If you’ve been hankering after the iPhone 13 (or one of the other handsets in the 13-series range), you’ve come to the right place. It’s been seven months since the new iPhones were released, and prices have begun their downward journey. Spring is a great time to look out for deals, SIM-free discounts and temptingly priced contracts.

In this article, we offer advice on where to buy the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. We look at pricing, UK and US retailers, and all the major SIM-free and contract deals.

Those who want to dive into deals by specific handset type should check out our two more specialised roundups, covering the best iPhone 13 and 13 mini deals and the best iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max deals.

If you’re looking for broader advice, we’re separately tracking overall iPhone deals, and the best Apple deals.

iPhone 13: Where to Buy and best deals

iPhone 13: Where to Buy and best deals

Where to buy the iPhone 13 range

Apart from going directly to Apple, here are all the retailers currently selling the iPhone 13 range SIM-free, which means they’re unlocked and can be used with any network. (For the lowest SIM-free prices on each model, check the dedicated sections further down.)

UK retailers

US retailers

Best contract deals on the iPhone 13 range

You can buy the iPhone 13 from most UK contract providers. Here are the suppliers to check.

UK networks

It’s also worth checking the following retailers for competitive contract prices and cashback offers:

US networks

Where to buy the iPhone 13 and best deals

Where to buy the iPhone 13 and best deals

Best iPhone 13 mini SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £679 / $699 / AUD$1,199
  • 256GB: £779 / $799 / AUD$1,369
  • 512GB: £979 / $999 / AUD$1,719

The most obvious place to buy the iPhone 13 mini is direct from Apple. But there are cheaper alternatives.

You’ll find the best deals from a wide range of retailers in our automated price table below.

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Best iPhone 13 SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £779 / $799 / AUD$1,349
  • 256GB: £879 / $899 / AUD$1,519
  • 512GB: £1,079 / $1,099 / AUD$1,869

You can buy your iPhone 13 direct from Apple. However, we’re starting to see significant savings if you go elsewhere.

You can check the latest pricing from major retailers in our automated table below.

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The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are available in pink, blue, Midnight, Starlight (silvery white) and (Product)Red.

Best iPhone 13 Pro SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £949 / $999 / AUD$1,699
  • 256GB: £1,049 / $1,099 / AUD$1,869
  • 512GB: £1,249 / $1,299 / AUD$2,219
  • 1TB: £1,449 / $1,499 / AUD$2,569

You can buy the iPhone 13 Pro direct from Apple for the prices listed above. Currently most third-retailers are sticking with Apple’s RRP, but check the latest pricing in the table below.

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Best iPhone 13 Pro Max SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £1,049 / $1,099 / AUD$1,849
  • 256GB: £1,149 / $1,199 / AUD$2,019
  • 512GB: £1,349 / $1,399 / AUD$2,369
  • 1TB: £1,549 / $1,599 / AUD$2,719

The RRPs above apply when you buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max direct from Apple. You can buy from other retailers too, but as with the 13 Pro there currently aren’t many discounts from Apple’s pricing.

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The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are available in graphite, gold, silver and Sierra Blue.

iPhone 13 trade-in deals

There’s no denying prices are steep. Thankfully, Apple is offering trade-in deals to reduce costs.

Apple is offering anywhere from £35/$110 to £610/$790 off an iPhone 13 handset with trade-in. You can trade in handsets as old as the iPhone 6s. While UK customers can only trade-in iPhone devices only, US customers can trade in Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Note 20, S8 to S20+, Google Pixel 3a to Pixel 5, and LG G8 ThinQ, LG V40 ThinQ to LGV60 ThinQ 5G phones too.

If you spread the cost of the phone on a monthly basis, Apple will reduce the monthly amount. If you pay in full, Apple will credit your payment method with the trade-in value after they receive your old device. You should receive the iPhone 13 handset within 14 days if your old handset meets all the trade-in conditions.

In the US, Apple also has trade-in offers with network carriers that offer $200 credit. If you opt for AT&T or Verizon, you’ll need to trade-in directly via Apple online or in store. If you opt for T-Mobile/Sprint, you’ll additionally need to change your plan to Magenta Max with T-Mobile/Sprint. In addition to the $200 from Apple, activating the new handset can shave another $500 off the monthly line rental costs.

Head to Apple US to see its network trade-in deals:

What’s new in the iPhone 13 phones?

While the 5G handsets look fairly similar to the iPhone 12 range phones, the upgrade ushers in a few key changes.

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini both offer new Super Retina XDR displays that are 28% brighter than the previous generation, achieving a maximum of 1200nits – although Apple manages to make them more power-efficient too.

Under the hood, both phones offer the brand new A15 Bionic chip, moving up from the iPhone 12’s A14. The A15 offers a 6-core CPU (2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) and a 4-core GPU, allowing the phones to operate up to “50% faster than the competition”. You can also expect better battery life. (You’ll find the A15 on the brand-new iPad mini too – here’s where you can buy one.)

As for cameras, both the iPhone 13 and 13 mini offer better low-light performance with Smart HDR 4 support. There’s also a new Photographic Styles feature that lets users save specific photo settings while a new Cinematic Video mode allows users to record with a shallow depth of field in 1080p (30fps quality).

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max brings additional features (that is, including the ones the 13 and 13 mini bring to the table). For starters, both offer adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. New camera lenses also introduce larger aperture sizes, while optical zoom expands up to 6x (up from the iPhone 12’s 4x). The 13 Pro and 13 Pro run on the A15 Bionic chip too, but with 5 GPU cores for blazing-fast graphics.

We’ve only skimmed the iPhone 13 range’s specs and features, see our full iPhone 13 range deep dive for everything there is to know about the phones. If you missed Apple’s launch event, here’s everything that was announced.