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iPhone 13: here's the latest 2022 availability for the new Apple models

You can buy Apple's iPhone 13 series, but you may have to wait for some of the new handsets to be delivered to your home.

Published: Tuesday, 4th January 2022 at 4:35 pm

The iPhone 13 series is available from a variety of UK retailers, although deliveries to your home may still take some time. Here’s a guide to where you can pick up one of the handsets if you want one in 2022. 

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Multiple Apple products launched last year, including four handsets – iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max alongside two new iPads, the iPad Mini (6th generation) and Apple iPad (9th generation). 

The products were revealed during an event on 14th September 2021 that was also used to confirm the release window of the Apple Watch 7. Fans of the tech giant are now gearing up for the Apple spring event 2022, with another new handset expected. 

iPhone 13 design changes were minimal aside from a smaller notch and some new colours, but the phones come with a powerful A15 Bionic chip, upgraded cameras, better battery life, brighter displays and more expansive storage options.

While the new devices are available via Apple’s own website, retailers and phone providers have stock and new contract deals or offers, so you don’t have to purchase the new iPhone 13 outright. The new iPhone series starts at £679 for the iPhone 13 mini, up to £1,049 for the 13 Pro Max.

Here’s everything you need to know about picking up the iPhone 13: where to buy the new handsets and how much it will cost on a contract or outright. Scroll down for a full list of specs to help you decide. Still not sure what smartphone you should be buying? Be sure to read our in-depth iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12 comparison.

In a hurry? Quick links for buying an iPhone 13: 

Where to buy the Apple iPhone 13

Although there are some wait times, several stockists in the UK now have dedicated sections on their website for the new iPhone 13 where you order and buy.

Here are the networks with iPhone 13 offers and availability. This list will be consistently updated. All pricing was correct at the time of writing.

Sky Mobile | Available to order now

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  • Apple iPhone 13 mini | from £22 per month, £0 upfront, 24 months (order by 9pm Monday to Friday for next day delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 | from £25 per month, £0 upfront, 24 months (order by 9pm Monday to Friday for next day delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro | from £33 per month, £0 upfront, 24 months (order by 9pm Monday to Friday for next day delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max | from £37 per month, £0 upfront, 24 months (order by 9pm Monday to Friday for next day delivery)

EE | Available to order now

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  • Apple iPhone 13 mini | £49 per month, £50 upfront (In stock. Usually despatched within one day)
  • Apple iPhone 13 | £55 per month, £50 upfront (In stock. Usually despatched within one day)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro | from £65 per month, £50 upfront (In stock. Usually despatched within one day)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max | from £75 per month, £50 upfront (For 128GB, usually despatched within 7 days)

Vodafone | Available to order now

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  • Apple iPhone 13 mini | from £35 per month, £29 upfront on a 36-month plan (Order before 10:00pm today and get it tomorrow)
  • Apple iPhone 13 | from £38 per month, £29 upfront on a 36-month plan (Order before 10:00pm today and get it tomorrow)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro | from £50 per month, £49 upfront on a 36-month plan (Order before 10:00pm today and get it tomorrow)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max | from £56 per month, £49 upfront on a 36-month plan (Order before 10:00pm today and get it tomorrow)

O2 | Available to order now

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  • Apple iPhone 13 mini | from £34.61 per month, £20 upfront (In stock. Order by midnight for free next-working-day home delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 | from £38.99 per month, £30 upfront (In stock. Order by midnight for free next-working-day home delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro | from £45.50 per month, £30 upfront (In stock. Order by midnight for free next-working-day home delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max | from £48.50 per month, £30 upfront (In stock. Order by midnight for free next-working-day delivery)

Currys | Available to order now

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Three | Available to order now

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  • Apple iPhone 13 mini | from £56 £28 per month for 6 months, £29 upfront on a 24-month plan (Delivery by 23rd March)
  • Apple iPhone 13 | £53 £26.50 per month for 6 months, £49 upfront on a 24-month plan (Delivery by next day)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro | £71 £35.50 per month for 6 months, £69 upfront on a 24-month plan (Delivery by next day)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max | £76 £38 per month for 6 months, £89 upfront on 24-month plan (Delivery by next day)

iD Mobile | Available to order now

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  • Apple iPhone 13 mini | from £33.99 per month, £49.99 upfront on a 24-month plan (Out of stock)
  • Apple iPhone 13 | from £37.99 per month, £99 upfront on a 24-month plan (Free one day delivery)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro | from £42.99 per month, £99 upfront on a 24-month plan (Available from 10th March)
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max | from £50.99 per month, £99 upfront on a 24-month plan (Free one day delivery)

If you want to find out more information about the previous Apple series or the best iPhone model for you, don’t miss our iPhone 12 review, iPhone 12 Pro review, iPhone 12 mini review and iPhone 12 Pro Max review.

And for a full breakdown of all the products revealed during the launch event last year, read our Apple September event summary or head to our Apple Watch 7 release date and iPad mini 6 pages for more information.

iPhone 13 pricing: how much is the new iPhone 13?

Prices for the standard iPhone 13 start at £779 ($799). The smallest model, the iPhone 13 mini, is marginally cheaper at £679 ($699). These prices shouldn’t be too much of a surprise and match up with the iPhone 12 models released last October.

