iPhone 13 pre-orders: where to pre-order on a plan or outright in Australia

The iPhone 13 pre-orders in Australia are now live, available from the major telcos and retailers

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Apple announced the 2021 iPhone 13 range on September 15 and the pre-orders have just gone live. For those who don't want to wait, pre-orders are available now from the three major for anyone looking to upgrade on a plan, while outright purchases pre-orders can be had from leading Aussie retailers.

If you'd prefer to buy when the devices are available in stores, that would be from Friday, September 24 onwards.

Now to the nitty-gritty: where can you get the iPhone 13 handsets – the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – and how much will they set you back on a plan or outright purchase? 

In Australia, we're looking at the iPhone 13 as starting from a RRP of AU$1,349, while the iPhone 13 mini will set you back the slightly more manageable AU$1,199. If you do want to step it up a notch (yes, pun totally intended), you can opt for the Pro versions, with the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max starting at AU$1,699 and AU$1,849 respectively.

Below are the various plans from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone:

Telstra iPhone 13 plans

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Telstra's iPhone 13 launch offer slashes AU$50 off its XL (180GB) plan for the first 12 months, so instead of AU$114.95/m, you'll pay just AU$65/m. Note that this does not include the cost of the phone. Once the first 12 months are up, you can switch to a cheaper plan to avoid paying that higher fee... although you'll have less data to play with, of course.

Speaking of the cost of the phone, Telstra is actually discounting the handsets its listed by a little bit – in the order of about AU$20 lower than Apple's RRP, which drops the total monthly cost of the plan.

Also, it's worth noting that Telstra's S (40GB) plan does not include 5G coverage -- for that, you'll need to pony up for the M (80GB) or higher plan.

Here's Telstra's full range of iPhone 13 plans and prices on a 24-month term:

iPhone 13 mini @ Telstra (24m term)


S (40GB)*M (80GB)L (120GB)XL (180GB)^
128GBAU$104.95p/mAU$114.95p/mAU$134.95p/mAU$114.95p/m
256GBAU$112p/mAU$122p/mAU$142p/mAU$122p/m
512GBAU$125.79p/mAU$135.79p/mAU$155.79p/mAU$135.79p/m

iPhone 13 @ Telstra (24m term)


S (40GB)*M (80GB)L (120GB)XL (180GB)^
128GBAU$111.20p/mAU$121.20p/mAU$141.20p/mAU$121.20p/m
256GBAU$118p/mAU$128p/mAU$148p/mAU$128p/m
512GBAU$132.87p/mAU$142.87p/mAU$162.87p/mAU$142.87p/m

iPhone 13 Pro @ Telstra (24m term)


S (40GB)*M (80GB)L (120GB)XL (180GB)^
128GBAU$125.79p/mAU$135.79p/mAU$155.79p/mAU$135.79p/m
256GBAU$132.87p/mAU$142.87p/mAU$162.87p/mAU$142.87p/m
512GBAU$147.45p/mAU$157.45p/mAU$177.45p/mAU$157.45p/m
1TBAU$159.12p/mAU$169.12p/mAU$189.12p/mAU$169.12p/m

iPhone 13 Pro Max @ Telstra (24m term)


S (40GB)*M (80GB)L (120GB)XL (180GB)^
128GBAU$132.04p/mAU$142.04p/mAU$162.04p/mAU$142.04p/m
256GBAU$139.12p/mAU$149.12p/mAU$169.12p/mAU$149.12p/m
512GBAU$153.70p/mAU$163.70p/mAU$183.70p/mAU$163.70p/m
1TBAU$167.45p/mAU$177.45p/mAU$197.45p/mAU$177.45p/m

* Does not include 5G network access.
^ AU$65/m price for first 12 months, then reverts to AU$115/m.


Optus iPhone 13 plans

Optus logo

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Like Telstra, Optus is also targeting the high data users, offering a discount on its Plus plans with 500GB of data a month. Unlike Telstra, though, Optus is not discounting the handsets themselves, so you will be paying the full price for the phones.

iPhone 13 mini @ Optus (24m term)


S (20GB)M (80GB)L (200GB)XL (240GB)Plus (500GB)*
128GBAU$94.95p/mAU$104.95p/mAU$114.95p/mAU$134.95p/mAU$114.95p/m
256GBAU$102.03p/mAU$112.03p/mAU$122.03p/mAU$142.03p/mAU$122.03p/m
512GBAU$116.61p/mAU$126.61p/mAU$136.61p/mAU$156.61p/mAU$136.61p/m

iPhone 13 @ Optus (24m term)


S (20GB)M (80GB)L (200GB)XL (240GB)Plus (500GB)*
128GBAU$101.19p/mAU$111.19p/mAU$121.19p/mAU$141.19p/mAU$121.19p/m
256GBAU$108.27p/mAU$118.27p/mAU$128.27p/mAU$148.27p/mAU$128.27p/m
512GBAU$122.85p/mAU$132.85p/mAU$142.85p/mAU$162.85p/mAU$142.85p/m

iPhone 13 Pro @ Optus (24m term)


