Apple's previous-gen iPhone 13 is a great deal for anyone who wants to upgrade to a new phone, but doesn't necessarily need the latest models out there.
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The iPhone 13 might not be the latest and greatest that Apple has to offer, but it's a great option for people who want that iPhone experience without necessarily paying iPhone prices. And now you can get it as part of some pretty great deals, too.
With the arrival of the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple has streamlined its iPhone offerings slightly, meaning the only iPhone 13-series device left is the standard one. There's no iPhone 13 Mini anymore, which is a shame for fans of that smaller 5.4-inch display.
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The iPhone 13 still packs a punch and would be a solid upgrade for a lot of folks -- and it's still our pick for the best iPhone when it comes to value. It 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 seen on the previous iPhone 12 Pro Max.
If that sounds like the iPhone for you, read on for our top recommendations when it comes to iPhone 13 deals.
What colors does the iPhone 13 come in?
The iPhone 13 comes in six different 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 pricing starts at $599 for 128GB and rises 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 save with special offers from carriers. We've rounded up some of the best deals out there right now.
We'll keep updating 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 off your iPhone 13 purchase. While its site quotes up to $660 off right now, the higher prices are for handing over an iPhone 14 model, which you're unlikely to be doing when buying an iPhone 13. The highest price paid for an older model is $450 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max or $250 for the standard iPhone 12. If you're financing the purchase, Apple will apply the trade-in amount as credit after it has inspected the device you send in, or it will refund the trade-in amount to your original purchasing method if you paid in full upfront.
Grab an iPhone 13 from $17.50 per month via AT&T and then trade in your old device to save some money via credits. The amount you get will depend on what you're trading in and the condition it's in once AT&T receives it, however.
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.
Buying a new iPhone 13 from T-Mobile today means choosing from three different offers.
If you take out four new lines at $26.25 each you'll get four free iPhone 13 handsets when you switch to T-Mobile. Alternatively, you can get up to 50% off when you add a new qualifying line. You'll get up to $315 back via 24 monthly bill credits.
Finally, buy a new iPhone 15, iPhone 14 or iPhone 13 and you'll get up to $700 back via credits over 24 months.