iPhones aren't cheap, but you can get a discount on even the latest models if you know where to look. In this article we round up the best iPhone deals, contracts and bundles available in October 2020, to save you the trouble of hunting them down yourself.

We'll help you find a discounted iPhone suitable for any budget, and cover all five of the currently available models, from the mighty 11 Pro Max down to the (relatively) humble SE - plus a few tasty deals on discontinued handsets such as the iPhone 8.

For each phone we offer separate advice for SIM-free and contract deals. Contracts cost less upfront but the total cost of ownership (TCO) will probably end up higher, so think about what's best for your budget.

Before we get into the deals, a couple of warnings. The iPhone 12 will be announced on 13 October, and prices of the other phones may drop when this happens. And Prime Day, on the same day, is likely to see decent savings on Apple products. In other words, wait until then if you possibly can.

Best iPhone deals

Best iPhone 11 Pro Max deals

The 11 Pro Max is phenomenally powerful and well specced - and extremely expensive, if you don't shop around. Read our guide to the best iPhone 11 deals for specific advice dedicated to the late-2019 generation of Apple handsets.

SIM-free 11 Pro Max deals

First check Apple, where the 11 Pro Max starts at £1,149 / US$1,099 / AU$1,899 (or less if you've got another iPhone to trade in). Here are the best of the SIM-free deals other vendors are offering right now:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Finally, it's worth checking 11 Pro Max prices in the following UK stores:

Amazon
Argos
BuyMobiles.net
Carphone Warehouse
Currys PC World
E2save
John Lewis
KRCS
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
Very.co.uk

Plus Walmart (upgrade only), Best Buy and Target in the US.

11 Pro Max contracts

Our handy widget automatically collects the best deals as they become available. Let's take a look at what's on offer:

You can also check out 11 Pro Max contract deals from the following companies:

Affordable Mobiles
BT
BuyMobiles.net
EE
Fonehouse
Giffgaff
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
iD mobile
O2
Phones.co.uk
Sky
Tesco mobile
Three
Virgin
Vodafone

US contracts are offered by Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Best iPhone 11 Pro deals

The 11 Pro differs from the Pro Max only in the size of its screen, the capacity of its battery and the price tag. Read our iPhone 11 Pro review for detailed analysis and testing.

SIM-free 11 Pro deals

Again, try Apple first. The 11 Pro starts at £1,049 / US$999 / AU$1,749 but trading in an older handset can get that down to £759 / US$599 / AU$1,399.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

You can find the iPhone 11 Pro in the following UK stores:

Amazon
Argos
BuyMobiles.net
Carphone Warehouse
Currys PC World
E2save
John Lewis
KRCS
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
Very.co.uk

Or Walmart, Best Buy and Target in the US.

iPhone 11 Pro contracts

Our widget below collates the very latest and best offers for the iPhone 11 Pro:

You can also try the following providers:

Affordable Mobiles
BuyMobiles.net
BT
EE
Fonehouse
Giffgaff
iD mobile
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
O2
Phones.co.uk
Sky
Tesco Mobile
Three
Virgin
Vodafone

Or Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

Best iPhone 11 deals

The iPhone 11 is the current top pick in our Best iPhone guide. It's significantly cheaper than the Pro models but still has the latest super-fast processor, great cameras and a big screen. Read our iPhone 11 review for more information.

SIM-free iPhone 11 deals

Apple offer the iPhone 11 from £729 / US$699 / AU$1,199, although trading in a used handset can get that as low as £529 / US$399 / AU$899. Here are the best SIM-free offers elsewhere:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

You should also check prices in the following UK shops:

Amazon
Argos
BuyMobiles.net
Carphone Warehouse
Currys PC World
E2save
John Lewis
KRCS
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
Very.co.uk

Plus Walmart, Best Buy and Target in the US.

iPhone 11 contracts

Check out our widget below for the best contract deals available.

If you're feeling thorough it's also worth checking the following networks:

Affordable Mobiles
BuyMobiles.net
BT

EE
Fonehouse
Giffgaff
iD mobile
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
O2
Phones.co.uk
Sky
Tesco Mobile
Three
Virgin
Vodafone

Plus Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

Best iPhone XR deals

The XR is our current pick for those on a budget. It's got a year-old processor and weaker cameras than on the 11 but if you can deal with those (hardly egregious) compromises you'll find this excellent value for money.

Read our iPhone XR review for more analysis, and Best iPhone XR deals for specific buying advice.

SIM-free iPhone XR deals

Apple is still selling the iPhone XR, starting at £629 / US$599 / AU$1,049. Here are the best SIM-free offers from other firms:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

The following retailers are also worth a look if you have time.

Amazon
Carphone Warehouse

John Lewis
Best Buy
Walmart

iPhone XR contracts

The comparison widget below has the latest contract deals for the XR.

Best iPhone SE (2020) deals

The new iPhone SE burst on to the scene in April 2020, and unites a state-of-the-art chipset (the same A13 Bionic you get in the iPhone 11 Pro Max) with an affordable price tag. It's a terrific deal at Apple's RRP, but other retailers may be able to do even better.

Read iPhone SE (2020) deals for more in-depth buying advice.

SIM-free iPhone SE (2020) deals

You can get the iPhone SE direct from Apple, starting at £419 / US$399 / AU$749. Our automatically updated chart has the best SIM-free offers from other retailers:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

And it's always worth checking the following big-name retailers.

