iPhone 13 Black Friday deals: all the best sales

Black Friday iPhone 13 deals
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You've come for a Black Friday deal on an iPhone 13, and you're in the right place. Maybe you thought the best you could do for a price cut on last year's model was the $50 Apple Gift Card from Apple, a deal that started today. We have some more creative options as well, especially if you're looking to sign up with a new mobile network.

Mint Mobile, for instance, has a very unique deal on an iPhone 13. You pay full price for the phone, then you get mobile service free for six months. Normally carriers do this deal the other way - they give you a free phone if you agree to pay for service. That leaves you with a monthly bill, and a two- or three-year agreement. We like that Mint's option leaves you with no monthly bill, and the chance to walk away in half a year. 

We never see huge Black Friday Apple deals, so signing up with a carrier is your best bet for a deal on an iPhone 13 or an iPhone 13 mini, the last mini iPhone that Apple sells. You can get the iPhone mini for free from Verizon if you sign up for a new unlimited plan, and you don't need to trade anything to get that deal. We love that offer for folks who don't have a phone they can give back. 

Below you can find all the early iPhone 13 Black Friday deals available right now and some more advice on how to make the most of the end-of-year sales.

Black Friday iPhone 14 deals (US): quick links

Black Friday iPhone 13 deals are now starting to pop up here and there and with lots of big retailers like Best Buy and Walmart launching early Black Friday sales, there's already find some very convenient opportunities for iPhone and many other cell phone deals.

The best early Black Friday iPhone 13 deals in US

Apple iPhone 13 & 13 mini: 6-month plan free /w device at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile is one of the most popular prepaid carriers right now thanks to their incredibly competitively priced plans. While this particular iPhone deal will see you paying for an iPhone 13 upfront - which is admittedly pricey - you'll be getting a nice 6-month plan free as a welcome bonus. With plans for as little as $20 per month, Mint is a great choice if you're looking to cut out those pricey unlimited plans at the major carriers. See this same deal on the iPhone 13 mini here

Apple iPhone 13 & 13 mini: 6-month plan free /w device at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile is one of the most popular prepaid carriers right now thanks to their incredibly competitively priced plans. While this particular iPhone deal will see you paying for an iPhone 13 upfront - which is admittedly pricey - you'll be getting a nice 6-month plan free as a welcome bonus. With plans for as little as $20 per month, Mint is a great choice if you're looking to cut out those pricey unlimited plans at the major carriers. See this same deal on the iPhone 13 mini here

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon
No trade needed:

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon
No trade needed:
This free iPhone 13 mini deal is one of the best iPhone offers available right now at Verizon. The iPhone 13 mini packs Apple's latest tech in a smaller form factor than its larger flagship counterparts. In the past, we've seen this device go for as little as $5 per month without the need for a trade so this week's promotion really takes it up a notch. We would say, however, that the iPhone 13 Pro (below) is better value right now since it's available for free under the same terms.

Apple iPhone 13: $5 with a new unlimited line at Verizon
Verizon's current deal on the iPhone 13 is amazing when you consider you don't need a trade-in to get this fantastic device for just $5 - just a new line on an unlimited data plan. What slightly ruins this deal's party is the fact that both the iPhone 13 mini (see below) and the iPhone 13 Pro are both available for free right now under the same terms, so we'd probably recommend those instead.
Total cost: $180 (plan req)  | Monthly cost: $5 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13: $5 with a new unlimited line at Verizon
Verizon's current deal on the iPhone 13 is amazing when you consider you don't need a trade-in to get this fantastic device for just $5 - just a new line on an unlimited data plan. What slightly ruins this deal's party is the fact that both the iPhone 13 mini (see below) and the iPhone 13 Pro are both available for free right now under the same terms, so we'd probably recommend those instead.
Total cost: $180 (plan req)  | Monthly cost: $5 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple

Apple iPhone 13: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple
Apple isn't dropping the price on the iPhone 13 any further than it's already gone. Instead, just as we predicted, Apple will offer a $50 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of select devices. Those include both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini. If you want to avoid signing up with a carrier, this may be the best Black Friday iPhone 13 deal you'll find. 

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $50 Apple Gift Card with purchase at Apple
Apple isn't dropping the price on the iPhone 13 mini any further than it's already gone. Instead, just as we predicted, Apple will offer a $50 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of select devices. Those include both the iPhone 13 mini and the larger iPhone 13. This is the last iPhone mini that you can buy directly from Apple, so this Black Friday iPhone deal could be the best pricing you'll find. 

