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Apple iPhone Black Friday deals - which iPhone is worth the bargain this Black Friday 2023?

Updated on November 24, 2023 - With so many iPhone generations, how can one decide on the best model at the best price this year? Here's a guide to help you choose the best Black Friday iPhone deal in 2023.

iPhone Black Friday: is it really a bargain?

This past September, Apple launched the new iPhone 15. Thanks to this, previous models such as the iPhone 14, iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 have dropped their prices considerably, making this a very good time to find excellent discounts on these smartphones.

At Back Market, we want to offer you the best refurbished iPhone deals this Black Friday... and every Friday of the year! That's why we keep our prices low 365 days a year, so you can shop with peace of mind, without stress or hassle, whenever you want!

👉 Don't hesitate to check out our articles on the iPhone 13 offers on Black Friday and iPhone 14 deals on Black Friday.

What iPhone Black Friday deals can I expect this year in 2023

If you're looking to compare Apple iPhone Black Friday deals across the web, then look no further than our carefully curated list below to give you the best deal possible. Based on Black Friday iPhone deals in the market from the 24/11/2023:

  • Amazon UK: save 7% on an iPhone 14 (128GB) - Midnight colour and pay £649 instead of £699

  • Very: save 25% on an iPhone 12 (64GB) - Black colour and pay £449 instead of £599

  • Argos: save 14% on the iPhone SE 3 (2022) 64GB - Starlight, Midnight, and Product Red colours. Pay £429 instead of £499

  • Vodafone: get 6-months half-price on your airtime plan when you buy an iPhone 14 Pro (128GB) in Space Black, Deep Purple, or Gold colours, for £42 p/m (36 months phone plan, 24 month unlimited airtime plan) and £39 upfront.

  • Three: buy the iPhone 15 (128GB) in colours Green, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Pink, with £9 upfront cost, and £42 p/m for 24-months. Receive 300GB of data, plus unlimited minutes and texts.

On the surface, it may seem like a good few deals around this year, however, the cheapest we saw offered on these iPhone models from the sellers above was at least £429 for an iPhone SE 3 (64GB). In comparison to Back Market, you can get the same iPhone SE 3 model for 42% less when refurbished. You'll still receive all the perks of buying new such as 1-year warranty and 30-days to change your mind (hassle free), so why spend more on a new iPhone when you can get the same one for so much less! For similar deals to the above refurbished, check out our other massive savings below:

The best iPhones on Black Friday: the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro

As we mentioned, thanks to the recent release of the iPhone 15, iPhones from years past are getting cheaper and cheaper. In fact, their iPhone prices are dropping considerably. This is great when you consider that both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are very good iPhones in terms of processing speed, battery life and camera performance.

When the iPhone 12 Pro was released, it had a starting price of £999. Now, however, you can find a refurbished one for around £344 on Back Market (price checked on 25/10/2023). If you prefer the standard iPhone 12, you can find many deals for around £268 (price checked on 25/10/2023). To find out the key differences between these two models, take a look at our comparison guide: iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro: which one to choose?

Do notice we're not talking about iPhone Black Friday deals here – refurbished iPhones have these prices every day of the year. Plus, they come with a 12-month warranty and 30-day returns. The decision couldn’t be easier on where to get cheap iPhone deals from.

 👉 Helpful reading: Is Black Friday a good time to buy mobile phones?

Is it better to buy a refurbished iPhone SE or iPhone 8?

The iPhone SE 2022 is a no-brainer for us! It's a great phone and comes with newer internal components than the iPhone 8, but in the same design. If you want a cheap iPhone that still offers good performance and the best value for money, the iPhone 8 is a better option. Why? Because you can currently get a refurbished iPhone 8 for around £103 (price checked at 25/10/2023), and for that price... well, it's hard to do better than that!

If you prefer a slightly bigger screen, check out our iPhone 8 Plus offers! You can find the differences between them in our mobile phone comparison guide: iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus

Are the best iPhone X deals on Black Friday?

The iPhone X was the first Apple smartphone to have a starting price of over £1,000. Today, the iPhone X doesn't cost nearly that much anymore though. In fact, at Back Market, you can find iPhone X Black Friday deals starting at around £167 (price checked on 25/10/2023).

That means this phone was released about 6 years ago, and the price has already been reduced by 75%. Unbelievable, right? Well it's as true as the fact that all these cheap iPhone X models come with a 12-month minimum warranty and 30-day returns.

And for a little more, you can buy an iPhone XS.

The iPhone XS is also an excellent option – and a carbon copy of the iPhone X in many ways. This model will only set you back about £180 when you buy it refurbished (price checked on 25/10/2023). It’s incredible to get  almost 50% off on a Black Friday iPhone model that is only a few years "old". 

Want to learn more about the iPhone XS? Take a look at the differences between the iPhone X and the iPhone XS with our mobile phone comparison guide.

How good are the iPhone XR Black Friday deals?

If you're looking for an cheap iPhone deal on Black Friday 2023 with a long battery life, the iPhone XR easily gets longer battery life than the X and XS. You can even buy the 256GB version for around £227 (price checked on 25/10/2023). 

But are you sure you want to wait until the most stressful shopping day of the year to get a new phone? Go refurbished and enjoy a second hand iPhone that has been re-loved back to new-ish for a much cheaper price!

We also have a comparison between the iPhone X and the iPhone XR, as well as one for the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR. Which one will you choose?

👉 Find out why we think the iPhone XR is the best smartphone to buy on Black Friday in our dedicated article.

iPhone Black Friday: is it really a bargain?

This past September, Apple launched the new iPhone 15. Thanks to this, previous models such as the iPhone 14, iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 have dropped their prices considerably, making this a very good time to find excellent discounts on these smartphones.

Is it better to buy a refurbished iPhone SE or iPhone 8?

The iPhone SE 2022 is a no-brainer for us! It's a great phone and comes with newer internal components than the iPhone 8, but in the same design.

Are the best iPhone X deals on Black Friday?

The iPhone X was the first Apple smartphone to have a starting price of over £1,000. Today, the iPhone X doesn't cost nearly that much anymore though. In fact, at Back Market, you can find iPhone X Black Friday deals starting at around £167 (price checked on 25/10/2023).

How good are the iPhone XR Black Friday deals?

If you're looking for an cheap iPhone deal on Black Friday 2023 with a long battery life, the iPhone XR easily gets longer battery life than the X and XS. You can even buy the 256GB version for around £227 (price checked on 25/10/2023). 

Haziq

Written by HaziqTech Expert for Back Market UK, Ireland & Australia

When not fighting the good fight for environmental sustainability, Haziq loves making reviews of everything and anything tech-related.

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