You'll find this week's best iPhone 12 deals and iPhone 12 Pro deals all neatly arranged just down below - including our personal recommendations for saving our readers more than a few bucks. Don't get us wrong, under normal circumstances both these devices are pricey indeed, but don't fret - a significant discount or even a free device can be had with this week's best iPhone 12 deals. Verizon in particular has just refreshed its pages with three great offers, and, we're also seeing the biggest trade-in rebates ever offered over at the official Apple site too.
We're covering two devices in this article, the standard iPhone 12 and the more premium iPhone 12 Pro, both of which were part of the initial 'first wave' of releases back in October 2020. If you're looking for the other two devices in the range, then head on over to this week's best iPhone 12 Mini deals or iPhone 12 Pro Max deals to check them out.
Starting at $799, the iPhone 12 actually comes in at $100 more expensive than the initial cost on last year's iPhone 11. We think the new 5G connectivity is most likely the culprit here, although it's not just 5G connectivity that these new devices are bringing to the table - there's also a number of internal and aesthetic upgrades.
Inside, all new iPhone 12 models utilize the new Apple A14 Bionic chip, an upgraded screen, plus a rather old-school angular design that harkens back to the squared-off corners featured on the now ancient iPhone 4 and 5 designs. It's also the first iPhone to feature what Apple calls its 'Ceramic Shield' - a new glass technology that apparently makes the display up to four times tougher than previous iterations.
The more premium iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 and boasts a few key upgrades over the standard 12 model. Firstly is the inclusion of the new LiDAR scanner - a feature we've only seen on the recent iPad Pro's so far, plus an upgraded camera system and stainless steel chassis. In our eyes, this one's very much intended for those users who value those quality snaps from their smartphone, and it seems Apple is really gunning for that top-spot among Google, Samsung, and other leading manufacturers to offer the best smartphone camera ever.
Just below, underneath the relevant deals sections, we're going into more depth about these brand new Apple devices. We're giving you a full specs breakdown, a new features overview, and of course our initial thoughts on whether these new iPhones are really worth your money.
- Check out this week's iPhone deals for deals on the older devices
iPhone 12 deals
Apple iPhone 12 now in purple: now available at Verizon, AT&T, and Apple
All iPhone 12 deals on our list now come in a brand new purple color that you should definitely consider if you want your device to stand out from the crowd. This is the first time we've seen this particular hue on any Apple device, so it's a great option. Note, however, that it's only available on the standard device, not the iPhone 12 Pro.mView Deal
Apple iPhone 12: buy one get one, or save up to $1,000 with trade and eligible plan at Verizon
Verizon's iPhone 12 deals have not one, not two, but three great options to consider. First is the carrier's 'buy-one get-one' promo, which will put an additional device in your hand for free when you purchase the first with a new unlimited plan. Second is a trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 on a single device - also eligible with a new plan. Finally, is a $300 bonus saving for those switching over from another carrier, which can be used in addition to other promos.
Total cost: $0 (w/ trade) | Monthly cost: $0 (24 mo)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12: save $700 with trade-in and new unlimited plan at AT&T
Alternatively, if you get better coverage with AT&T you could consider the carrier's rival iPhone 12 deals this week. There's no outright switching bonus or free device with AT&T's promotions, but what you will get is a huge potential saving of up to $700 right now with a trade-in. That's not quite enough to cover the entire device, but it's still a very significant saving indeed.
Total cost: $99 | Monthly cost: $3.33 (30 mo)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12:
$799 free with eligible trade-in and unlimited plan at Walmart
Here's a great option for carrier iPhone 12 deals outside of the carrier sites themselves - Walmart. This retailer is offering up $200 activation rebates on all carrier devices currently, which can potentially mean the lowest monthly installment rates regardless of whether you're trading or not. Note - you can also trade-in at Walmart for a rebate of up to $700 too.
Total cost: $0 (AT&T) | $159.99 (Verizon)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12:
$799 free with eligible trade-in and unlimited plan at Best Buy
Best Buy doesn't tend to offer those same activation rebates on iPhone 12 deals like Walmart but it does tend to have more generous trade-in savings overall. While probably not the first choice on our list it's definitely worth just checking in at Best Buy if you're looking to trade to see how much you can get for your old device.
Total cost: $0 (AT&T) | $99 (Verizon) | $0 (Sprint)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12:
$799 $284 with eligible trade-in at Apple
For unlocked iPhone 12 deals, we recommend heading over to Apple itself. While the official store is more or less the only option for new unlocked devices, it does operate its own trade-in program that's both really generous and wildly popular. Right now its maximum saving is a whopping $525, which can really help offset the high upfront cost of these devices unlocked.
Total cost: $254 (unlocked)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12: free $100 Mastercard and Nimble charging bundle at Visible
Looking to make the most of that 5G compatibility on a budget? We definitely recommend checking out Visible's iPhone 12 deals this week. While there are no big discounts or rebates here, you will score some nifty freebies if you're switching over. Also, this carrier has unlimited plans for as little as $25 a month, so you can potentially really save on your plan here.
Total cost: $818View Deal
Apple iPhone 12 (Mini): device plus 2-years unlimited data for $60/mo at Mint Mobile
Our second pick for a cheap 5G pairing is Mint Mobile - a really great prepaid carrier that operates under the T-Mobile network. While there are no iPhone 12 deals available for the main device right now, you can actually score the iPhone 12 Mini plus two years of unlimited data for just $60 - about the same as an unlimited plan by itself over at the major carriers.
