The best iPhone deals happening right now, including 50% off the iPhone 12 Mini with a new line at AT&T

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  • Apple’s iPhones are pricey, but you can often find them at a discount.
  • Some of the best iPhone deals available now include big savings on the iPhone 11 and 2020 iPhone SE.

With so many Apple iPhone models to choose from, it can be confusing to find the right one for your needs. With that in mind, we tested and ranked the best iPhones to help you choose. They can get pricey, though, so it’s always nice to buy with a discount.

You can find deals on many iPhone models throughout the year. Apple’s smartphone lineup currently includes the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE. The latest generation isn’t seeing discounts just yet, but there are plenty of deals to shop on older models.

Check out the table of contents to the left to hop to deals for a specific model.

Comparing iPhone models

Average price Camera lenses Display size CPU 5G Battery life with video playback
iPhone 13 $699 to $799 2 5.4- or 6.1-inch A15 Bionic Y Up to 19 hours
iPhone 13 Pro $999 to $1,099 3 6.1- or 6.7-inch A15 Bionic Y Up to 28 hours
iPhone 12 $699 to $799 2 5.4- or 6.1-inch A14 Bionic Y Up to 17 hours
iPhone 12 Pro $999 to $1,099 3 6.1- or 6.7- inch A14 Bionic Y Up to 20 hours
iPhone SE $399 1 4.7-inch A13 Bionic N Up to 13 hours
iPhone XR $499

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6.1-inch A12 Bionic N Up to 16 hours
iPhone 11 $499 2 6.1-inch A13 Bionic N Up to 17 hours
iPhone 11 Pro $899 to $999 3 5.8-inch A13 Bionic N Up to 20 hours

Of course, it can be overwhelming to figure out the best one for you, so check out our guides to the best iPhones and the best smartphones to help narrow your options down.

We’ll update this list as new deals surface.

The best iPhone deals happening now

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

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An improvement on previous models in terms of design and camera quality, the iPhone 12 is our current pick for the best iPhone you can get overall. It comes in five colors: white, black, blue, green, and red. Depending on your storage needs, you can choose from the 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage sizes. You can also pick between the normal 6.1-inch display and the 5.4-inch display Mini. The Mini has shorter battery life since it’s a smaller phone.

Though the phone came out a year ago, deals for it aren’t very common just yet — it’s even difficult to find available from other retailers without being locked to a carrier. Right now, the best place to find it unlocked is from Apple, but if you’re willing to enter a contract with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint, you can find stock from other retailers, like Amazon and Walmart.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Apple no longer sells the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max through its online store, but other retailers still offer these models. Though they’re being replaced by new iPhone 13 versions, the 12 Pro series still feature excellent cameras in low light and an elegant design. The Pro Max will cost you an extra $100, but it has a larger 6.7-inch display and longer battery life than the smaller 6.1-inch version. Both are available in four colors: graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue. You can choose between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB depending on your needs. 

Just like their smaller siblings, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max don’t typically see especially good deals.

iPhone SE (2020)

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Though it only comes with a single-lens camera, the iPhone SE is the best value you can find out of an iPhone. It has an older design, similar in look and feel to the iPhone 8; it’s also the only modern model that retained the home button. It runs using the same powerful chip as the iPhone 11 and can cost as little as $399 if you settle for the 64GB. It comes in three colors: white, black, and red. 

iPhone SE deals are pretty common to come across nowadays — if you’re lucky you can even find one free from carriers like AT&T or Verizon. 

iPhone XR

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The iPhone XR has a big, 5.94-inch screen and still includes modern features like Face ID, the Touch ID replacement that uses your front-facing camera to unlock your phone, and wireless charging. Though it’s no longer sold directly on Apple’s site, it’s one of the cheapest iPhone options you can buy without compromising too much on performance. You can choose between white, black, blue, yellow, coral, and red. 

If you don’t mind buying renewed, Amazon and Best Buy are worth looking into. Right now the street price for one is $499 for the 64GB storage size. 

iPhone 11

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Though it’s the past generation of iPhone, the iPhone 11 still has great value worth considering if you want to pay less. It has a fast A13 Bionic chip, long battery life that we found lasted over 32 hours, wireless charging, and a dual-camera setup. It comes in six colors: white, black, green, yellow, purple, and red. 

Its street price has dropped down to $499 for the 64GB storage capacity. 

