You Can Get a Great Deal on the iPhone 7 Now Thanks to Apple's Clearance Sale

Sep 12, 2019

Out with the old, in with the new.

After announcing the high-speed, multi-lens iPhone 11 on Tuesday, Apple has now slashed prices for the iPhone 7. The 32-gigabyte jet black model is now on clearance and you can buy it for $399 on [tempo-ecommerce src="https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/clearance" title="Apple's website" context="body"].

That's a pretty serious discount, given that the base version of the iPhone 7 cost $649 when it launched in 2016.

Though four iPhones ago may seem like ancient history, the iPhone 7 is no clunky, bygone piece of machinery. It has a 4.7-inch screen, an HD FaceTime camera, Touch ID, slow-mo and time-lapse video settings, and more. It's also water resistant up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, offers WiFi calling and can play up to 40 hours of audio.

iPhone 7 Courtesy of Apple 

Macworld reported Apple likely dropped the prices because it's discontinuing the iPhone 7, which is common when the company debuts a new model. The iPhone 7 is no longer featured at the top of Apple's iPhone homepage, which now only shows the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11, the iPhone XR and iPhone 8.

Buying a discontinued iPhone 7 may mean you can't download the newest iOS or access flashy features, but don't worry — you can still get it fixed if it breaks. People "may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured," according to Apple's website. (So you've got a while to go.)

Several retailers are selling their iPhone 7 models at similarly reduced prices. At [tempo-ecommerce src="https://www.walmart.com/ip/AT-T-PREPAID-iPhone-7-32GB-50-Airtime-Bundle-Includes-50-account-credit-upon-activation/516241142" title="Walmart" context="body"], you can buy an AT&T prepaid iPhone 7 with 32 gigs of storage space and a $50 airtime bundle for $349.99. If you buy a prepaid [tempo-ecommerce src="https://www.walmart.com/ip/Net10-Apple-iPhone-7-32GB-Prepaid-Smartphone-Black/582239558" title="Net10 iPhone 7" context="body"], the price dips to $299.99.

A Total Wireless iPhone 7 is [tempo-ecommerce src="https://www.bestbuy.com/site/total-wireless-apple-iphone-7-jet-black/6318675.p?skuId=6318675" title="$299.99 at Best Buy" context="body"], as well. You can score a Simple Mobile prepaid iPhone 7 on Amazon for $299.99, too — and you can get it in gold.

For comparison, the [tempo-ecommerce src="https://www.apple.com/iphone-11/" title="iPhone 11 starts at $699" context="body"]. However, if your heart is set on nabbing that brand-new model, there is one way to save money: Look into trading in your old Apple devices for a credit. Preorders for the iPhone 11 start Friday.

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