The iPhone 12 family may grab the lion’s share of attention, but don’t overlook the iPhone SE. This is one of the best phones for the money, and lots of Black Friday iPhone SE deals are popping up this holiday season — including one that lets you get Apple’s phone for free.
Most of the iPhone SE deals we’ve spotted so far are being offered through wireless carriers, who are hoping that loyal iPhone SE fans are willing to take their business to the carrier who sells their favorite phone at the best price. We’re seeing carriers take anywhere from $150 to $200 off the price of the iPhone SE, though the savings are even more dramatic in some cases. We would expect those deals to continue throughout the holiday shopping season.
Apple phones are proving to be among the most popular Black Friday deals, with Black Friday iPhone 12 deals in particular garnering a lot of attention. But if its the iPhone SE you seek, look no further for the best Black Friday deals around on Apple’s 4.7-inch phone.
Black Friday iPhone SE deals — top 5 sales right now
Best Black Friday iPhone SE deals and sales
iPhone SE: free @ AT&T
AT&T offers the easiest way to save big on the iPhone SE. New and existing customers can pick up the phone for $5 a month over 30 months — that’s $149 overall. You’ll need to either get a new line or upgrade your existing line. Trade in an eligible device, and AT&T will give you the iPhone SE for free, in the form of bill credits spread over 30 months.View Deal
iPhone SE: was $399 now $199 @ T-Mobile
Buy an iPhone SE on a monthly installment plan, and activate a new line of data at T-Mobile. The Uncarrier will give you bill credits over the next 24 months that cut the iPhone SE price by 50%. View Deal
iPhone SE: was $349 now $249 @ Walmart
Walmart is one of the few retailers offering an iPhone SE deal, though to reap the savings, you’ve got to buy a phone tied either Straight Talk or Total Wireless. That lets you get the iPhone SE for $249, a $100 discount off the $349 price at which Walmart previously sold the iPhone SE.View Deal
iPhone SE: was $399 now $99 @ Metro By T-Mobile
Switch to Metro by T-Mobile, and bring your old phone number over to the carrier. That will save you $300 on the cost of a new iPhone SE, and you’ll get to use T-Mobile’s network for your service.View Deal
iPhone SE: get $100 GC and wireless speaker @ Visible
Visible’s $384 price on the iPhone SE is only $15 less than what the phone sells for at Apple. But it’s the goodies that Visible includes which makes this a noteworthy deal. Buy an iPhone SE and you’ll get a $100 MasterCard gift card. Visible also includes a Bang & Olufsen Beosound wireless speaker with your phone.View Deal
iPhone SE: was $399 now $249 @ Boost
Boost is matching Walmart’s iPhone SE price, with a $150 discount on the phone. If you prefer the 128GB model, you can save $50 by picking up that version for $399 at Boost.View Deal
iPhone SE: was $349 now $49 at Cricket
Cricket also takes $300 off the cost of an iPhone SE when you switch to the discount carrier and bring your own number. If you’re an existing customer or you need a new phone number, you’ll pay $249, which is still a $100 discount.View Deal
Black Friday iPhone SE deals — what to know about the iPhone SE
The iPhone SE takes the same form factor as the iPhone 8, but updates the inner components. This phone features an A13 Bionic processor, which may not match the A14 Bionic found in the iPhone 12 lineup, but still outperforms many top Android handsets. The iPhone SE also features a single rear camera, aided by the neural engine on the A13 chip to produce some of the best photos we’ve seen from a low cost phone.
Many of the iPhone SE deals we’ve seen so far only cover the 64GB base model. That’s a pretty meager amount of storage these days, so look for bargains on the higher capacity models if possible. AT&T’s discounted price currently applies to the 128GB ($300) and 256GB ($450) versions of the iPhone SE, too.
The iPhone SE comes in three colors — black, white and Project Red. The deals above apply to all three color options where supplies are available.
The iPhone SE is currently the cheapest iPhone, though Apple recently cut the prices of the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR to $599 and $499, respectively.