Apple officially launched the iPhone 13 range in September 2021. There's no dramatic redesign (apart from a diagonal orientation of the cameras), but you do get an improved display, better cameras, a stronger battery, and improved performance with an upgraded A15 Bionic processor.

Following the same convention as its predecessor, there are four models: the iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, and 13 mini – all of which, once again, support 5G.

New colours: green & alpine green

In March 2022, Apple announced two new colours. The first is alpine green, which is available on the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, adding to the sierra blue, graphite, gold, and silver colours already available.

The other is, simply, green. That's available on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, and is a bit darker than alpine green. It is in addition to (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight, blue, and pink. 

You can buy an alpine green iPhone Pro or Pro Max from Apple, as well as many of the other retailers and networks we list below including EE in the UK and AT&T in the US. 

The green iPhone 13 and 13 mini are also available to buy from Apple - and other retailers listed below - following release on 18 March.

Where to buy green & alpine green iPhone 13
Apple says the new alpine green (left) was achieved using multiple layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics applied across the surface

Below are all the best places to buy any model of iPhone 13 in the UK and US, whether you're buying SIM-free or on contract.

Where to buy a SIM-free iPhone 13: best deals

The iPhone 13 range is widely available from major UK and US retailers, with some offering tempting deals right now.

John Lewis in the UK is offering up to £300 off when you trade in your existing iPhone, as well as £50 off the RRP of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. And let's not forget the extended two-year warranty that comes as standard too.

UK retailers

US retailers

Where to buy an iPhone 13 on contract: best deals

All major networks in the UK offer the iPhone 13 range, but there's a particular deal that has caught our eye. 

Virgin is bundling AirPods and AirPods Pro when buying certain iPhone 13 plans. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, Virgin also offers a deal that bundles the new iPad (2021) and iPhone 13 mini, as well as one that bundles the iPhone 13 Pro with both AirPods Pro and the iPad Air 4. 

UK networks

  • EE - Starting at £47 per month with £80 upfront for 4GB data
  • Vodafone - Starting at £36 per month with £29 upfront for 2GB data and a three-year battery refresh
  • O2 - Starting at £37.76 per month with £30 upfront for 3GB data, Disney+ (1 month), extended 3-year warranty
  • Sky Mobile - Starting at £31 per month with no upfront for 2GB data
  • Three - Starting at £55 per month with £49 upfront cost for unlimited data. 
  • Virgin - Starting at £37.50 per month with no upfront cost for 2GB data. Free AirPods, new iPad 2021 bundle or AirPods Pro and iPad Air 4 (2020) bundles also available. 

You can also find top deals, including cashback offers, from the following retailers:

US networks

  • AT&T - no upfront cost when trading in an eligible phone
  • Verizon
  • T-Mobile/Sprint - 50% off any iPhone 13 data plan for both new and existing customers

Does Apple have any trade-in deals on the iPhone 13 phones?

If you already have an iPhone you can save on the new iPhone 13 with Apple's trade-in offers. You can save anywhere from £35/US$110 to £610/$790, and turn in models as old as the iPhone 6s in the UK.

Apple UK only accepts iPhone models, but US shoppers can trade in a greater variety of devices, including the: 

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 to S20+
  • Google Pixel 3a to Pixel 5
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • LG V40 ThinQ to LGV60 ThinQ 5G

US customers who want to trade-in and buy the iPhone 13 on contract can get a $200 credit as well as discounts up to $500 off the monthly line rental costs. You'll need to trade in directly via Apple online or in-store while signing on with AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile/Sprint.

See the trade-in network offers directly at Apple for the:

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How much does the iPhone 13 range cost?

iPhone 13 mini prices

  • 128GB: £679/$699/AUD$1,199
  • 256GB: £779/$799/AUD$1,369
  • 512GB: £979/$999/AUD$1,719
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  • 128GB: £779/$799/AUD$1,349
  • 256GB: £879/$899/AUD$1,519
  • 512GB: £1,079/$1,099/AUD$1,869
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iPhone 13 Pro prices

  • 128GB: £949/$999/AUD$1,699
  • 256GB: £1,049/$1,099/AUD$1,869
  • 512GB: £1,249/$1299/AUD$2,219
  • 1TB: £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,569
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iPhone 13 Pro Max prices

  • 128GB: £1,049/$1,099/AUD$1,849
  • 256GB: £1,149/$1,199/AUD$2019
  • 512GB: £1,349/$1,399/AUD$2369
  • 1TB: £1,549/$1,599/AUD$2,719
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When did the iPhone 13 range go on sale?

The iPhone 13 range is now available to buy, as of 24 September 2021. Unlike the iPhone 12 range, the 13 didn't get a staggered release. All iPhone 13 phones became available to pre-order from Apple on Friday 17 September at 1pm (BST)/ 5am (PT).

What's new with the iPhone 13 range?

The A15's 6-core CPU – made of 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores – and 4-core GPU make the iPhone 13 "50% faster than the competition", according to Apple. The A15 Bionic also powers the new 6th gen iPad mini (here's where you can buy one).

You can also expect improved low-light shots on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini with an upgraded Smart HDR 4 support. A new Photographic Styles feature also lets photographers save camera settings for future use, while the Cinematic Video feature allows video recording with a shallow depth of field (as you might see in a film) in 1080p (30fps).

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini both offer Super Retina XDR displays which Apple says is 28 percent brighter than the iPhone 12 equivalents. The handsets achieve a maximum brightness of 1200nits, while also being more power-efficient.

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max add to these upgrades by also introducing adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. Aperture sizes on the Pro variants also get a boost, along with optical zoom, which now goes up to 6x (up from 4x). The 13 Pro and 13 Max operate on an A15 Bionic chip with a stronger 5-core GPU too, for even more powerful graphics processing.

If you want to get into the technical details of all the specs and upgrades, take a look at our full iPhone 13 range guide

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