Apple iPhone 13: $20 $10 with unlimited plan at AT&TTotal cost: $360  | Monthly cost: $10 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13: $20 $10 with unlimited plan at AT&T
AT&T's iPhone deals on the standard iPhone 13 have been switched up to offer a nice $10 monthly device discount that you don't even need a trade to get. This one isn't quite as good as this week's deals on the latest iPhone 14 in our opinion but it's a good option if you don't happen to have a highly valued device sitting around ready to trade.
Total cost: $360  | Monthly cost: $10 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13: $150 gift card with switch at Visibile Wireless

Apple iPhone 13: $150 gift card with switch at Visibile Wireless
Here's one of our favorite alternative picks to the 'big carriers' - Visible Wireless. This prepaid network offers completely unlimited 5G data plans for as little as $30 per month and even better still, it's got its down iPhone deals for new customers. Port your number over and pick up an iPhone 13 from Visible and you'll get a $150 online gift card. It's not a huge bonus, but it's worth considering if you're looking to save cash in the long run.

Apple iPhone 13 & 13 mini: save up to $720 with an eligible trade-in at AppleTotal cost w/ trade: $199 (13)  | $99 (13 mini)

Apple iPhone 13 & 13 mini: save up to $720 with an eligible trade-in at Apple
Going unlocked? If you want a new device you'll have to pick it up from Apple itself as it's the sole vendor for these kinds of devices right now. What you lack in choice, you can make up for in the form of trade-in rebates, however. Currently, a maximum saving of up to $600 is available, which isn't the highest Apple has offered but still pretty good considering the freedom you'll get by getting to pick and choose your carrier and plan.
Total cost w/ trade: $199 (13)  | $99 (13 mini)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: free with unlimited plan at Verizon
No trade-in needed: Total cost: $0 | Monthly cost: $0 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: free with unlimited plan at Verizon
No trade-in needed:
This is quite possibly the best iPhone deal of them all this week if you're not fussed about getting the latest device. The stunning iPhone 13 Pro is available for free currently without the need for a pesky trade-in, only a new line on an unlimited data plan. New customers will also get an additional $200 gift card, which offers a nice little welcome bonus on top.
Total cost: $0 | Monthly cost: $0 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: $10/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon
No trade-ins needed: Total cost: $360 | Monthly cost: $10 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: $10/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon
No trade-ins needed:
Alternatively, get that same type of discount applied to 2021's top-of-the-line iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. No trade-ins are needed here to get this absolutely amazing device for just $10 per month, simply pick one up with an eligible unlimited data plan. Note, as with most of Verizon's iPhone deals this week, new customers will also get an additional $200 gift card if they switch over.
Total cost: $360 | Monthly cost: $10 (36 mo)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: $150 gift card with switch at Visible
A top prepaid choice for iPhone deals, new customers at Visible can now score themselves a free $150 online gift card at Visible this week. You'll be paying upfront for your device here, but it's a great long-term choice if you're looking to save on the entirety of your phone bills. Visible has unlimited 5G data plans for as little as $25 per month. Note that stock varies greatly by available colors and storage so perhaps go for this deal if you're not terribly picky. See this deal on the iPhone 13 Pro MaxTotal cost: $984 (iPhone 13 Pro) | $1080 (iPhone 13 Pro Max)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: $150 gift card with switch at Visible
A top prepaid choice for iPhone deals, new customers at Visible can now score themselves a free $150 online gift card at Visible this week. You'll be paying upfront for your device here, but it's a great long-term choice if you're looking to save on the entirety of your phone bills. Visible has unlimited 5G data plans for as little as $25 per month. Note that stock varies greatly by available colors and storage so perhaps go for this deal if you're not terribly picky. See this deal on the iPhone 13 Pro Max here.
Total cost: $984 (iPhone 13 Pro) | $1080 (iPhone 13 Pro Max)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: 6 months free service for new customers at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile's 6-month freebie for new customers also applies on the pricier iPhone 13 Pro models. While you'll be paying for a device upfront here, this is definitely one of the better iPhone deals on our list if you're looking to save some cash in the long run. With plans for as little as $20 per month - and with no contract - you'll wrack up some huge savings by going with a prepaid carrier and have the added bonus of being able to switch more easily down the line. See this deal on the iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max: 6 months free service for new customers at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile's 6-month freebie for new customers also applies on the pricier iPhone 13 Pro models. While you'll be paying for a device upfront here, this is definitely one of the better iPhone deals on our list if you're looking to save some cash in the long run. With plans for as little as $20 per month - and with no contract - you'll wrack up some huge savings by going with a prepaid carrier and have the added bonus of being able to switch more easily down the line. See this deal on the iPhone 13 Pro Max here.

