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Where to Find the Best iPhone 12 Deals and Offers (All Models)

We've rounded up all the available discounts on the new iPhone 12.

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After several delays, last year Apple finally brought forth its lineup of next-generation smartphones. Four new models have been introduced, ranging from the more affordable iPhone 12 mini to the incredibly powerful iPhone 12 Pro Max. All phones in the family are 5G-capable.

Even though the iPhone 12 is Apple’s current flagship smartphone, carriers and retailers hit the ground running with deals and discounts.

Since this is such a hot ticket item, pretty much every carrier has its own unique offer. So, if you’ve been thinking about switching to another network, this may be the push you need. For your shopping convenience, we have detailed the best iPhone 12 deals currently available.


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Apple iPhone 12 Deals

iPhone 12

Main Takeaway: Save up to $540 with eligible trade-in.

Details: If you don’t want to go through a specific carrier, you can get a credit worth $70 to $540 by trading in your old phone to Apple. Apple is accepting trade-ins on the iPhone 7 or newer. It’s a good idea to first check this deal against your current iPhone: If you’re trading in a slightly older phone (like an iPhone XS) you may get a better trade-in value at a different retailer.

Shop iPhone 12 at Apple

iPhone 12 mini

Main Takeaway: Earn an extra $540 off with an eligible trade-in.

Details: The same promo described for the iPhone 12 also applies to the 12 mini. Depending on your trade-in device and service provider, you can earn an extra $70-$540 in trade credits — some of which may be sent back to you in the form of an Apple Gift Card.

Shop 12 mini at Apple

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

Main Takeaway: Knock off an extra $70-$540 by trading in a qualifying device.

Details: Like the above promos, Apple is running a deal that could net you an additional $540 off when purchasing the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Shop 12 Pro Series at Apple

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Verizon iPhone 12 Deals

Main Takeaway: Verizon is offering a straightforward trade-in credit for the iPhone 12 series of smartphones, including all four versions. The deal will net you up to $1,200 off depending on the model.

Details: 

  • Save Up to $1,200 with Eligible Trade-In: Buy an iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max and activate on an Unlimited plan. Trade in your old device within 30 days of purchase. There are lots of eligible devices to turn in and even a good condition iPhone 8 can even get you the max value.

Shop iPhone 12 at Verizon | Shop iPhone 12 Pro at Verizon


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AT&T iPhone 12 Deals

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Previously, you could trade in an old device at AT&T to essentially get the iPhone 12 for free. While that deal is no longer active, the current trade-in offer that can get you $700 off is still a decent option. All you have to do is trade in an eligible phone and sign up for an unlimited plan. This offer is only available with an eligible installment agreement, and you’ll receive your $700 discount as credit over the course of 30 months.

If you just love new things and have a habit of upgrading your iPhone with every new generation, then AT&T’s Next Up program may be worth it. For an additional $5 a month, you get the option to upgrade early once you have paid off 50% of your current device or, in this case, 15 months. When you do the math, it is just another $75 to get a brand new phone when the time comes.

Shop iPhone 12 at AT&T

iPhone 12 mini

Main Takeaway: Save up to $700 off with an eligible trade-in.

Details: Add a new line or upgrade an existing line to score the new iPhone mini for free. You’ll need to trade in a phone with a value over $95 and opt for an unlimited plan, but other than that the terms of service are surprisingly lenient. If the phone you’re turning in is worth less than that, you can still get a credit of $350 as long as it has a value of at least $35.

When purchasing this device, you can also enroll in AT&T Next Up. For $5/month, you get the option to upgrade early by turning in your device for a new one after paying off 50% of the device cost. Restrictions apply.

Shop 12 mini at AT&T

iPhone 12 Pro

Main Takeaway: Save up to $700 with a qualifying trade-in.

Details: When it comes to the iPhone 12 Pro, AT&T’s deal isn’t as sweet as other providers, but it still saves you a hunk of cash. You can get up to $700 off with eligible trade devices after signing up for an unlimited plan with monthly payments. But that means that there will still be a portion of the phone’s balance recurring on your phone bill.

Shop 12 Pro at AT&T

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Main Takeaway: Save up to $700 with a qualifying trade-in.

Details: The same deal described for the 12 Pro applies to the Pro Max. And like AT&T’s 12 Pro deal, you’ll still be stuck paying for a chunk of the phone on your monthly bill.

Shop 12 Pro Max at AT&T


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T-Mobile iPhone 12 Deals

iPhone 12

T-Mobile is offering up to $830 in savings when you turn in an eligible device and activate a new line with the Magenta Max plan or if you are have an existing line with the plan. As you can expect, the highest redemption amount is for the most recent phones. Here’s how to get this offer:

  1. Purchase a new iPhone 12 on a monthly payment plan and pay applicable sales tax for both devices on pre-credit price.
  2. Trade in a qualifying iPhone in good condition.
  3. Receive up to $830 via 24 monthly bill credits.

Shop iPhone 12 at T-Mobile

iPhone 12 mini

Main Takeaway: Get up to $830 off the iPhone 12 mini by activating a new line on Magenta Max and trading in a qualifying iPhone.

