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Cyber Monday iPhone deals 2021: the best offers so far

Cyber Monday iPhone deals

It's officially Cyber Monday (November 29), and we're seeing a number of Cyber Monday deals for the iPhone, while many deals have also carried over from Black Friday.

Mostly what we're seeing now is loads of contract bundles, with relatively few unlocked iPhone deals to speak of, and most of them are on members of the iPhone 13 family.

We may see more Cyber Monday iPhone deals arrive as the day unfolds, but with this sales period almost over we'd recommend jumping on any deal that you like the look of, as there's every chance it won't be bettered.

Below you'll find all the best deals we've seen so far - both Black Friday ones that are still running and new Cyber Monday ones, and we'll be updating this article whenever new discounts appear.

Today's best iPhone deals in the US

Today's best iPhone 13 deals

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Apple iPhone 13: $300 gift card at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart's offering a straight-up $300 gift card with its iPhone deals this year for both AT&T and Verizon devices - a fantastic deal. Trade-in options are also available but this one is particularly good if you don't happen to have a device handy as you'll get that gift card either way. It is a Walmart only gift card, but it's a nice little freebie that can be used for some last-minute Christmas shopping.

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Apple iPhone 13: BOGO, or save up to $800 with a trade-in, plus up to $1000 with a switch at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon has not one, but two fantastic Black Friday iPhone deals on the iPhone 13 - but you'll have to choose between them. First up is a 'buy-one get-one' promo that will score you an additional device on the house when you purchase the first upfront with a new unlimited data plan. If you'd prefer, however, then you can choose to trade-in an old device for a saving of up to $800 on a single iPhone 13. Both are strong options and will benefit from an additional $1000 gift card that's up for grabs for those who switch over from another carrier.

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Apple iPhone 13: get an $100 gift card and Apple AirPods Pro with a switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
Going prepaid with today's iPhone deals? One of the most interesting options can be found over at Visible. Not only does this carrier offer exceptionally good value unlimited data plans for as little as $25 per month, but new customers can also get a free pair of AirPods Pro and a nice little $100 gift card if they buy an iPhone 13. Note, you will need to be porting your number in from another carrier to be eligible here but it's a great option nonetheless.

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Apple iPhone 13: get the device for free with a trade-in on an unlimited data plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T's offering straight-up value with its iPhone deals today with a trade-in rebate that's actually enough to cover the entire cost of the device. Again, as with most carrier deals you will need to be signing up to an unlimited data plan to be eligible for this promotion but it's a very option if this is your carrier of choice.

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: BOGO, or save up to $700 with a trade-in, plus up to $1000 with a switch (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 13 mini is a slightly cheaper option than the regular iPhone 13 and while the trade-in savings aren't as high, the $700 value Verizon can offer will get you the device completely free. If you plan to switch to Verizon, you can also get up to $1000 back in gift cards. Alternatively, Verizon also has a Buy One Get One $700 offer for this handset.

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: get an $100 gift card and Beats Studio Buds with a switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
Visible has a great value option for the iPhone 13 mini, especially if you're switching from another carrier. Right now, you can get a $100 gift card and a pair of Beats Studio Buds when you switch from another carrier to Visible. That is a great value promotion, especially considering the voucher can be used at a huge range of retailers.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro: free with eligible trade-ins on an unlimited data plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T has a strong trade-in program on the iPhone 13 Pro  right now just like Verizon's above. With eligible trade-ins on an unlimited data plan, you could get the iPhone 13 Pro for free. This works out as a huge discount on what is normally a pretty pricey handset. However, if you're planning on switching over, Verizon could be the better trade-in choice. 

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro: get an $100 gift card and free AirPods Pro when you switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
If you want a bit extra with your iPhone 13 Pro, Visible could be the best option right now. All new customers will get a free pair of Apple AirPods Pro and, if you switch to Visible you'll also get a $100 gift card which you can use at a huge list of retailers. That's a fantastic combination of added incentives.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save up to $1,000 with trade-in plus $1000 when you switch at Verizon (opens in new tab)
One of the best overall offers on the iPhone 13 Pro Max comes directly from Verizon. It is offering up to $1000 off with a trade-in and, you can also get $1000 back when you switch from another carrier. Alternatively, Verizon also has a Buy One Get one $800 off promotion.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save up to $1,000 with trade-in at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T has a very similar promotion to Verizon when it comes to trade-ins. If you trade in an old device for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can save up to $1000. This is if you take up an unlimited data plan but it is still a huge saving, even though this is a pricey handset.

