When Apple launched its iPhone 12 handsets in October 2020, it discontinued the previous year’s 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, and cut the price of the colourful iPhone 11 from £729/$699 to £599/$599. The price dropped again when the iPhone 13 came out this year, to a bargain-tastic £489/$499.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only place to buy an iPhone. You can still find the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max on other retailer websites, often at a hefty discount, and you may even be able to beat that reduced RRP on the iPhone 11.
That’s where we come in. The Macworld team scan the latest prices on a daily basis and continually check for unmissable deals. In this article we round up the best Black Friday discounts and savings on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, whether you want to buy on contract or SIM-free.
For info on the lowest prices across the entire range, regularly check our guide to the best iPhone deals. And don’t forget our roundup of the best Apple deals for bargains on the company’s full portfolio of products.
The range first went on sale on 20 September 2019 and included three models: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you want to know more about the features of these phones, then read our reviews (linked above).
|iPhone 11||iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|64GB: was £729, now £489||64GB: was £1,049, now discontinued||64GB: was £1,149, now discontinued|
|128GB: was £779, now £539||128GB: was £1,199, now discontinued||128GB: was £1,299, now discontinued|
|256GB: was £879, now discontinued||256GB: was £1,399, now discontinued||256GB: was £1,499, now discontinued|
Best iPhone 11 deals
Our price comparison tables below list the best available deals for each model. We include the best SIM-free and contract deals. While a contract can be appealing because of the lower upfront price, the total cost of ownership (TCO – what you end up paying over the entirety of the contract) will end up higher.
It’s also worth considering bundle deals, which sometimes offer striking value. Three, for example, is happy to chuck in a pair of AirPods or Beats Solo 3 headphones with some of its plans, or a wireless charger. Head to Three to see its iPhone 11 bundles.
Best SIM-free iPhone 11 deals
The first place to look should be Apple itself, firstly to get a baseline for other deals (the company is selling for £489, so other retailers will need to beat that), and secondly because you can get a tasty discount if you have an older iPhone to trade in – up to £170 off your new handset.
Apple also offers a flexible payments option so you can pay for the phone in monthly instalments. In the UK this starts from £29.99 a month for 24 months (at 0% APR). In the US this starts from $29.12 a month for a new phone.
There are other places to buy the iPhone 11, but we’re finding that third-party retailers are struggling to match, let alone beat Apple’s reduced RRP – and that’s before you take the iPhone shortage into account, which means that many sites have run out of stock. Check our automated price table for the lowest prices from retailers that have got stock, if there are any right now.
You’ll generally find the best iPhone 11 deals in the following stores:
Best iPhone 11 contract deals
If you haven’t got the money upfront then buying a new iPhone 11 on contract will be an appealing option. Just bear in mind that it can work out much more expensive that way.
Check our widget below for the best deals currently available.
Here are all the networks providing contracts for the iPhone 11:
Best iPhone 11 Pro deals
As mentioned above, Apple no longer sells the iPhone 11 Pro, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a good deal on the handset.
When Apple used to sell the iPhone 11 Pro it started at £1,049/US$999. Apple no longer sells it – although we’re starting to see 11 Pro units on Apple’s Refurbished Store, so give that a try.
If you buy from a non-Apple retailer, you have every right to expect a decent discount. One of the best offers we’ve seen is £924 from Argos (a moderate £125 off the old RRP), but Laptops Direct has since smashed that with an offer of just £849 (plus delivery). Check the table for any more offers that have popped up since we last updated this article.
You may find decent deals on the iPhone 11 Pro in the following stores:
Best iPhone 11 Pro contract deals
There are some tempting offers here, but remember that the price you’ll pay across the contract period could work out much more expensive than if you bought the phone from Apple and kept your existing contract.
Our price table collects and compares the latest and best contract offers for the iPhone 11 Pro:
You can also browse through the following providers for more iPhone 11 Pro contract deals:
Best iPhone 11 Pro Max deals
Finally, in this section we share the best SIM-free and contract deals for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Like the Pro, the Pro Max is no longer sold by Apple, but you can still get your hands on one if you check other retailers.
If you’re considering a contract deal, we recommend that you look carefully at the TCO. If you’ve already got a contract you’re happy with, a SIM-free deal will probably make more sense financially.
Apple no longer sells the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but second-hand units have starting turning up in the Refurbished Store. When it was available, Apple priced this phone from £1,149/US$1,099; refurbished models start at £849.00.
Resellers may still be selling this iPhone for a while – and in fact a number are discounting it. Amazon is selling it for an appealing £475.13 right now, but bear in mind that it’s ‘renewed’, which again means second-hand. And also bear in mind that in October Amazon had a renewed unit for £449.95, so you may find one cheaper if you wait.
Check pricing for the iPhone 11 Pro Max in the following stores: Amazon / Argos / BuyMobiles.net / Carphone Warehouse / Currys PC World / E2save / John Lewis / KRCS / Mobiles.co.uk / Mobile Phones Direct / Very.co.uk
Best iPhone 11 Pro Max contract deals
Buying a new iPhone 11 Pro Max upfront can be expensive. If you’d prefer to spread the cost then a contract will no doubt be an attractive option – and some networks are still offering the iPhone 11 Pro.
Remember that the price you’ll pay across the contract period is likely to cost more, though.
Our handy table automatically collects the best deals as they become available.
You can also check out iPhone 11 Pro Max contract deals from the following providers: Affordable Mobiles / BT / BuyMobiles.net / EE / Fonehouse / Giffgaff / Mobiles.co.uk / Mobile Phones Direct / iD mobile / O2 / Phones.co.uk / Sky / Tesco mobile / Three / Virgin / Vodafone
How to find (and check) a good deal
If you’re interested in buying the iPhone 11, make a note of the RRP right now and compare any savings to that. Some resellers will quote the original price from 2019 to make their offer look better than it is.
When considering a deal, be sure you know whether you’re getting a brand-new or used handset. And if it’s used, find out everything you can about its condition: the models on Apple’s Refurbished Store, for example, get a new battery and shell and a full warranty. Can you say the same about a purchase on eBay?
Talking of which, it’s particularly important to check the credentials of the seller or store if the deal seems too good to be true. For eBay and similar, look carefully into their ratings from previous customers; for websites, use TrustPilot.
If you’re not sure which iPhone is the right model for you, then take a look at our iPhone buying guide for some assistance. And we separately discuss the best time to buy an iPhone – an important factor if you don’t want to get caught out by a new release shortly after you make your purchase.
If you’re looking to order accessories for your iPhone 11, then check our roundup of cases.