Yes, you did read that headline correctly. Apple is launching its new iPhone range next Friday, September 24, and is offering to slash hundreds from the price of its latest smartphone. The deal is part of the firm’s trade-in programme, which allows anyone with a current iPhone in their pocket to hand it over to Apple and receive money off their new purchase. This has always been a good way to reduce the price of an upgrade, but things seem to be even better this year with Apple boosting the value of its older devices.
In fact, Apple is offering some iPhone owners over £600 off when switching to the latest iPhone 13.
Along with that deal, Apple is also allowing users to pay for their gadgets in monthly instalments which should help to make things much more affordable. For example, even if you haven’t got an iPhone to trade-in you can still get the iPhone 13 for just £32.45 per month, or the top-tier Pro Max for £40.73 per month.
To trade in your phone, and get the best price, it must be in good working order and free from too much damage, like a broken screen or scratched cameras.
If that sound like an offer that’s too good to turn down then the iPhone 13 certainly packs plenty of upgrades. The latest smartphones from the US tech giant now include a Cinematic Mode, which gives your home movies a Tinseltown makeover with some clever focus tricks. There’s also larger sensors and stabilisation for better low-light photos and videos.
Along with that upgrade to the camera, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini also get a faster A15 Bionic processor, bigger battery, improved OLED screen and some new colours to choose from.
The best part is, Apple isn’t putting up prices, but is adding more storage with 128GB models now starting from £679. If you want the best iPhone in town then there’s also a new Pro and Pro Max launching next week.
These premium devices get a faster stutter-free 120Hz screen, better battery life and the fastest processor Apple has put in a smartphone. There’s also an upgrade to the triple rear camera which not only offers better zoom and wide-angle shots but also pin-sharp close-ups.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts from £949 although things can get pretty expensive with the Pro Max 1TB costing an eye-watering £1,549.