Apple’s new iPhone 13 phones are now available for preorder. Here’s how to preorder your new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Max phone.

The iPhone 13 preorder period starts on September 17 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific time. The phones themselves will be released starting a week later on September 24, 2021.

Preorder From Apple

The easiest way to preorder an iPhone 13 is straight from Apple. Head to Apple’s Buy iPhone website, choose the type of iPhone you want (iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro), and choose your model. You can also use the Apple Store app on an iPhone or iPad for this.

Apple’s website will walk you through choosing a color, storage capacity, and payment plan options. You can connect your new iPhone to your cellular carrier and trade in your old phone with Apple to get a discount on your new iPhone. You can add AppleCare+ coverage, too.

Cellular carriers offer a variety of promotions to get an iPhone through Apple, and you’ll see them listed on Apple’s Buy iPhone website.

Preorder From Your Cellular Carrier

Depending on your cellular carrier, you can likely also choose to order an iPhone through your cellular carrier rather than buy it from Apple. Your carrier will have different offers available if you order the iPhone directly through your carrier and skip Apple.

Read about the iPhone 13 promotions available from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the USA. (But be sure to read the fine print, as many of these promotions only offer their best rates with the most expensive cell phone plans—or if you trade in a particularly expensive phone.)

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