The best deals on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro for July 2024 – Macworld

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It’s been a long time since you could only get an iPhone directly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, they are 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, but you can probably find a lower price elsewhere.
That’s particularly relevant if you’re looking at devices that Apple itself no longer sells. The company still sells the iPhone 13, but it discontinued the iPhone 13 Pro when the 14-series handsets came out in fall 2022, and dropped the 13 mini in fall 2023. If you want to buy one of those models, you’ll need to shop around other retailers.
If you’re in the market for a 13-series iPhone, then, you’ve come to the right place. This article offers a summary of the best deals and promotions offered by popular retailers to help you get the best deal. (If you’re considering other models, check out our overall Best iPhone deals roundup.)
Buying direct from Apple is one of the few ways to buy an unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 13, 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. 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.
Note that the iPhone 13 got a price cut when the iPhone 14 came out in 2022, and it dropped again when the iPhone 15 came out in fall 2023. At launch it started at $829, but this is what you’ll pay now:
iPhone 13 prices:
Those are Apple’s prices, at any rate, but you may be able to find the iPhone 13 for less by shopping around. You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers by using our automated table below:
The iPhone 13 mini has now been discontinued, on Apple’s store at least. (It’s still available from other retailers.) At launch it started at $729, but it dropped in price when the iPhone 14 came out:
iPhone 13 mini prices as of summer 2023:
Naturally you should be looking to pay less than those prices above; if Apple had kept the 13 mini on sale through fall 2023, it would have received another price cut just like the iPhone 13. You can keep up with the best iPhone 13 mini prices across a range of retailers by using our automated table below:
Apple no longer sells either of these handsets. If Apple had carried on selling them, they would probably have seen price cuts in 2022 and 2023, but we’ll never know exactly how generous those cuts would have been. The best we can do when evaluating third-party deals is look at the launch prices from 2021 and demand a significant drop to take into account the passage of time.
iPhone 13 Pro prices at launch:
iPhone 13 Pro Max prices at launch:
You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 13 Pro by using our automated table below. If you see no deals, that means stock has run out in your local area; this is a common issue with discontinued products.
Here’s a similar table for the iPhone 13 Pro Max:
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.
UK readers can also view the best current iPhone 13 contract deals in their area by perusing the table below.
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 iPhones for more.
The first place to shop for a refurbished iPhone is on the Apple Refurbished Store: Apple does now offer refurbished iPhone 13 models for sale. Rest assured, the Apple Refurbished Store is where you can get the highest quality of refurbished iPhones.
It is often the most expensive place to buy refurbished handsets, however, so you may want to try the following resellers instead:
Jason has written about technology for more than 25 years – first in the gaming press, then focusing on enthusiast PCs and general technology. He enjoys learning how complicated technology works and explaining it in a way anyone can understand.
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