Today's best iPhone 12 deals

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Apple iPhone 12: free $200 gift card and free Studio Buds with switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
You can get yourself a whopping $200 gift card and a free pair of Beats Studio earbuds if you purchase an iPhone 12 upfront today at Visible - one of the better Black Friday deals on the site. Since this device is now cheaper upfront it's a good option if you're looking to save. Even though it's a little bit older it's still got 5G, which is a particularly good match with Visible's unlimited 5G prepaid cell phone plans.

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Apple iPhone 12 mini: free with a new unlimited line (no trade needed) at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Looking for a free 5G capable flagship? Check out the iPhone 12 mini at Verizon. Right now this great little flagship is going for free with a new unlimited plan with no trade-ins needed. That makes this one not only a super accessible option, but also the first time this carrier has ever offered a 5G capable iPhone for free with a plan. 

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Apple iPhone 12 mini: get a $200 gift card and a free pair of Beats Studio Buds at Visible (opens in new tab)
Visible has a fantastic offer on the iPhone 12 mini right now. You will get a free pair of Beats Studio Buds and a $200 gift card as well. That combination gets you one of the best overall value iPhone deals we've seen this Black Friday for the iPhone 12 mini.

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Apple iPhone 12: get 3 months free service when you buy phone at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Mint Mobile has a fantastic offer on the iPhone 12, offering three months free service when you buy your device through this popular MVNO. Prices start from just $27 a month at Mint making it a very affordable option right now, especially if you know you won't need an unlimited data plan.

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Apple iPhone 12: $20 $15/mo with an unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T's got a great saving on the iPhone 12 this week which you don't even need to trade-in to access. Simply pick up a device with a new line on an unlimited data plan and the carrier will cut your monthly device installment down by a whole $5 per month. That's a price cut of $180 over a 36-month plan duration - a nice little price cut that's good if you don't happen to have a decent phone to trade. Note, savings are also available on the 12 Mini (opens in new tab).

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Apple iPhone 12: save $600 with a new unlimited data line at Verizon (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Here's a great option if you're on a budget - a straight-up discount on the iPhone 12 when you buy it with an unlimited plan in today's Black Friday deals at Verizon. Again, no trade-in needed here - which makes it a particularly obtainable promotion if you don't have a decent older device lying around. Even though it's a little older, this device is 5G and still a really great flagship for 2021.

Today's best iPhone 11 and SE deals

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Apple iPhone 11: $499 free with eligible trade-in at Apple (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 11 has seen a number of price cuts in recent years, making it a much more affordable iPhone. If you go directly through Apple, you can get the device completely free with certain trade-ins. Even if you're trading a more affordable device, it will knock a fair bit off the price.

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Apple iPhone 11: 12 months free service when you buy a 12-month plan + phone at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
This is a great option for the iPhone 11, providing a full year of free service when you sign up for a 12 month plan and buy the device through Mint Mobile. You can do this promotion on any of Mint's data caps - 4GB, 10GB, 15GB or unlimited data. Whichever you choose, the first year will be free.

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Apple iPhone 11: $23.34 $13.89/month with a new unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
This iPhone 11 deal from AT&T is a great option for anyone trying to keep their costs low on the device. While it's not the cheapest we've ever seen from AT&T for the handset, it is a big saving. With this discount, you'll be left only paying $13.89 a month as long as you sign up for an unlimited data plan.

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Apple iPhone 11: get free headphones and a $100 voucher when you switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 11 is an affordable device so all of the added incentives and free gifts only adds to its value. With this deal you'll get a free pair of Beats headphones and a $100 voucher if you switch from another carrier. This voucher can be spend at a huge range of retailers but you don't get it until 3 months into your contract.

