We would have fully expected the best prices of 2020 on the iPhone 12 range to have been featured over Black Friday...and yet, the cheapest options we've seen have only appeared recently.
Coming from the retailer Mobiles Phones Direct, you can now get the lowest prices we've seen yet on both the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini. And, while both are impressive offers, the iPhone 12 is the standout.
It secures you a completely unlimited data, calls and texts plan while only charging £37 a month and £99 upfront. That's the kind of offer we were hoping for over Black Friday and one that we would be shocked to see beaten anytime soon.
For those on more of a budget, the iPhone 12 Mini offer is also very appealing. It gets you a 100GB data plan while knocking your bills down to £49.99 upfront and just £34 a month.
The cheapest iPhone 12 deal yet:
iPhone 12 : at Mobile Phones Direct | Three | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £99 upfront | £37 per month
Where on Earth did this come from!? And where was it on Black Friday? £37 per month bills are much more what we're used to paying on older iPhones, not a 5G-toting new model. And with unlimited data, you can put all old anxieties around running out behind you. Simply put, this is an unbeatable iPhone 12 deal right now.
Get the cheapest iPhone 12 Mini deal instead:
iPhone 12 mini: at Mobile Phones Direct | Three | £49.99 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34 per month
This deal ticks all of the boxes for anyone looking for a new iPhone 12 mini. It's one of the cheapest around, it has a load of data and it's on one of the four main networks. You're paying just £49.99 upfront and £34 a month while landing a very strong 100GB of data - more than enough for most people's monthly data usage.
Why should I get an iPhone 12 or 12 Mini deal?
The new iPhone 12 is at its core an incremental update on the iPhone 12. Other than the fact Apple has now joined the world of 5G and a clever new Magsafe feature for wireless charging, there aren't a whole load of unique new features.
However, Apple has significantly improved the camera, especially when it comes to low light shots and video. It has also introduced its A14 Bionic chip, the fastest processor in any of its phones.
Elsewhere, the design of the phone has been re-done. It has made the bezel smaller and squared off the sides (making it look rather iPhone 5-ish).
iPhone 12 Mini:
In a world where smartphones and flagships keep getting bigger, the iPhone 12 Mini is unique. It sits at just 5.4-inches but uses the same high-end Super Retina displays as the rest of the iPhone 12 family.
Despite its size and lowered price tag, the iPhone 12 Mini is still able to offer 5G capability, Apple's MagSafe feature, the upgraded A14 Bionic chip and even the Dolby Vision technology found in the iPhone 12 range and nowhere else.
For those who like small phones, this is likely going to be the best choice out there right now.
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Alex is a journalist who has written extensively about all things broadband, SIMs and phone contracts, as well as scouring the internet to land you the best prices on the very latest in gadgets and tech. Whether that be with the latest iPhones and Android handsets, breaking down how broadband works or revealing the cheapest SIM plans, he's in the know, and will help you land a bargain.