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

The iPhone 13 isn't the latest model in the lineup anymore, but it still has plenty of power and a great screen, at a price that won't break the bank.

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Getting your hands on an iPhone and enjoying all that comes with it doesn't have to be expensive. Sure, the new models can cost a small fortune, but there are other options, like the iPhone 13. Sure, it's a couple of generations old, but 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 one when there's a deal to be had. These deals below will help you get it for less, and potentially for free if you're willing to grab a new line.

Apple iPhone 13

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 have 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.

An iPhone 13 will set you back $17.50 per month on top of your plan at AT&T right now, but you can trade in your old device and get credits toward your bill. Apple's iPhones often bring in the best cash, but you can trade in devices from Samsung and other companies, too.

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. Bill credits are also available when you add an iPad or Apple Watch to your order, 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.