How to buy the iPhone 13 now: Best deals at Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy and more
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The time to preorder the iPhone 13 and potentially get one free is now. Here are the best deals.
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Looking to upgrade to the new iPhone 13? Preorders for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max started this morning at 5 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET). While the largest of the pack starts at over $1,000, some people may get the new phone at a fraction of the cost, thanks to carriers' sometimes complicated trade-in offers to slash hundreds of dollars off the price. In fact, you can even get a new iPhone for as little as $0 with an AT&T trade-in deal (see below for details). However, you can expect shipping delays into October if you're buying the iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max.

The iPhone 13's notable features are a step above the iPhone 12, including an updated camera system with a new Cinematic video mode; the new A15 Bionic chip; longer battery life and 128GB starting storage capacity. Alongside the iPhone 13, Apple also announced the final version of iOS 15 (here's when and how to download and install iOS 15) and a few other big surprises, such as Smart Data mode and two new colors -- Sierra blue and pink. It also introduced new iPads and a new Apple Watch.

Let's dive into the iPhone 13's pricing, discounts and carrier preorders that could save you money. This story will continue to be updated as more preorder and pricing information comes in from carriers and retail stores.

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When is the iPhone 13 shipping date?

Preorders for all new iPhone 13 models started Friday, Sept 17 at 5 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET). The phones are anticipated to arrive in stores on Sept. 24, but there are shipping delays into October for some iPhone 13 models. The first wave of preorder purchases is also expected to arrive by Sept. 24.

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