iPhone 13 Pro on MacBook Air close up
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Every year like clockwork, we see a new iteration of Apple’s overwhelmingly popular smartphone. This year, it’s the Apple iPhone 13 series, and it sees the company making subtle refinements to last year’s entries.

With that in mind, there are only minor differences between the 2021 iPhones and the 2020 models. However, there are still four iPhones on the docket, which can be confusing for the average buyer. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll break down all the info you need on what to expect with an Apple iPhone 13!

Related: Apple iPhone buying guide

Apple iPhone 13 series at a glance

Apple launched the new iPhone 13 series on September 14, 2021. Pre-orders started on September 17, with general sales starting on September 24, 2021.

Aside from some subtle differences, you won’t notice too many changes with this year’s iPhones. As with 2020, there are four models, and each model is about the same size as last year’s equivalent. The number of cameras on the back of each device remains unchanged, although they have been revamped a bit on the lower-end models. The front of the devices is what changed the most, with the infamous notch getting slimmed down for the first time ever.

On the lowest end, we have the iPhone 13 Mini. It has a palm-friendly 5.4-inch display and almost all the same specs as the vanilla iPhone 13. It starts at $699, which makes it the cheapest mainline 2021 iPhone you can get.

The vanilla iPhone 13 is the “standard” model. It has the same size display as last year at 6.1-inches. It also has the same rear camera setup, with a primary shooter paired with an ultra-wide lens. The entry model will cost you $799.

Stepping up above the standard variant, we have the Apple iPhone 13 Pro. It’s the same size as the regular iPhone 13 but features a triple-lens camera on the back, among other upgrades. The third lens is a telephoto, which helps with zooming in on far-away subjects. It’ll set you back at least $999.

Finally, the highest-end new smartphone from Apple is the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It’s the biggest of the new phones with a 6.7-inch display. It has all the specs of the regular iPhone 13 Pro but comes with a bigger battery. Being that it’s the best of the best from Apple right now, it’s also the most expensive, with a starting price of $1,099.

Is the Apple iPhone 13 worth buying?

Apple iPhone 13 rear rotated right on wood
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In 2020, Apple revamped a lot of the design aspects of its iPhones. It brought back the “boxy” design of the iPhone 4, changed the rear camera module design, and made other refinements. It also introduced the iPhone 12 Mini.

This year, Apple left things mostly the same. Sure, the fronts of the phones have a slightly smaller notch, the internals are better, and there are plenty of new features. Overall, though, if you already own an iPhone 12, there probably isn’t enough here to warrant a one-year upgrade.

See also: Our original Apple iPhone 12 Pro review

That being said, if you don’t already own an iPhone or have one that is several years old, the Apple iPhone 13 lineup is now the best the company has on offer. They have the fastest processor, the best cameras, the newest features, and — perhaps best of all — larger batteries.

Of course, there are plenty of Android phones out there that will match or even exceed most elements of the latest iPhones. Scroll down to our alternatives section for more on that.

Apple iPhone 13 specs

iPhone 13 specs
Apple

Aside from physical dimensions, the Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are basically the same phones. Likewise, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are very similar outside of how much bigger the Max is. Below you’ll find specs tables comparing each pair of devices.

iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13
Display
iPhone 13 Mini:
5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
800 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness (HDR)
Ceramic Shield front
iPhone 13:
6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,532 x 1,170 resolution
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
800 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness (HDR)
Ceramic Shield front
Processor
iPhone 13 Mini:
Apple A15 Bionic
iPhone 13:
Apple A15 Bionic
Storage
iPhone 13 Mini:
128 / 256 / 512GB
iPhone 13:
128 / 256 / 512GB
Battery
iPhone 13 Mini:
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)

MagSafe:
Wireless charging up to 15W
Magnet array
Alignment magnet
Accessory Identification NFC
Magnetometer
iPhone 13:
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)

MagSafe:
Wireless charging up to 15W
Magnet array
Alignment magnet
Accessory Identification NFC
Magnetometer
Cameras
iPhone 13 Mini:
Rear:
-Wide-angle 12MP, ƒ/1.6, OIS, 7-element lens
-Ultra-wide 12MP, ƒ/2.4, 120° field of view, 5-element lens, lens correction

2x optical zoom out, digital zoom up to 5x, Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3

