Best iPhone deals for March 2024: free devices, trade-ins, and cheapest unlocked prices

We've rounded up all of this week's best iPhone deals into one neat little package right here on this page. Regardless of whether you're looking for that shiny new flagship or something a little more modest (and cheap), you'll be able to find excellent iPhone deals for all users here. We've factored in not just overall cost here but also eligibility - and also based our selection of recommended devices on our extensive product reviews here at TechRadar.

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First up, if you're looking for the very latest and greatest iPhone deals on the newest range, then the good news is you'll find superb options on the iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max available right now. Don't skip out on iPhone deals on the older models, however, as they are increasingly good value and these models still hold up great in 2024. 

Generally speaking, the best iPhone deals tend to be from big-name carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, where 'free devices' are often commonplace. We put free in quotation marks here because the larger networks nearly always require you to sign up for a lengthy (and pricey) unlimited data plan and often require you to trade-in an old device too. If you're eligible for the various criteria, however, then you can often get huge savings of up to $1,000 on the latest devices.

A good option if you want to skip out on the pricey unlimited plans is to trade in an old device at Apple itself, which is the sole retailer for unlocked iPhone deals. If you're not looking to trade, then Boost Infinity's latest promotion is well worth considering since it allows you to throw in a shiny new iPhone 15 alongside an unlimited plan for just $60. 

With such long-lasting popularity and premium features, these phones often come with higher price tags than cell phone deals on their Android rivals. Luckily, there are iPhone deals everywhere if you know where to look, and if you're willing to do a little bit of legwork in comparing retailers, you'll also find some surprisingly affordable prices on even the best iPhones of 2024.

This week's best iPhone deals at a glance

  1. iPhone 15: free with an unlimited data plan (no trade) at Verizon
  2. iPhone 14: free with an unlimited data plan, plus free 65-inch TV at Verizon
  3. iPhone 15 Pro: $1,000 off with a trade at AT&T
  4. iPhone 15 Pro: device plus unlimited plan for $60/mo at Boost Infinite
  5. iPhone 13: $799 $599, plus up to $650 off with a trade-in at Apple
  6. iPhone 12: $599.99 $199.99 at Boost Mobile
  7. iPhone SE 2022: $379.99 $99.99 with a plan at Straight Talk

Today's best iPhone deals

1. Best deal on the iPhone 15 series

Apple iPhone 15: free with an unlimited data plan, plus save $280 on an iPad and Apple Watch at Verizon
No trade-in needed:

Apple iPhone 15: free with an unlimited data plan, plus save $280 on an iPad and Apple Watch at Verizon
No trade-in needed:
Verizon's current deal on the iPhone 15 gives the device away for completely free alongside a new unlimited data plan - the first time we've seen it do so without the need for a pesky trade-in. Put simply, you all you need to do is pick up a device alongside a new line on an eligible unlimited data plan and you'll be entitled to a free device. In addition, you can also get a $280 saving on an iPad and bundle in an Apple Watch for $5 per month, although note that additional cellular lines are required and paid separately.

Buy it if:
✅ You want the best possible deal on a new iPhone
✅ You want a big-carrier unlimited data plan

2. Best deal on the iPhone 14 series

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: free with an unlimited data plan, plus free 65-inch TV at Verizon
No trade-in needed:

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: free with an unlimited data plan, plus free 65-inch TV at Verizon
No trade-in needed:
We don't usually feature one of the older devices for best overall iPhone deal but this promotion at Verizon is extremely strong. For a limited time only, not only can you get an iPhone 14 Plus for free alongside a new unlimited data line but the carrier will also throw in a free 65-inch Amazon Fire Omni 4K TV worth about $650 by itself. None of the usual trade-in criteria are needed to be eligible for this promotion and no additional lines are needed for the TV, which makes it a superb freebie in our books. 

