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Best Amazon Prime Day iPhone Deals 2022: What to Expect

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Sure, one of the most sought-after goods on Amazon Prime Day are iPhones, and because many major stores are holding their parallel shopping events at the same time, you’re more likely to get a new iPhone.

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Will Amazon Prime Day Have iPhone Deals?

With Prime Day in July, we expect tons of great deals on the iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 series. Those definitely score a discount or two at Amazon and other rival stores, and while we don’t have specific insights on the upcoming deals yet, we can guess what’s likely to be discounted and based on our past experience.

What were the best Prime Day iPhone deals from last year?

Last year we had some notable deals on iPhones, which weren’t that drastic, but still let you score a nice discount on some of the mo. You could score up to 25% off most older iPhones last year, while the iPhone 12 series got up to 10% off. Those are great savings any way you look at it, and we certainly expect those deals to apply to other iPhones as well, like the iPhone SE (2020) or the iPhone SE (2022). Even older iPhones, like the iPhone 8 or the XS series, can get a discount as part of Amazon Prime Day.

iPhone deals ahead of Prime Day 2022

Until the upcoming deals event arrives, we have some great deals and discounts on the current and previous iPhone generations. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, for example, are possibly the best phones you can get right now, and Amazon regularly drops the price a little bit, so it’s always worth checking out the respective phone’s Amazon page.

Best iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max Prime Day Deals

We expect many older iPhone models to go up for sale during the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, but the latest iPhone 13 series will likely be discounted a bit as well. Presumably, we could see between $50 and $100 being deducted from the iPhone 13 series, as that was deducted from the iPhone 12 series last year.

Best iPhone 13 Prime Day Deals

The iPhone 13 will be a new bestseller that is likely to score a price cut at the upcoming Amazon Prime Day festival. We expect it to be discounted up to $100, making this a potentially great buy for just about anyone.

Best iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max Prime Day Deals

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are great alternatives to the newer iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Sure, they’re missing high refresh rates and a few camera improvements, but they’re still worth it. Given historical trends, those two former flagships can get discounts of up to 30%, which only means one thing: watch out for these two during the deals festival.

We expect the potential discounts on the older iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max could bode well for people looking to buy capable iPhones with three cameras, even if they don’t have Apple’s fastest mobile chipset or fast refresh screens. Such deals may as well be the hidden surprise.

Best iPhone 12 Prime Day Deals

It’s open season for the iPhone 12 series and all other older but still relevant iPhones. If you’re not necessarily looking for the latest and greatest, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini could be a good match for a lot of people. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are probably 95% similar to what you’d get from the newer iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, but they will definitely be cheaper in comparison.

The main difference between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini is their size. The smaller phone comes with a smaller screen, size and battery, which should be fine for those wanting to carry around a smaller but still capable phone. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 seems like an excellent compromise between size and specs, with decent battery life and a large enough screen in a not-so-impressive footprint, all thanks to the revamped flat design that makes new iPhones feel more compact than they are.

Best iPhone 11 Prime Day Deals

We suspect the iPhone 11 series will also be massively discounted during Amazon Prime Day, not just on Amazon but at other retailers who are still selling these hugely popular iPhones as of 2019. Despite being nearly two and a half years old, the iPhone 11 Series still largely resembles their successors: except for the new design and faster chipsets, the overall experience is largely similar, making an iPhone 11 Pro or a iPhone 11 Pro Max might be an excellent choice for those who are not lured by the latest cutting edge technology.

Best iPhone SE Prime Day Deals

And finally, let’s not forget that Apple announced a new iPhone SE (2022) earlier this year, and it will likely be on sale on Amazon Prime Day as well. Still, we expect the phone to be discounted, probably down to $50.

Are iPhones new or refurbished on Prime Day?

They are definitely there, provided you opt for the latest generation. Unless otherwise stated, you will most likely receive an unactivated iPhone in a box. Meanwhile, if you’re buying an iPhone that’s a few generations old, you’re most likely getting one of Amazon’s Renewed devices. Those are all pre-owned, and while not certified by Apple, they’ve been “inspected, tested, and cleaned.” There is a chance that a third-party seller and not necessarily Amazon will handle your purchase.

How do you find the best iPhone deals on Prime Day?

It’s easy to find the best iPhone discounts on Prime Day. If you’ve already picked a model, all you need to do now is browse Amazon for the best deals. Of course, we’ll be highlighting all the remarkable on Amazon Prime Day 2022.

Should You Buy an iPhone on Amazon Prime Day?

Overall, there’s a pretty big pool of iPhones that can be discounted when Amazon’s deal extravaganza comes along. Presumably older devices like the iPhone 12/12 mini and iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max would make up the majority of deals, but we expect to see a slight price drop on newer phones like the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini and iPhoneSE (2022).

Still, we believe that the best deals are those that will include the wildly popular iPhone 12 series and likely refurbished iPhone 11, 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max units. While it doesn’t have a telephoto camera and has a slightly older chipset, the iPhone 12 is largely identical to the iPhone 13 in many areas, so it would be advisable to get one if it’s well discounted. There’s a very good chance that the best deal this Amazon Prime Day would include the iPhone 12 in one form or another.

If you’re looking for a more “Pro” choice, then all the deals, including the iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max, or even the older iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max, should be of interest to you. Despite the lack of the newer chipsets and the lack of smooth, high-refresh screens, the older Pro models are still capable and may be able to give you an excellent experience.

All in all, if you’re not one to hold your breath for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, there’s hardly going to be a better time to buy an existing iPhone model than the upcoming Amazon Prime Day.

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