The best iPhone deals of October 2019

Looking for a new iPhone at a great price? We’ve rounded up the best cheap iPhone deals (including SIM-free options) and attractively priced contracts of October 2019

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Looking for a fantastic deal on a new or refurbished iPhone? In this article we round up the very best iPhone prices, discounts, contracts, bundles and other offers to save you the trouble.

We’ll help you find an iPhone for any budget. We’ll bring you deals on the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, as well as bargain prices on older devices such as the iPhone XR and iPhone 8.

If you’re not yet sure which iPhone is best for you, we’d recommend checking out our iPhone buying guide for detailed technical advice.

Buying the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

You can buy iPhone 11 handsets from Apple itself. The 11 starts at £729/$699, the 11 Pro at £1,049/$999 and the 11 Pro Max at £1,149/$1,099.

But the major UK networks all offer the iPhone 11 handsets too:

We explain your options in our article How to buy the iPhone 11.

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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 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 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.

Best iPhone 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).

See all Macworld student tech deals.

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Below we’ve gathered our pick of the best deals you can get right now. You can see more great Apple deals here, and more tech deals here.

1. Apple iPhone 11

From: Three Mobile

Now: From £53 per month, £49 upfront  (With free Beats Solo 3 headphones or Airpods)

Pick up the latest iPhone from Three and get a free pair of Beats Solo 3 headphones or Airpods.

2. Apple iPhone XS with unlimited data

From: Vodafone

Now: £57 per month (plus £48 cashback)

3. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (64GB) with unlimited data

From: Vodafone

Now: £154 upfront, £56 per month

4. Apple iPhone XR with 45GB data

Now: £49.99 upfront, £39.99 per month

5. Apple iPhone 8 with 20GB data

Now: £31 per month

EE’s iPhone 8 deal changes yet again. This is the cheapest we’ve seen it in months, but bear in mind that the data allocation has dropped too (it was 30GB as recently as August) and that new iPhones have been launched. The XR has had a price cut and may now be a better choice.

6. Apple iPhone XS (SIM-free)

From: John Lewis

Was: £999

Now: £949  (£50 off)

7. Apple iPhone XS Max with 5GB data

From: Vodafone

Now: £99.99 upfront, £60 per month

8. Apple iPhone XS Max (SIM-free)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099

Now: £1,049  (£50 off)

9. 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.

10. Apple iPhone XR with 30GB data

From: Vodafone

Now: £29.99 upfront, £45 per month

This is our pick of the current big-data XR contracts, with a 30GB allowance and low monthly fee. But, as we have to keep stressing, better XR deals may start to appear now that Apple has cut its price.

11. Apple iPhone 7 (SIM-free, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £549

Now: £429  (£120 off)

This is a decent saving, but read our iPhone 7 review for advice on whether this older (2016) handset is right for you.

We recommend that you go for the 128GB model linked above, but if you think you can manage with 32GB that’s available for £379.

12. 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.

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