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If Father Christmas didn’t drop off a brand-new iPhone 13 under the tree yesterday, there’s an incredible deal from Three that will let you kit yourself out with the latest Apple handset without spending a small fortune. Apple only unveiled its new iPhone 13 series on-stage back in September, so it’s incredible to see deals like this already available for the smartphone. iPhone 13 arrives with a completely re-engineered camera system with better results in gloomy, low-light situations and new Cinematic Mode – that blurs the background behind your subject in videos. Not only that, but Apple has added beefier Ceramic Shield protective glass to survive accidental drops, longer battery life, and a selection of new colours, as well as the usual fast charging, water-resistant case, and facial recognition. And now, Three has slashed 50% off the price of the iPhone 13 for the first six months of your new contract…
Three Mobile first debuted this deal during the Black Friday sales, which is known for its incredible one-off discounts. So, we were surprised to see the half-price iPhone 13 deal was available long after its Boxing Day Sale started too! With a choice of five colours – Midnight, Starlight, Pink, Blue, and Product (RED) – you’ll also benefit from three-months free access to Apple TV+, which is home to exclusive shows and movies like the award-winning Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, documentaries like Tiny World, Being James Bond, and Boys State, as well as blockbuster films, like Greyhound, Finch, CODA, Wolfwalkers, and On The Rocks.
iPhone 13 will set you back £779 when bought from the Apple Store (or £769 on Amazon UK), is available on all of the UK’s biggest mobile networks. There is a wide range of deals available – but our favourite has to be this blockbuster discount from Three, which drops your monthly bills down to £31 a month for the first six months. After that, you’ll have to spend £62 a month for the latest handset from Apple with unlimited 5G data, unlimited calls and unlimited text messages. There’s an upfront fee of £49 too.
Over the 24-month contract, you’ll have spent a total of £1,351. Granted, that’s not cheap, but keep in mind that over the course of those two years, you’ll have the latest iPhone with completely unlimited 5G data – allowing you to stream boxsets from Netflix, listen to music, answer FaceTime calls on-the-move without ever worrying about running out of data.
If you’re looking for an alternative, Sky Mobile has also launched an iPhone 13 deal as part of its Boxing Day savings. You can save as much as £360 on your data plan when you plump for the 50GB allowance of 5G mobile data from Sky Mobile with an iPhone 13. Usually priced at £25 a month for the data alone, Sky Mobile has dropped that down to £15 a month. With the cost of the handset added into the mix (the most affordable option is £27 a month), you’ll be looking at a total cost of £1,548 by the end of the 36-month contract.
That’s a little more expensive than Three Mobile, but there are some benefits of going with Sky Mobile. First of all, streaming from any of Sky’s own apps won’t count towards your monthly allowance of mobile data – so you don’t need to worry about using up that 50GB data plan if all you’re going to do is binge boxsets from Sky Go. And Sky Mobile offers its trademark data rollover, which pushes any unused data from your allowance onto the next month. If you’re constantly connected to Wi-Fi, you could soon find yourself with quite a stash to use when you’re next out-and-about.
If you’re looking for brilliant Boxing Day deals on Apple gadgets, the AirPods Pro have dropped down to a ludicrous £187 on Amazon – compared to the £239 price tag you’ll find on these best-in-class wireless earbuds in your local Apple Store.