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Black Friday is consistently one of the best times to save money on an iPhone. The top doorbuster deals from retailers and cell phone carriers include new and past years’ models discounted by hundreds of dollars or bundled with bonus gift cards. Some deals come with caveats, however, such as specific network or plan requirements. Here’s what else to know before you shop for an iPhone.
Best Black Friday iPhone deals, 2019
Still waiting for the best 2019 iPhone Black Friday deals? So are we. Keep checking back, because we’ll post them here as soon as we get the details. In the meantime, take a look at what happened in 2018 for an idea of what you can expect this year.
Best Black Friday iPhone deals, 2018
Last year, big-box stores offered some of the best discounts and deals on iPhones old and new. Highlights included:
- Target shoppers could get a $250 Target gift card with iPhone XS or XS Max activation on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T networks.
- Best Buy slashed iPhone prices by up to $200.
- Walmart gave in-store shoppers on select networks a $400 Walmart gift card free with purchase of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X.
Some deals were available earlier than others. For example, while Target’s gift card bundles launched at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, Walmart’s iPhone promotion kicked off at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22.