S (20GB)M (80GB)L (200GB)XL (240GB)Plus (500GB)*
128GBAU$115.77p/mAU$125.77p/mAU$135.77p/mAU$155.77p/mAU$135.77p/m
256GBAU$122.85p/mAU$132.85p/mAU$142.85p/mAU$162.85p/mAU$142.85p/m
512GBAU$137.43p/mAU$147.43p/mAU$157.43p/mAU$177.43p/mAU$157.43p/m
1TBAU$152.04p/mAU$162.04p/mAU$172.04p/mAU$192.04p/mAU$172.04p/m

iPhone 13 Pro Max @ Optus (24m term)


S (20GB)M (80GB)L (200GB)XL (240GB)Plus (500GB)*
128GBAU$122.04p/mAU$132.04p/mAU$142.04p/mAU$162.04p/mAU$142.04p/m
256GBAU$129.12p/mAU$139.12p/mAU$149.12p/mAU$169.12p/mAU$149.12p/m
512GBAU$143.70p/mAU$153.70p/mAU$163.70p/mAU$183.70p/mAU$163.70p/m
1TBAU$158.28p/mAU$168.28p/mAU$178.28p/mAU$198.28p/mAU$178.28p/m

* AU$65/m price for first 12 months, then reverts to AU$115/m.


Vodafone iPhone 13 plans

Vodafone

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For the first time, Vodafone has a truly unlimited data plan which, for the iPhone 13 series launch, is now AU$20 off per month. So, for example, if you opted for the AU$85 unlimited data plan for Vodafone, you'll only be paying AU$65p/m. The discount on this plan continues for as long as you stay connected with the telco on the same plan, so this isn't going to expire unless you opt out.

There's also no speed cap on this plan, but it does limit the speed if you tether your phone to another device, say your laptop.

If unlimited data is too much, Vodafone is also offering 50GB bonus data per month on its 'Super' (150GB) plan, meaning you'll get 200GB in total per month for as long as you stick with the plan.

iPhone 13 mini @ Vodafone (24m term)


Lite (40GB)Lite+ (80GB)Super (200GB)Super+ (300GB)Unlimited
128GBAU$89.95p/mAU$94.95p/mAU$104.95p/mAU$114.95p/mAU$114.95p/m
256GBAU$97.04p/mAU$102.04p/mAU$112.04p/mAU$122.04p/mAU$122.04p/m
512GBAU$111.62p/mAU$116.62p/mAU$126.62p/mAU$136.62p/mAU$136.62p/m

iPhone 13 @ Vodafone (24m term)


Lite (40GB)Lite+ (80GB)Super (200GB)Super+ (300GB)Unlimited
128GBAU$96.20p/mAU$101.20p/mAU$111.20p/mAU$121.20p/mAU$121.20p/m
256GBAU$103.29p/mAU$108.29p/mAU$118.29p/mAU$128.29p/mAU$128.29p/m
512GBAU$117.87p/mAU$122.87p/mAU$132.87p/mAU$142.87p/mAU$142.87p/m

iPhone 13 Pro @ Vodafone (24m term)


Lite (40GB)Lite+ (80GB)Super (200GB)Super+ (300GB)Unlimited
128GBAU$110.79p/mAU$115.79p/mAU$125.79p/mAU$135.79p/mAU$135.79p/m
256GBAU$117.87p/mAU$122.87p/mAU$132.87p/mAU$142.87p/mAU$142.87p/m
512GBAU$132.45p/mAU$137.45p/mAU$147.45p/mAU$157.45p/mAU$157.45p/m
1TBAU$147.04p/mAU$152.04p/mAU$162.04p/mAU$172.04p/mAU$172.04p/m

iPhone 13 Pro Max @ Vodafone (24m term)


Lite (40GB)Lite+ (80GB)Super (200GB)Super+ (300GB)Unlimited
128GBAU$117.04p/mAU$122.04p/mAU$132.04p/mAU$142.04p/mAU$142.04p/m
256GBAU$124.12p/mAU$129.12p/mAU$139.12p/mAU$149.12p/mAU$149.12p/m
512GBAU$138.70p/mAU$143.70p/mAU$153.70p/mAU$163.70p/mAU$163.70p/m
1TBAU$153.29p/mAU$158.29p/mAU$168.29p/mAU$178.29p/mAU$178.29p/m

Where to pre-order the iPhone 13 outright

Upgrading to the new Apple iPhone might work for some early adopters but others might just want to stick to the current plans and get one of the handsets outright.

Pre-ordering an iPhone 13 directly from Apple is a no-brainer, especially if you can trade-in your an older iPhone to help fund the upgrade. Telstra is offering a trade-in option as well, with up to AU$1,150 credit when you trade in an eligible phone.

Other retailers may not give you that option, but if that doesn't matter, here are some of the retailers with pre-orders open right now:


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