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iPhone 14 deals: free devices, gifts, and huge savings at leading carriers

After a very short preorders window, Apple iPhone 14 deals are now officially being delivered worldwide. The good news is that if you're shopping for a device right now you haven't missed out - all of the best iPhone 14 deals from the initial wave of preorders have stuck around this week. Interested? We've rounded them up just down below.

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The new iPhone 14 costs $799 in the US, which is the same baseline price as both the previous iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 when they launched. Generally speaking, it's aimed at being the flagship Apple device for those who want something decently powerful but don't want to completely break the bank. 

What's new with the iPhone 14? Well, Apple has followed its usual tactic of iterative improvements, so the new device mainly offers some internal tweaks in a familiar package. The design and display are the same as the old model, but it comes with a slightly beefed-up processor (the same as last year's iPhone 13 Pro), a number of camera improvements (notably better low-light shooting), and a novel new satellite SOS system that's handy if you're in a fix. You'll find more of our thoughts on the new device in the FAQ section further down the page.

Note, all the iPhone 14 deals listed below are now officially available for delivery. There was a short preorders window but that's passed now. With a bit of luck, you'll be able to get your device within a few days, depending on the retailer. There are some delivery delays, but thankfully those are mostly affecting the other devices in the range.

Still weighing up which handset to buy? We also have separate pages for today's best iPhone 14 Plus deals, iPhone 14 Pro deals, and iPhone 14 Pro Max deals. You can also check out this week's best iPhone deals if you want to see promotions on older models.

Best iPhone 14 deals

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Apple iPhone 14: free with an eligible trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon's iPhone 14 deals for launch are exactly what we anticipated, with the usual trade-in rebate of up to $800. As always with this carrier, this particular promotion is open to both new and existing customers so it's a very flexible option indeed if you're willing to sign up to a pricey unlimited data plan. Note, new customers will get an additional $200 as a welcome gift if they make the jump over from another carrier, a nice little bonus that'll stack on top of any trade-in savings you'll get. See this same deal on the iPhone 14 Plus (opens in new tab), iPhone 14 Pro (opens in new tab), or iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab).

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Apple iPhone 14: free with eligible trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T's iPhone 14 deals offer a maximum trade-in rebate of up to $800 - enough to entirely cover the cost of the standard device. Note, you will need an unlimited plan here to be eligible, which can be pricey, but this is a fantastic way to save over the space of a year years if you're going to be going with a big carrier. This deal is also available on theiPhone 14 Plus (opens in new tab), iPhone 14 Pro (opens in new tab), and iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab), with the Pro devices having a maximum rebate of up to $1,000 (plan needed).

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Apple iPhone 14: save up to $900 with a trade-in at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart's iPhone 14 deals offer a unique $100 saving on top of the usual trade-in rebates you'll find with carrier devices. That technically means you can save up to $900 at this retailer with a Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile device, which actually exceeds the savings you'll find at the carriers themselves in most cases. Note, this $100 saving is up for grabs regardless of whether your trade or not, which can make this retailer a solid choice if you don't have a decent device to trade.

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Apple iPhone 14: $200 gift card and free AirPods at Visible (opens in new tab)
The first prepaid choice on our iPhone 14 deals list, Visible Wireless is offering new customers a nice $200 welcome gift card and free pair of the latest Apple AirPods. While a bit pricier upfront, Visible offers completely unlimited data plans for as little as $30 per month - significantly cheaper than most postpaid carriers.