Total cost: $1440 (plan incl)View Deal
iPhone 12 deals: what you need to know
OS: iOS 14 | Screen size: 6.1-inch Retina (60Hz)| Resolution: 2532 x 1170 | CPU: Apple A14 | Memory: N/A | Weight: 164g |Storage: 64 / 128 / 256GB | Battery: N/A | Rear camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide| Front camera: 12MP
So, the new iPhone 12 is finally here. But is it worth the money? Eagle-eyed iPhone 12 deals hunters will have noted that the $799 introductory price on the 64GB capacity iPhone 12 is indeed $100 more than the original price on last year's iPhone 11. That upcharge definitely hurts, but luckily for us, it's not just the brand new glass-backed chassis and squared-off aesthetic which is on offer with this new iPhone.
Key upgrades include the brand new Apple A14 chipset, which the company itself claims is 40% faster than the A13 on the previous range. Apple also claims that the new Ceramic Shield glass on the front display and rear panel too is significantly tougher than any glass it's previously used on any iPhone. There's also a new MagSafe charging system that's intended to make wireless charging a lot less finicky - it's essentially an in-built magnet within the phone that'll make your device stick to the pad.
Other upgrades include the new Smart HDR 3 camera tech, which supposedly gives a 27% improvement in low-light performance, and some pivotal screen updates too which give much higher pixel density and brightness over previous iPhone generations. All-in-all, there's some definite hefty improvements under the hood here, although the iPhone 11's new $599 price tag does make it an attractive proposition as well now if you did want to save yourself a bit of cash.
iPhone 12 Pro deals
Apple iPhone 12 Pro: BOGO, or save $1,000 with eligible trade-in and new unlimited line at Verizon
Looking for a premium device? Well, the good news is those same great promotions are available with this week's iPhone 12 Pro deals at Verizon. Trade in an old device for a discount of up to $1,000 on a single device, or alternatively buy a single device outright with a new plan to score $1,000 off a second. Also available this week is a freshly upped bonus of $300 for switching over from another carrier - a very strong option that can be bundled on top of other promos.
Total cost: $299.99 (w/ trade) | Monthly cost: $12.49 (24 mo)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12 Pro: save $700 with eligible trade-in and new unlimited line at AT&T
You can also get a really good trade-in rebate if you opt for AT&T's iPhone 12 Pro deals this week, up to $700 off in fact. While this isn't quite the biggest saving you can get right now, it's still a very good option for those who get the best 5G coverage with AT&T in their area. As always, to be eligible for this deal, you'll need to be signing up with a new unlimited data plan as well.
Total cost: $299.99 | Monthly cost: $9.99 (30 mo)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12 Pro: save up to $900 with eligible trade-in at Walmart
Likewise, if you're not trading in for your iPhone 12 Pro deals then you might want to consider Walmart. This retailer is offering a flat $200 activation rebate for all carrier devices, regardless of whether you trade-in, so there are potentially some very low monthly installment rates up for grabs here. If you'd like, you can also supplement that saving even further with a trade too.
Total cost: $99 (AT&T) | $359.99 (Verizon)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12 Pro: save up to $800 with eligible trade-in at Best Buy
Best Buy tends to have better trade-in rates than Walmart for iPhone 12 Pro deals on a week-by-week basis but doesn't offer that same $200 activation rebate. While still good, that can make them just a bit worse than Walmart, although it's still worth checking in to see how much you'll get for your old device.
Total cost: $199.99 (AT&T) | $399.99 (Verizon) | $399.99 (Sprint)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12 Pro:
$999 $484 with eligible trade-in at Apple
Like on the standard device, you'll want to be picking up your unlocked iPhone 12 Pro deals via the official Apple trade-in program if possible. Savings of up to $515 are up for grabs right now so it's a great way to save. While that maximum saving is exclusive to the most recent of devices, Apple will still take older phones like the iPhone 7 for a more modest saving too.
Total cost: $484 (unlocked)View Deal
Apple iPhone 12 Pro: $150 Mastercard plus free Nimble charging bundle at Visible
Visible is all sold out of iPhone 12 Pro deals this week but we recommend bookmarking this page if you're interested in an excellent cheap unlimited plan to pair with your 5G compatible device. Freebies are being offered if you switch over but the main selling point here is the carrier's cheap plans - which can get as low as just $25 a month with the Party Pay feature.
$1104 $1080View Deal
iPhone 12 Pro deals: what you need to know
OS: iOS 14 | Screen size: 6.1-inch Retina (60Hz)| Resolution: 2532 x 1170 | CPU: Apple A14 | Memory: N/A | Weight: 190g |Storage: 128 / 256 / 512GB | Battery: N/A | Rear camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto| Front camera: 12MP
The more premium sibling of the two initial 2020 Apple phones, the iPhone 12 Pro, looks to carry on the flagship pedigree of last year's iPhone 11 Pro by offering a few key upgrades for Apple fanatics who want the most cutting-edge tech in their handset.
Retailing at an introductory price of $999 for the 126GB storage variant, the iPhone 12 Pro mainly features a plethora of significant camera upgrades that are sure to please avid photographers the world over. Wider aperture lens', and improved 2x optical zoom, and new sensor-shift image stabilization tech means you're getting the most advanced snapper yet on an Apple device. It's in fact the first phone in the world capable of capturing 4K HDR footage thanks to its native support of Dolby Vision HDR - which you can also edit in on-device too. The inclusion of the new LiDAR scanner too, a feature we've previously only seen on the new iPad Pros, also enables much faster autofocus and better support on augmented reality apps.
The other key difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and the standard iPhone 12 is that the Pro model has a stainless steel frame, as opposed to just aluminum. That, as well as the upgraded camera internals equates to a slightly weightier device, even though it's in fact the same size in-hand. Is that worth the significant upcharge? It's a tough ask in our eyes, but if you're into snapping incredible photos and videos, the iPhone 12 Pro will be on your radar no doubt.
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