Video:
HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 30fps
4K video at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps
1080p HD video at 30fps or 60fps
720p HD video at 30fps
OIS for video (Wide)
2x optical zoom out, digital zoom up to 3x

Front:
-TrueDepth 12MP, ƒ/2.2

Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3
iPhone 13:
Rear:
-Wide-angle 12MP, ƒ/1.6, OIS, 7-element lens
-Ultra-wide 12MP, ƒ/2.4, 120° field of view, 5-element lens, lens correction

2x optical zoom out, digital zoom up to 5x, Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3

Video:
HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 30fps
4K video at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps
1080p HD video at 30fps or 60fps
720p HD video at 30fps
OIS for video (Wide)
2x optical zoom out, digital zoom up to 3x

Front:
-TrueDepth 12MP, ƒ/2.2

Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3
Connectivity
iPhone 13 Mini:
5G (sub‑6GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5
Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
NFC
Express Cards with power reserve
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
Digital compass
Wi‑Fi
Cellular
iBeacon microlocation
iPhone 13:
5G (sub‑6GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5
Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
NFC
Express Cards with power reserve
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
Digital compass
Wi‑Fi
Cellular
iBeacon microlocation
Sensors
iPhone 13 Mini:
Face ID
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
iPhone 13:
Face ID
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Software
iPhone 13 Mini:
iOS 15
iPhone 13:
iOS 15
Durability
iPhone 13 Mini:
IP68
iPhone 13:
IP68
Dimensions and weight
iPhone 13 Mini:
131.5 x 64.2 x 7.65mm
141g
iPhone 13:
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm
174g
Colors
iPhone 13 Mini:
Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and Product Red
iPhone 13:
Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and Product Red
In the box
iPhone 13 Mini:
iPhone
USB‑C to Lightning cable
Documentation
iPhone 13:
iPhone
USB‑C to Lightning cable
Documentation
iPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Pro Max
Display
iPhone 13 Pro:
6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,532 x 1,170 resolution
ProMotion 120Hz
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
1,000 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
Ceramic Shield front
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,778 x 1,284 resolution
ProMotion 120Hz
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
1,000 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
Ceramic Shield front
Processor
iPhone 13 Pro:
Apple A15 Bionic
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Apple A15 Bionic
Storage
iPhone 13 Pro:
128 / 256 / 512GB and 1TB
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
128 / 256 / 512GB and 1TB
Battery
iPhone 13 Pro:
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)

MagSafe:
Wireless charging up to 15W
Magnet array
Alignment magnet
Accessory Identification NFC
Magnetometer
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)

MagSafe:
Wireless charging up to 15W
Magnet array
Alignment magnet
Accessory Identification NFC
Magnetometer
Cameras
iPhone 13 Pro:
Rear:
-Wide-angle 12MP, ƒ/1.5, dual OIS, 7-element lens, 100% Focus Pixels, Night Mode
-Ultra-wide 12MP, ƒ/1.8, 120° field of view, 5-element lens, lens correction, Night Mode
-Telephoto 12MP, ƒ/2.8, dual OIS, 6-element lens

3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, 6x optical zoom range, digital zoom up to 15x, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, Apple ProRAW

Video:
HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 60fps
4K video at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps
1080p HD video at 30fps or 60fps
720p HD video at 30fps
OIS for video (Wide)
3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range, digital zoom up to 9x

Front:
-TrueDepth 12MP, ƒ/2.2

Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Rear:
-Wide-angle 12MP, ƒ/1.5, dual OIS, 7-element lens, 100% Focus Pixels, Night Mode
-Ultra-wide 12MP, ƒ/1.8, 120° field of view, 5-element lens, lens correction, Night Mode
-Telephoto 12MP, ƒ/2.8, dual OIS, 6-element lens

3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, 6x optical zoom range, digital zoom up to 15x, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, Apple ProRAW

Video:
HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 60fps
4K video at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps
1080p HD video at 30fps or 60fps
720p HD video at 30fps
OIS for video (Wide)
3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range, digital zoom up to 9x

