The best iPhone 13 deals: huge savings at Apple, AT&T, and Verizon

Apple iPhone 13 deals offer a fantastic option if you're looking to save a bit of cash and don't mind skipping the latest and greatest. Not only can you find this device for $100 cheaper upfront at Apple these days ($699 in total), but several carriers are offering some absolutely fantastic promotions. We've rounded up all the best iPhone 13 deals just down below, including both major and prepaid carriers, so you can see for yourself how this week's offerings shape up to the latest iPhone 14 deals.

iPhone 13 deals: quick links

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iPhone 13:
This week's best deals
2. Mini-review
3. FAQ

The iPhone 13 (opens in new tab) originally came at an introductory price of $799 at the time of its release in September 2021, but can now be found at a new price of $699 upfront thanks to the subsequent release of the new iPhone 14.  

On the surface, it's strikingly similar to 2020's iPhone 12 with the same fetching 'squared-off' edges and a somewhat blocky aesthetic. That said, there are a number of high-end internal improvements that look to justify that fairly high introductory asking price.

First up is the inclusion of the Apple A15 Bionic chip; a hefty processor that's still one of the most powerful from the Cupertino giant. Screen, battery, and a number of camera improvements also mean you're not simply getting a carbon copy of the iPhone 12 here - it's quite simply a refinement of an already outstanding device with plenty more power under the hood.

With the iPhone 13 now sitting at $699 and the iPhone 12 still hanging around at $599, there are now a decent number of flagship options for Apple fans on a budget. Apple iPhone 13 deals in general are offering a nice sweet spot in regards to value currently, with a nice mix of features for the price. Just below you can see our top picks for this week's promotions, alongside a much more detailed breakdown of this device's specs and a handy mini-review.

iPhone 13 deals

Apple iPhone 13: $20 (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13: $20 free with unlimited plan, plus free Apple Watch and iPad at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon's latest lineup of iPhone 13 deals are giving away not only the device itself for free with an unlimited data plan, but also an Apple Watch SE and iPad in addition. Put together, you're getting over $1,000 in added value here and you don't even need to trade in to be eligible. New customers will also get a $200 gift card on top, giving even more reason to switch over.

Apple iPhone 13: $20 (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13: $20 $10/mo with unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T's offering a respectable discount on the iPhone 13 right now with a 50% price cut on the monthly device costs. This is a pretty great discount considering it's not tied to a trade-in but it's worth noting that it's not the cheapest we've ever seen at the carrier (the device has reached $5 per month before). Also, if you're looking to trade in, we'd also recommend opting for the iPhone 14 instead since you can get a whopping $800 off that device right now (opens in new tab).

Apple iPhone 13: 6-month plan free /w device at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13: 6-month plan free /w device at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Considering going prepaid? Mint Mobile is a great choice and even better still - it's offering its own iPhone 13 deal right now. Buy a device upfront at the carrier and Mint will gift you a 6-month plan on the house, giving you a nice little welcome bonus. Even though you're buying your device upfront here, long-term this will equate to a much cheaper option overall, given the monthly plan cost.

Apple iPhone 13 (unlocked): $799 (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 (unlocked): $799 $699, plus up to $570 off with trade at Apple (opens in new tab)
Apple itself is offering the iPhone 13 for $100 cheaper now it's no longer the latest device in the range. This alone makes the iPhone 13 a decent choice if you're not fussed about getting the latest and greatest, and you can also stack a trade-in rebate on top for further savings. Apple's rebates don't tend to be as good as those you'll find at the big carriers but you can still get up to $570 off a new device.

Apple iPhone 13: save $500 with a switch at Xfinity Mobile (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13: save $500 with a switch at Xfinity Mobile (opens in new tab)
If you're thinking about going with a prepaid carrier then one of the best options in regards to iPhone 13 deals right now is Xfinity Mobile, which is offering a huge $500 discount on device payments for new customers. Spread over 24 months, and in conjunction with a fairly cheap prepaid plan, you're looking at a reasonably priced option overall here.

iPhone 13 deals: what you need to know

iPhone 13: specs

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OS: iOS 15 | Screen size: 6.1-inch Retina XDR (60Hz)| Resolution: 2532 x 1170 | CPU: Apple A15 | Memory: N/A | Weight: 174g |Storage: 128 / 256 / 512GB | Battery: N/A | Rear camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide| Front camera: 12MP 

At first glance, 2021's Apple flagship the iPhone 13 looks rather similar to its direct predecessor - the iPhone 12. All the iPhone 13 series (and 14 series) rock the same 'squared' off aesthetic as the 12-series from 2022 as well as the introductory price of $799, which is where Apple has generally settled at for its flagships,

That's where the similarities end, though. Key new features include an upgraded OLED display with up to 28% improved peak brightness, plus A15 Bionic processor - a chip that Apple claims has up to 50% faster performance than any competitor. Take that Samsung. 

You'll also find a brand new diagonal rear camera system with an upgraded sensor and image stabilization on the iPhone 13. Supporting these improvements is a new 'Cinematic mode' for video capture - a very nifty little piece of software that uses computation for automatic and easy focus shifting. 

A slightly less glamorous, but always welcome upgrade is in the iPhone 13's battery life. Not only does it have a bigger capacity now, but improvements via the new 'smart data' mode enable more efficient usage overall. 

Overall, the iPhone 13 does have some very beefy upgrades under the hood versus the iPhone 12 and a newly reduced retail price of $699 makes it a very tempting option indeed. Even when paired up against the newer iPhone 14, it essentially features the same chip, screen, and overall design, which makes it a great buy in context. You'll have to do without improvements to the battery, camera, and a new satellite SOS system, however.

iPhone 13 deals: frequently asked questions

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Should I go for the iPhone 13 or the iPhone 14?

Tough question, and one that depends solely on your eligibility for the above deals in our opinion. Are you sitting on an iPhone 12 that's due for an upgrade? Depending on the carrier you may be able to get a big trade-in rebate on the iPhone 14, in which case it obviously makes more sense to simply pick up the latest device.

Where things get murkier is with buying the device outright, or if you're going for a non-trade-in promotion at one of the big carriers. Now the iPhone 13 is $100 cheaper across the board and available with a more flexible array of promotions, it's a tempting option for those looking to save a bit of cash.

In this case, we'd recommend comparing the specs and features of each device and deciding whether the upgrade is worth it to you. In regards to power, screen, and overall design both devices are roughly equivalent. Where the iPhone 14 pulls ahead is with an upgraded camera and better battery life. If those are important to you, then it may be worth ponying up the extra $100 to get the later device.

  • Alternatively, See the best cell phone deals (opens in new tab) available this week for Android devices
Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.