iPhone 13 pre-orders: the best deals and where to buy Apple’s latest flagship

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Apple iPhone 13 Pre-Orders Aren’t Available Until Officially Friday 17 September But several retailers have already confirmed their promotions for the launch of this new device. In short, there are plenty of ways to save if you’re looking to get yourself a new flagship and we’ve rounded up all the best iPhone 13 pre-order deals ever (plus a few we expect) just below. Down.

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Retailing at a starting price of $799, the iPhone 13 directly replaces the iPhone 12 as Apple’s new ‘standard’ flagship device. On the surface, it’s pretty similar to last year’s iteration, with ‘squared-off’ edges and a somewhat blocky aesthetic. That said, there are several high-end internal improvements that justify that high initial asking price.

First up is the inclusion of the latest Apple A15 Bionic chip; A heavy processor that is easily the most powerful Cupertino giant yet. Screen, battery, and several camera improvements also mean you’re not just getting a carbon copy of the iPhone 12 here – it’s a refinement of an already excellent device with a lot of power under the hood.


That said, the iPhone 12’s low $599 price is going to offer a pretty compelling option for those who want to add some bells and whistles to save some cash. If you already have an iPhone 12 or 11, it’s definitely worth the upgrade, though — especially since this week’s iPhone 13 deals Specially Good if you are willing to trade in one of these slightly older instruments. Below you can see our top picks for this device’s early launch, as well as a more detailed breakdown of this device’s specs and a handy mini-review.

  • Check out this week’s iPhone deals for deals on older devices

iPhone 13 deals for pre-orders

Confirmed iPhone 13 pre-order deal going live on Friday:

Apple iPhone 13: Trade-in at AT&T and Save $700 With the New Unlimited Plan
AT&T has confirmed its pre-order offer for the iPhone 13, offering a $700 discount with trade-in and a new unlimited plan. This means your total cost for the iPhone 12 will only be $99 after you trade. Plus, customers can get $200 off Apple Watch Series 7 when you buy 2 iPhone 13 devices.
Total cost: $99 | Monthly cost: $3.33 (30 months)View Deals

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Apple iPhone 13: $799 $30 with eligible trade-in at Apple
Apple is going to be an obvious place to get the iPhone 13 and it has a great offer for pre-order, especially if you have a device to trade-in. With a qualified trade, you can save a maximum of $730 overall—meaning you can potentially get the iPhone 13 for just $30. This is a huge savings compared to the original price of $799.
Total cost: $30 (maximum savings)View Deals

Apple iPhone 13: $100 off pre-order bonus (confirmed), plus $800 off with trade-in (required)
Walmart is likely to follow the same format as the iPhone 12 last year. That means around $800 off with trade-in for older handsets and $100 off if you pre-order the handset. Walmart’s only confirmed pre-order bonuses so far, but we’d expect something similar if that’s not the case with regards to trade-in discounts.
Total cost: $0 (AT&T) | $159.99 (Verizon)View Deals

Apple iPhone 13: $200 gift card, plus free HomePod Mini with Switch on Visible
It’s not live yet, but Visible has confirmed that it will be offering a free Apple HomePod Mini smart speaker and $200 online gift card to all new customers. Qualified with a number port-in, there’s probably no better cheap unlimited data plan to pair with the iPhone 13 than Visible — a service that an unlimited 5G plan only offers for $25 a month.
Total cost: $799View Deals

iPhone 13 Pre-Order Deals We Expect:

Apple iPhone 13: Save up to $700 with a trade-in, plus $500 with a Switch at Verizon
While Verizon hasn’t formally announced its iPhone 13 pre-order offer yet, we’d expect it to be very similar if not identical to what the carrier is currently offering on the iPhone 12. This means you save up to $700 when you trade. Older device plus an additional $500 if you port your number from another carrier.
Total cost: $0 (w/ business) | Monthly cost: $0 (24 months)View Deals

Apple iPhone 13: Save up to $900 by trading at Best Buy
We’re still waiting for Best Buy to confirm what the iPhone 13 pre-order offer will be on Friday, but we’d expect something similar to last year’s iPhone 12. This would mean saving up to $900 when you trade in an older device. With this you will not have to pay anything for the handset. However, the deal may be a little different when Best Buy launches its pre-orders on Friday.
Total cost: $0 (AT&T) | $99 (Verizon) | $0 (Sprint / T-Mobile)View Deals

iPhone 13 deals: What you need to know

So, here it is – the new iPhone 13. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like the iPhone 12? In fact, all the latest 2021 flagships from Apple rock, which are ‘squared’ similar to the 12-series devices from 2020. What’s more, the latest iPhone 13 is also retailing at a starting price of $799 – exactly the same model as the previous year.

However, this is where the differences end. Key new features include an upgraded OLED display with improved brightness of up to 28%, as well as the A15 Bionic processor – a chip that Apple claims is 50% faster performance than any competitor. Take that Samsung.

You’ll also find an upgraded sensor and a brand new diagonal rear camera system with image stabilization on the iPhone 13. Supporting these improvements is a new ‘Cinematic Mode’ for video capture – a very small piece of software that uses calculations for automatic and easy focus shifting.

A slightly less glamorous, but always welcome upgrade is in the iPhone 13’s battery life. Not only does it now have bigger potential, but improvements through the new ‘smart data’ mode enable more efficient use overall.

Overall, the iPhone 13 has some pretty beefy upgrades under the hood. That said, the new $599 retail price for the iPhone 12 also makes it a very attractive (and still 5G compatible) option for this latest flagship if you’re on a budget.

  • Alternatively, check out the best cell phone deals available this week for Android devices

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