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Is Black Friday the Best Time to Buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s?

iPhone Black Friday deals are still a huge target for Black Friday 2014 with Walmart, Best Buy and Target all offering iPhone Black Friday deals.

With huge crowds and the potential for big savings, many shoppers are quietly asking, “Is Black Friday the best time to buy an iPhone?”

At the end of the day it depends where you plan to go to buy the iPhone and exactly which iPhone you want. Here’s a look at the information you need to know about buying an iPhone on Black Friday and the Best Black Friday deals yet.

Save big with a iPhone Black Friday deals.
Save big with a iPhone Black Friday deals.

Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at a special event in September and it is now easier to find the iPhone 6 and even the iPhone 6 Plus in stock at a local store — just in time for Black Friday.

Apple still sells the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but no longer offers the iPhone 4s on contract. You may see some iPhone 4s deals and there is even a pre-owned iPhone 4 deal for users looking to buy off contract.

Are Black Friday iPhone Deals Worth Buying?

There are a collection of iPhone Black Friday deals for all the iPhone models, but each of them includes a limited quantity and you’ll need to go in to a store and deal with crowds and other Black Friday hassles.

Overall you can get good iPhone Black Friday deals this year that offer almost $100 off buying the iPhone from Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, but you will need to arrive early and there are some restrictions.

You’ll need to make sure you are eligible for a new two-year contract. If you are not eligible for an upgrade you can’t take advantage of the deals. You’ll also need to be an account manager so that you can sign a new two-year contract. You will not find any T-Mobile iPhone 6 deals at most retailers, so don’t bother lining up unless it’s at a T-Mobile store.

The Walmart iPhone 6 Black Friday deals include all colors, but only the 16GB storage size and no iPhone 6 Plus option. Here’s a closer look at the current iPhone Black Friday deals.

iPhone ModelPriceStoreCatchesTrade In Bonus
iPhone 6$179 + $75 Gift CardWalmart16GB OnlyUp to $200 for old Smartphones
iPhone 5s$79 + $75 Gift CardWalmart16GB OnlyUp to $200 for old Smartphones
iPhone 6$179 + $30 Gift CardTarget16GB Only
iPhone 5s$79 + $30 Gift CardTarget16GB Only
iPhone 6$99.99 with TradeTarget16GB Only$100 Minimum Trade for iPhone
iPhone 5s$1 with TradeTarget16GB Only$100 Minimum Trade for iPhone
iPhone 6$99Sam's Club$99 for 16GB, $199 for 64Gb, $299 for 128GB
iPhone 4$99 off contractGameStopUsed
iPhone 6$99.99 with TradeBest BuyDeal only with trade.$100 minimum trade value for old iPhone
iPhone 5s$1 with TradeBest BuyDeal only with trade.$100 minimum trade value for old iPhone
iPhone 6$199 + $50 Gift CardAppleAll storage sizes. No $0 down offers
iPhone 6 Plus$299 + $50 Gift CardAppleAll storage sizes. No $0 down offers
iPhone 5s$99 + $50 Gift CardAppleAll storage sizes. No $0 down offers
iPhone 5c$0 + $50 Gift CardAppleAll storage sizes. No $0 down offers without contract.

It’s clear that there are some big savings thanks to iPhone Black Friday deals. Overall the best deals are at Sam’s Club, where you can buy the 64GB iPhone 6 for $100 off, but you need to be a member and there are very limited quantities.

There are no easy to find iPhone 6 Plus Black Friday deals, and it’s not clear if we will see any at this point. We’re still waiting for the T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T Black Friday ads, but they don’t normally offer deep discounts on the iPhone. Perhaps we’ll see some form of trade in offer on Black Friday 2014.

Most of the iPhone Black Friday deals are worth buying.
Most of the iPhone Black Friday deals are worth buying.

The Apple Black Friday 2014 ad won’t show up until next week, and if it follows last year’s offers you won’t see any big savings on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The Apple Black Friday deals typically focus on the iPad, iPod touch and computers at the Apple Store.

The short answer to, “Is Black Friday the best time to buy an iPhone?” is yes. But you’ll need to get to the store early and you certainly need to make sure you fulfill any catches like the need for an old iPhone to trade in at Best Buy. You’ll also need to be prepared to pay $179 for the iPhone 6 at Walmart and use the gift card savings on a separate shopping trip.

On Black Friday you can save nearly $100 off the price of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s. We may not see these big, no trade-in needed, iPhone 6 deals again for a while.

Black Friday 2014 Deals & Ads

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Ad

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Walmart Black Friday 2014 Ad

Walmart Black Friday 2014 deals start at 6PM on Thanksgiving and roll all the way through Cyber Monday. There are three specific events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2014, including nine 1 Hour Guarantee items that are in stock or you can get it by Christmas at the Black Friday price. 

This includes a 65-inch Vizio HDTV for $648, the Xbox One with Halo for $299 after gift card rebate and an iPad mini for $169 after gift card. 

You can check out more details on how the Walmart Black Friday 2014 1 Hour Guarantee will work. Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer at Walmart states, “We’ve taken significant steps to improve the 1-Hour Guarantee process from beginning to end. It’s simple and seamless.”

Walmart beat our Xbox One and PS4 Black Friday 2014 predictions with big savings on the Xbox One and the PS4 GTA 5 and The Last of US Remastered bundle for $399. Here's a look at the nine guaranteed in stock items for 2014. 

  • 50” Class LED HDTV for $218 ($180 savings)
  • Vizio 65” Class Smart LED HDTV for $648 ($350 savings)
  • Apple iPad Mini 16GB with Wi-Fi for $199 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card ($70 value)
  • Xbox One Halo “The Master Chief Collection” Bundle for $329 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card 
  • RCA 7” Google Play Wi-Fi Tablet for $29 (special buy)
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Style on Straight Talk Wireless for $29 ($100 savings)
  • LG Blu-ray Disc Player for $35 (special buy)
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Headphones for $149 ($130 savings)
  • HP Intel Celeron Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)

You can see the full Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad and deals online now. Wlaamrt will post store maps on November 18th and share more detials as the event approaches. 

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One Comment

  1. annelysa

    11/25/2014 at 9:36 pm

    Iphone 6 please

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