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

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The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max are still great options for their solid triple camera system, speedy A13 Bionic chips, and Face ID to replace TouchID for unlocking your phone. The Pro offers up to 18 hours of battery life with video playback and the Pro Max offers up to 20 hours. We think they’re still a good value if you can find them at a decent deal price.

Apple no longer sells the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, but you can still find them from other retailers — though they’ll likely be locked in with carriers like Verizon and AT&T. If they see a reasonable discount, it may be worth buying so long as you don’t mind entering a contract with a carrier to do so.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find the best iPhone deals?

Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Woot, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are great places to find brand new iPhones with promotional discounts. Though the Apple Store may be your go-to, it’s rare to find iPhone deals from the store.  

There are tons of places to find discounts from, but we’ll keep this story updated with the best deals available from any retailer. 

Are refurbished iPhones worth buying?

In general, so long as it’s marked as “manufacturer refurbished,” it’s worth it. Buying refurbished iPhones can save you a lot of money, especially with their high price tags. 

Here are the best refurbished iPhone deals available now.

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Should I trade in my old iPhone?

It depends on the promotional offer, but oftentimes trading in an old model will knock a hefty sum off a brand new one. Usually, cell service providers like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will have ongoing trade-in deals worth considering, year-round. 

When do new iPhones come out?

The newest generation of iPhone was announced on September 14, with preorders starting September 17. The iPhone 13 will be generally available starting September 24. 

When is the best time to buy an iPhone?

As with most tech, the best discounts tend to crop up during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The previous year’s models tend to see all-time lows at this time, especially with a new generation usually announced in September. It’s unlikely that the newest generation will see any price drops, though; models usually need to be out for at least a year before retailers start offering discounts. 

Amazon Prime Day is also a good time to find discounts, but the deal event usually lands mid-summer, meaning the newest models are only a few months away. 

What is the cheapest iPhone available?

The 2020 iPhone SE is undoubtedly the best budget iPhone available. Starting at only $399, it provides the full iOS experience and runs on the same chip as the iPhone 11. Right now, you can even get one free, with a new line on an eligible Verizon Unlimited plan.

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How to create folders and labels in Gmail to organize your inbox

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Gmail labels are a great way to keep your email inbox organized.

  • To create and edit folders in Gmail, go to the Labels section in Settings.
  • Gmail uses labels instead of folders to organize emails, but labels function similarly to folders.
  • You can also create a label from an email on both desktop and the Gmail mobile app.
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Folders are a must for keeping your email inbox organized. Gmail uses labels instead of folders, but they’re effectively the same thing. But unlike folders, you can apply more than one label to an email in Gmail.

To use a label as a “folder,” use the “Move to” option to move an email or thread out of your inbox and into a label, which you can access in the left panel of your inbox.

All work-related emails for a specific client, for example, can be put into one folder, and wedding planning related emails can be stored in another. You can even nest labels under other labels, which act like subfolders.

Here’s how to do it all.

How to create a folder in Gmail on desktop

1. Go to the Gmail website. Log in to your account if you aren’t already logged in.

2. Click the gear-shaped Settings icon at the top-right of the screen, then select See all settings.

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Select “See all settings” to create, edit, and delete folders.

3. In the Labels tab, scroll down to the Labels section and click Create new label.

4. Enter the name of the label you want, then click Create. If you want the new label to nest under an existing label (like a subfolder), click the box next to Nest label under and select the folder you want the new label to go into.

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Label names can be a maximum of 225 characters.

How to create a folder in Gmail on the mobile app

1. Open the Gmail app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Log in to your account if you aren’t already logged in.

2. Tap the three horizontal lines on the top-left of the screen.

3. Scroll down to the Labels section, then tap Create new.

Screenshot of the Gmail app with the Create new option highlighted
Scroll down past the list of already created labels to make a new one.

4. In the pop-up menu, enter the name of the label you want (225 characters max), then tap Done.

How to apply labels in Gmail

1. In your Gmail inbox on desktop, click the boxes next to the emails you want to label and click the Label icon on the right side of the top toolbar. In your Gmail inbox on the mobile app, tap the circular profile icon of the sender on each email you want to label, then tap the three dots icon, and select Label in the pop-up.

2. On both desktop and mobile, check the boxes corresponding to the labels you want to apply (you can choose more than one). On desktop, click Apply and on mobile tap the check mark to apply the labels.

