It’s September and while for many that signals the end of summer, the annual phone launches of brands from Google to Apple gives an element of excitement to the month that will have you welcoming autumn with open arms.
One of the most eagerly anticipated tech drops of the year, Apple will release its iPhone 13 to pre-order on September 17 to become available on September 24 and die-hard fans will no doubt have already marked their calendars.
There will be four iterations of the new device - the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max - with an even more advanced camera system than ever before - Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras with Night mode and Cinematic mode on video. You can also expect extra attention paid to enhancing battery life and a flashy new A15 Bionic chip - the most advanced in a smartphone according to the brand.
Models will also have the best display yet with Super Retina XDR, a refresh rate of 120Hz and ProMotion for an easier and faster user experience and more responsive taps.
Clumsy users will also appreciate the tougher Ceramic Shield front cover set to withstand shocks and drops greater than previous models. And for those always running out of storage, the iPhone Pro Max has a new storage capacity of 1TB.
There are also new colourways; graphite, gold, silver, pink and the all-new sierra blue but these will vary depending on the model.
As always, these state-of-the-art features don’t come cheap (we’re talking from £949 RRP). Luckily some of the UK’s top networks have put together deals and bundles to make a purchase more enticing.
We’ve gathered the best deals so you can get your hands on the new models for less.
Apple is offering both the iPhone and iPhone 13 mini on a contract basis so you can pay per month instead of the full RRP all at once. The mini is available from £28.29 a month, while the standard iPhone model is £32.45 a month. When you trade in your old iPhone 8 and newer, you can also get £80 to £610 off. The devices come in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, red and with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB in storage.
When you buy your new handset, Smarty’s SIM plans are commitment free with the flexibility of just a one-month plan. There’s unlimited calls and texts in all plans. Get 30GB data for £10, unlimited data for £20 or 50GB data that has been reduced from £15 to £12.
Like Smarty above, giffgaff has sim-only contracts with golden goodbags that have unlimited calls and texts and is 4G and 5G ready. Get 10GB of data for just £10, 25GB for £15, 100GB for £20 and unlimited data for £35.
When you buy any iPhone at Currys, the tech retailer is offering you 50 per cent off the price of AirPods. SIM-free, the iPhone 13 is available with interest-free credit from £28.29 per month. You can also get up to £400 off when you trade in your old phone.
There’s contracts aplenty at Carphone Warehouse which include the following. All the contracts are for the device with 128GB and there are trade in options when you trade in iPhone 11s.
Apple iPhone 13 128GB, 20GB data on iD, £39.99 per month, £29 upfront.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 128GB, 20GB data on iD, £49.99 per month, £49 upfront.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB, 20GB data on iD, £55.99 per month, £49 upfront.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 128GB, 100GB data on Vodafone, £47 per month, £79 upfront.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB, 100GB data on Vodafone, £51 per month, £109 upfront.
For new or returning O2 customers, there’s many good offers to take advantage of as well as the option to entirely customise your plan. Contracts include up to six months free Apple music and a choice of six months of Disney+ or up to one year free of another extra. Recycling your old device may also save £10 a month.
Apple iPhone 13 - 128GB, 150MB data, £30 upfront, £48.98 a month, 36 month contract.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max - 128GB, unlimited data, £30 upfront, £63.50 a month, 36 month contract. Or £58.49 monthly for 150GB data, £30 upfront, 36 month contract.
iPhone 13 Pro - £55.49 monthly, for 150GB data, £30 upfront, 36 month contract.
Apple iPhone 13 mini - 128GB, 150MB data, £20 upfront, £46.49 a month, 36 month contract.
Get the iPhone 13 Pro from £57 a month, iPhone 13 from £49 a month, iPhone Pro Max from £63 a month and iPhone mini from £45 a month. Save £15 a month with trade-in.
Save £360 guaranteed when you trade in an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Changing up the phone industry Raylo has been backed by the funders of Cazoo and Depop and boasts some of the best deals on the new iPhone model. Prices start from just £23.99 month with 12 or 24 month contracts, and a free screen protector.
iPhone 13 mini: £23.99 per month + VOXI (owned by Vodafone) 15GB SIM so £38.99 a month.
iPhone 13: £26.99 per month + O2 20GB SIM, so £41.99 a month.
iPhone 13 Pro: £32.99 per month + EE 160GB SIM, so £52.99.
iPhone 13 Pro Max: £36.99 per month + Three Mobile 12GB SIM, so £48.99 a month.
At Virgin Mobile, all iPhone 13s come with 5G, data rollover and data-free socials (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter) and with 24 or 36 month contracts. Get the iPhone 13 from £33 per month, iPhone 13 Pro from £39 per month, iPhone 13 Pro Max from £43 per month and iPhone 13 mini from £29 per month. There’s a huge data deal - 160GB - on iPhone 13 from £40 per month and iPhone 13 Pro from £46 a month. You can also get up to £300 towards a new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini or iPhone 13 Pro when trading in any handset but up to £500 when trading in an old iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Making the new model more affordable than ever, prices start at just £6 a month at Sky mobile. For unlimited calls and texts, data roll over and unlimited streaming of the Sky apps, you can get your hands on the latest devices for:
iPhone 13 Mini 128GB - £24 a month, £6 entry tariff and £15 50GB flagship tariff
iPhone 13 128GB - £27 a month, £6 entry tariff and £15 50GB flagship tariff
iPhone 13 Pro 128GB - £33 a month, £6 entry tariff and £15 50GB flagship tariff
iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB - £37 a month, £6 entry tariff and £15 50GB flagship tariff
Save £15 a month when you trade in an iPhone X or above. There’s also uncapped and unlimited mobile data, inclusive access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and the option to Upgrade Anytime. Get your hands on the new iPhone models at EE for:
iPhone 13 Mini 5G 128GB - £58 per month, £30 upfront
iPhone 13 5G 128GB - £62 per month, £30 upfront
iPhone 13 Pro 5G 128GB - £70 per month, £30 upfront
iPhone 13 Pro Max 5G 128GB - £74 per month, £30 upfront
Listen up deal hunters, you’re in for a treat at Affordable Mobiles where the retailer has a price match promise where if you find a deal cheaper, they’ll match it and give you £20 cashback.