Here Are The Absolute Best & Worst Times To Buy An iPhone

Thinking about buying a new iPhone? Here’s what you need to know about when to buy.

If your phone could do with an upgrade, buying a new iPhone can be a bit overwhelming nowadays as there are so many different models out there.

iPhones aren’t cheap, but there are certain times of the year when buying a new iPhone will be significantly cheaper, helping you to save some serious cash on your new phone.

When is the worst time to buy an iPhone?


Apple releases their new iPhone models for the year every September. While the date of the Apple event varies year to year, you can normally expect to be hearing rumours about the latest models by the end of summer, confirmation of what’s to come by September and all the new phones in stores by October.

Therefore, this makes July, August and early September the worst time to buy a new iPhone. Once the new models have been announced and released, the price of previous-generation iPhones will drop meaning if you buy one in August you’ll most likely be paying its original retail price, but if you waited until October you could see a big reduction in price.

For the last few years, there haven’t been huge differences between different iPhone generations, and as all recent iPhones can run the latest OS and benefit from the same system updates, many people have opted to buy older generation iPhones such as the 11 or 12 range, rather than diving straight in to the most recent 13 lineup.

So, if you are considering buying a new iPhone and you’re not too fussed about getting the newest model, then you’ll probably want to wait until the end of the year.

When is the best time to buy an iPhone?

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If you do want to get the latest iPhone model when it’s released in September, it’s best to wait a little bit longer. When Black Friday comes around at the end of November, there will be plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that will drastically reduce the prices of both brand new and older generation iPhones.

If you do want to purchase a new iPhone at any other time of the year, it’s best to check out what deals and discounts you can get from retailers such as EE, Apple and Amazon to help you save on both your phone plan and your new phone.

Luckily, here at Student Beans, we have plenty of great phone and tech deals to help you save some cash on a new iPhone, so remember to have a look at what we’ve got and keep your phone and email notifications from us turned on, so you’ll always be alerted of the best deals!