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Organize your Gmail inbox by assigning labels to individual or groups of emails.

How to automatically apply labels via filtering

1. In your Gmail inbox on desktop, click the Show search options icon, which looks like three hatched lines, on the right side of the search bar.

2. Set the parameters for the filter. You can filter by From, To, Subject, Has the words, Doesn’t have, Size, and Date.

3. After setting the criteria, click Create Filter.

Desktop screenshot of a Gmail inbox highlighting the Create filter option
Automatic filters can help you organize and find relevant emails quickly without having to manually label individual emails.

4. On the next page, click the box next to Apply the label and choose a label from the drop-down menu.

5. Click Create Filter.

Screenshot of "Apply label" screen in Gmail on desktop
Select “Apply the label” and choose which label in the drop-down.

How to edit or delete a label

On desktop:

1. In your Gmail inbox on desktop,click the gear-shaped Settings icon at the top-right of the screen, then select See all settings.

2. In the Labels tab, scroll down to the Labels section.

3. To edit a label, click on the label name, enter in the new name, then hit the Enter or Return key. Alternatively, click the corresponding edit button in the Actions tab. You can also change a label’s nesting properties in this window.

Desktop screenshot of the Settings section of Gmail with the Edit label option highlighted
Add, delete, and edit labels in this section of the Settings menu.

4. To delete a label, click the corresponding remove button in the Actions tab, then click Delete.

On the mobile app:

1. In the Gmail app, tap the icon of three horizontal lines in the top-left corner, next to the search bar.

2. Scroll down and tap Settings.

3. On the next screen, select the email address you want to apply the change to.

4. Scroll down on the next page and select Label settings in the Labels section.

Screenshot of Settings page in Gmail app
Go to “Label settings.”

5. On the Label Settings page, tap the label you want to edit or delete.

Screenshot of Label Settings page on Gmail mobile app
Select the label you want to edit.

6. Tap the Name field to enter a new name, or tap the Delete [label name] button at the bottom to delete the label.

Screenshot of Label edit page on Gmail app
Here you can rename or delete your label.

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After announcing the iPhone 13, Apple already stopped selling the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone XR

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The iPhone 12 Pro is no longer available on Apple’s online store.

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Apple announced its new iPhone 13 on September 14, and the launch means that some older iPhone models will be phased out.

Apple revealed the iPhone 13 alongside an upgraded iPad, a revamped iPad mini, and a refresh to the Apple Watch. Among other updates, the new iPhones have an A15 Bionic processor, longer battery life, and an improved camera designed for cinematic videos.

Preorders for the iPhone 13 will be available starting September 17, and the device will be officially released on September 24. Though Apple customers now have several new phones to choose from, visitors to Apple’s online store no longer have the option to purchase select models from last year.

Discontinued Apple iPhone models

After the iPhone 13 launch event, Apple removed the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone XR from its online store. These models join the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus which were all discontinued last year.

Although Apple no longer sells these older iPhones through its online store, you may still be able to purchase them from select phone carriers or third party retailers.

iPhone models currently available for purchase

The iPhone models that are currently available to buy or preorder on the Apple store include:

The new iPhone 13 models range in price from $700 to $1,100, but budget-friendly options are available if you choose to purchase iPhones from an older generation.

For example, the iPhone SE starts at $400, and the iPhone 11 starts at $500. Customers who purchase an iPhone 11 from Best Buy with a new Verizon account or line activation can even snag the device for a deal price of $150.

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The 8 coolest features of the new iPhone 13 models, including stronger glass, steadier photography, and more

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  • The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models are available for preorder on September 17.
  • Apple will make the phones generally available starting September 24.
  • Here are some features to look forward to from the newest generation of iPhone.

The newest generation of iPhone is coming on September 24, with preorders starting September 17. Compared to previous models, the iPhone 13 lineup comes with improved battery life, camera specs, and overall performance, powered by the new A15 Bionic processor. Here are some of the features we’re most excited to see from the new smartphones.

The all-new Ceramic Shield front is tougher than any other smartphone glass to date, offering greater durability and drop performance.

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ProMotion Technology finally brings the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. That means more fluid visuals for mobile games, digital art apps, and more.

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The new iPhone 13 Pro.

Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS), a new improvement on traditional OIS that has been in use for a long time, keeps your shots steady when your hands are shaky.

iPhone 13 Pro "raw" camera mode

The new Cinematic mode brings new depth effects and rack focus for filmmaking on your phone. Rack focus allows filmmakers to change the focal point of a scene in real time.

iPhone 13 Pro camera

Apple’s Photographic Styles feature helps you personalize your photos, and it remembers your presets to auto-apply to future shots you take (much like Adobe Lightroom).

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iPhone Portrait mode

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now capable of macro photography, taking close-up shots in greater detail than previously possible.

iPhone 13 Pro camera

More 5G bands in the iPhone 13 lineup, coupled with a huge carrier partnership push by Apple, mean 5G connection speeds in more places than ever.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13.

Shoppers can choose from a new variety of colors, including Midnight (black), Starlight (white), pink, blue, and (Product)Red.

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Apple’s new iPhone 13 comes in 4 models – the differences are in the camera, size, and battery life

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  • Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup includes iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • The major difference between the standard iPhone 13 and the Pro models is with the camera system.
  • The iPhone 13 Pro also has a screen with a 120Hz refresh rate for more fluid visuals.

Apple’s iPhone 13 series largely follows the same footsteps as the previous iPhone 12 generation – two standard premium models that come with core basics, and two ultra-premium models that come with extra features, especially in the camera department.

No matter what iPhone 13 model you choose, the experience should be similar, overall. You’re getting Apple’s excellent iOS and ecosystem, powerful performance, and great cameras. You really can’t go wrong with any specific model.

Still, it’s worth checking out the differences between all the models – maybe there’s something in the Pro models that you might find worthwhile, or perhaps to confirm that the standard models have everything you really need. Here are the basic differences in specifications between all the new iPhone 13 models.

There’s some nuance and extra detail you should know about to some of these differences, which we cover below.

Specifications iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro

Display 5.4-inch OLED Super Retina XDR 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR with adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR with adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz
Processor Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear cameras 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 12MP 3x optical zoom 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 12MP 3x optical zoom
Selfie camera 12MP 12MP 12MP 12MP
Battery Up to 13 hours of video streaming Up to 15 hours of video streaming Up to 20 hours of video streaming Up to 25 hours of video streaming
Display differences

A GIF from Apple's iPhone event showing the adaptive refresh rate screen on the iPhone 13 Pro phones.

For the first time, Apple iPhones have screens with a high refresh rate — up to 120Hz, to be exact. That’s double the standard 60Hz refresh rate on all previous iPhone screens. To be accurate, only the iPhone 13 Pro models have a high-refresh rate screen that can reach up to 120Hz. 

The higher the Hz (hertz) number, the smoother the animations and videos appear on a screen. It’s almost entirely cosmetic, as animations while you swipe around the phone’s operating system and apps look and feel more fluid and less blurry. But that fluid experience from high refresh-rate screens goes a long way to make a phone feel faster and more powerful, and ultimately, more premium. 

Camera differences

iPhone 13 Pro camera

This is where the major differences between the standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models come into play. 

The standard iPhone 13, including the iPhone 13 Mini, have a dual-lens camera system. It includes a new wide camera that can capture 47% more light for less noise and “brighter results,” according to Apple. The new larger sensor can capture more light, which always helps for day shots, but also helps reduce Night Mode capture times. Both phone also include Apple’s sensor-shift OIS (optical image stabilization) to reduce the blurring effects from shaky hands. 

The standard iPhone 13s also have a new ultra-wide camera that captures more dark areas with less noise, according to Apple. 

The iPhone 13 Pro models have a triple-lens camera system. The most obvious difference being that the Pro models have a 3x optical zoom lens that the standard iPhone 13 versions don’t have.

Under the hood, however, the Pro models have features and capabilities that the standard iPhone 13 and Mini don’t have. The Pro models have a LiDar sensor for Night Mode portraits and faster autofocus in low light. They also feature Apple’s ProRAW mode for capturing RAW photos that are better suited for editing. 

What’s nice to see is that all of the new iPhone 13 models support Apple’s new cinematic mode for recording videos at varying depths of field, or “rack focusing.”

Battery life differences

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro has a larger battery than the standard iPhone 13, giving the Pro model a longer battery life.

It’s pretty much expected that smaller phones will get less battery life than larger phones. What could strike as odd, however, is that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have dramatically varying battery life, despite being the same size. 

The iPhone 13 can stream video for up to 15 hours, and the iPhone 13 Pro for up to 20 hours. 

