When Apple launched its iPhone 12 handsets in October 2020, it discontinued the previous year's 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, and cut the price of the colourful iPhone 11 from £729/$699 to £599/$599.
But Apple isn't the only place to buy an iPhone. You can still find the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max on other retailer websites, often at a hefty discount, and it's possible to beat even that reduced RRP on the iPhone 11 if you look in the right places.
That's where we come in. The Macworld team scan the latest prices on a daily basis and continually check for unmissable deals. In this article we round up the best discounts and savings on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, whether you want to buy on contract or SIM-free.
For info on the lowest prices across the entire range, regularly check our guide to the best iPhone deals. And don't forget our roundup of the best Apple deals for bargains on the company's full portfolio of products.
Amazon Prime Day
If you're planning to buy a new iPhone, bear in mind that Amazon's Prime Day sale (which actually lasts for two days) is scheduled for 21-22 June 2021. Prime Day usually has decent discounts on a range of Apple products, and this may include a handy saving on the iPhone 11 - but there is no guarantee that the Prime deals will be better than the ones currently on offer from a variety of retailers.
Assuming you want to buy now, you'll find the best prices on each of the iPhone 11-series handsets below.
The range first went on sale on 20 September 2019 and included three models: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you want to know more about the features of these phones, then read our reviews (linked above).
|iPhone 11||iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|64GB: was £729, now £599||64GB: was £1,049, now discontinued||64GB: was £1,149, now discontinued|
|128GB: was £779, now £649||128GB: was £1,199, now discontinued||128GB: was £1,299, now discontinued|
|256GB: was £879, now £749||256GB: was £1,399, now discontinued||256GB: was £1,499, now discontinued|
Best iPhone 11 deals
Our price comparison widgets below list the best available deals for each model. We include the best SIM-free and contract deals. While a contract can be appealing because of the lower upfront price, the total cost of ownership (TCO - what you end up paying over the whole contract) will end up higher.
It's also worth considering bundle deals, which sometimes offer striking value. Three, for example, is happy to chuck in a pair of AirPods or Beats Solo 3 headphones with some of its plans, or a wireless charger. Head to Three to see its iPhone 11 bundles.
Best SIM-free iPhone 11 deals
The first place to look should be Apple itself, firstly to get a baseline for other deals, and secondly because you can get a tasty discount if you have an older iPhone to trade in - up to £170 off your new handset.
Apple also offers a flexible payments option so you can pay for the phone in monthly instalments. In the UK this starts from £29.99 a month for 24 months (at 0% APR). In the US this starts from $29.12 a month for a new phone.
There are plenty of other places to buy the iPhone 11, but we're finding that other retailers are largely sticking to Apple's RRP. Check our automated widget for the very latest prices:
You'll generally find the best iPhone 11 deals in the following stores:
Best iPhone 11 contract deals
If you haven't got the money upfront then buying a new iPhone 11 on contract will be an appealing option. Just bear in mind that it can work out much more expensive that way.
Check our widget below for the best deals currently available.
Here are all the networks providing contracts for the iPhone 11:
Best iPhone 11 Pro deals
As mentioned above, Apple no longer sells the iPhone 11 Pro, but that doesn't mean you won't find a good deal on the handset.
When Apple used to sell the iPhone 11 Pro it started at £1,049/US$999. Apple no longer sells it - although the 11 Pro may soon turn up on Apple's Refurbished Store, which already has a slot for that device in its sidebar.
If you buy from a non-Apple retailer, you have every right to expect a decent discount. At time of writing the best offer we're seeing is £853.15 from Amazon (£196 off the old RRP), but check the widget below for any better offers that have popped up since.
You may find decent deals on the iPhone 11 Pro in the following stores:
Best iPhone 11 Pro contract deals
There are some tempting offers here, but remember that the price you'll pay across the contract period could work out much more expensive than if you bought the phone from Apple and kept your existing contract.
Our widget collates the latest and best contract offers for the iPhone 11 Pro:
You can also browse through the following providers for more iPhone 11 Pro contract deals:
Best iPhone 11 Pro Max deals
Finally, in this section we share the best SIM-free and contract deals for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Like the Pro, the Pro Max is no longer sold by Apple, but you can still get your hands on one if you check other retailers.
If you're considering a contract deal, we recommend that you look carefully at the TCO. If you've already got a contract you're happy with, a SIM-free deal will probably make more sense financially.
Apple no longer sells the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but we're hopeful that it will soon turn up in the Refurbished Store. When it was available, Apple priced this phone from £1,149/US$1,099.
Resellers may still be selling this iPhone for a while - and in fact a number are discounting it. Amazon is selling it for an appealing £555.45 right now, but bear in mind that it's 'renewed', which means second-hand.
Check pricing for the iPhone 11 Pro Max in the following stores: Amazon / Argos / BuyMobiles.net / Carphone Warehouse / Currys PC World / E2save / John Lewis / KRCS / Mobiles.co.uk / Mobile Phones Direct / Very.co.uk
Best iPhone 11 Pro Max contract deals
Buying a new iPhone 11 Pro Max upfront can be expensive. If you'd prefer to spread the cost then a contract will no doubt be an attractive option - and some networks are still offering the iPhone 11 Pro.
Remember that the price you'll pay across the contract period is likely to cost more, though.
Our handy widget automatically collects the best deals as they become available.
You can also check out iPhone 11 Pro Max contract deals from the following providers: 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
How to find (and check) a good deal
If you're interested in buying the iPhone 11, make a note of the RRP right now and compare any savings to that. Some resellers will quote the original price from 2019 to make their offer look better than it is.
When considering a deal, be sure you know whether you're getting a brand-new or used handset. And if it's used, find out everything you can about its condition: the models on Apple's Refurbished Store, for example, get a new battery and shell and a full warranty. Can you say the same about a purchase on eBay?
Talking of which, it's particularly important to check the credentials of the seller or store if the deal seems too good to be true. For eBay and similar, look carefully into their ratings from previous customers; for websites, use TrustPilot.
If you're not sure which iPhone is the right model for you, then take a look at our iPhone buying guide for some assistance. And we separately discuss the best time to buy an iPhone - an important factor if you don't want to get caught out by a new release shortly after you make your purchase.
If you're looking to order accessories for your iPhone 11, then check our roundup of cases.