iPhone 12 deals that outlast Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Updated Oct 17, 2022 - iPhone 12 Black Friday deals might seem like a great way to save money on these popular Apple devices. But if you want even lower prices, check out these refurbished iPhone 12 deals (psst… you can skip the Cyber Monday sales too).

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Should you buy the iPhone 12 on Black Friday?

The iPhone 12 was released in October 2020, and it’s still one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. With 4 different models, the iPhone 12 lineup offers something for everyone, from long battery life to the advanced camera and display. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will please both gaming and photography enthusiasts, while the iPhone 12 mini is perfect for those who prefer a compact smartphone that's easy to use with one hand. 

The only problem? The price. 💸

Even with Black Friday deals, iPhones’ high prices keep them out of reach for many people. But don't worry, we’re here with refurbished iPhone 12 deals at more affordable prices than typical Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales. 🙌

Here are just a few of the best iPhone 12 deals you can shop today on Back Market:

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, which is considered the start of the holiday shopping season when many retailers encourage people to shop by promoting sales and discounts. This year, Black Friday will fall on November 25, 2022.

Many consumers look to get a head start on their holiday shopping and save some money during these Black Friday sales. At first, Black Friday was mainly an American occurrence, but it has definitely spread from the US to many other countries around the world in recent years. 

While you’ll see Black Friday deals for just about every item imaginable, tech gear and electronics are among the most popular. Many retailers advertise Black Friday deals on tech including smartphones (especially iPhones), tablets, gaming consoles, laptops, AirPods and other headphones, and more. However, these deals are usually aimed to increase spending (they get people in the door or on the website) rather than to actually help shoppers save money. Most of the time, seasonal sales aren’t the lowest prices of the year.

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Why you might want to skip Black Friday iPhone 12 deals

An average user keeps their iPhone for about two years before buying a new one. While there are many reasons for this, a big one is the fact that Apple releases a new version every single year (with plenty of fanfare). 

Hearing the brand’s yearly promise of “the most advanced smartphone ever” tempts many people into upgrading, even when their current phone is less than a year old and works flawlessly. As users abandon their perfectly good devices for the latest model, the planet suffers from a growing e-waste problem.

Of course, if you have an older phone or your phone has certain defects, it totally makes sense to upgrade. Apple does support its devices for a long time with software and security updates, so if you love the design and experience of using an iPhone, it’s worth the investment since you will be able to use it for several years. If you decide to buy an iPhone, you’ll save more money—and help reduce e-waste—by choosing a refurbished phone instead of a new one (yes, even during Black Friday)!

Is a refurbished iPhone 12 still a good deal?

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 13, fans were a bit disappointed to find that most of its technology and features were very similar to the previous model.

🫖  Want to know more? We spill the tea in our iPhone 12 vs 13 comparison.

By contrast, the iPhone 12 made several improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 11. Notable changes included the design, an OLED screen instead of LED, 5G vs 4G connectivity, and the introduction of Magsafe charging technology.

The iPhone 12 is still one of the best smartphones on the market today, so it makes sense that plenty of people will have it on their holiday shopping list. While we don't expect Black Friday deals from Apple, other retailers may promote iPhone 12 deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Same goes for the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 mini, for all different storage capacities. The 12 and 12 mini are available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, while the Pro models start at 128GB and go up to 512GB.

What’s the difference between iPhone 12 and 12 Pro?

If you need even more power, consider the iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max. The biggest differences between the Pro and standard models are in the camera. With the 12 Pros, you get a telephoto lens and Lidar scanner, which gives you better pictures in low-light conditions. 

There are also some differences in the design. For example, the iPhone 12 and 12 mini have a glossy aluminum casing while the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max have a matte stainless steel casing.

🤳 Not sure whether to get the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro? Find more differences in this iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro comparison!

Are iPhone 12 Black Friday deals the best bargains?

Long story short: no. While you're likely to find plenty of iPhone 12 Black Friday deals at various retailers that seem like good bargains, there’s no need to wait—or rush—if you want the best possible deal on an iPhone 12. Back Market prices are up to 70% less than new, all year long. Our deals will always be here before, during, and after Black Friday. 🥳🥳🥳

The iPhones and other items sold on Back Market are refurbished. Unlike typical “used” items, these are repaired and tested by professional refurbishers. Every device is 100% functional. Plus, each purchase comes with a 12-month warranty and 30 days to change your mind.

Deals on more iPhone models and Apple accessories

Whether you’re looking for deals on the iPhone 13, iPhone 11, iPhone SE, or any other model, Back Market has a huge selection of expertly renewed devices in all different colors and storage capacities. We even have iPhone 13 Black Friday deals that last year-round!

Not sure which iPhone is right for you? If you need more information to help you decide, check out some of our phone comparisons:

🎧 If you want to add a pair of headphones to your iPhone purchase, you can also find AirPods and AirPods Pro Black Friday deals that last all year long on Back Market!

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Our mission is to make renewed tech mainstream. Turning old into "new new", so to speak.

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