The simple reason behind this is that the iPhone 13 Pro’s battery is larger, according to Apple. 

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The iPhone 13 is here

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The new iPhone 13.

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 13, a redesigned iPhone with a 20% smaller notch, on Tuesday.

The iPhone 13 comes in five colors – pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and Product Red – and has the same flat-edge display as the iPhone 12. Apple also reoriented the rear camera, positioning the two lenses diagonally rather than vertically.

The new device runs Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip, which Apple says allows the device to deliver 15.8 trillion operations per second. The iPhone 13 also has a bigger battery that provides 2.5 hours longer battery life than iPhone 12, as well as a 28% brighter display than last year’s device.

Apple says it improved the camera in iPhone 13, allowing it to capture more light and color, and added Cinematic Mode to videos, which gives them a cinematic, film-like quality by automatically changing the focus.

The iPhone 13 Mini, also debuted on Tuesday, contains the same capabilities in a smaller form-factor.

The iPhone 13 Mini will start at $699 and the iPhone 13, with 128 GB of starting storage, will cost $799.

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LIVE: Apple’s just unveiled the iPhone 13, a new iPad, and a new Apple Watch

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The logo for Apple’s September 14 “California Streaming” event, where Apple is expected to unveil this year’s iPhone.

  • Apple just unveiled new versions of many of its biggest products on Tuesday, including the iPhone 13.
  • New versions of the iPad, iPad Mini, and Apple Watch were also debuted.
  • With the exception of a design update to the iPad Mini, none of the product updates featured major changes.
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After nearly 40 minutes of presentation, Apple finally gave in and debuted the product update everyone was waiting for: The iPhone 13!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook with the iPhone 13.

Apple’s new smartphone is the iPhone 13, embracing the notoriously unlucky number for the latest version of its wildly popular device.

Like the other new Apple products announced on Tuesday, the iPhone 13 comes in an array of colors (pink, blue, “midnight starlight,” and Product RED). It’s got a new chip at its heart (the A15 Bionic) that makes it Apple’s most powerful iPhone yet, and the base storage has been increased to 128 GB (a new 512 GB model is also being added at the high end).

Despite a tease from Apple-produced “Ted Lasso,” the latest iPhone isn’t ditching the notch at the top of the screen. It looks nearly identical to last year’s iPhone in design.

There isn’t just one new iPhone model: the iPhone 13 also comes in a smaller form factor, with the iPhone 13 Mini. The smaller form factor matches the larger iPhone in power, but in a smaller size.

The new iPhone 13 starts at $699, Apple said.

The product updates keep coming: the Apple Watch is getting a big update. The latest version is known as Apple Watch Series 7 and its the biggest version of the watch Apple’s ever made.

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The latest version of the Apple Watch is the Series 7, and it starts at $399.

The new Series 7 has a larger and tougher display than ever before, Apple said. It comes in five new colors, and employs Apple’s “Retina” display technology. 

It’s otherwise not a massive update over previous models, but the benefit of the new Apple Watch models dropping is that older models are likely to drop in price. Apple didn’t put a specific launch date on the new Apple Watch models, and only committed to a “fall” launch window.

Apple is also updating its smaller iPad, the iPad Mini. The fifth generation iPad Mini starts at $499, comes with 5G connectivity, and has a more powerful chip and camera.

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It’s not just the traditional iPad getting an update: Apple rolled right from the big iPad update to an update for the iPad Mini. 

In the 2.5 years since Apple last updated the iPad Mini, Apple focused on improving the chip at the heart of the tablet, adding 5G connectivity, and producing the device in more colors.

In a nod to its bigger brother, the iPad Mini now has a USB-C port which is used both for charging and for connecting to various accessories, and it matches the design of the standard iPad.

Rather than beginning with the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook started the presentation with the debut of the latest iPad: The new iPad starts at $329 and is expected to ship to customers starting next week.

Apple CEO Tim Cook during the "California Streaming" iPhone announcement event on September 14, 2021.
Apple CEO Tim Cook during the “California Streaming” iPhone announcement event on September 14, 2021.

The first new product Apple debuted on Tuesday was an update to its long-running tablet, the iPad. 

The latest version of the iPad comes with a more powerful chip, the “A13 Bionic,” boasting 20% stronger performance, and an upgraded 12 megapixel ultrawide camera. It’s also getting a storage boost, with the base model coming with 64 GB.

