Learn Which iPhone You Should Buy Right Now (new)

Choosing the right iPhone has become considerably more difficult. However, our overview of Apple’s lineup may be of assistance.



From the iPhone 13 Pro Max to the iPhone SE, Apple has more alternatives than ever. We’re here to assist you in distinguishing between marketing slogans and reality. We’ve updated our iPhone buying guide with our selections for the best of the best after testing all of the latest models. To help, We’ve discussed each’s advantages and disadvantages.

Check out our other recommendations as well, such as the Best iPhone 13 Deals, Best iPhone 13 Cases and Accessories, Best iPhone 12 Cases, Best iPhone SE Deals, Best iPads, and Best MacBooks.

But first, get rid of your old iPhone!


Best iPhone Deal

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

The 2020 iPhone SE (8/10, WIRED Recommends) costs $400 but has the same A13 processor as the top-tier iPhone 11 Pro from that year. As a result, you’ll be able to run almost any software and most games just fine. If you like Apple’s older phones, this is the only iPhone available now with large bezels, a home button, and Touch ID for safe unlocking. It also features some modern upgrades, such as wireless charging and an excellent single-lens camera. Unfortunately, the headphone jack did not work.

Just bear in mind that it won’t match the photo quality of successors like the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, especially in low light, due to the lack of a Night mode. As senior writer Lauren Goode points out in her review, battery life is also inadequate, lasting only roughly a day with moderate use. However, if you’re looking for a new iPhone but are put off by the price, this is the one for you—especially considering it’s a pocket-sized “small” phone, if not the smallest (that title now goes to the iPhone 13 Mini). If you don’t mind moving to Android, see our Best Cheap Phones article for more possibilities.