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The most effective iPhone XS offers

There are three new iPhones in town, so the race is on to get the best contract or SIM-free deal on the iPhone XS.

Apple has unveiled three new iPhones: The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Here, we're focusing on the best deals for the iPhone XS (reviewed here), which we expect will be the most popular of the bunch. We're scouring the web to find the best prices to help you make sure you get the contract or SIM-free offer that suits you.

If you're looking for deals on Apple's bigger iPhone XS, check out our iPhone XS Max deals round-up.

The iPhone XS has a 5.8in display, it's water-resistant, an A12 Bionic chip for more power than ever, a better camera and better battery life. It's available in a new Gold colour option in addition to Space Grey and Silver, and comes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.

Find out more about what's new in our iPhone XS vs iPhone X comparison.

iPhone XS price & availability

Apple kicked off pre-orders for the iPhone XS on 14 September, and a week later the new phone became available to buy online and in stores.

The new iPhone is no small investment, with the cheapest model coming in at just under the thousand mark, so it's clear why it's worth spending some time finding the best deal.

It's priced at £999/$999 for the 64GB model, which increases to £1,149/$1,149 for the 256GB model and £1,349/$1,349 for 512GB.

Where to buy the iPhone XS

The iPhone XS is available now from most retailers and networks. You can visit each of them by clicking the links below.

  • Apple
  • Argos
  • Best Buy
  • BT Mobile
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • EE
  • Giffgaff
  • John Lewis
  • KRCS
  • Mobiles.co.uk
  • Mobile Phones Direct
  • O2
  • Sky Mobile
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Three
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone
  • Walmart

In the US, you can buy the iPhone XS from:

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

iPhone XS contract deals UK

There are so many contract deals available for the XS that it can be tricky to know where to start looking, so we've highlighted some of the best deals we've seen so far to help point you in the right direction.

Best deal: The best deal we've seen so far is from Three. It's offering all-you-can-eat data at £99 upfront and £59 per month for the 64GB model of the iPhone XS. It's available on Three's website here.

Cheapest deal: Virgin Mobile has a really cheap offer on the 64GB iPhone XS that might be worth considering, but the catch is it's a 36 month contract so you'll be committing to longer than the usual 24 months. It's £44 per month with no upfront cost for 1500 minutes, unlimited texts and 6GB data. View deal here.

Carphone Warehouse is often a great place to get good contract deals, and the iPhone XS is no exception. Some of Carphone Warehouse's deals have quite hefty upfront costs, but it's worth it for a lower monthly price and often works out cheaper when you work out the cost of the entire plan.

Our pick of the best is on O2 for the 64GB model, at £199.99 upfront and £60 per month for a whopping 100GB data and unlimited texts and calls. See deal here.

Carphone Warehouse subsidiaries Mobiles.co.uk and e2save are good places to look for deals too.

At Mobiles.co.uk, the recommended deal is the 64GB model at £159 upfront and £55 per month for 100GB data and unlimited texts on O2. View deal here.

Mobile Phones Direct is another good option. Its bestseller offers the iPhone XS with no upfront cost, but it's £60 per month. That's for 26GB data, unlimited texts and unlimited minutes on Vodafone and you'll need to remember to claim cashback otherwise it'll be £66 per month. View deal here.

At Fonehouse there's a similar deal available with no upfront cost £68 per month, 50GB and unlimited texts and minutes, available here.

Deals are also available from available from EE, O2, and Vodafone.

We also tend to check the likes of Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile, BT Mobile and Giffgaff for further deals on iPhones.

You can use our continuously updated XS deals comparison tool below to help you find the best deal. Use the sliders to tailor the contracts to you. If you can't see the widget, click here for a version of this page optimised for your device.

iPhone XS contract deals US

If you're in the US, you'll find deals at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, as well as Boost and Cricket.

iPhone XS SIM-free deals

If you want to buy the iPhone XS outright, there are plenty of places you can do that too, across both the UK and US. The following retailers are among those offering the iPhone XS SIM-free, although most models seem to be sold out from Apple. You'll instead find that shipping is in one to two weeks. Don't forget to make sure you've got a SIM-only contract to go with it.

  • Apple
  • Argos
  • Best Buy
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • John Lewis
  • KRCS
  • Walmart

We will be updating this article with all of the latest deals as they're announced, so check back regularly to find the perfect contract or SIM-free deal for you.

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