Front:
-TrueDepth 12MP, ƒ/2.2

Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3
Connectivity
iPhone 13 Pro:
5G (sub‑6GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5
Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
NFC
Express Cards with power reserve
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
Digital compass
Wi‑Fi
Cellular
iBeacon microlocation
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
5G (sub‑6GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5
Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
NFC
Express Cards with power reserve
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
Digital compass
Wi‑Fi
Cellular
iBeacon microlocation
Sensors
iPhone 13 Pro:
Face ID
LiDAR Scanner
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Face ID
LiDAR Scanner
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Software
iPhone 13 Pro:
iOS 15
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
iOS 15
Durability
iPhone 13 Pro:
IP68
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
IP68
Dimensions and weight
iPhone 13 Pro:
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm
204g
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65mm
240g
Colors
iPhone 13 Pro:
Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue
In the box
iPhone 13 Pro:
iPhone
USB‑C to Lightning cable
Documentation
iPhone 13 Pro Max:
iPhone
USB‑C to Lightning cable
Documentation

Which models get 120Hz refresh rates, aka ProMotion?

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max apps and widgets
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

Flagship Android phones started getting high-refresh-rate displays years ago. Apple has launched products with high-refresh-rate displays already using the branding ProMotion — most notably the iPad Pro range. However, ProMotion has never made it to an iPhone before, which means all Apple smartphones have had 60Hz displays.

That changes this year. For the first time, the Apple iPhone 13 series features phones with 120Hz display refresh rates, which is twice as fast as any other previous iPhone.

Related: What does 60Hz, 90Hz, or 120Hz mean?

What is the benefit of a higher display refresh rate? High refresh rates create smoother motion. When scrolling quickly through Instagram, for example, a 60Hz display could look jittery as the display tries to keep up with the fast transitions. A 120Hz display, though, will look much smoother. This can enhance your day-to-day smartphone usage, but it will also make playing high-end games much more enjoyable. Gamers who are very competitive will also appreciate the slight accuracy advantage that high refresh rate displays offer.

Unfortunately, Apple’s ProMotion only comes with the Pro iPhones this year. In other words, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will not have 120Hz displays, but the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will.

Is the Apple iPhone 13 camera good?

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max camera module ultra close
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

Last year, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini came with a standard lens paired with a wide-angle shooter. The Pro models, meanwhile, had those same lenses but added in a third lens with telephoto capabilities. This year, we see the exact same setup on the phones within the Apple iPhone 13 family.

Now, that doesn’t mean Apple didn’t upgrade the camera hardware of the phones. The ultra-wide camera on the Pro and Pro Max has been upgraded from an ƒ/2.4 aperture to ƒ/1.8, giving it better shooting in low light, for example. However, there are no new lenses or other new hardware parts on any of the iPhones.

See also: The best camera phones you can get

Apple is also bringing new software tricks to the iPhone 13 series. There’s support for Cinematic Mode, which brings bokeh to video, and Night Mode on all the lenses, not just the main. ProRes video will also be supported on the Pro models, but not until “later this year.”

The iPhone 13 series should be some of the best devices from the company when it comes to photography and videography. However, the upgrades here aren’t so drastic that someone with an iPhone 12 (or even an iPhone 11) would need to upgrade.

iPhone 13 Pro Max example shots

As we expected, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has an exemplary camera system. This isn’t surprising considering we loved the camera on last year’s Pro Max model and things remain largely unchanged this year.

iPhone 13 example shots

Although the iPhone 13 won’t be as versatile as the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, it can still hold its own. You won’t get a telephoto lens here, so zooming in won’t produce stellar results, but we found this camera system to be great for the average person.

How is the iPhone 13 battery life?

Apple iPhone 13 display centered park
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

One of the best bits of news related to the new iPhones is that Apple increased the battery capacities for the whole line. When combined with the new A15 chipset (see next section), the battery life on these phones is better than what we saw with last year’s models.

As one would expect, the largest phone — the iPhone 13 Pro Max — has the biggest battery. In our testing, we found we could get two days’ worth of juice out of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is terrific. Of course, the phone itself is massive and heavy, so you definitely have a bit of a trade-off there.

See also: Here are the Android phones with the best battery life

We haven’t tested the iPhone 13 Pro, but we have tested the iPhone 13. With the iPhone 13, we saw a little over six hours of screen-on-time, which isn’t bad at all. Considering the higher energy needs of the ProMotion display on the iPhone 13 Pro, we’d expect that phone to not perform as well as the vanilla iPhone 13.

The iPhone 13 Mini has the smallest battery in the lineup. We haven’t tested it yet, but we assume the battery life on this phone would be the weakest of the bunch.

