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Check out our list of the best iPhone deals for May 2018

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When it comes to Apple devices, like the iPad, MacBook, HomePod, or Apple Watch, people seem to either love them or hate them. The popularity of these sleek devices endures, however. This is undoubtedly owed to the excellent build quality of Apple hardware, as well as the devices’ sleek modern aesthetics, highly functional and intuitive software, and the company’s reputation for delivering “fashionable” tech. A new iPhone can cost you a pretty penny, though, which is one of the reasons that Android still commands the lion’s share of the smartphone market.

Nonetheless, the venerable iPhone still enjoys royal status in the world of smart tech. If you’ve just gotta have iOS (and aren’t the type to wait in line to pay in store prices on launch day), then you’re not out of luck. Seasonal deals and new product rollouts offer a lot of chances to score some deep discounts on your cell phone. To keep you up to date with the latest offers, promo codes, and cell phone plans, we’ve curated an up-to-date list of the best iPhone deals and cheap iPhones for June 2018:

iPhone SE deals

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The iPhone SE was designed as a downsized and less costly alternative to its cousins, making it the best option for buyers who want an affordable iOS device. The SE model has a lot more going for it than its low price, however, as it’sa fantastic little wireless phone in its own right.

The SE was first introduced in 2016. Its compact frame sports a four-inch display, harking back to the older model iPhones. It runs on hardware similar to the iPhone 6, and features a 1.85 GHz dual-core CPU and 2GB of RAM.

With a retail price of $399, which is shockingly low when it comes to iPhones the SE is hands down the go-to budget pick. We’re all about the deals, though, so you can pay even less with the following cheap iPhone discounts you won’t find in a store:

iPhone SE deals:

$100 Used

$315 on Amazon

$349 on Apple

$200 on Ebay

iPhone 6 deals

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The iPhone 6 was one of the most popular smartphones ever made (as well as one of our all-time favorites), so it’s no surprise to find it still on the market today despite being released in 2014 a year that feels likea long time ago in the high-speed world of smartphone release cycles. Its 2015 successor, the fantastic iPhone 6S, also proved immensely successful, with record-breaking launch sales.

Like the 7, the Apple iPhone 6 and 6S remain highly capable smartphones, and the company is still pumping them out as long as people are willing buy them. In fact, the iPhone 6’s enduring popularity led to it being quietly reintroduced to the market in 2017 after being temporarily discontinued and excluded from online retailers.

The iPhone 6 runs on a 1.4 GHz dual-core 64-bit CPU, a quad-core PowerVR GPU, and 1GB of RAM. The 6S boasts improved specs with a 1.85 GHz dual-core processor and an upgraded 2GB of RAM. Both of these phones started at the usual $649 retailer price upon their release but are now much, much cheaper, and these iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S discounts sweeten the deal even more:

iPhone 6 deals:

$124 pre-owned

$245 on Amazon

$279 on Ebay

$450 on Best Buy

iPhone 6s deals:

$188 pre-owned

$209 Amazon Refurbished

$449 on Apple

$250 on Ebay

iPhone 7 deals

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If you’re not fussy about having the latest bleeding-edge gadgets, preferring instead to have something established and reliable (not to mention considerably cheaper), then last-gen devices like the iPhone 7 offer the perfect way to score some still-great brand-new tech at deep discounts and leave your wallet in good condition.

The iPhone 7 may not be the new hot phone anymore following the rollout of the iPhone 8 and X, but it’s no slouch. A 2.34 GHz dual-core CPU, hexa-core 7XT GT7600 Plus graphics processor, and 2GB to 3GB of RAM (2GB for the 7 and 3GB for the 7 Plus) combine to deliver great performance alongside the famous reliability and user-friendly software the company is known for.

Prices for the iPhone 7 started at $649 at its launch, and given that it’s more than a year old, now is the time to grab a brand-new iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus for cheap with a limited time offer or sale:

iPhone 7 deals:

$300 pre-owned

$550 on Amazon

$499 Apple Refurbished

iPhone 7 Plus deals:

$451 pre-owned

$507 Amazon Refurbished

$599 Apple Refurbished

$440 on Ebay

iPhone 8 deals

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Last year saw the launch of two new flagship mobile devices from the fruit-themed tech giant: The iPhone 8 dropped alongside the iPhone X as the traditional successor to the iPhone 7.

Under the hood, the iPhone 8 isn’t radically different than the X. It boasts the same 2.39 hexa-core processor, although the standard wireless iPhone 8 only utilizes 2GB of RAM compared to the X’s 3GB (the larger iPhone 8 Plus features the full 3GB). It also performs similarly to the iPhone X when it comes to its excellent camera and speedy wireless charging, similar to a newer Galaxy phone.

Although its more traditional design isn’t as groundbreaking as iPhones of the past, the iPhone 8 still delivers the solid build quality and performance we’ve come to expect. With a starting retail price of $699 for the 8 and $799 for the 8 Plus, as well as that classic Space Grey finish, it’s not quite as pricey as the X. If you’re looking for a great phone, but don’t feel like making monthly payments to upgrade to the newest model, you can save some cash with these ongoing Apple iPhone 8 deals and carrier sales:

iPhone 8 deals:

$625 pre-owned

$634 Amazon Refurbished

$699 on Apple

iPhone 8 Plus deals:

$660 pre-owned

$740 Amazon Refurbished

$799 on Apple

$794 on Ebay

iPhone X deals

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Speaking of fashionable tech, the high-end iPhone X definitely turned heads (and caused more than its share of sticker shock) when the new line was announced in fall 2017. Marketed as something of a luxury item, considering it doesn’t have a headphone jack, the iPhone X perhaps uniquely represents the reason behind the “love it or hate it” attitudes that Apple inspires among the masses.

It’s a great piece of kit, however, with an incredible OLED touch display, a fantastic camera, and lightning-fast speed thanks to its snappy 2.39 GHz hexa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. It also features wireless charging capability, finally bringing the iPhones up to speed with their Android competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC.

The iPhone X is a high-end phone with a price tag to match — it retailed for an upfront cost of$999 upon its pre-order launch, which made it the most expensive new iPhone yet. But don’t worry because these deals can save you a little extra cash the iPhone X you’ve been dreaming of. Take a look at the latest next-gen Apple offering:

iPhone X deals:

$860 pre-owned

$1,144 on Amazon

$999 on Apple

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