You actually have a few options when it comes to buying an Apple iPhone. You can buy your iPhone from Apple, from your wireless carrier, or from an individual or online marketplace, such as Swappa.
This may seem like an obvious statement, but as a reminder — your iPhone will have the same features regardless of where you buy it. Each and every iPhone comes with the default Apple apps pre-installed, and they also have the Apple App Store which will let you download countless other apps.
If every iPhone is the same in terms of features, why not make it a goal to spend less?
Where can I get the best deal on an iPhone?
A top-of-the-line smartphone isn’t cheap, and it isn’t uncommon to see prices climb above $1,000. You also need wireless service to use your smartphone, and that is not always low priced either. Quite simply, if you are buying an iPhone and trying to spend as little as possible — you should buy a used iPhone outright for less on Swappa.
Where should I buy my iPhone?
The Swappa marketplace is an active marketplace, which means you will easily be able to find an iPhone that fits your needs and budget — including many that are unlocked and can be used with a variety of wireless carriers. Aside from being able to spend less money, some of the other perks that you’ll get with Swappa include:
- A detailed price history for each model of the iPhone
- A detailed compatibility guide for each model of the iPhone
|iPhone 11 Price History||iPhone 11 Compatibility Guide|
|iPhone Xr Price History||iPhone Xr Compatibility Guide|
Along with being able to buy a cheap iPhone from the Swappa marketplace, you can also research wireless carriers to find the best deals. And, if you buy a compatible phone, you may even be able to score 3 months of free wireless service from Mint Mobile.
Swappa has also partnered with Warranty Life so you can get a protection plan that covers accident protection for drops and spills, as well as fix screens, water damage, and more. Protection plans from Warranty Life start as low as $50 for a year of coverage.
Buy your iPhone from Apple or your wireless carrier
If a used iPhone isn’t for you, and you absolutely must have a brand new iPhone — you’ll need to buy from Apple or your wireless carrier. And, unless your carrier happens to be running a special, you should expect to pay full price. Sticking with the iPhone 11 and iPhone Xr as examples, the current starting price (as of June 2021) for the 64GB iPhone 11 is $599 and the 64GB iPhone Xr is $499.
One perk of getting your iPhone from Apple or your carrier is that you can often finance your phone and pay monthly. This is a good option as it means you won’t have to immediately pay hundreds of dollars. But it also means you’ll be paying every month, and the monthly cost of the phone will be in addition to the monthly payment for your wireless service.
Another perk of buying from Apple or your wireless carrier is being able to get a discount by trading in your current phone. The Apple and wireless carrier trade-in offers are very convenient, but you are going to be trading value for convenience. To get the most value from your current phone, you should sell it on Swappa.
Shop safely and save the most money on Swappa
Buying your next iPhone on Swappa is a great way to get a cheap iPhone. Naturally, we mean “cheap” as in low priced and not junky. And that is actually Swappa policy — all devices listed on Swappa must be fully functional. Devices also cannot have any cracked glass, water damage, or structural issues.
Buyers can browse Swappa for their next iPhone knowing when they buy — they will receive a quality iPhone that is as advertised.
Swappa doesn’t allow any junk, and we do not allow any jerks, so you’ll be buying from like-minded users who simply want to sell their old phone at a fair price (often so they can turn around and buy a newer iPhone on Swappa).
Some of the other perks that you’ll get buying on Swappa include:
- A support team that is available 24/7/365 if you have a question or concern.
- A moderation team that reviews listings to make sure devices meet our listing requirements.
- Using PayPal for payment processing due to the extensive protections they offer for buyers and sellers.
We also encourage you to read our Trustpilot reviews, where Swappa has a current rating of Excellent.