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How to buy the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

How to buy the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro


The 2021 batch of iPhones have officially released

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All of the colors of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.

Apple announced a fleet of new products at its “California Streaming” event. Chief among them — you guessed it — was the iPhone 13. This one is coming in various sizes and colors, but with smaller notches, the new A15 Bionic chipset, and with redesigned and improved cameras located around the back. Going from smallest to largest, Apple will soon release the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and finally the iPhone 13 Pro Max. With the Pro and Pro Max, you’ll be able to get the first iPhone to ship with 1TB of storage, along with 120Hz refresh rate displays.

If you’re looking forward to ordering any of the four iPhone 13 models, the good news is you no longer need to preorder and wait around. If you haven’t already ordered one, there’s a good chance you pick one up from your local Apple store, or from your carrier.

If you’re curious about all of the options and how much it’ll all cost, we’ve listed all of that info below for buying unlocked. All of the carrier-specific promos, including trade-in deals, are listed at the bottom of the post.

How to buy the iPhone 13 Mini

The iPhone 13 Mini is the 2021 iteration on the Mini phone form factor with a 5.4-inch OLED screen. Apple says that this newer version should get better battery life than the previous model. Battery life was one of the few disappointments in the iPhone 12 Mini, so it’s good that Apple seems to have made improvements here.

Apple sells the iPhone 13 Mini starting with 128GB of storage for $729. You’ll be able to opt for more storage with the 256GB or 512GB versions for $829 or $1,029, respectively. If you purchase through a carrier via Apple’s site, the starting price of each configuration drops $30, starting at $699. If you want to trade in your phone, check for its value right here.

How to order the iPhone 13

Apple’s new iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch OLED display, the same size as last year’s model. Like other models this year, Apple upgraded the internal chipset to the A15 Bionic.

Buying them unlocked will cost you $30 more than buying through a carrier, starting at $829 for the 128GB version, $929 for the 256GB version, and $1,129 for the 512GB version.

You can find out your phone’s value at Apple, if you want to trade it in for credit.

How to buy the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the biggest and most capable models coming out of Apple in 2021. The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch OLED display with an A15 Bionic chipset, while the Pro Max has a bigger 6.7-inch OLED. Both support up to 120Hz refresh rate, which is an improvement that’s long been anticipated. However, you’ll also pay a lot more for this model than the base iPhone 13.

At Apple, the 128GB version of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models start at $999 and $1,099, respectively. The 256GB iPhone 13 Pro will run you $1,099, while the Pro Max will cost $1,199. The 512GB configuration of either model will also cost an extra $200, with the 1TB iPhone 13 Pro retailing for $1,499 and the Pro Max retailing for $1,599. Unlike the iPhone 13 Mini and standard iPhone 13, there’s no $30 price difference if you choose to purchase the Pro line unlocked.

As mentioned before, Apple’s site can tell you how much your current phone is worth, if you want to trade it in.

iPhone 13 lineup carrier deals

Verizon carrier deal: Current and new Verizon users can save on any of the iPhone 13 models with a trade-in if you’re on certain unlimited plans, billed back to you in monthly credits over the course of 24 or 30 months. New customers can get an additional $500 worth in credits by switching carriers to Verizon.

How much you’ll get in trade-in credit varies depending on the phone you want, with up to $1,000 back in billing credits if you buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max and have an unlimited plan. If you’re after the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro that usually costs $999, trading in select phones can make it free after you’ve received billing credits.

If you want the iPhone 13, Verizon will offer those on an unlimited plan up to $800 for a trade-in, and you’ll get reimbursed via billing credits. For an iPhone 13 Mini, trade in values cap at $700. Visit Verizon.

According to a Verizon spokesperson, these are the phones that will get the most amount of trade-in value (though the carrier will accept most phones in any condition, but battery damage is a deal-breaker):

  • iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max

These are the mid-tier devices:

  • Apple: iPhone X and up 
  • Samsung: GS9 and Note 9 and up 
  • Google: Pixel 4A and up 
  • Kyocera: DuraForce Ultra 
  • LG: V50 ThinQ and up 
  • Motorola: Moto One 5G, RAZR, Edge Plus 
  • Nokia: 8 V 5G 
  • OnePlus: 7 and up 
  • Sony: Xperia 1 and up

T-Mobile carrier deal: New and existing T-Mobile users can get up to $800 in trade-in credit toward an iPhone 13 series phone. This deal is available for customers on the Max plan, and you’ll get the credit paid back to you in 30 monthly bill credits. T-Mobile’s “Forever Upgrade” initiative will let Max plan holders get up to $800 in trade-in credit for future trade-ins, including this one. Visit T-Mobile.

AT&T carrier deal: New and current AT&T subscribers on an unlimited plan who trade in a phone, then purchase an iPhone 13 series phone on an installment plan can get a good deal after all of the billing credits have come in. You can get up to $1,000 in billing credits if you trade in a phone that’s worth $180 or higher, making the iPhone 13 Pro Max a better deal. Visit AT&T.