iPhone 13 Pro price and the Max model release date turnover

Chris Burns - Sep 10, 2021, 3:43pm CDT
iPhone 13 Pro price and the Max model release date turnover

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will almost certainly appear at Apple’s next event on September 14, 2021. Today we’re taking a peek at what prices are expected on the full line of iOS devices before they’re officially unveiled by Apple. The release dates for the iPhone 13 lineup will likely be split ever-so-slightly, as they were in past releases of four iPhone models all revealed at the same time.

The iPhone 12 mini was released for a base price of $699 USD if the user purchased said device from a mobile carrier in the United States. The SIM-free model from Apple was priced at approximately $730 at launch. These prices were for the 64GB edition of the iPhone 12 mini, a version which might soon be restricted to the iPhone 13 mini alone.

The iPhone 13 mini is expected to retain the same price structure as the iPhone 12 mini. While the iPhone 12 mini has a 256GB edition now, it’s quite likely the iPhone 13 mini will launch with two internal storage size versions: 64GB and 128GB. Where the iPhone 12 is currently out in the world in 64, 128, and 256GB versions, the launch of the iPhone 13 will likely be restricted to 128GB and 256GB editions.

The launch price for the iPhone 12 carrier model was approximately $800 USD, or $850 for the 128GB version. It may seem like the basic iPhone 13 will have a price jump VS last year if Apple does not sell a 64GB version – but keep in mind that we generally see a difference of around $50 between internal storage size editions of a device.

The iPhone 13 launch price will likely start at around $850 if Apple does, indeed, only make 128GB and 256GB editions available. This would be the price for the most basic carrier version of the iPhone 13. The base SIM-free version price with 128GB internal storage will likely be $880 USD.

Once we start getting to the iPhone 12 Pro models, we might again feel like the base prices have jumped, but the same situation is likely: with no 128GB version available, the lowest-cost iPhone 13 Pro would have 256GB internal storage and the price may be around $1100.

This is the point at which we’re thinking there may be some discrepancies with rumored price structures tipped by insiders in the last couple of weeks. Generally Apple has the most basic version of a phone available with a small enough internal storage size that they’re able to offer the device for under $1k. This might be the year Apple changes that with the iPhone 13 Pro.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max will likely have a starting price like that of the 256GB iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1200 USD, or $1400 for the 512GB internal storage size edition. There will likely be no difference in prices between carrier or non-carrier versions of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. It’s also like that Apple will have 2 release dates and/or pre-order dates for the iPhone 13 – one for iPhone 13/iPhone 13 Pro, and another for iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max – but all of them within the month of September, 2021.

Keep these prices and mind and see what Apple has to say on the 14th of September, 2021. We’ll be ready to roll with all the news here in our main news feed as it’s released!


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