iPhone 13 release date, price and more confirmed

15 September 2021

iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 range has finally been unveiled, with four new handsets set to go on sale soon. There’s the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and all of them support 5G, thereby doubling the number of 5G iPhones available.

If you’re hoping to get your hands on one of these phones you haven’t got long to wait, as pre-orders open on Friday, September 17th at 1PM. If you do pre-order then the phone should be with you the following Friday (September 24th).

We’re expecting just about everywhere that sells phones to stock the iPhone 13 range, so whether you want to buy one outright or get it on contract, you should have a lot of options, but notably EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 have all confirmed that pre-orders will open at the date and time above.

If you pre-order on O2 you can even get up to six months of Apple Music for free, but we wouldn’t be surprised if other networks have similar offers.

The likes of Sky Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile and iD Mobile have also confirmed that they’ll be selling at least some models in the range, while if you’d rather go SIM-free you can turn to the likes of Amazon, Currys PC World, or Apple itself.

Partial prices

What we don’t know yet is how much the iPhone 13 range will cost on contract (that might not be revealed until pre-orders open), but if you buy one SIM-free you can expect to pay upwards of £779 for an iPhone 13, £679 for an iPhone 13 Mini, £949 for an iPhone 13 Pro, and £1,049 for an iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Prices rise if you want more storage (topping out at a whopping 1TB on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max), and the phones are also available in a range of colours.

So they’re expensive phones, but you get a lot for your money. All four handsets include an incredibly powerful A15 Bionic chipset and a premium, water-resistant build, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also have a silky smooth 120Hz refresh rate on their screens – which is the first time we’ve seen that on an iPhone.

The cameras have also been improved on all models, and they’re packed full of exciting new photography and video modes. They’ve all got longer lasting batteries than the iPhone 12 range too, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max able to last a massive 28 hours of video playback, making it the longest lasting iPhone ever.

Editorial Manager

James has been writing for us for over 10 years. Currently, he is Editorial Manager for our group of companies ( 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk) and sub-editor at TechRadar. He specialises in smartphones, mobile networks/ technology, tablets, and wearables.

In the past, James has also written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media, Smart TV Radar, and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV. He has a film studies degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and has over a decade’s worth of professional writing experience.

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