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Apple iPhone 14: get 6 months free with device at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Another great option for prepaid iPhone 14 deals, Mint Mobile is offering new customers a free 6-month plan if they purchase a device outright with 6 months of data. Like Visible, this is one of the pricier options upfront but you'll be looking at saving a bundle of cash in the long run by going prepaid. Generally speaking, Mint plans run anywhere from around $15 to $30 per month. See this same deal on theiPhone 14 Plus (opens in new tab), iPhone 14 Pro (opens in new tab), or iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab)

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Apple iPhone 14: save up to $720 with a trade-in at Apple (opens in new tab)
Apple's iPhone 14 deals at launch are going to be your sole destination if you're on the hunt for an unlocked device. While it's a bit of bummer to not have many choices, the brand does offer its own trade-in rebates - even for unlocked devices. Since there are no unlimited plans attached, maximum savings tend to be a little lower but that's the price you'll pay for freedom from those pesky contracts. Currently, the maximum trade-in rebate is $720 for handing over an iPhone 13 Pro Max in good condition. An iPhone 13 in good condition will fetch you $470 off. See this same deal on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab).

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Apple iPhone 14: save up to $800 with a trade-in at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy stocks a range of iPhone 14 deals today, all of which match the carriers themselves.  Right now, you're looking at maximum trade-in rebates of up to $800 for AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile devices - all excellent promotions that can potentially cover the entire cost of the standard device. Note, you will need a relevant unlimited plan to be eligible for a saving here, as with all the other big carrier options.

iPhone 14 deals: what you need to know

iPhone 14: specs

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OS: iOS 15 | Screen size: 6.1-inch Retina XDR (60Hz)| Resolution: 2532 x 1170 | CPU: Apple A15 | Memory: N/A | Weight: 174g |Storage: 128 / 256 / 512GB | Battery: N/A | Rear camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide| Front camera: 12MP 

Apple has stuck to its philosophy of introducing useful, if somewhat iterative, upgrades with the iPhone 14. The general vibe here is: 'If it ain't broke, why fix it?' - resulting in a device that is, at its heart, an updated and refined version of the iPhone 13, which itself featured the same basic design as the iPhone 12. 

This year's handset has the same boxy design, with aluminum sides and that now-iconic notch at the top of the screen. The display technology is the same as the iPhone 13 too, although the A15 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 14 has been boosted to the slightly better version in the iPhone 13 Pro. On the surface, this may seem a little disappointing, but it's worth noting that the A15 Bionic chip is still more powerful than those in many equivalent flagship Android rivals in 2022, and this is still one of the best phones in the world.

So what is new? Firstly, Apple has put its focus on the camera system this year, introducing sensor upgrades, new lenses, and a new 'Photonic' computational engine. This is enough, the brand claims, to increase low light performance by up to 2.5 times compared to the previous model, and you'll also get much-improved image stabilization for video. Combined, it's likely to make it even easier to snap those brilliant images iPhones are known for.

Two other notable features are a new satellite SOS system, which enables emergency alerts and crash detection, and is something also featured on the new Apple Watches. The iPhone 14 boasts slightly improved battery life too. 

Arguably, the real upgrades for 2022 are generally reserved for the more premium 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models. These devices have the new A16 Bionic chip, more camera upgrades, and a new 'Dynamic Island' screen element that essentially hides the front camera notch with novel software elements.

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 14?

This is a tricky one to answer. The iPhone 14 is definitely an iterative upgrade and one that many iPhone 13 users may be open to skipping. After all, the 2022 device is outwardly the same and shares most of the internal components with its predecessor. However, there are a few things worth considering when weighing up an upgrade.

Firstly, what's your eligibility for a trade in? Does your carrier or network offer the option to hand over your current device in exchange for money off the new iPhone 14? If so, it's highly likely you'll be able to cut a significant chunk off the price - if not waive the entire cost. For us, trading your old device in for the new model is a no-brainer in this situation - especially since it'll be worth a few bucks more down the line. Anyone on an iPhone 12 or older will likely be in the same situation here, but with even more incentive to upgrade. 

Where things become murkier is with unlocked devices or purchasing a device outright. We think the iPhone 14 is a harder sell here, at $799, when you can now get the older (and still amazing) iPhone 13 for a new low price of $699 (opens in new tab). If you're not sold on the new camera upgrades then it's worth considering saving some cash bu choosing the older model.

Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.