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iPhone 13 Deals: Save With Trade-In Value or Get It for Free With a New Line

Even though the iPhone 13 is a few years old now, it's still a relatively powerful phone, and if you want to save some cash while still owning an iPhone, this is a solid option.

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Upgrading to the latest and greatest iPhone will cost you a pretty penny, especially since the iPhone 15 is still relatively new. There are other options, like the iPhone 13, and while it's a couple of generations old, it still has a lot of power under the hood. We even still have it listed as one of our favorite phones for value, so it's well worth grabbing it. Even better, these deals below will help you get it for even cheaper, and potentially for free, if you're willing to grab a new line.

iPhone 13 Pro Max
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The iPhone 13 has essentially the same design, screen and A15 Bionic processor as the iPhone 14, as well as 5G support, MagSafe charging and cameras that are on par with those on the previous iPhone 12 Pro Max.

If that sounds like the iPhone for you, read on for our top recommendations for iPhone 13 deals.

What colors does the iPhone 13 come in?

A row of Apple iPhone 13 cases from dark to light colors against a yellow background.

The iPhone 13 comes in six colors: green, pink, blue, midnight, starlight white and Product Red. Cases come in a much wider range of hues and patterns.

How much does the iPhone 13 cost?

iPhone 13 prices start at $599 for 128GB and rise to $699 for 256GB or $899 for 512GB. 

Best iPhone 13 deals

Most retailers and carriers, including Apple itself, are offering great deals on the iPhone 13. If you've got an older iPhone that you're looking to trade in, you can save hundreds on a new model, or you can save with special offers from carriers. We've rounded up some of the best deals out there right now.

We'll update this page as new offers become available, so check back if your carrier or preferred retailer isn't listed below.

Use Apple's trade-in service and save hundreds on your iPhone 13 purchase. Though its site quotes up to $630 off right now, the higher amounts are for folks handing over a model from the newer iPhone 14 or 15 series, which you're unlikely to be doing when buying an iPhone 13. The highest price paid for an older model is $370 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max or $220 for the standard iPhone 12. If you're financing the purchase, Apple will apply the trade-in amount as a credit after it has inspected the device you send in, or it'll refund the trade-in amount to your original payment method if you paid in full up front.

Grab an iPhone 13 from $1.99 per month with AT&T on an unlimited plan and get the rest in bill credits depending on the storage size. You can also get trade-in bill credits, including up to $230 off for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but it also accepts devices from Samsung, Google and other brands.

Right now Verizon will give you an iPhone 13 for free if you take out a new line. Multiple colors are available, and you'll get the full price of the iPhone applied as credit to your account over the course of 36 months. Any new 5G line will work, too.

T-Mobile is offering multiple deals on the iPhone 13, including a few ways to get your hands on one for free. Those adding a new line can get one for free when they either switch over their existing number from another carrier, or with an eligible trade-in. You can also save $315 with just a new line, or buy one and get $700 off another with at least one new line.