal on the iPhone 14 Pro at Verizon today. You can effectively get the Apple iPhone 14 Pro free with a trade in - plus you'll get a free Apple Watch SE, iPad, and Beats Fit Pro. That is... outstanding. 

Elsewhere, most of the best iPhone Cyber Monday deals come from carriers like Verizon or AT&T, which means signing up to an airtime contract to take advantage of a subsidized handset price. As well as reducing the up-front cost of a new iPhone, you're more likely to see incentives like free headphones, or money off if you trade in your old phone.

Savvy buyers may save money in the long-run by buying an unlocked phone and then buying a SIM separately, though this costs more up front. Unlocked iPhones will see some discounts over Cyber Monday from retailers like Walmart and Best Buy.

3 tips for buying an iPhone on Cyber Monday

1. Find the best iPhone for you first

Since there are a whole bunch of iPhones available these days, it'd be a good idea to figure out which iPhone meets your needs best, before perusing the available deals. Do you want a compact iPhone, or one with a bigger screen? Do you need to get an iPhone with the biggest storage space, or will the base model do? And do you really need the capabilities of the more expensive Pro model, or will the regular iPhone do everything you want it to? To help make up your mind, we've put together a guide to help you discover which Apple phone is for you.

2. Set a budget ahead of time

Once you've decided which iPhone is the best for you, it's important to set yourself a maximum budget, in case the deals aren't as great as you expected them to be on the device you wanted.

3. Shop around before making a decision

Cyber Monday always has great iPhone deals but it's probably worth weighing up your options before you go ahead with buying one. Once you've found a deal you like the look of, check a few other retailers before committing to your purchase. It's also important to buy from a reputable website to ensure hassle-free aftercare in case anything goes wrong.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.

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