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Best iPhone 14 deals: Looking for the best price in the UK? We’ve got you covered (Image: APPLE • GETTY • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS )

Looking for the best iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus deals? You’re in the right place – and your timing is impeccable!

There are some staggeringly good discounts and deals available on the iPhone 14 series right now, despite these still being the latest phones from Apple. The new handsets, which launched in September and October 2022 respectively, arrive with a slew of new features, including improved battery life, a higher-resolution selfie camera, and car crash detection to call the emergency services if you’ve been in an accident. It’s all very clever stuff.

And thanks to the latest iPhone 14 deals, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

In this guide, we’ve rounded up the best deals and promotions on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus from the biggest UK mobile networks, as well as SIM-free prices for those who prefer to buy a new iPhone outright and pair it with any SIM deal.

Quick note – if you’re looking for the best iPhone 14 Pro deals, you’ll find those prices in another guide. And if you’re still unsure whether the latest phone from Apple is worth the upgrade, our in-depth iPhone 14 review has all of the answers. You can also see where the iPhone 14 series has ranked in our comprehensive best iPhone guide.

Short on time? We’ve picked out the most noteworthy iPhone 14 deals below. Or scroll down for our comprehensive guide on the best iPhone 14 deals (both pay monthly and SIM-only), a breakdown of what’s new in the latest handsets from Apple, and more. Find the full guide below, or click on the links to jump to the relevant section.

The iPhone 14 series arrives with a new screen size option, an upgraded selfie camera, and an incredibly clever car crash detection feature …that you’ll never want to actually make use of. This time around, there’s no successor to the smaller iPhone 13 mini, with the lineup now consisting of the iPhone 14 (with the same 6.1-inch screen size as its predecessor) and the all-new iPhone 14 Plus (6.7-inch). The latter is the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Both iPhone 14 and 14 Plus support 5G, fast wired charging, as well as the MagSafe system to magnetically snap chargers, cases, and accessories like wallets and car mounts to the back of the phone. In the USA, both of these phones drop the physical SIM tray in favour of a digital-only solution called eSIM, however, in the UK and Europe, you’ll still need to deal with fiddly SIM cards to get set-up with your 5G data allowance, calls and text messages.

With the release of its new phones, Apple has increased the price of all iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models. Ouch

That means that if you’re buying the handset outright (also known as SIM-free) so you can use any monthly SIM deal with your new iPhone, you’ll need to pay £849 for the entry-level iPhone 14 with 128GB of built-in storage, rising to £959 for 256GB, and maxing-out at £1,179 for 512GB. If you’d like the bigger screen size found on the iPhone 14 Plus, you’ll need to pay £949 for the base model with 128GB of built-in storage, rising to £1,059 for 256GB, and topping out at £1,279 for 512GB.

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Fortunately, there are some ways to secure discounts to these new, higher price tags. Scroll down for everything you need to know.

Buy iPhone 14 outright

There are a number of advantages to buying a new phone, like the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, outright. First of all, it means you own the handset in its entirety from day one – so you’re free to sell on the phone to upgrade to a newer model whenever you want, rather than waiting two or three years until your mobile network offers you the chance to upgrade. Next, it means you can pair the phone with any SIM only deal. Some of these deals can offer huge data allowances at low monthly prices.

If you’re looking to buy an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus from the Apple Store, there’s a pretty sizeable discount available right now. For a limited time, Apple is offering up to £625 discount off the cost of your new iPhone when you trade-in your existing handset. The amount of money that you’ll receive depends on the brand, model, and condition. The minimum trade-in value is £30 and the handset doesn’t need to be in perfect working order to qualify.

Of course, you can still check out the best iPhone 13 deals and best iPhone 12 deals, which have only gotten better since the iPhone 14 release.

iPhone 14 is one of the best-selling phones of the year, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that almost every online and high street retailer has it stocked on their shelves. John Lewis, Amazon, Currys, Argos, Very, the list goes on. There are a number of reasons you might prefer to buy from these retailers over your local Apple Store.

Firstly, many of these retailers will discount the iPhone 14 during sales …something you won’t see from Apple. Even during the annual Black Friday sales, Apple refuses to drop the price of any of its products. Instead, the company bundles a free Gift Card to spend on accessories, apps or other products from the Apple Store with select purchases. The latest generation of iPhone is never eligible for these deals.

John Lewis & Partners offers double the hardware warranty as standard (two years of protection against faults). For those who want peace of mind (without the added cost of Apple Care, this is a great option). Argos offers same-day pick-up for those who live close to one of its branches, Very offers payment plans to spread the cost of its products, and Amazon Prime members will get next-day delivery at no extra cost when buying their new iPhone 14 or 14 Plus from Amazon.

We’ve rounded up the latest SIM-free prices below, so you can find the best deal.

Best iPhone 14 deals

The most affordable way to buy the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is to sign-up for a pay monthly contract with mobile networks like O2, Vodafone, EE, Three, Sky Mobile, and more.

These mobile carriers spread the cost of the handset over two or three-year contracts, so you’ll be paying in smaller instalments. Mobile networks will also bundle in generous extras and freebies that you won’t find when buying the handset outright from the high street.

