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The best iPhone 13 Pro deals for December 2021

We've rounded up all of this week's iPhone 13 Pro deals just below with all the best ways to save on this stunning new premium flagship from Apple. Regardless of whether you're going unlocked or via a carrier, we're on hand to tell you the best ways to save, and, perhaps even bag you a free device.

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

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro launches at $999 - exactly the same as last year's iPhone 12 Pro. Is it worth the extra cash? Well, on the surface both devices look strikingly similar but a host of design refinements and internal upgrades means the 13 Pro is the more powerful device by far.

A nifty new OLED display that's capable of 120Hz refresh rate and new Apple A15 Bionic chip means the iPhone 13 Pro is directly in competition with even the most powerful of Android flagships in 2021. It's pricey, but definitely going to be a worthwhile investment for those looking for something that feels truly premium and has the power to back it up. 

As always with these high-end devices, the best iPhone 13 Pro deals at launch will heavily revolve around trade-in rebates. If you happen to have a 12 Pro or slightly older device you could be looking at savings of up to $700 on this latest device - a very, very tasty saving indeed that offsets that high asking price significantly. 

If you'd like to read more about what upgrades this powerful new device is packing in, just below this week's best iPhone 13 Pro pre-order deals you'll find a full specs breakdown and mini-review.

iPhone 13 Pro deals

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus $1,000 with a switch at Verizon

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with trade-in, plus $1,000 with a switch at Verizon
Order soon
if you're looking to bag yourself an iPhone 13 Pro at Verizon this side of 2022. While excellent trade-in deals are still available this week (with a new plan), all devices are currently on backorder until December 29th. Right now you can still get a free device with an edible trade-in as well as a $1,000 gift card with a switch, but we'd order one soon if you're looking for a speedy delivery.
Also available: buy-one get-$800 off second

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with trade-in and new unlimited plan at AT&T

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: save up to $1,000 with trade-in and new unlimited plan at AT&T
AT&T's iPhone 13 Pro deals are offering a whopping $1,000 trade-in rebate at this carrier right now. This one's a full $200 more than the usual standard maximum rebate. Like Verizon, this device is currently on backorder until late December, so it may be a good idea to pick one up sooner rather than later.
Total cost: $0 | Monthly cost: $0 (30 mo)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $999

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $999 $209 with eligible trade-in at Apple
There's really only one option for unlocked iPhone 13 Pro deals, unfortunately - Apple itself. More choice would be great but on the plus side, the retailer's maximum trade-in rebate of up to $790 is the highest we've ever seen. Hand over an iPhone 12 Pro in good condition, for example, and you'll potentially discount an unlocked iPhone 13 Pro by a whopping $640.
Total cost: $209 (maximum saving)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $200 gift card, plus free AirPods Pro with switch at Visible

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $200 gift card, plus free AirPods Pro with switch at Visible
If you're looking to pair up your iPhone 13 Pro with a cheap unlimited 5G data plan, consider Visible. This carrier offers unlimited plans for as little as $25 a month, plus some cool freebies for those who switch over from another carrier and pick up a 13 Pro. Right now it's offering a $200 gift card to be exact, as well as a free pair of AirPods Pro wireless earbuds.
Total cost: $999

$300 off with switch at Xfinity Mobile

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $300 off with switch at Xfinity Mobile
Port your number over and pick up an iPhone 13 Pro at Xfinity and this prepaid carrier will score you a whopping $300 off your device costs over the duration of 24 months. While not a free device, this is still a great saving, and bundled with the cheaper prepaid plans available at this carrier makes for a good option for saving cash.
Total cost: $699 (w/ trade)  | Monthly cost: $29.16 (24 mo)

iPhone 13 Pro deals: what you need to know

iPhone 13 Pro: specs

iPhone 13 Pro deals specs sheet

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OS: iOS 15 | Screen size: 6.1-inch Retina XDR (120Hz)| Resolution: 2532 x 1170 | CPU: Apple A15 | Memory: N/A | Weight: 204g |Storage: 128 / 256 / 512GB / 1TB | Battery: N/A | Rear camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto| Front camera: 12MP 

Another year, another Apple flagship to consider - this time the iPhone 13 Pro. At first glance, its $999 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 all there's more than meets the eye with these new devices.

Firstly, 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 Pro-motion 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 stabilization, 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 aluminum. The telltale 3-lens 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. 

  • Alternatively, See the best cell phone deals available this week for Android devices
Alex Whitelock

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.