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Apple iPhone SE: $16.66/mo free with a new unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
With Verizon, if you sign up for an unlimited data plan on the iPhone SE, you can get it free right now. While the iPhone SE isn't going to be as powerful as Apple's other devices, this is a great deal if you're looking to keep your costs low.

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Apple iPhone SE: get a free pair of headphones and a $100 voucher when you switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to get an affordable device with Visible's free headphones offer, this looks like the way to go. If you switch from another carrier, you will get both a free pair of headphones and an $100 voucher as well. That is a great combination of value for this affordable iPhone.

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Apple iPhone SE: 12 months free service when you buy 12 month plan and phone at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Mint Mobile is offering a fantastic promotion on the iPhone SE. With this deal, you'll get the iPhone SE with free service for a full year. You can get this promotion on all data caps ranging from 4GB through to an unlimited data plan. Overall, this is one of the cheapest iPhone SE promotions right now, especially if you don't want an unlimited data plan.

Cyber Monday iPhone deals: FAQs

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When will the best iPhone Cyber Monday deals start in 2021?

Cyber Monday iPhone deals will be concentrated on the big day itself - November 29th, although we may see a few early bird promotions drop over the prior weekend. In some cases, we may see deals that are in fact a continuation of those offered over Black Friday, although some carriers (like Verizon) tend to offer distinct promotions on each day.

If you're really chomping at the bit to get your hands on iPhone deals over the holiday period then we always advocate turning up early, if possible. While late November always tends to have the best deals, often we see a few early promotions in the month, so it often pays to keep an eye out from then onwards.

Will there be Black Friday iPhone 13 deals?

Yes, definitely. We've already seen loads, which you can find in our Black Friday iPhone deal roundup.

The real question is will they be better than the iPhone 13 deals (opens in new tab) that were offered as part of these device's launch. We've already seen multiple carriers giving this device away for free with a trade-in for both new and existing customers. Put simply, these promotions are going to be hard to top, although we're hopeful Cyber Monday will bring a few surprises.

We could, for example, see a return to Verizon's 'buy-one get-one' promotion - a deal that was really common last year but hasn't seen much action over the past few months. Other less likely, but still possible, promotions include straight-up discounts for devices bought with a new unlimited plan.

Who has the best Cyber Monday iPhone deals?

In general, most iPhone Cyber Monday deals come from carriers like Verizon or AT&T, which are looking to sway you into buying a new phone alongside a contract. These could reduce the up-front cost of a new iPhone, offer incentives like free headphones, or give you money off if you trade in your new phone.

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

What iPhone deals do we expect to see over Cyber Monday 2021?

Firstly, we do expect free iPhone 13's and iPhone 12's to be available at a number of leading carriers - mostly with trade-in options and unlimited plan tie-ins. These will be the biggest deals on paper, although the big carrier unlimited plans themselves are really pricey so bear that in mind. Smaller carriers like Visible, Mint Mobile, and Xfinity Mobile may also feature Cyber Monday iPhone deals on these newer devices, but it's likely they won't have free devices up for grabs.

In regards to older devices, both the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE have been given away for free with unlimited plans at certain carriers this year, and we expect something similar over Cyber Monday. If you're trading in, you'll probably get better value by going with a more recent device, but the lower upfront cost on the iPhone 11 makes it a particularly good choice if you're going unlocked now.

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Should I wait for the iPhone deals?

This depends a lot on which device you're eying up. Launch deals on the iPhone 13 series have been particularly strong this year so it's likely that you won't miss out on much by picking one up right now. As we've already said, there are multiple free device options available at leading carriers right now and if you need that iPhone... well, you may as well get one now. If you're interested, you can check out our weekly iPhone deals (opens in new tab) roundup.

That said, it may be worth waiting for Cyber Monday iPhone deals if you're thinking about going for one of the older devices. Things have been fairly quiet on the iPhone 12 and 11 front since the launch of the 13, so there could be a few wild-card deals here and there that really surprise us.

Cyber Monday might also be great if you want to buy a new case, charger or power bank for your iPhone too, as we'll likely see reductions from the top brands and smaller retailers in those departments.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.