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Of course, there’s a dizzying number of iPhone 14 deals out there. To make it easier to compare prices, we’ve picked pay monthly deals with roughly 20-30GB of 5G mobile data allowance each month. That should be more than enough to stream songs from Apple Music, watch TikTok while waiting for the train, back up photos, and answer FaceTime calls away from Wi-Fi without any trouble.

If you need more, or less, 5G data – you can tweak the details of the pay monthly contract at checkout so that it’s the perfect fit for you. As you might expect, this is just a taster of the hundreds and hundreds of deals available.

Best iPhone 14 Plus deals

Looking for the best iPhone 14 Plus deals? We’ve rounded up the latest pay monthly deals from the biggest UK mobile networks below.

Buying the iPhone 14 Plus this way bundles the cost of the handset, text messages, calls, and 4G and 5G mobile data into a single monthly fee.

We’ve applied the same criteria as the iPhone 14 deals above, so we’re comparing pay monthly plans from major UK networks with between 20-30GB of 5G data. That should be more than enough for most users – and enough to take advantage of some of the exciting new features bundled with your new handset.

iPhone 14 release date

iPhone 14 was released on Friday September 16 while the iPhone 14 Plus didn’t get its release date until Friday October 7, 2022.

It’s still a little unclear what caused the substantial delay to the iPhone 14 Plus. Stock levels seem pretty stable for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus following their UK launch, so you should be able to get your hands on a new handset without too much of a wait. 

iPhone 14 features

The biggest change with the iPhone 14 series is the new 6.7-inch screen size available with the iPhone 14 Plus.

That expansive screen size has previously only been available as part of the Pro lineup, which is much pricier than the standard iPhone 14. For those who want the biggest possible OLED display tucked in their pocket for gaming, reading ebooks, checking emails and working, watching Netflix during their commute, web browsing and more …the iPhone 14 Plus is the model for you.

Apple will offer five case colours for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus – Midnight (otherwise known as Black), Starlight (a kinda off-white), Blue, Purple, and Product (RED). Compared to the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has ditched the Green and Pink options.

Both iPhone 14 and 14 Plus support a new car crash detection feature, which relies on a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new dynamic range gyroscope. These new components build on the existing slew of sensors fitted to Apple’s phones, like the barometer, which can now detect cabin pressure changes, the GPS for additional input for speed changes, and the microphone, which can recognise loud noises typified by severe car crashes – like airbags deploying throughout the cabin.

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Should the worst happen and you’re unconscious or unable to reach the handset, your iPhone can automatically alert emergency services.

And that’s not the only new feature inside the iPhone 14 that you’ll hopefully never use. The new iPhone models can communicate with satellites. Dubbed Emergency SOS via satellite, this new feature is designed to enable you to contact emergency services even when you’re miles from a good mobile signal or Wi-Fi network.

The SOS will send critical information, like your location data and whether anyone is seriously hurt, to the relevant emergency services via a series of quick Q&As developed with the police, coastguards, mountain rescue, and more.

If the emergency responders that you’re trying to reach do not support text messages, the initial questionnaire and follow-up messages are relayed to newly-established centres staffed by Apple‑trained specialists who can call for help on the user’s behalf.

Emergency SOS via satellite will be available for two years with every iPhone 14 purchase so, presumably, Apple will charge an extra subscription fee (or bundle the service as part of its Amazon Prime-esque Apple One subscription) in the coming years …although there’s no word on pricing or a release date for that yet.

Emergency SOS via satellite won’t be available at launch, but will roll out later this year. Unfortunately, Europeans will miss out on this feature for the time being too, with Emergency SOS reserved for the United States and Canada for now.

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iPhone 14 and 14 Plus arrive with a much-improved rear camera capable of better images in low-light (Image: APPLE)

The front-facing camera enjoys an upgrade this year, with an ƒ/1.9 aperture to enable better low-light performance for photos and video. More exciting, Apple has enabled autofocus on the selfie camera for the first time, so the sensor can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away. It’ll also save you from having to tap the screen to pinpoint the focus of the shot each time that you take a selfie. Those who regularly snap selfies or make video calls with their iPhone should really notice the difference.

Flip the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus around and you’ll find an improved camera system too. Apple says its new cameras offer 49% improvement in low light image quality and that Night mode, which ekes out details from the gloom without relying on a blinding LED TrueTone flash, now takes photos twice as fast as last year.

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Both new iPhone models arrive with iOS 16 preinstalled, with its redesigned lockscreen and widgets (Image: APPLE)

Apple has fitted a new main camera with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and larger 1.9 µm pixels, which should capture more light and detail in both photos and videos, faster exposure times, and sensor-shift optical image stabilisation (OIS) to remove wobble from low-light and video capture. That stabilisation enables something called Action Mode, which smoothes out your video footage as you jog or sprint …like using an accessory like a gimbal or an action-focused camera, like GoPro.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus arrive with iOS 16 preinstalled, which allows you to add Apple Watch-like widgets to the lockscreen and customise the font for the clock.





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