Apple’s latest iPad starts at $329, comes in two colors (“space gray” and silver), and it’s expected to start shipping to customers next week. It’s available for pre-order on Tuesday, Apple said.

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What we expect from the event: The iPhone 13 in several different versions, and potential updates to Apple’s Watch line.

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Last year’s iPhone, the iPhone 12.

With each new year, there are some pretty standard expectations to have about a new iPhone: It’s likely to have an upgraded chip powering it, and a slightly better camera than last year’s models. 

If history is any indication, the new iPhone models will feature the A15 Bionic chip just like last year’s featured the A14 Bionic chip. What that means for actual performance or additional functionality remains to be seen, but it’s likely to be touted as Apple’s fastest ever mobile processor.

The biggest new feature that could come in this year’s model is a critical safety feature: satellite connectivity for emergency situations.

The functionality would give iPhone users the ability to “send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage,” Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported.

The longshot — that may or may not have been teased in an episode of Apple-produced streaming TV show “Ted Lasso — is that Apple is removing the “notch” at the top of the iPhone that houses the front-facing camera. On a late August episode, Apple superfans spotted what looks to be an iPhone with no notch

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, who usually hosts the iPhone presentation, tweeted on Tuesday morning that he’s “somewhere a little different this time.” That “somewhere different” appears to be Joshua Tree National Park.

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A Joshua tree stands at Joshua Tree National Park on January 4, 2019 in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

After building the massive headquarters it calls Apple Park, it’s no surprise that Apple usually holds its big iPhone presentation there: The building is stunning and has its own theater for exactly these type of events. 

Though Apple’s invite to the event said it would be broadcast from Apple Park, it sounds like at least part of it will take place elsewhere in California. 

“Good morning from somewhere a little different this time,” Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted on Tuesday morning. “We’re California streaming in 3 hours! See you soon.”

Apple’s “California Streaming” event starts at 1 p.m. ET, and you can watch it on a variety of different devices and platforms.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters during a previous live presentation.

Whether you want to watch the presentation on a smartphone, a tablet, a computer, or a TV, Apple has you covered. The “California Streaming” event is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET and can be streamed everywhere from Apple.com to Apple TV to YouTube.

We’ve got a full rundown of how to watch it, or you can watch the stream here:

Of note: The YouTube stream tends to lag slightly behind the stream on Apple’s own website.

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Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 13 on September 14 – here’s how to watch the big announcement live

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Apple’s iPhone 13 launch event is set for 1 p.m. ET on September 14.

  • You can watch Apple’s “California Streaming” event live on September 14 at 1 p.m. ET.
  • Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7.
  • The event will stream on Apple.com, YouTube, and the Apple TV app.

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Apple’s latest launch event, titled “California Streaming,” will be held on September 14 at 1 p.m. ET. Though nothing has been confirmed yet, the ubiquitous tech company is expected to announce its newest iPhone model, the iPhone 13.

Apple’s lineup of wearables could also get a update with the expected reveal of a new Apple Watch. In addition, a third-generation AirPods model is rumored to make an appearance.

How to watch Apple’s iPhone 13 launch event

Apple’s iPhone 13 launch event will be available to watch online on September 14. The “California Streaming” event starts at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, and you can stream it live via Apple.com, YouTube, or the Apple TV app.

The Apple.com stream is expected to be compatible with the latest versions of all major web browsers, such as Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. You can also watch a live stream directly through the Apple TV app.

In addition, the iPhone 13 launch event will be available to watch on YouTube through a web browser or the YouTube app. During previous Apple events, Insider has noticed a slight lag in the YouTube broadcast. Watching a direct stream from Apple might be the fastest way to catch all the latest announcements as they happen.

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 13 event

The launch of the iPhone 13 is expected to be the biggest announcement from Apple during its “California Streaming” event on September 14.

According to Bloomberg, the new iPhone will likely launch in the same screen size options as the iPhone 12, but the updated lineup will have additional camera features and include an upgraded processor.

As well as a new generation of iPhones, Bloomberg is reporting that buyers can expect a refresh for the Apple Watch. Called the Apple Watch Series 7, the new wearable may offer a bigger display and faster performance compared to the currently available lineup from Apple.

It’s also rumored that Apple could announce a third-generation AirPods model. Less is known about the AirPods 3, and it’s not clear how different the new earbuds will be compared to the AirPods Pro.

