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

We've rounded up all of this week's best iPhone 13 deals into one handy list right here on this page, taking into account both big and small carriers. If you're looking for a bargain on this now older device then there's great news - not only has the device been freshly discounted by $100 upfront at Apple, but most carriers have also adjusted their iPhone 13 deals accordingly. Subsequently, this device is shaping up to be a great option if you're not sold on the latest iPhone 14 deals and want to save a bit of cash on the side.

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 $5/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon had a fairly quiet string of iPhone 13 deals following the 14's initial launch but it's come out swinging this week with an amazing offer on this older (but still great) flagship. Right now, no trade-in is needed to get it for just $5 per month, only a new line on an eligible unlimited plan. For context, that's around a quarter of the monthly price at launch. If you're looking to trade in right now you're better off just going for the iPhone 14 currently since you can get a maximum saving of $800 (opens in new tab) on that device, which is actually enough to cover the entire cost if you're eligible.
Total cost: $180 (w/ trade) | Monthly cost: $5 (36 mo)

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

Apple iPhone 13: $20 $5/mo with unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T is offering a $15 per monthly discount for its iPhone 13 deals right now - a promotion that doesn't need a pesky trade-in rebate to be accessed. Right now, this is the lowest non-trade-in price we've seen at this carrier so this deal gets the thumbs up from us. 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).
Total cost: $180 | Monthly cost: $5 (36 mo)

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.
Total cost: $919 (plan incl.)

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

Apple iPhone 13 (unlocked): $799 $699, plus up to $650 off with trade at Apple (opens in new tab)
A $100 discount thanks to the iPhone 14 launch makes the iPhone 13 a tempting option at the Apple store. Better yet still, this retailer also has its own trade-in program for unlocked devices which offers anywhere between $40 to $650 off a device, depending on the value of your old phone. While it's unlikely you'll get the full amount unless you're handing over a serious device (like an iPhone 13 Pro Max, for example), you'll at least be able to get a discount on an unlocked device here, plus a nice upfront discount.

Apple iPhone 13: $250 gift card with switch at Visible (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13: $250 gift card with switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
Visible is a great choice if you want an unlimited 5G data plan but don't want to pay big-carrier rates each month. This prepaid carrier offers plans for as little as $25 per month, which can really help cut those bills down to size. If you're interested in picking up a device, the carrier is also offering a prepaid iPhone 13 deal right now that will score you a free $250 gift card if you switch over from another carrier.
Total cost: $699

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.