I’m going to put this very bluntly: If you buy an iPhone 6 today, or on any day before Black Friday, you are getting ripped off. If you can suffer through the next 69 days without an iPhone the size of a Pop Tart, you’ll get a much better deal. In fact, you might even get it for something very close to free. For the last few years, the very best time to buy a latest-model iPhone has been Black Friday, hands down, no contest.
Released on October 15, 2010, a 16GB version of the iPhone 4s was initially offered for $199 with a 2 year activation or standard upgrade. In 2012, Best Buy was the first major retailer to offer a Black Friday deal on any iPhone. It was an iPhone 4s, then the latest model, for $99. It wouldn’t be a compelling offer today, but at the time any discount on an iPhone was big news.