Amazon
Carphone Warehouse
John Lewis
Best Buy
Walmart

iPhone SE (2020) contracts

The comparison widget below has the latest contract deals for the new SE.

The best deals will appear in the widget above, but those who are feeling especially thorough should also check the following carriers and comparison sites:

Affordable Mobiles
BuyMobiles.net
BT
EE
Fonehouse
Giffgaff
iD mobile
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
O2
Phones.co.uk
Sky
Three
Vodafone

If you're in the US, check Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

Best iPhone 8 and 8 Plus deals

The 8 Plus came out in autumn 2017 and was officially discontinued when the iPhone SE (2020) made its debut. But while its A11 processor is less future-proofed than the chips in more recent handsets, it does have a twin-lens rear camera, so you get Portrait Mode.

Read our iPhone 8 Plus review for more details, and Best iPhone 8 deals for advice on buying this generation of handsets.

SIM-free iPhone 8 Plus deals

The 8 Plus is no longer available from Apple, but there are plenty of SIM-free alternatives:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

You should also try the following retailers in the UK:

Amazon
Argos
Buymobiles.net
Carphone Warehouse
Currys PC World
E2save
John Lewis
KRCS
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
Very.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus contracts

Check our contract comparison widget below to see the latest and best contract offers.

SIM-free iPhone 8 deals

Apple no longer sells the iPhone 8, but you may still find it on sale elsewhere:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

You can also buy the iPhone 8 from the following UK retailers:

Amazon
Argos
BuyMobiles.net
Carphone Warehouse
Currys PC World
E2save
John Lewis
KRCS
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
Very.co.uk

Plus Best Buy in the US.

iPhone 8 contracts

Use our price comparison tool to find the best contract for you:

Best iPhone 7 deals

Apple also no longer sells the iPhone 7, but there are plenty of other options with many resellers still selling it.

We've rounded up the best iPhone 7 deals here including deals from the following networks and stores:

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Tescos

Carphone Warehouse

Affordable Mobiles

Mobiles.co.uk

Currys PC World

John Lewis

Unfortunately it's very rare to find an iPhone 7 Plus on sale, other than refurbished or second hand.

We answer the question What is the cheapest iPhones here

What to look for in an iPhone deal

Right now there are some very competitive contract offers and bundle deals as retailers try to win your custom.

However, when considering a contract deal it's very important that you work out the total cost of ownership (TCO) over the course of the contract - lower monthly costs may be offset by a longer contract so that you end up spending more in the long run. If using Carphone Warehouse's comparison widget, tick the box to display the TCO, and always check for upfront costs and any additional fees.

If you're not looking for the latest model, you'll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of bargains around for older models such as the iPhone XR and even discontinued models such as the iPhone 8, both on contract and SIM-free.

Where to find iPhone deals

Check the following places and you should find some great deals:

Amazon
Argos
Carphone Warehouse
EE
John Lewis
KRCS
Mobiles.co.uk
Mobile Phones Direct
O2
Three
Vodafone

Amazon regularly discounts iPhone models, so it's well worth keeping an eye out there. If you think you'll be doing lots of Amazon shopping, we'd recommend signing up to the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime for free next-day delivery and access to deals 30 minutes early. You can sign up here.

Student deals

Another great resource to help you save is Macworld's Student Deals page, particularly the Tech & Mobile section. Simply create an account, log in, and verify your student status, and the discounts are yours.

If you're interested in other Apple products, note that the company is offering up to 10% off Macs to students, as well as up to 50% off Apple Care. You can also save 8% on accessories and 5% on iPads (see more iPad deals here).

Best iPhone deals overall

Below (and in the carousel at the top of the article) we've gathered our pick of the best overall deals you can get right now on any iPhone model - including those that have been officially discontinued by Apple.

1. Apple iPhone 11 Pro

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,049

Now: £924  (£125 off)

John Lewis has cut £125 off the price of the iPhone 11 Pro, which means that it now costs less than £1,000. That's the 64GB model that usually costs £1,049.

One of the benefits of buying from John Lewis is that you get two years guarantee.

Other resellers are also discounting the iPhone 11 Pro:

Amazon has the iPhone 11 Pro discounted by the same amount. You can buy the various iPhone 11 Pro models with a discount from Amazon. That includes the 256GB model for £1,074.

You will also find the same discount over on Very.co.uk.

2. Apple iPhone SE (2020, with 2GB data)

From: EE

Now: £210 upfront, £17 per month (£618 TCO)

This remains a solid deal on Apple's 4.7in handset, but it's gone up since September. We'd be inclined to hold on and see if it drops again, but it all depends on how urgently you need a new phone.

3. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (SIM-free)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,049

Now: £919.72  (£129 or 12% off)

KRCS is normally good for small but reliable savings; this is a far more substantial discount on a terrific flagship phone. Perhaps this reflects the imminent launch of the iPhone 12 in September or October.

4. Apple iPhone SE (2020, SIM-free)

From: KRCS

Was: £419

Now: £414.82  (£4.18 or 1% off)

This isn't a big discount, but KRCS is great for reliably knocking a bit of money off new Apple products when everyone else is sticking to the RRP.

5. Best iPhone 11 deals

From: Macworld UK

Now: Contract & SIM-free

Don't pay any more than you need to for Apple's new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max handsets.

6. Apple iPhone X, 7 and more (Refurbished)

From: Envirofone Shop

Now: Up to £100 off

You can now get up to £100 off a refurbished iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 7 from Envirofone. Click the link above to view all deals.