Apple announced a ton of new hardware during its “California Streaming” event, including the new iPhone 13 lineup. All four models of iPhone 13 feature a smaller Face ID notch, a larger battery, improved cameras, and a ton of other upgrades. The Pro and Pro Max models even have buttery-smooth 120Hz displays.
Here’s how to pre-order the new phones before their September 24th launch date.
Pre-Order From Apple
Believe it or not, Apple’s website is one of the best places to order an iPhone 13. The company offers massive discounts (up to $790) when you trade in an old iPhone or Android device, and you get 3% cashback when you order an iPhone 13 with an Apple Card. Plus, the Apple website offers competitive financing options and can activate your new iPhone with your carrier (you can also buy an unlocked iPhone, of course).
Pre-order pricing for the iPhone 13 lineup starts at $699 on Apple’s website. Orders ship September 24th and, depending on availability, can be picked up at an Apple store on launch day.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
Starting at $699, the new iPhone 13 and 13 Mini feature new LTPO displays, longer battery lives, a new Cinematic video mode, and smaller Face ID notches. Pre-orders are now available and phones start arriving September 24th.
iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max
Starting at $999, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max feature buttery-smooth 120Hz displays, smaller notches, enhanced ProRes video support, and an upgraded telephoto lens that doubles as a macro camera. Pre-orders are now open, and Apple starts shipping the phones September 24th.
Pre-Order From Your Carrier
Are you on an unlimited plan? Then now’s a great opportunity to get an iPhone 13 on the cheap. Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T are running killer iPhone 13 pre-order deals for customers on unlimited data plans—check the details below.
- Verizon: Unlimited plan customers get up to $1,000 back in billing credits with an eligible trade-in. In other words, you could get an iPhone 13, an iPhone 13 Mini, or an iPhone 13 Pro for free through Verizon. New customers get an additional $500 in credits.
- T-Mobile: New and existing customers on a Magenta MAX plan get up to $1000 in trade-in credit for a new iPhone 13-series device. Credits are paid back over 30 months.
- AT&T: New and existing customers on an unlimited plan get up to $1,000 in billing credits after trading in a phone that’s worth $180 or more. Yes, you could get the iPhone 13, the 13 Mini, or the 13 Pro for free!
Unfortunately, MVNOs aren’t offering these killer iPhone 13 deals just yet. If you aren’t with one of the big three carriers, then you need to buy your new iPhone at the Apple website.
Pre-Order at Verizon
Verizon customers on unlimited plans get up to $1,000 toward their iPhone 13 purchase with an eligible trade-in.
Pre-Order at T-Mobile
Customers on a Magenta MAX plan get up to $1,000 in credits when purchasing an iPhone 13 device with eligible trade-in.
Pre-Order at AT&T
Trade in a phone that’s worth $180 or more and get up to $1,000 in billing credits toward your new iPhone 13 purchase.
Pre-Order From Best Buy ($100 Discount!)
Best Buy is offering all new models of iPhone 13 with a killer $100 discount. It’s a great option if you don’t have a device to trade in with Apple, especially if you already have a Best Buy credit card for flexible financing. You can even tack Apple Care onto your iPhone 13 purchase at Best Buy!
Unfortunately, you can’t get an unlocked iPhone 13 through Best Buy just yet. That means you’re stuck activating with T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T.
Pre-Order at Best Buy
Best Buy is offering a $100 discount on all new iPhone 13 models. It’s a great option if you don’t have a device to trade in with Apple or your carrier.