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Best Prime Day iPhone deals 2022

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Prime Day can mean only one thing - big deals. In previous years, there have been some epic deals on Apple's iPhone, making it a great time to nab a new phone. Over the next couple of days we'll see some phenomenal prices on iPhones, from the 13 Pro Max to the 12 Mini. Fancy looking at some other Apple gadgets? Here are some Apple Prime Day deals that might be coming up!

Prime Day at a glance

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Best Buy are currently running some great deals on iPhones, The best of which being on the iPhone 13 Pro. You can currently save up to $800 on Apple's flagship smartphone, amongst some other brilliant Apple deals.

The iPhone SE is available right now for $399 on Amazon in all of its colors, as well as in its increased storage sizes with the usual price increases. This 2021, 4.7-inch smartphone is available in white, black, and (PRODUCT)RED. You'll have to buy it with a Cricket carrier plan, but when you do you'll get $100 credit back over the course of 24 months, limited to one iPhone and plan per account, so choose wisely!

The iPhone is perhaps Apple's best-known product - building on the success of the iPod, the iPhone kickstarted Apple's ecosystem. The ever-premium feeling smartphone is now its 12th generation and is available in a range of prices, colors, and finishes. Prime Day is not quite with us yet, but keep reading to find out more about what kind of Prime Day iPhone deals you can expect!

Best Prime Day iPhone Deals

From the budget iPhone SE to the monster iPhone 13 Pro Max, there's an iPhone for everyone. Many of these models will see a reduction on Prime Day, and we'll keep you updated as those prices drop! Here are today's best iPhone deals:

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iPhone SE | $399 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The iPhone SE is available right now for $399 on Amazon in all of its colors, as well as in its increased storage sizes with the usual price increases. This 2021, 4.7-inch smartphone is available in white, black, and (PRODUCT)RED. You'll have to buy it with a Cricket carrier plan, but when you do you'll get $100 credit back over the course of 24 months, limited to one iPhone and plan per account, so choose wisely!

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iPhone 13 Mini | $729 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Equipped with the latest A15 Bionic chip powering a 5.4-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen, the iPhone 13 Mini brings some impressive features to a smaller device. Available in six different color options, and three different storage choices from 128GB to 512GB. Like the SE, you can get $100 credit back over your contract with Cricket.

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iPhone 13 | $829 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple's latest mid-range handset (which still feels weird to say after the release of the first 'Pro' model iPhone), the iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge display and is powered by the same A15 Bionic as its little sibling. As with most of the range, you can get up to $100 back in credit.

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iPhone 13 Pro | $999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

While only a little bigger than the iPhone 13, the Pro packs in some extra goodies under the hood. There's a LiDAR scanner, 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, and extra battery life. Also available with a massive 1TB storage, quadrupling the previous max storage option. Like the SE, this comes with a $100 Amazon credit over the contract.

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iPhone 13 Pro Max | $1099 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The massive Pro features much the same specs as the smaller Pro, albeit with a much larger screen. It's available in all the same colors, and you can choose from the same storage options as its smaller sibling. Just be ready to have to use two hands to use it.

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iPhone 12 Mini | $729 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The 12 Mini is Apple's previous small flagship, and as such is no slouch. With its 5.4-inch display and A14 Bionic chip, it's a great choice for those wanting the most compact form factor. You can get $100 back in Amazon credit, too.

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iPhone 12 | was $829 now $774 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPhone 12 is Apple's previous "phone for everyone" and comes in a bunch of gorgeous colors to suit your style. It's got a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, A14 Bionic chip, and ultra-wide camera. There's a $100 Amazon credit up for grabs here, and prices start at just $774 for the 64GB version unlocked.

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iPhone 12 Pro | $999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

It may not be this year's latest option, but Amazon still stocks Apple's previous iPhone 12 Pro models. Their screens are still brilliant, their processors strong and cameras huge - you just won't get quite the bragging rights of the newer phones. You'll still get that $100 cashback over the contract too.

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iPhone XR | was $999 now $499 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The iPhone XR is hugely popular and comes with some of the best features for a lower price. It makes a great phone for kids. You'll also get up to $75 back in Amazon credit with this deal, but move fast as some colors are already out of stock.