Check out our iPhone coverage

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 Pro compared to the iPhone 12.

We’ll have complete coverage of every announcement during Apple’s California Streaming event with all the latest product news and detailed breakdowns.

Right now, you can read our reviews of the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro. Buyers interested in snagging discounts on Apple devices should also take a look at Insider’s recent review of a refurbished iPhone 11 Pro .

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How to watch the Apple iPhone 13 launch event live on September 14

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Apple Event 2021: California Streaming
  • You can watch Apple’s “California Streaming” event live on September 14 at 1 p.m. ET.
  • Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, and more new products.
  • The event will be available to stream on Apple.com, YouTube, and the Apple TV app.

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The next launch event from Apple is titled “California Streaming,” and it will be streamed live on September 14 at 1 p.m. ET. The ubiquitous tech company based in Cupertino, California, is expected to announce its latest iPhone model, the iPhone 13.

Apple wearables could also get a refresh with the potential announcement of an updated Apple Watch. A new AirPods model is rumored to make an appearance as well.

How to watch Apple’s iPhone 13 launch event

Apple’s iPhone 13 launch event will be available to watch online on September 14. The “California Streaming” event begins at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, and you can stream it live on Apple.com, YouTube, or the Apple TV app.

The Apple.com stream is expected to be compatible with the latest versions of all major web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. In addition, you can watch a live stream directly through the Apple TV app.

The iPhone 13 launch event will also be available to watch on YouTube via a web browser or the YouTube app. During previous Apple events, Insider has noticed a slight lag in the YouTube broadcast. Watching a direct stream from Apple might be the fastest way to see all the latest announcements.

What to expect from Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event

The launch of the iPhone 13 is expected to be the biggest announcement from Apple during its September 14 event.

According to Bloomberg, the updated iPhone will likely launch in the same screen size options as the iPhone 12, have additional camera features, and include a more powerful processor.

As well as a new generation of iPhones, Bloomberg is reporting that customers can expect a refresh for the Apple Watch. Called the Apple Watch Series 7, the new wearable may offer a larger screen and faster performance than the currently available models from Apple.

It’s also rumored that Apple could announce a third-generation AirPods model. Less is known about the AirPods 3, and it’s not clear how different these earbuds will be compared to the AirPods Pro.

Check out our iPhone coverage

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 Pro compared to the iPhone 12.

We’ll have comprehensive coverage of every announcement during Apple’s California Streaming event with all the latest product news and detailed breakdowns.

Right now, you can check out our reviews of the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro. Buyers interested in snagging discounts on Apple devices should also take a look at Insider’s recent review of a refurbished iPhone 11 Pro .

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Apple wants you to update your iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch after it fixed a software flaw that let hackers spy without anyone clicking a link

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  • Apple has fixed a flaw that was letting hackers spy on devices without users even clicking a link.
  • The zero-click hack gave access to device cameras, microphones, and messages without users knowing.
  • Apple is telling users to update their iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches immediately to protect them.
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Apple is warning users to update their devices as soon as possible after it fixed a major spyware flaw.

The company has released emergency software updates in iOS 14.8 after learning of a vulnerability that let hackers break into Apple devices without users even clicking a link, the New York Times reports.

“Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” the company said on its website Monday.

The Canadian academic research group Citizen Lab published a report Monday saying it had uncovered a zero-day, zero-click exploit affecting iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches. The lab says the flaw allowed Israeli spyware company NSO Group to remotely infect Apple devices. Because users don’t even have to click a link for the spyware to start working, they won’t even know their devices have been infected.

Known as Pegasus, the spyware can record texts, emails, and phone calls, and share them with NSO Group’s government clients worldwide, the Times reports. It can also turn on devices’ cameras and microphones.

“This spyware can do everything an iPhone user can do on their device and more,” Citizen Lab researcher John Scott-Railton told the Times.

Citizen Lab said it discovered the exploit, which it calls Forced Entry, in March while examining the phone of a Saudi activist who had been hacked with the spyware. The lab believes Forced Entry has been at work since at least February.

NSO Group was also found to be using zero-click attacks earlier this year. In July, Amnesty International found that military-grade spyware from NSO Group was used to hack the iPhones of dozens of journalists, activists, and executives.

Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

A spokesperson for NSO Group emailed the following statement: “NSO Group will continue to provide intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world with life saving technologies to fight terror and crime.”

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