Black Friday iPhone 14 deals (UK): quick links

The best early Black Friday iPhone 13 deals in UK

iPhone 13: at Affordable Mobiles | Vodafone | £44 upfront | 250GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £39/pm

iPhone 13: at Affordable Mobiles | Vodafone | £44 upfront | 250GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £39/pm
Tired of topping up your mobile data every week? This Vodafone plan at Affordable Mobiles is one of the better iPhone 13 deals out there right now for high-data users. While you will pay a little more than usual, at 250GB monthly allowance most users will have way more than they need with this contract. Plus the upfront costs has recently been dropped from £69 to £44, so there's some more savings there. 

iPhone 13: at Mobile.co.uk | iD | £29 upfront | 100GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £37.99/pm

iPhone 13: at Mobile.co.uk | iD | £29 upfront | 100GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £37.99/pm
This one's a good deal if you are not too fussed about what provider you go with. While iD Mobile isn't exactly the most popular network, it's still really good and with this deal you will get a new iPhone 13 as well as unlimited data, texts and calls. Upfront costs are also fairly low and you can now get a free trial of three months for Apple TV and Apple Music. 

iPhone 13: at Tesco Mobile | Tesco | £0 upfront| 25GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £32.99/pm

iPhone 13: at Tesco Mobile | Tesco | £0 upfront| 25GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £32.99/pm
This deal at Tesco Mobile spreads the cost of the phone over 36 months to make it cheaper and you will still get enough data to get by and unlimited minutes and texts. If you are someone who doesn't stream lots of videos and films on your phone, 25GB will be more than enough to scroll through social media, check emails and messages. 

iPhone 13 Pro: at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £85 upfront | 250GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £47 per month

iPhone 13 Pro: at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £85 upfront | 250GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £47 per month
While we've previously seen Mobiles.co.uk offer an unlimited Vodafone tariff for around the same price, this 250GB plan is easily one of the best iPhone 13 Pro deals out there right now and its upfront cost has recently come down to £85 from £150. For the price, you're getting about double the usual data allowance here while keeping the monthly costs in check.

iPhone 13 Pro: at Fonehouse | Three | £35 upfront | 100GB data |Unlimited data calls and texts | £49 per month

iPhone 13 Pro: at Fonehouse | Three | £35 upfront | 100GB data |Unlimited data calls and texts | £49 per month
For iPhone 13 Pro deals on the Three network we'd recommend this 100GB data plan at Fonehouse. It's reasonably priced, features plenty of data, and you won't have to pay through the nose upfront either as a nice little side bonus. Not only that, but it's actually the cheapest tariff we've found on the network.

iPhone 13 Pro Max: at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £100 upfront | 250GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £51 per month

iPhone 13 Pro Max: at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £100 upfront | 250GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £51 per month
Here's a really great value iPhone 13 Pro Max deal from Mobiles.co.uk. It's not quite the cheapest tariff on the market, but you're getting a nice balance of upfront and monthly costs here - plus more than enough data for most users. Being on Vodafone too, you'll be on a rock-solid network nationwide.

iPhone 13 Pro Max: at Carphone Warehouse | iD| £89 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £51.99 per month

iPhone 13 Pro Max: at Carphone Warehouse | iD| £89 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £51.99 per month
While ID Mobile is a name that doesn't carry the same weight as EE, O2, and the like, it's generally much cheaper and this deal will get you the iPhone Pro Max at a relatively cheap price with plenty of data to stream all you want and still have excess data to use at the end of the month.

More of today’s best iPhone 13 deals

Should you wait for a Black Friday iPhone 13 deal?

The easy answer here is no. From our analysis of previous years, and in particular last year, iPhone deals on older devices - which iPhone 13 is now - start landing as soon as early October.

For example, last year we saw prices on the iPhone 12 dropping to their lowest yet in early October and early November, and actually, those really cheap deals didn’t come back during Black Friday. 

The moral of the story - if you see a good deal, snatch it up before it’s gone.

Black Friday iPhone 13 deals: Our predictions

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When will the best Black Friday iPhone 13 deals start in 2022? 

This year we are predicting even more deals starting in October than previously seen. Last year, Black Friday iPhone 13 deals weren’t as impressive as 2020 and overall Adobe’s 2021 Holiday shopping report found that the discount percentage average went down from 14 per cent in 2020 to 8 per cent in 2021. 

iPhone 12 deals last year were the equivalent of the iPhone 13 deals this year - the one-year old phone that is still really good value. We noticed that while on the day deals weren’t as good as the previous year, iPhone 12 sales were much more discounted in October and early November. 

So, what does that mean for this year? We believe this will be mirrored this year with prices starting out pretty low already from mid-October for iPhone 13 deals. 

Where will the best iPhone 13 Black Friday deals be?

But of course all of the best Black Friday iPhone 13 deals will be right here. But if you want to do some research ahead of time or would like to start shopping yourself now, we have prepared a complete list of the best retailers to browse for SIM-free, contract, trade-in, and buy now pay later deals. 

US iPhone 13 deals

UK iPhone 13 deals