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iPhone 11 | was $829 now $599 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Though it's no longer the newest model, the iPhone 11 is still a great phone at the right price for most people and comes in an array of great colors. Your hardest choice might be picking that color! Get up to $75.00 Amazon credit over 24 months, too.

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iPhone 11 Pro | was $999 now $899 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

If you want a flagship device but don't want to shell out on the newest iPhone 13 Pro, Amazon still sells the iPhone 11 Pro line from a couple of years ago which gets you a triple camera system, speedy internals, and gorgeous design. Plus, you'll get up to $75 back in Amazon credit over two years.

When is Prime Day 2022?

Prime Day is right now - July 12- July 13

Will I need a Prime subscription for Prime Day deals?

The clue is in the name of the sale - you are going to need a Prime subscription to take part in the Prime Day sales. No worries if you're not subscribed yet - you can grab a thirty-day free trial that gives you access to all the Prime benefits as well as the Prime Day deals.

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Prime is useful beyond even Prime Day - you'll get access to Prime Video, Amazon's TV streaming service, as well as Prime next-day delivery. 30-days free is always a bonus as well!

Which Prime Day iPhone deal is right for me?

Before the days of the Pro, the Pro Max, the Mini, and the SE, there was but one option per year of what iPhone you could buy. You could pick how much storage it had and the color, but beyond that, there wasn't much to choose from. Now, things are a little different. There's the iPhone 13 lineup available alongside some of Apple's slightly older models, going all the way back to 2018's iPhone XR.

When it comes to getting the best Prime Day iPhone deal, you of course want to consider the price you're paying versus the recommended retail price and the age of the device. The iPhone XR, for example, is a fantastic cheap option, but you might want to consider stepping up to the previous generation iPhone 12 for a little extra and make sure you're future-proofed.

The cheapest in the past has been on the SE, which for the price, is an excellent introduction to the iPhone. It's got a 4.7-inch display, 64GB of internal storage, and a 12-megapixel camera. For those who want the Apple experience but don't want to pay through the nose for a top-spec model.

If you want a larger screen and more premium features, you'll find the iPhone 12 and 13 series has everything you need - an edge-to-edge display, Face-ID, and a multi-camera setup to name but a few of the features. The most recent iPhone 13 starts at $829 full price, with a 6.1-inch screen and dual cameras on the back. If you want something even more pocket friendly, the iPhone 13 Mini offers all the same features in a small package, with a 5.4-inch screen. Don't look away from the older iPhones either - you could save some money by going for the iPhone 12 family instead, and still find yourself with an excellent piece of iPhone hardware.

Absolutely need the biggest and best screen, or the most impressive camera? Then you'll be looking at the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro max, Apple's top-of-the-line smartphone. You'll get all the bells and whistles - up to 2TB of storage, the monster camera module that sits very proud of the chassis, and a couple of extra storage options. It also starts at $999 for the 6.1-inch base model, and the 6.7-inch Max starts at $1099. You'll pay a bit more, but you'll get the best of the best that Apple has to offer.

Why should I buy a Prime Day iPhone deal?

Apple products tend not to see very many direct discounts, and basically no discounts at all if you buy direct via Apple.

However, iPhone models are slightly different in that we see some savings on them throughout the year at carriers and third-party retailers with even bigger deals popping up around major shopping seasons. That makes Prime Day the perfect opportunity to save on an iPhone via Amazon.

For the holidays or big sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, iPhone models tend to see the best savings of the year. Amazon Prime Day is no different with some excellent Prime Day iPhone deals expected. We've also added some more great iPhone deals below at Amazon and elsewhere.

Learn more about Prime Day 2022

The amount of other Prime Day deals is huge, and it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with it all. For more information about what kind of other deals to expect, have a look at our Prime Day iPad deals page, Prime Day Apple Watch deals page, Prime Day MacBook deals, and Prime Day AirPods deals page.

Tammy Rogers
Tammy Rogers

As the Buying Guides and Deals writer for iMore, Tammy puts over a decade of experience in finding the best prices of Apple products to work, helping you save money on the equipment that you want. An audiophile at heart, she loves all things audio and visual, but you’ll also find her drooling over the latest Macs and MacBooks. With a Masters in screenwriting, Tammy likes to spend her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays or driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.