Buy it if:
✅ You want a free TV with your phone!
✅ You're happy with a slightly older device

3. A great all-inclusive iPhone deal

Apple iPhone 15 Pro: device plus unlimited plan for $65/mo at Boost Infinite

Apple iPhone 15 Pro: device plus unlimited plan for $65/mo at Boost Infinite
Another compelling iPhone deal right now is Boost Infinite's 'Infinite Access' promotion, which allows you to bundle an iPhone 15 and unlimited data plan together for as little as $60 per month over two years. At the baseline price of $60 you can get the iPhone 15 but we'd probably recommend going for the Pro model here since it's just a $5 per month upcharge. It's worth noting that this particular debuted at $60 per month for the Pro model. However, we'd still highly recommend it at this slightly higher price since it's still cheaper than some standalone unlimited plans at certain carriers. Being on the Infinite Access plan also entitles you to a free upgrade when the next generation of devices launch - which is usually around September. 

Buy it if:
✅ You want the latest device
✅ You want to skip the trade-in

4. Best unlocked iPhone deal

Apple iPhone 13: $799 $599, plus up to $650 off with a trade-in at Apple

Apple iPhone 13: $799 $599, plus up to $650 off with a trade-in at Apple
One of the best things about a new iPhone release is that Apple continues to sell older models at discounted prices. Take the iPhone 13 for example. This model is still a great buy in 2024 despite its age and it's currently available for a relatively mid-range price of just $599 at Apple thanks to the release of two subsequent generations. Even better still, Apple will still let you trade-in an older device for a trade in rebate on the iPhone 13, which could see you getting this flagship device for a very low price indeed. 

Buy it if:
✅ You're fine with an older model
✅ You haven't decided on a plan

5. Best budget iPhone deal

Apple iPhone 12: was $629now $299.99 with new plan at Cricket Wireless

Apple iPhone 12: was $629 now $299.99 with new plan at Cricket Wireless
The iPhone 12 is an older device now - and officially discontinued - but it's still a superb flagship that holds up surprisingly well in 2024. Right now, you can also get it for just $299 upfront over at Cricket Wireless if port your number over from another carrier. Cricket is a great choice if you're looking for a cheap plan too since it has unlimited prepaid options for as little as $30 per month, which is one of the lowest rates on the market right now. Combined, you're getting a really decent cheap iPhone deal here that should last you a few good years down the line too. 

Buy it if:
✅ You're looking for maximum bang for the buck
✅ You're happy to skip the latest devices

6. Another great cheap iPhone deal

Apple iPhone SE 2022: $379.99$149.99 with a plan at Straight Talk

Apple iPhone SE 2022: $379.99 $149.99 with a plan at Straight Talk
What makes the perfect pairing with a cheap prepaid plan? It's the affordable (but extremely capable) iPhone SE 2022. Right now, one of the best options is over at the carrier Straight Talk, which is offering the device for just $149 upfront when you bring your number over from a carrier. Straight Talk has plans for as little as $35 per month so it's a fantastic choice if you want to keep those bills as low as possible. Note that another great alternative to this Straight Talk deal is iPhone SE 2022 at Total By Verizon for $99. By comparison, Total has slightly higher priced plans - but some may prefer to be on the Verizon network for coverage reasons.

Buy it if:
✅ You want the cheapest option possible
✅ Don't mind going for a prepaid carrier

More iPhone deals

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iPhone 15 deals / iPhone 15 Plus deals
Looking for the latest and greatest from Apple? We've got pages specifically handling this week's best promotions on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. These 'standard' models are fantastic buys thanks to their refreshed design, new chipsets, and hand-me-down features from the previous year's flagship Pro models. Put simply, they're excellent options and great if you don't want to splurge on the higher-end options.

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iPhone 15 Pro deals / iPhone 15 Pro Max deals
For those who want the best of the best - consider our pages on the stunning iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. These outstanding devices carry the lion's share of upgrades for 2023 and bring a new chipset, 5x camera zoom, and a titanium chassis to the table as the main features. In a nutshell, these are extremely pricey devices but worth every penny - especially if you can line up a great trade-in deal.

