After months of waiting, the iPhone 12 mini is now on sale. The pint-sized iPhone 12 model now joins the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 in Apple’s iPhone lineup. Below you will find everything you need to know about buying the iPhone 12 mini, including tips on getting the phone at a discount.
You can order the iPhone 12 mini from Apple’s website or by visiting an Apple retail store. Apple is not discounting the SIM-free version of the iPhone 12 mini, which starts at $699 for the 64GB model. You can take advantage of the carrier offers below if you choose to purchase through Apple using your wireless plan.
Apple also is accepting trade-ins, though, which will lower the final price you will pay for the phone. One of the highest-priced trade-ins is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which you can net you $500 towards your new iPhone 12 mini.
Best Buy is selling the iPhone 12 mini with discounts based on the carrier you choose and whether you select an upgrade or open a new line or account.
There is no discount for Verizon customers, but T-Mobile and AT&T customers can save $70 on the iPhone 12 mini. Best Buy also is offering a discount on the iPhone 12 (Verizon/AT&T/Sprint) when you purchase a new phone with an eligible trade-in.
Target also is selling the iPhone 12 mini, but the retailer only is selling the smartphone through AT&T. You can take advantage of AT&T’s promotion that takes $700 off the price of the phone with an eligible trade-in and compatible wireless plan.
Verizon offers a BOGO deal, which gives you a free iPhone 12 mini if you buy one on a new line with a monthly payment plan. This discount uses a monthly credit for one line to make it free and requires you to keep both payment plans active for 24 months. You can also trade-in a phone and receive up to $412 off the iPhone 12 mini. This could lower the smartphone’s cost to as little as $12 a month for 24 months.
AT&T has a promotion that slashes up to $700 off the iPhone 12 mini with a trade-in. To receive this offer, customers must sign up for an unlimited plan and purchase the device with a 30-month payment plan to receive the monthly credit. The trade-in iPhone also needs to be a newer model in excellent condition to receive the maximum benefit.
T-Mobile is giving away the iPhone 12 mini for free with an eligible trade-in and a new phone line with a monthly payment plan. T-Mobile offers up to $730 off with the following phones in good condition: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. Older phones and less expensive phones like the iPhone SE 2020 will receive less on their trade-in.