It is the same deal when it comes to the new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Pro starts from £949 ($999), while the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the most expensive, priced from £1,049 ($1,099). In general, the prices go up based on the amount of storage you need, as you can see in our iPhone 13 comparison table below.

iPhone 13: which model should you buy?

Apple iPhone 13 mini

Stanislav Kogiku/Getty Images
Stanislav Kogiku/Getty Images

The smallest iPhone 13 of the new line-up, the mini has a 5.4-inch display and is priced from £679 in the UK. Don’t miss our in-depth iPhone 13 mini review

Our tester wrote: “The iPhone 13 mini [comes] into its own, however, with people looking to enter the world of smartphones. Whether that’s teenagers, and their parents, looking for a way to increase independence and older or less tech-savvy people who have never owned a device like this before. The combination of great design, easy-to-use software and premium tech makes it a great starting point.”

Apple iPhone 13

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display and is priced from £779 in the UK. We have had hands-on time with the model so be sure to read our iPhone 13 review

Our expert tester gave the flagship handset 4.5 out of 5 stars and wrote: “You don’t get all the bells and whistles seen on the Pro range, so there are some sacrifices to be made, but it’s very clear why Apple has continued with its four-way handset release – the iPhone 13 offers the most appeal to the widest group possible.”

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Stanislav Kogiku/Getty Images
Stanislav Kogiku/Getty Images

The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch display, but better specs than the standard model and is priced from £949 in the UK. Don’t miss our full iPhone 13 Pro review.

We gave the handset five out of five stars, writing: The iPhone 13 Pro represents the best option of the entire iPhone 13 range because it combines next-level hardware with optimised software, all within a form factor that will suit most people.”

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Stanislav Kogiku/Getty Images
Stanislav Kogiku/Getty Images

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is not only the biggest model released this year – boasting a large 6.7-inch display – but also easily the most expensive, priced from a whopping £1,049 when bought outright. Our in-depth review is currently in progress.

iPhone 13: specs at a glance

  • Four models (like the iPhone 12): iPhone 13, mini, Pro, Pro Max
  • Five colours for iPhone 13 and 13 mini: pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (silver) and Product (RED)
  • Four colours for iPhone Pro and Pro Max: Sierra blue, gold, graphite and silver
  • Smaller notch for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch screen
  • iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have a 6.1-inch screen size
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max has a display size of 6.7 inches
  • Features new A15 bionic chip – fastest ever
  • All models come with 5G connectivity as standard
  • 1TB storage available on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models
  • iPhone 13 battery life should last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12
  • “Biggest camera advancement ever” in the Pro and Pro Max models

iPhone 13: comparison

iPhone 13 modelScreen SizeWeightColoursStoragePrice
iPhone 13 mini5.4-inch140 gramsProduct (RED), starlight, midnight, blue, pink128GB£679
256GB£779
512GB£979
iPhone 136.1-inch173 gramsProduct (RED, starlight, midnight, blue, pink128GB£779
256GB£879
512GB£1,079
iPhone 13 Pro6.1-inch203 gramsGraphite, gold, silver, Sierra blue128GB£949
256GB£1,049
512GB£1,249
1TB£1,449
iPhone 13 Pro Max6.7-inch238 gramsGraphite, gold, silver, Sierra blue128GB£1,049
256GB£1,149
512GB£1,349
1TB£1,549

iPhone 13: design and display

With an IP68 rating, all the new iPhone 13 models are water and dust resistant. This matches up with what we’ve come to expect from the iPhone 12, which also had the same protection. While the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a new smaller notch, their screen sizes remain the same as on the iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 13 mini features a 5.4-inch Super Retina display, while the screen on the standard iPhone 13 is 6.1 inches. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max come with display sizes of 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, respectively.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are in five colours: pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (silver) and Product (RED). The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are available in a range of four new colours, including Sierra Blue, gold, graphite and silver.

iPhone 13 performance

The iPhone 13 features a new chip from Apple called the A15 Bionic. The tech giant claims that this is the fastest ever smartphone chip. All four models will be 5G phones, too, so they can handle super-fast internet speeds in areas with 5G coverage.

When it comes to storage, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations.

However, if you love to binge Netflix episodes or download podcasts, you may want to take advantage of the huge 1TB offered by the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 13 battery life

With any new release, one of the main demands from users is to improve the battery life. And, Apple has listened. According to Apple, the new iPhone 13 has a battery life that should last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12, while the smaller iPhone 13 mini will last 1.5 hours longer than its previous counterpart.

This is extended even further when you get to the iPhone 13 Pro models, which will last up to 3.5 hours longer and can easily be classed as an ‘all-day battery’.

iPhone 13 camera

All four iPhone 13 smartphones feature a new camera set-up. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come with a new dual-camera set-up fitted with the biggest sensor Apple has ever put in a camera set-up of this size.

On the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, you’re paying a little more for a triple-camera set-up, including a wide, ultra-wide and telephoto lens. Apple describes it as its “biggest camera advancement ever” with 3x optical zoom on the telephoto lens.

Naturally, this comes with specialist modes, including a cinematic mode and night mode. For the Pro models, a new ProRes video mode will also be available early next year and is designed to shoot in 4K and up to 30 frames per second.

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Still unsure about what iPhone to pick up? Read our iPhone 12 vs mini vs Pro vs Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone SE guides to compare previous models.

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