The premium iPhone 13 Pro has been available for almost a year now, and the just-launched iPhone 14 Pro has now taken its place. While none of the telcos are currently offering an outright discount on the 13 Pro, we think the post-launch period could soon be a good time to buy an iPhone 13.
That’s largely because we’ve seen some good discounts on the iPhone 13 Pro in recent weeks. It’s also worth noting that Apple has discontinued the iPhone 13 Pro, and that could result in discounted handsets from various retailers. We’ve already seen Amazon (opens in new tab) offering discounts of up to 10% on the device, for example.
If you’d like to get the iPhone 13 Pro through a telco so you can pay it off in monthly instalments, Vodafone is our top recommendation as it has the cheapest iPhone 13 Pro plan (opens in new tab)(with a decent 40GB too). Or, if you want high-data, Vodafone still gets our vote for offering a completely unlimited data plan (opens in new tab) for AU$60 a month.
While we think Vodafone offers the most people the best value overall, it is held back by having smaller coverage compared to Telstra and Optus – so check the alternatives if you’re in a regional area. If you’re keen to buy, these are the current deals available, along with our plan recommendations below:
- Vodafone Unlimited plan | Unlimited data | AU$60p/m (opens in new tab)
Compare iPhone 13 Pro plans
Best overall iPhone 13 Pro plan
iPhone 13 Pro (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$105.79p/m (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking at the iPhone 13 Pro, we think this AU$40 Lite plan (opens in new tab) from Vodafone hits the right balance between data and affordability. In total, you’ll pay AU$105.79 a month for 40GB along with handset repayments. It’s also some AU$13p/m less than Optus’ cheapest plan, which only gets you 30GB. Vodafone lacks a well-supported 5G network (opens in new tab) though, so consider Optus for AU$119.77 a month (opens in new tab) if you want better coverage.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,538.96
Best premium iPhone 13 Pro plan
iPhone 13 Pro (256GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$112.87p/m (opens in new tab)
We think Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan (opens in new tab) will be the best option for most people wanting the iPhone 13 Pro, as it’ll set you up with 40GB of data each month. Along with handset repayments for the 256GB version of the device, you’ll be paying AU$112.87 each month in total. If 5G coverage is important to you though, you might be better served by Optus, with 30GB a month for AU$126.85 (opens in new tab).
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,708.88
Cheap iPhone 13 Pro plans
To get the iPhone 13 Pro for the lowest monthly cost, you’ll be looking at going with Vodafone on a 36-month contract. Below is an automatically updated list of the cheapest monthly options for iPhone 13 Pro plans from the big three telcos:
Telco iPhone 13 Pro plans compared
If you want a better idea of how much the iPhone 13 Pro costs across the telcos, we’ve laid out each plan price from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone in comparison tables below. Further down, you’ll also see options for buying outright.
iPhone 13 Pro @ Telstra (24m term)
- Click here to order the iPhone 13 Pro @ Telstra (opens in new tab)
|Basic (40GB)||Essential (180GB)||Premium (300GB)|
iPhone 13 Pro @ Optus (24m term)
- Click here to order the iPhone 13 Pro @ Optus (opens in new tab)
|S (30GB)||M (100GB)||L (220GB)||XL (360GB)||Plus (500GB)*|
* AU$69p/m price for first 12 months, then reverts to AU$89p/m.
iPhone 13 Pro @ Vodafone (24m term)
- Click here to order the iPhone 13 Pro @ Vodafone (opens in new tab)
|Lite (40GB)||Lite+ (120GB)||Super (200GB)||Super+ (300GB)||Unlimited|
Buying outright? The iPhone 13 Pro is available from these retailers:
- Apple (opens in new tab)
- Bing Lee (opens in new tab)
- JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab)
- Harvey Norman (opens in new tab)
- Officeworks (opens in new tab)
- The Good Guys (opens in new tab)
- Telstra (opens in new tab)
iPhone 13 Pro mini-review: what you need to know
OS: iOS 15 | Screen size: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR (120Hz) | Resolution: 2532 x 1170 | CPU: Apple A15 Bionic | Memory: N/A | Weight: 203g |Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB | Battery: 3,095mAh | Rear camera: 12MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto| Front camera: 12MP
Another year, another Apple flagship to consider – this time the iPhone 13 Pro. At first glance, its AU$1,699 price tag and overall aesthetic are strikingly similar to last year’s iPhone 12 Pro, but take one look at the specs sheet and you’ll see that there’s more than meets the eye with these new devices.
An upgraded OLED panel means the iPhone 13 Pro’s screen is capable of 1000 nits peak brightness – 25% more than last year. Apple’s new ProMotion technology also means a variable refresh rate of anywhere between 10Hz and a whopping 120Hz, depending on the content. Apple claims this aids massively in overall efficiency – which pairs nicely with this device’s upgraded battery.
Power-wise, a new A15 Bionic chip will keep everything moving along smoothly, and a couple of key upgrades to the camera lenses means better image stabilisation, shutter speed and low light performance – at least, according to Apple.
As always with the Pro models, you’re getting plenty of premium appointments over the standard iPhone 13 and 13 mini models, namely surgical-grade stainless steel bands instead of the usual aluminium.
The telltale three lenses on the back also lets people know you’re truly 'Pro' and not just rocking a 'standard' device. And, if you really want to go all out, there’s even a brand-new 1TB storage version this time around – that’s a lot of storage.