It's Apple-picking season! Snag the iPhone SE for free in this Cyber Monday deal

Cyber Monday iPhone SE deal
iPhone SE on sale for Cyber Monday (Image credit: AT&T)

Cyber Monday deals are already bleeding into Black Friday sales, and Verizon is obviously in the mix with their awesome Apple offerings. 

As of this writing, you could get the 3rd Gen iPhone SE for free at Verizon with the activation of a new line, down from the original price of $429. When it comes to the best iPhone deals you'll find on sale this week, they don't get much better than "free." (Though you will need to activate a new line with a 5G Unlimited plan.)

In short, anyone in the market for a new iPhone for Cyber Monday will want this deal on their shortlist. 

Today's best iPhone SE deal

Apple iPhone SE (2022)
Was: $429
Now: Free @ Verizon

Apple iPhone SE (2022)
Now: Free @ Verizon
Save $429 on the 3rd Gen iPhone SE (new line activation required)

Features: 4.7-inch (1334 x 750) Retina HD display, A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, 64GB / 128GB / 256GB internal storage, 12MP rear camera / 7MP FaceTime HD camera, IP67. Powered by iOS 15, this is a fantastic entry-level iPhone. 

Release date: 2022

Price check:  AT&T $35

Price history: We've found the iPhone SE on sale throughout the year, but iPhone deals don't get much better than "free." 

Reviews: We gave this device four stars in our full iPhone SE (2022) review, and so did all of our sister sites. The consensus seems clear: the iPhone SE comes with a few compromises in terms of overall performance (and less-capable cameras), but most consumers probably won't even notice. 

Laptop Mag: ★★★★ | T3: ★★★★ | Tom's Guide: ★★★★ | TechRadar: ★★★★

Buy if: You want an entry-level iPhone that won't break the bank — especially if you're already a Verizon or AT&T customer. 

Don't buy if: You want an iPhone with bleeding-edge optics and/or a bigger touchscreen.

TJ Fink
Contributing Editor

As a freelance journalist, TJ has over a decade of multi-medium storytelling under his belt. Leveraging a quarter century of collective coddiwompling amid the ever-evolving landscape of wireless gadgetry, his unique editorial background allows him to explore a variety of tech-centric subsectors on this fascinating planet. When he's not field testing new gear in the Catskills, Adirondacks, or an actual field, he can be found sipping Negronis in his living room and crafting Dr. Seussian poetry inside a tattered moleskin.