Remember that there are no chargers in the boxes with iPhone 13 devices. You’ll need to buy a charger separately or use one you already own. The new iPhones charge at the same 20W speeds as the iPhone 12. All the new iPhones also support wireless charging.

How is the Apple iPhone 13 performance?

A15 Bionic
Apple

The Apple iPhone 13 series is powered by the latest and greatest Apple silicon known as the A15 Bionic. It is a 5nm+ build. Per our benchmarks, the A15 is now the fastest and most powerful mobile chipset on the market — yes, even faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus.

The Apple A15 Bionic is the most powerful mobile chipset you'll find in a phone.

As such, performance will not be a concern with the iPhone 13 models. They should be able to handle pretty much any task you throw at them. The Pro models, though, have more RAM than the non-Pro models, so they will be slightly better at heavy tasks, especially if you have a lot of apps open in the background.

The A15 Bionic should be a bit more power-efficient than last year’s A14 Bionic. That means we could see better battery life from the iPhone 13 models, even when you factor out the larger batteries themselves.

For more info on how the A15 compares to Android processors, check out our Speed Test G YouTube channel and this video in particular.

Phone software and updates

Apple IOS 15
Apple

All the new iPhones ship with iOS 15 on board. This is the latest version of the operating system. In general, iPhones see around five years of software updates. That means you should expect a yearly upgrade to the latest version of iOS from now until 2026 on any of the iPhone 13 models.

See also: Your complete guide to Apple Health, Apple Fitness, and Apple Fitness Plus

If you already own an older iPhone, you will also get iOS 15, assuming your phone is less than five years old. As such, if all you want is iOS 15, there’s no reason to upgrade to an Apple iPhone 13.

In iOS 15, you can expect updates to how you receive notifications, enhanced FaceTime calls, the ability to upload ID cards into Wallet, and much more. For more info on iOS 15, click here.

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12: What’s new?

iPhone 12 Pro Max back in hand 1
David Imel / Android Authority

As mentioned a few times now, the Apple iPhone 13 series isn’t all that different from the iPhone 12 series. However, it does come with a few upgrades that we have detailed for you below. Keep in mind that the list doesn’t include every upgrade — just the most significant ones.

  • Smaller notch, larger cameras: The notch on the front of all iPhone 13 models is slimmer than what we’ve seen on previous iPhones. Meanwhile, the rear camera module is a bit larger on the Pro models and slightly redesigned on the non-Pro models. The number and types of lenses, though, remain the same since the iPhone 12 series.
  • ProMotion: The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have ProMotion displays, which is Apple’s branding for high refresh rate displays. They support up to 120Hz rates. The vanilla iPhone 13 devices, though, stick with 60Hz displays.
  • Batteries: The batteries inside the iPhone 13 series are slightly larger than the ones we saw in the iPhone 12 series. This results in longer battery life.
  • Cameras: The ultra-wide camera on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max has been upgraded from an ƒ/2.4 aperture to ƒ/1.8, giving it better shooting in low light. There are other minor updates to the other lenses, too. Do note that the main and ultra-wide lenses on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini remain unchanged.
  • Storage: The starting storage capacity for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini is now 128GB, up from 64GB. It also goes as high as 512GB, which last year’s models did not offer. Meanwhile, the Pro models have a new 1TB option.

What are some good iPhone 13 alternatives?

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra 1 1
David Imel / Android Authority

If you are interested in the iPhone 13 lineup but can’t stomach the price, your best bet is to check out older iPhones. However, if you like the idea of the iPhones but want to stick with (or migrate to) Android, there are plenty of choices that should make you happy.

  • iPhone 12 lineup ($699 to $1,099): With the launch of the Apple iPhone 13 series, the 2020 lineup is now officially old hat. Thankfully, that means you can find the devices for less cash than you used to. Obviously, the iPhone 13 series will be better than the iPhone 12 series, but the two lines aren’t that different. If you don’t need the latest bells and whistles, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are absolutely worth a look. Do note, that you can no longer buy the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup ($799 to $1,199): In the world of Android, Samsung’s Galaxy S line is the closest analogy to Apple’s iPhones. The Galaxy S21 will be akin to a vanilla iPhone 13 in some ways while superseding it with a few features, such as having a telephoto lens. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be comparable to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, with more cameras, a bigger battery, and more.
  • OnePlus 9 Pro ($969): If you want one of the best phones in the Android world but aren’t interested in Samsung, the OnePlus 9 Pro is a terrific alternative. It has a huge display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a great camera system, ultra-fast wireless charging, and much more. It’s comparable to an iPhone 13 Pro Max but a little cheaper.
  • Asus Zenfone 8 ($629): The iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest of the new phones, and Android manufacturers don’t really make phones that small anymore. That is, except for Asus, which launched the Asus Zenfone 8 this year. It’s not as small as the iPhone 13 Mini, but it is your best bet for a compact Android-based device this year.

