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iPhone XR deals: Get the best prices and deals for September 2021

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There's never been a better time to be on the hunt for iPhone XR deals now the new iPhone SE has supplanted it as the budget iPhone of choice for many. Both retailers and carriers are jostling to bring the most competitive prices this week, and there's plenty of discounts available right now - the best of which we've rounded up just below.

The iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED display and offers a 64GB and 128GB storage option. The 2018 iPhone packs the powerful A12 Bionic chip and includes an impressive 12MP camera and 4K video recording. The XR also offers Face ID, wireless charging and provides up to 11 hours of battery life.

Touted as Apple's "affordable" handset, the iPhone XR had an original starting price of $749 for the base 64GB model and $50 more for the 128GB edition. You can now score an even better deal with the 64GB version on sale for $499 and the 128GB edition on sale for $549. All of the carriers are offering different promotions with your purchase of the iPhone XR which allows you to save even more.

We've listed all of the buying options below, whether you want to buy an iPhone XR from a mobile carrier on a contract or purchase it unlocked from a retailer, we've rounded up the best iPhone XR deals and contracts that are currently available. Right now, Apple is offering up to $500 off the iPhone XR when you trade-in an eligible device.

iPhone XR deals from US carriers:

Apple iPhone XR: Save $700 with an eligible trade-in and new unlimited plan at AT&T
AT&T has a really generous $700 trade-in deal on most new iPhones right now, including the XR. Since the iPhone XR is now a slightly older and cheaper device, that trade-in also has the potential to cover the entire cost of the device, so this one's a great option.
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Apple iPhone XR: $499 $289 with eligible trade-in at Apple
Apple still sells brand new unlocked iPhone XR's right now and what's more, it's incredibly generous trade-in program is one of the best around. If you're going unlocked, definitely check in and evaluate your old device because there are potential savings of up to $210 up for grabs.
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Apple iPhone XR (pre-owned): $150 giftcard and Amazon Fire TV stick with switch at Visible
Visible are throwing in some freebies right now for every customer who switches over to their excellent prepaid unlimited plan. You'll get a $150 online gift card and free Amazon Fire TV stick with every iPhone XR right now - albeit pre-owned. If you were thinking of making the switch either way this is a good way to bag yourself some freebies and get a cheap iPhone in good condition.View Deal

Apple iPhone XR: $599 $349 at PureTalkUSA
You'll be eligible for a $250 discount on all iPhones over at PureTalkUSA right now if you pick one up with an Unlimited or 20GB data plan. Altogether this is one the cheapest ways to get your hands on a new Apple flagship plus get great coverage, thanks to the AT&T network PureTalk uses.
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Apple iPhone XR: save $150 when bought with an Apple Watch at Verizon
Verizon's iPhone XR deals include a bundle saving for when you buy the device outright with an Apple Watch. If this doesn't float your boat then our advice is definitely to hold off right now as we've seen this device go for free before at Verizon with a new unlimited plan (no trades needed).
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You can learn more about the Apple phone with our iPhone XR review.

If you're interested in the latest smartphone you can see our roundup of the best iPhone 11 and 11 Pro deals and the best iPhone SE prices and deals.

Mackenzie Frazier

Mackenzie Frazier is the deals editor in the US for TechRadar at Future plc. She's been sharing deal advice for Future for the past three years and loves to find products that the consumer wants at the best possible price. She's had eight years of experience working in the e-commerce space and loves being a mom to her baby boy.