What You Need to Know to Find a Deal on Apple’s New iPhone 13 and 13 Pro

What You Need to Know to Find a Deal on Apple’s New iPhone 13 and 13 Pro

Apple creates a buzz every time they drop a new iPhone, and this year is no different. With the release of the iPhone 13, Mini, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Pro, they’ve got a handful of phone models for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for the most affordable iPhone or want to splurge on the latest technology, our iPhone guide can help you decide.

The top of the line iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099 for a 6128GB model and is $1,399 for the 512GB model. The specs are impressive with a 6.7″ screen and the fastest chip ever in any smartphone. The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 doesn’t cost much less, starting out at $999 for the 128GB model.

Thankfully, older models have dropped in price. The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini dropped to $699 and $599, respectively. The iPhone 11 starts at $499 and the “entry-level” iPhone SE starts at $399.

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Features and Pricing

So, what are some the big features of the new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 models? Here’s some highlights:

iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • 6.7″ Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion
  • A15 bionic chip processor with new 5-core GPU, making this the fastest chip ever in any smartphone
  • 12mp rear dual cameras (ultra wide, wide, and telephoto)
  • 6x optical zoom range
  • 4K video recording
  • Up to 28 hours video playback
  • Water resistant up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes
  • MagSafe wireless charging compatible
  • Face ID security
  • Surgical-grade stainless steel body

iPhone 13 Pro

  • 6.1″ Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion
  • A15 bionic chip processor with new 5-core GPU, making this the fastest chip ever in any smartphone
  • 12mp rear dual cameras (ultra wide, wide, and telephoto)
  • 6x optical zoom range
  • 4K video recording
  • Up to 22 hours video playback
  • Water resistant up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes
  • MagSafe wireless charging compatible
  • Face ID security
  • Surgical-grade stainless steel body

iPhone 13

  • 6.1″ Super Retina XDR display
  • A15 bionic chip processor with 4-core GPU
  • 12mp rear camera (wide and ultra wide)
  • 2x optical zoom range
  • 4K video recording
  • Up to 19 hours video playback
  • MagSafe wireless charging compatible
  • Face ID security
  • Water resistant up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum body

iPhone 13 Mini

  • 5.4″ Super Retina XDR display
  • A15 bionic chip processor with 4-core GPU
  • 12mp rear camera (wide and ultra wide)
  • 2x optical zoom range
  • 4K video recording
  • Up to 17 hours video playback
  • MagSafe wireless charging compatible
  • Face ID security
  • Water resistant up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum body
Model 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
iPhone 13 Pro Max $1,099 $1,199 $1,399 $1,599
iPhone 13 Pro $999 $1099 $1299 $1499
iPhone 13 $799 $899 $1,099
iPhone 13 Mini $699 $79 $999

How to get a deal on a new iPhone

So what are your best bets on finding deals? The first thing to do is to check on trade-in policies with your mobile providers, directly with Apple, or with retailers such as Best Buy. So long as your older phone is in good working condition with no damage, that’s your best bet on getting money back to use towards your new phone and lower the price. You can also check out sites like Flipsy to see where you can sell your phone and how much you can get for it.

Another thing to do is to keep an eye on Apple’s refurbished store. The price of a refurbished iPhone 8 just dropped to $319 for a 64GB and $359 for 128GB model. Apple’s refurbishing program is one of the best in the industry not only do they back it with a full one-year warranty, but you can also register them for the Apple extended warranty.

But if you really want a deal, our advice is to hold out until Black Friday – Apple hasn’t participated for the last couple years, but  we often see deals on latest model iPhones from 3rd party retailers.