iPhone deals in the US: best price for May 2022
Finding iPhone deals isn't easy in 2022, but we've found prices that beat what Apple is charging in the United States
Everyone wants the best iPhone deals in the US, and yet Apple isn’t one to offer deep discounts – or any iPhone price drop whatsoever. So where do you buy an iPhone for cheap and how much should you pay? That’s what I’m here to answer – in addition to helping with PS5 restock dates – and show you how to get the best iPhone price.
Oftentimes, especially mid-cycle, you’ll see the best iPhone 13 deals. Sure enough, we’re about five months from the iPhone 14 release date and the iPhone 13 Pro deals are the cheapest they’ve been since the launch date. As my analysis shows with the best iPad deals, MacBook deals and AirPods price come from Amazon or B&H Photo, but Amazon is usually the only retailer that has consistent iPhone deals. There are discounts from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, but you’ll have to shop by carrier first.
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iPhone 13 deals
MSRP: $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1,099 (512GB)
Cheapest price (renewed): $779 (128GB), $828 (256GB), $937 (512GB)
Savings: $30 (128GB), $80 (256GB), $162GB (512GB)
The unlocked iPhone 13 deals aren’t easy to find, but you can buy one today for $30 to $612GB off MSRP as long as you’re OK with a renewed phone that’s been tested and cleaned by Amazon. The savings actually increase as the storage sizes go up, so if you’re opting for the iPhone 13 256GB or iPhone 13 512GB, you’ll save a lot.
iPhone 13 mini deals
MSRP: $699 (128GB), $799 (256GB), $899 (512GB)
Cheapest price: $624 (128GB), $699 (256GB), $799 (512GB)
Savings: $75 (128GB), $100 (256GB, 512GB)
There will be no iPhone 14 mini coming in 2022, so this is your last chance to buy an iPhone in the mini size. And good news, if you buy the iPhone 13 mini renewed, it’s $75 to $100 off what Apple is charging at its stores. It hasn’t sold well, so I expect this iPhone deal to stick around beyond these Memorial Day sales.
iPhone 13 Pro
MSRP: $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB), $1,499 (1TB)
Cheapest price: no deals (128GB), $1,159 (256GB), $1,298 (512GB), no deals (1TB)
Savings: $40 (256GB)
The iPhone 13 is actually hard to find in stock at Amazon right now, and that means third-party sellers are driving up the price, just like we see with all other hard-to-find technology in 2022. Today, the iPhone 13 256GB has a $40 discount when you buy renewed, but the price of all other models is either the same or over the price of a brand new iPhone straight from Apple.
iPhone 13 Pro Max deals
MSRP: $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB), $1,599 (1TB)
Cheapest price: $1,169 (128GB), no deals (256GB), no deals (512GB), $1,589 (1TB)
Savings: $40 (128GB), $10 (512GB)
It’s also hard to find an iPhone 13 Pro Max deal today under the renewed discount program at Amazon, but there are two discounts available. You can save anywhere from $10 to $20 on the largest iPhone Pro made by Apple and one that’s been cleaned and tested by Amazon.
iPhone SE 2nd Gen deals
MSRP: $399 at launch
Cheapest price now: $208
The cheapest iPhone that The Shortcut recommends is the iPhone SE 2 from 2022. While you don’t find iPhone SE 2022 deals just yet, the last-gen version from two years ago holds up fine for a basic iPhone, even if it doesn’t have the fancy bezel-reduce display, FaceID and triple-lens camera. For folks who want an entry-level Apple smartphone, you can’t beat a nearly $200 iPhone.
Updated: May 23, 2022