Details: Activate a new line, purchase the iPhone 12 mini on monthly payments and trade-in an old iPhone to nab the latest at a max $830 discount over 24 months. This discount varies depending on the model and condition of trade-in phones.

Shop 12 mini at T-Mobile

iPhone 12 Pro

Main Takeaway: Save up to $830 by turning in an eligible iPhone.

Details: Trade in an iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max to save $830 on your new iPhone 12 Pro. Several phone models are eligible for generous trade-in bonuses — check out the T-Mobile page for more details. This credit will be reflected on your billing statement for 24 months.

Shop 12 Pro at T-Mobile

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Main Takeaway: Take up to $830 off when you switch to Magenta Max and trade in an eligible iPhone.

Details: You’ll net the biggest savings with the Pro Max, earning up to $830 when you switch to a Magenta Max plan in addition to trading in an eligible phone.

Shop 12 Pro Max at T-Mobile


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Best Buy iPhone 12 Deals

The deals Best Buy is currently offering are all tied to specific carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon) and for the most part they’re pretty similar to what’s detailed above. Unless you have a Best Buy gift card to spend, we recommend you shop directly through your carrier.

Shop iPhone 12 at Best Buy

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If you’re wondering which iPhone 12 is best for you, here’s a brief rundown of each device:

iPhone 12 – Welcome to the World of 5G

Apple’s latest flagship features an all-new design, packing everything you love about iPhone into a form that will more easily fit into the palm of your hand. It still has a beautiful 6.1-inch screen like the iPhone 11, but the phone itself manages to be 15% smaller.

In addition to cosmetic upgrades, the iPhone 12 is much more durable than past phones, using a new Ceramic Shield technology to boost “drop performance” by 400%. That means you’re less likely to break your fancy new phone when it inevitably slips through your fingers.

Beyond the fantastic new design and durability features, the iPhone 12 is bringing 5G to Apple users in a big way. With more 5G bands present in the iPhone 12 than any other smartphone, you’ll be able to get incredible speeds not seen in most phones on the market. It’s all powered by the new A14 Bionic chip, which Apple claims is the fastest chip ever used in a smartphone.

Then there’s the sleek new MagSafe system, which allows you to magnetically attach a variety of accessories to the back of your phone, including a wallet clip or even a wireless charger.

Here’s a quick rundown of the iPhone 12’s specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR, OLED
  • Chip: A14 Bionic
  • Camera: Dual 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide – f/2.4; Wide – f/1.6; TrueDepth Camera – f/2.2)
  • Operating System: iOS 14

iPhone 12 mini – The World’s Smallest 5G Smartphone

Smaller than the iPhone 8 but with a larger display, the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest 5G phone in the world. More impressive, it includes many of the same internal components as its larger sibling — including the powerful A14 Bionic chip, MagSafe technology and camera system. Here’s a quick rundown of its specs:

  • Display: 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR, OLED
  • Chip: A14 Bionic
  • Camera: Dual 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide – f/2.4; Wide – f/1.6; TrueDepth Camera – f/2.2)
  • Operating System: iOS 14

The iPhone 12 mini is $100 cheaper than the iPhone 12, starting at $699 for the 64GB model.

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iPhone 12 Pro – Premium Materials for a Premium Product

Not content with all the power packed into the iPhone 12? The 12 Pro pushes the Apple lineup even further, using surgical grade stainless steel to provide a premium looking product, and it is sold in four beautiful colors. The 6.1-inch display uses Super Retina XDR technology, providing you with one of the best viewing experiences ever seen on a smartphone. Here’s a full rundown of the iPhone 12 Pro’s specs:

    • Display: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR, OLED
    • Chip: A14 Bionic
    • Camera: Pro 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide – f/2.4; Wide – f/1.6; Telephoto – f/2.0)
    • Operating System: iOS 14

All these upgrades don’t come cheap, with the iPhone 12 Pro starting at $999 before trade-ins. Like the iPhone 12, the Pro started shipping out October 23rd, with various retailers offering bonus incentives and discounts.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max – A Photographer’s Best Friend

If you love everything about the iPhone 12 Pro, but wish it had a more powerful camera, it’s time to look at the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It boasts the best camera system ever seen in an Apple device, including a faster aperture that improves snapping photos in low-light environments and impressive HDR video-recording prowess. Here’s a full rundown of the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR, OLED
  • Chip: A14 Bionic
  • Camera: Pro 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide – f/2.4; Wide – f/1.6; Telephoto – f/2.2; improved optical and digital zoom compared to iPhone Pro)
  • Operating System: iOS 14

The Pro Max starts at $1,099 and comes in four colors: Graphite, Silver, Gold or Pacific Blue.

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What’s Next:

While we work hard on our research, we do not always provide a complete listing of all available offers from credit-card companies and banks. And because offers can change, we cannot guarantee that our information will always be up to date, so we encourage you to verify all the terms and conditions of any financial product before you apply.

Jon Bitner

Jon is a freelance writer who primarily focuses on topics related to video games, science, medicine and technology. Before starting his career as a writer he worked in the Biotechnology industry. He has a degree in Biology, and when he isn't writing he can usually be found traveling, playing video games or hunting down the latest deals.

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