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iPhone 14 deals / iPhone 14 Plus deals
The iPhone 14 may not be the latest device in the range now the iPhone 15 has been released but it's still a fantastic choice. Now $100 cheaper upfront at Apple, carriers are also offering some superb deals on this older device now - including ones that don't need the usual trade-in rebate.

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iPhone 14 Pro deals / iPhone 14 Pro Max deals
The best iPhones from the previous generation, the vast majority of the 14-series upgrades were been consolidated on the stunning 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. These lavish devices feature a heavily upgraded camera system and novel 'Dynamic Island' - a unique feature that hides that pesky front camera bump with a combination of interesting software integrations.

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iPhone 13 deals / iPhone 13 mini deals
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are the Apple flagship devices from 2021, although they're still really great today. Not only are the chipsets inside and cameras decent, but they share a design that is outwardly identical to the latest iPhone 14. If you're looking to save a bit of cash, these ones are definitely recommended.

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iPhone 12 deals
Currently the oldest device you can buy new at the Apple store, the iPhone 12 is essentially now a 'budget' option from the brand. Despite not being the speediest iPhone around, the iPhone 12 still holds up surprisingly well for 2023 thanks to its modern design, display, and chipset that's sufficient enough for most tasks.

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iPhone SE 2022 deals
Apple's latest budget-focused device is here and 2022's iteration of the iPhone SE brings a number of welcome updates. Above all else, the A15 Bionic chip in this device gives it superb power to cost and enough grunt to easily zip through nearly any task. It is, however, rocking an oldschool design - one that's essentially based on the iPhone 8 from way back in 2017. Is this the right device for you? Check out our standalone piece for a full breakdown of this budget pick. 

iPhone deals FAQ

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone SE 2022 on grey background

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What is the best iPhone for the lowest price?

Tough question, and it depends on whether you're looking to pick up a device via a larger carrier or via Apple itself. 

For a carrier device, we'd recommend shopping around to see which iPhones you can get for free alongside a plan and going with the most recent model. For context, the iPhone 14 Plus has been given away with a new unlimited data line at Verizon these past few months, which is by far the best iPhone yet to be made available for free at a big carrier.

For unlocked devices, we'd probably recommend older the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 mini as the best options right now. The iPhone SE 2022 is technically cheaper than both, but not by much - and it doesn't feature the gorgeous modern design of the other two. Another great option is to check out the Apple certified refurbished store if you don't mind opting for a second-hand device. 

Which company is offering free iPhones?

As of writing, most of the major carriers are offering free iPhones with unlimited data plans if you're willing to trade-in your current device.

For example, both AT&T and Verizon are currently offering up to $1,000 off a shiny new iPhone 14 Pro right now, which is more than enough to cover the entire cost of the device. For those not looking to trade, Verizon also offers the iPhone 14 Plus for free with an unlimited data plan - an awesome deal that's not tied to the usual trade-in either. 

When is the best time to buy iPhone deals?

Like a lot of the other questions here, there isn't an exact answer but there are certain times that can offer better prices on Apple's phones.

- New releases: Like all other phones, when a new iPhone comes out we frequently see the other devices in Apple's arsenal come down in price. Apple generally releases phones in the August to October time window, so that's often a good time to upgrade.

- Black Friday: The yearly mega sale, Black Friday, can be the perfect time to get iPhone deals. Every year we see phones come crashing down in price and we'll be shouting out the best offers to grab when the time comes this year.

- Amazon Prime Day: Amazon's impressive sale for Prime Subscribers, we almost always see a load of cheap iPhones appear during this two day sale - as long as you're looking for an unlocked or prepaid device.

- Absolutely any day: Realistically, there isn't any specific time or place that is best for getting a new iPhone deal. There are price cuts, promotions and major discounts every day and you just have to catch them as they happen. Luckily, our iPhone deals round-up is here, freshly updated and aims to offer all the best from across the web.

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.