Christmas deals are officially here – which means, you still have another shot at picking up a great offer on the iPhone 12 Pro Max if you missed out Cyber Week and Black Friday sales. Here, we're sorting through every major retailers and network to find you the biggest and best discounts and deals on the 12 Pro Max.
Apple discontinued the iPhone 12 Pro Max with the launch of the iPhone 13, but you can still find it from a couple of retailers if you know where to look.
If you want to buy SIM-free your best bet is going refurbished, where we're seeing discounts up to £599 off the handset in top condition. We're also seeing big data contract offers with bundles that include Disney+ or Amazon Prime.
Here we're diving into the best Christmas and holiday deals on the iPhone 12 Pro Max deals on contract and SIM-free. We're separately looking at the best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro deals and the best iPhone 12 mini deals if you want to see offers across the range.
And don't forget, we have the best iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max Christmas offers here if you want the latest iPhone.
Check out the best Apple deals if you want to see offers across all Apple devices.
How much does the iPhone 12 Pro Max cost?
First thing first: price. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most expensive of the lot with prices as follows:
- 128GB - £1099/US$1099/AUD$1,849
- 256GB - £1,199/US$1199/AUD$2019
- 512GB - £1399/$1399/AUD$2,369
However you can get the phone for much less now that Apple has discontinued the handset.
Compare prices from your regional retailers below:
If you're not entirely sure what the difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max is apart from size and price, see our full comparison. We've also gathered everything there is to know about the full iPhone 12 range in this handy explainer.
Best Christmas deals on iPhone 12 Pro Max deals - SIM-free
The biggest iPhone 12 Pro Max discount at the moment from MusicMagpie (if you don't mind refurbished), where there's £639 off the 512GB option in "Very Good" condition. Amazon Renewed also has £355 off the 128GB option, now reduced to £744.99.
You can also pick up a refurbished 128GB model for £779.99 from MusicMagpie which is a £319 discount on the launch price.
1. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (512GB) - Refurbished
Now: $1,019.99 ($120 off in Winter Sale)
Pick up a Winter discount from Decluttr.
2. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB, refurbished)
Now: £774.99 (£324 off)
If you don't mind buying refurbished, you can save over £300 on this 128GB iPhone 12 Pro Max in 'Pristine' condition from MusicMagpie (additional discount automatically applied at checkout). See our full guide to buying refurbished iPhones.
3. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Now: £684.99 (£414 off)
Apart from Music Magpie, Envirofone is another trusted refurbished seller that now has the 128GB iPhone 12 Pro Max available for just £684.99 – that's £414 off the launch price.
4. Apple iPhone 12 Pro (256GB) - Refurbished
Now: £718.96 (£480 off)
Now that the iPhone 13 range is out, you can find excellent discounts on the iPhone 12 Pro – but this near-£500 discount on a refurbished 12 Pro is hard to beat. You can also save £409 on the 128GB option.
5. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with AirPods Pro
Now: From £68 per month, £99 upfront
If you're looking to buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max on contract, Three is currently bundling the AirPods Pro with select plans.
6. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 100GB data
Now: £59 per month, no upfront cost
If you're looking to buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max on contract, you can now get 100GB on Three via Fonehouse with no upfront cost.
Where to buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max in the UK
Now that Apple's discontinued the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you won't find stock everywhere. Here's where to look
- Amazon Renewed - up to £494 off
- Fonehouse - in stock with free next day delivery
- Argos - £150 off - Check stock by postcode
- Box -£7 off - out of stock
- MusicMagpie - Use code MISTLETOE10 for 10% off (up to £100 off)
- Curry PC World - out of stock
- John Lewis - out of stock
- KRCS - out of stock
- Laptops Direct - out of stock
- Mobiles.co.uk - out of stock
- Carphone Warehouse - out of stock
- Studio -out of stock
- Walmart (US)
- Best Buy (US)
- Target (US)
Best Christmas iPhone 12 Pro Max contract deals
These are the few network providers still offering the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The good news is you can get massive data allowances and extra streaming services bundled in too!
- Fonehouse - Best deal: 100GB data for £59 per month, no upfront cost with Three
- Three - Best deal: Get 12GB data for £99 upfront, £72 per month with free AirPods Pro
- O2 - Currently out of stock
- Vodafone - Currently out of stock
- AT&T (US)
If you don't see a contract offer that you like, use the tool below to set your budget and data allowance:
Where to get refurbished iPhone 12 Pro Max deals
The iPhone 12 Pro Max doesn't come cheap, which is why you may want to opt for a refurbished option. It helps both your wallet and the environment.
As opposed to buying second-hand from market sites like Gumtree or eBay, refurbished devices are thoroughly tested and repaired to work and look just like new. You might see scuffs or scratches depending on the refurbished grade, but most retailers will typically mention the condition of the device upfront so you're not in for a surprise. You'll often see A, B, or C grades, with A-grade devices showing minimal or no signs of wear and C-grade devices showing obvious signs of wear.
More importantly, trusted refurbished sellers will almost always include a one-year warranty for trouble-free exchanges, repairs or refunds.
The Apple Refurbished Store is the best place to pick up a refurbished iPhone. Apple guarantees the device will be exactly like new. However, it's unlikely you'll find the iPhone 12 range phones there just yet. So you may want to shop at the following refurbished resellers instead:
About the iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro Max launched October 2020, alongside its iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 mini siblings. The 12 Pro Max boasts a huge 6.7in Super Retina XDR OLED display (the largest ever on any iPhone), improved cameras, and 4x better drop protection thanks to a Ceramic Shield front. The 12 Pro Max also offers the largest battery at 3,687mAh.
On the inside, the Pro 12 Max boasts the A14 Bionic chip – one of the first 5nm processors – making it more energy-efficient and faster. Despite its smaller size Apple packs six cores into the A14 chip: four high-efficiency and two high-performance, along with a quad-core GPU. All combined, the iPhone 12 Pro Max delivers up to 50% greater processing and graphics power. Plus, a 16-core Neural Engine means leaps in AI and machine learning performance too.
As for photography, the 12 Pro Max shows off a LiDAR sensor for depth scanning, Dolby Vision HDR support, and a new ProRAW photo format. Like the 12 Pro, the Pro Max offers 12Mp wide, ultra-wide and telephoto cameras – but a larger sensor on the primary camera that lets in more light gives low light photography on the Pro Max a real boost compared to other iPhones. Apple claims it's an 87% improvement in low-light photos compared to the 11 Pro Max.
Also new to the iPhone 12 range is MagSafe compatibility, which means the phone will snap into place on Magsafe-compatible wireless chargers. This also opens up possibilities for additional modular accessories that can be magnetically attached to the phone – see some of the most exciting MagSafe accessories here and the best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases here.
If you want to know whether the iPhone 12 Pro Max is worth buying, see the full review by Macworld Editor Karen Haslam.