It’s been a long time since you could only get an iPhone directly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, it’s offered by all major carriers and big retailers, and many of them want to entice you to buy with them by offering special deals. Of course, you can still buy from Apple directly, either in-store or online.
Update 08/02/22: We have updated this guide with the latest deals.
If you haven’t yet put in your order for an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, here’s a summary of some of the best deals and promotions offered by popular retailers to help you get the best deal on your new iPhone. If you’re looking for other models, check out our overall Best iPhone deals.
Best unlocked iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini deals
Buying direct from Apple is one of the few ways to buy an unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, and it’s the go-to place to join the iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple will let you trade in your old iPhone (in good condition) as credit toward a new purchase, too. In the U.S., Apple is once again partnering with carriers to offer discounts on the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13. You get a $30 discount if you buy a phone activated on AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile/Sprint.
You’ll always pay full price at the Apple Store, but it’s a direct and simple way to get an iPhone, and in some cases the only place to buy one without activating it on a mobile network.
iPhone 13 mini prices:
- 128GB: £679 / US$729 / AUD$1,099
- 256GB: £779 / US$829 / AUD$1,369
- 512GB: £979 / US$1,029 / AUD$1,719
iPhone 13 prices:
- 128GB: £779 / US$829 / AUD$1,349
- 256GB: £879 / US$929 / AUD$1,519
- 512GB: £1,079 / US$1,129 / AUD$1,869
You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 13 mini by using our automated table below:
Here’s a similar table for the iPhone 13:
Unlocked iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max deals
Once again, the Apple Store is probably your best bet for buying an unlocked or SIM-free iPhone 13 Pro. The prices are as follows:
iPhone 13 Pro prices:
- 128GB: £949 / US$999 / AUD$1,699
- 256GB: £1,049 / US$1,099 / AUD$1,869
- 512GB: £1,249 / US$1,299 / AUD$2,219
- 1TB: £1,449 / US$1,499 / AUD$2,569
iPhone 13 Pro Max prices:
- 128GB: £1,049 / US$1,099 / AUD$1,849
- 256GB: £1,149 / US$1,199 / AUD$2,019
- 512GB: £1,349 / US$1,399 / AUD$2,369
- 1TB: £1,549 / US$1,599 / AUD$2,719
You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 13 Pro by using our automated table below:
And here’s a similar table for the iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Carrier stores and contract deals
If you want to buy the latest iPhone for less than the full retail price, you’re probably going to need to get it from a carrier or mobile provider, and there will often be significant strings attached. These deals can be complicated, so be sure to read the fine print.
Where to get refurbished iPhone 13 deals
If you haven’t already, you may want to consider buying a refurbished iPhone 13 to save money (and the environment). Refurbished devices are thoroughly tested and repaired to work and look just like new. In the case of official Apple refurbished iPhones, you get a brand-new body and screen, box, accessories, battery, and warranty. It’s almost indistinguishable from buying a new iPhone.
See our full guide to buying refurbished or second-hand iPhones for more.
The first place to shop for a refurbished iPhone is on the Apple Refurbished Store. At the time of this writing, Apple does not yet offer refurbished iPhone 13 models for sale, but that could change at any time. Rest assured, the Apple Refurbished Store is where you can get the highest quality of refurbished iPhones.
You may want to shop at the following refurbished resellers instead: