The iPhone XS Max, along with its smaller XS sibling, is no longer sold by Apple - but that doesn't stop you from buying it from other vendors.
And of course, the XS Max hasn't turned into a bad phone overnight. Its 6.5in display, A12 Bionic chip, IP68 water-resistance and excellent camera will still serve you well. What's more, the launch of the iPhone 11 led retailers to start offering excellent XS Max deals - and Macworld's tech experts have spent the time checking all the latest prices and contracts to save you the trouble.
In this article, we bring you the best iPhone XS Max deals available, whether you want to buy one outright, SIM-free, or on contract, and whether you're in the UK, US or elsewhere. There are some fabulous offers out there.
But there may be some even more fabulous offers in the near future: Prime Day is 13-14 October 2020, and Black Friday is on 27 November. Both of these special sales events have seen good savings on Apple products in the past.
iPhone XS Max price & availability
The Max is a premium phone and even (almost) two years on from launch you shouldn't expect it to be cheap. Still, it should cost significantly less than the £1,099/$1,099 the 64GB model cost in autumn 2018; if it doesn't, go for the newer iPhone 11 Pro instead, or wait for the iPhone 12.
(The higher-storage models cost £1,249/$1,249 for 256GB and £1,449/$1,449 for 512GB at launch. Again, you shouldn't buy at anything like those prices now.)
iPhone XS Max SIM-free deals
There are plenty of places to look if you want to buy the iPhone XS Max SIM-free, and our price-comparison widget automatically gathers the latest deals from the leading retailers. Whether you're in the US or the UK, the tool will display the best prices for your region:
It's also worth checking the vendors listed below for a SIM-free deal on the XS Max.
US retailers offer financing options too, where you can pay off the phone at a monthly rate over 24 to 30 months.
iPhone XS Max contract deals
There are also lots of options if you want to buy the iPhone XS Max on contract. The following comparison tool is tailored to show the latest and best contract deals in your region.