Apple announced the iPhone 13 lineup on September 14, 2021. The lineup includes the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. As we’ve come to expect with every new iPhone release – Apple packs it with the latest features.
These four models are all powered by the latest Apple A15 Bionic chip and have features such as 5G connectivity, MagSafe charging, and top-notch cameras. Of course, these latest and greatest flagship features also bring a retail price that is higher than many people want to pay.
The higher prices mean some buyers may want a Pro or Pro Max, but ultimately buy a regular iPhone 13 in an effort to save money. Keep reading to learn more about the current iPhone 13 cost, and to learn how you can save money by buying a gently used iPhone 13 on Swappa.
Used iPhone 13 prices in 2022
The iPhone 13 is part of the 15th iPhone generation, which includes four models released at four different price points. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini original retail prices were $799 and $699, respectively. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max originally cost $999 and $1,099 at retail, respectively.
Keep in mind that these are starting prices. When buying a brand-new iPhone from Apple you have two basic options in terms of customization – color and storage. Choosing a different color doesn’t cause the price to change, but opting for more internal storage does increase the retail price.
|iPhone 13||iPhone 13 mini||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Apple Retail Price||$799 to $1,099||$699 to $999||$999 to $1,499||$1,099 to $1,599|
|Swappa Low Price||Starting around $559||Starting around $442||Starting around $634||Starting around $771|
As you can see in the table above, the iPhone 13 can cost up to $1,099, and the iPhone 13 mini can reach $999. And remember, those are the less expensive models in the iPhone 13 lineup. The retail price of the iPhone 13 Pro can climb to $1,499 and the retail price of the iPhone 13 Pro Max can climb to $1,599. But if you buy on Swappa, you can get a used iPhone 13 starting at around $560 in January 2023. If you want something a bit bigger, used iPhone 13 Pro Max prices start at around $770. And if you’re looking for the most affordable option, consider a cheap iPhone 13 mini, which starts at around $440 on Swappa.
To put this in perspective – a brand new iPhone 13 could potentially cost as much as a quality laptop computer, which is why we recommend buying a cheap iPhone on Swappa instead. Prices for a gently used current-generation iPhone may not allow you to save hundreds of dollars, as you may find with previous-generation models such as the iPhone 11 or iPhone 12, but the savings will be enough so you won’t have to ‘settle’ for an iPhone 13 when you really want an iPhone 13 Pro, or ‘settle’ for the base 128GB of storage when you really want 256GB of storage space.
Which iPhone 13 should I get?
The regular iPhone 13 is likely the best option for most people, but it is good to consider all the different models. Or perhaps more accurately, it is good to consider the differences between the different models.
If you want a smaller phone, the iPhone 13 mini is likely the best option, or if you want a bigger phone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is likely the best option. These size differences are fairly obvious, but things may get a little more complicated when trying to choose between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, both of which are the same size with a 6.1” Super Retina XDR display. In the case of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, key differences include different color options, a longer battery life, an option for 1TB of internal storage, and a better rear camera setup.
|iPhone 13||iPhone 13 mini||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Processor||Apple A15 Bionic chip||Apple A15 Bionic chip||Apple A15 Bionic chip||Apple A15 Bionic chip|
|Display||6.1″ Super Retina XDR||5.4″ Super Retina XDR||6.1″ Super Retina XDR with ProMotion||6.7″ Super Retina XDR with ProMotion|
|Resolution||2532 x 1170 (460 ppi)||2340 x 1080 (476 ppi)||2532 x 1170 (460 ppi)||2778 x 1284 (458 ppi)|
|Rear Camera||Dual 12MP with wide (f/1.6) and ultra-wide (f/2.4)||Dual 12MP with wide (f/1.6) and ultra-wide (f/2.4)||Pro 12MP with telephoto (f/2.8), wide (f/1.5), and ultra-wide (f/1.8)||Pro 12MP with telephoto (f/2.8), wide (f/1.5), and ultra-wide (f/1.8)|
|Front Camera||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Battery||Up to 19 hours video playback||Up to 17 hours video playback||Up to 22 hours video playback||Up to 28 hours video playback|
|Dimensions||5.78″ (H) x 2.82″ (W) x 0.30″ (D)||5.18″ (H) x 2.53″ (W) x 0.30″ (D)||5.78″ (H) x 2.82″ (W) x 0.30″ (D)||6.33″ (H) x 3.07″ (W) x 0.30″ (D)|
|Weight||6.14 ounces||4.97 ounces||7.19 ounces||8.46 ounces|
|Colors||Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, PRODUCT(RED)||Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, PRODUCT(RED)||Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold, Graphite||Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold, Graphite|
The table above outlines the key specs for each of the models in the iPhone 13 lineup and shows what they have in common, and what differs from model to model.
Read more: Swappa iPhone 13 Buyer’s Guide
Regardless of which model you choose, you can rest assured knowing you’ll get a great deal when you buy a gently used iPhone on Swappa. And while saving money is great, Swappa also wants to make sure you have a wonderful overall experience.
Swappa has a strict “no junk, no jerks” policy, which ensures the iPhone you buy will be fully functional and that you will be dealing with other like-minded users who simply want to buy and sell gently used tech without any drama. Some of the other key benefits of buying on Swappa include:
- A support team is available 24/7/365 to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
- A moderation team that reviews listings so you don’t have to worry about buying any junk or dealing with any jerks trying to scam you.
- Swappa uses PayPal for payment processing so buyers are protected on each purchase.
Swappa also offers a buy now, pay later payment option which lets you pay for your gently used iPhone in four easy payments.
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