Also, keep in mind that the Pixel 6 series launches on October 19. We think it would be a great alternative to the iPhone 13 series. Google’s phones are known for their bloat-free software experience and great cameras, and we don’t expect that to change with the company’s upcoming handsets.

Where to buy the Apple iPhone 13 series

Apple iPhone 13 rear panel in hand
Eric Zeman / Android Authority
  • iPhone 13 Mini (128GB): $699
  • Apple iPhone 13 (128GB): $799
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB): $999
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB): $1,099

Apple launched the new iPhone 13 series on September 14, 2021. Pre-orders started on September 17, with general sales starting on September 24, 2021.

The starting prices for the iPhone 13 series remain the same as last year. However, do note that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini start with 128GB of internal storage, which is twice as much as the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini. That means you’re spending the same amount of cash as last year, but getting more capacity.

Also, note that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max now have 1TB models. Those models start at $1,499 and $1,599 respectively, so start saving your pennies.

Apple iPhone 13 camera closeup 2
Apple iPhone 13 Mini
The small boi gets a second edition.
The smallest of the iPhone 13 models delivers all the basic power of the vanilla iPhone 13 but in a very compact form factor.
Apple iPhone 13 screen profile in hand
Apple iPhone 13
The vanilla model with all the basics.
The standard iPhone 13 features a similar camera array as last year's iPhone 12 but has some new design elements, such as a reduced notch.
iPhone 13 Pro leaning on lamp
Apple iPhone 13 Pro
An extra camera lens and other perks up the ante for this model.
If you need something more capable than the vanilla iPhone 13, but don't want an increase in size, this is the model for you.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max display outside
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
The largest of the 2021 models with all the features in tow.
The biggest and best iPhone 13 brings all the bells and whistles. Not only does it have the largest display, but it also has the longest battery life, and every new iPhone feature Apple has up its sleeve.

Verizon

The largest carrier in the United States has a few offers open for iPhone 13 shoppers. First, it has a blanket trade-in policy that could nab you up to $500 off your phone purchase. Next, you could get an iPhone 13 Mini for free with a new unlimited line, which works for both new and current customers. Finally, you can get an iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max if you trade in an iPhone 12 Pro model and add an unlimited line. More info here.

AT&T

The second-largest US carrier is giving both new and current customers an easy way to get a new iPhone for $0. If you have a phone to trade-in that meets AT&T’s condition requirements, you can get an iPhone 13 Mini or iPhone 13 Pro for $0. Obviously, it will need to be attached to a new or existing unlimited plan and will need to be “purchased” on installment.

Unfortunately, if you want a vanilla iPhone 13 or Pro Max model, you’ll need to pony up $99 with your eligible trade. For more details, click here.

T-Mobile

Coming up in third, T-Mobile has some fun offers for iPhone 13 buyers. If you trade in an eligible device and add a Magenta Max plan, you can get a Pro model iPhone 13 for free. T-Mobile also offers a Forever Upgrade program that gets you up to $800 off next year’s iPhone when you trade in your current one. Get all the details here.

FAQs

Q: Do the Apple iPhone 13 devices have fingerprint sensors?
A: No. This was rumored for a few months but it didn’t come to be. The lone biometric security system of these phones is Face ID.

Q: Are the iPhone 13 phones water-resistant?
A: Yes, all four models are IP68-rated against water and dust.

Q: Will cases for the iPhone 12 series fit the iPhone 13 series?
A: No. Although the phones are about the same size as last year, the rear camera modules have been slightly redesigned and they are thinner in some metrics. Therefore, cases from last year’s models won’t fit correctly.

Q: Do the iPhone 13 phones have chargers in the box?
A: No. Just as with last year’s iPhone 12 series, there are no chargers included with any of the 2021 iPhones.