iPhone 13 Pro buyers face lengthy wait for 1TB model

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iPhone 13 Pro
1TB models sell out fast.
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iPhone 13 shipping dates were looking pretty good 30 minutes after Apple’s newest smartphone lineup was made available to preorder Friday morning — except for one particular model.

Those opting for an iPhone 13 Pro with 1TB of storage face a lengthy wait for their devices, with shipping times already slipping into October.

iPad mini’s new A15 Bionic chip isn’t as fast as iPhone 13’s

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2021 iPad mini
It's still a little beast, of course.
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The 2021 iPad mini packs the same A15 Bionic chip that powers the new iPhone 13 lineup, but with one big difference. Early benchmarks reveal Apple reduced the clock speed of the A15 inside its newest compact tablet.

As a result, processor performance in benchmark tests doesn’t score quite as high.

How to get ready to pre-order iPhone 13 with the iPhone Upgrade Program

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How to get ready to pre-order iPhone 13 with the iPhone Upgrade Program
The iPhone Upgrade Program gets you a new model every year.
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The iPhone Upgrade Program is Apple’s equivalent of a carrier’s monthly contract. You can upgrade your iPhone every year, and pay a monthly fee instead of buying the handset outright. The upgrade path is simple — there’s a new iPhone every year, and you can upgrade every year.

Here’s how to get ready so you can be ready for iPhone 13 preorders this Friday. Don’t wait until the last minute.

Apple details new ways to shop for iPhone 13 and latest iPad models

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Shop iPhone 13
It's now even easier to give Apple your cash.
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Preordering iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro tomorrow? Apple now gives you new ways to shop for its newest devices. Take advantage of additional pickup, payment, and delivery options, as well as carrier offers at Apple Retail stores.

The same options are also available for the new iPad and iPad mini, which are already up for preorder ahead of their debut on September 24.

Make iPhone 13 more affordable by selling your old handset today

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Sell your old iPhone
Turn your old iPhone into upgrade cash.
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Apple’s new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will be available to preorder this Friday, and just like their predecessors, they’re not cheap. But there is a quick and easy way you can make your upgrade more affordable.

Sell your old iPhone (and other Apple devices) to Cult of Mac today and we’ll send you a fat stack of cash that you can put toward the newest model. We also have a promo code that will get you an extra $20.

iPhone 13 didn’t get a bump in RAM

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The iPhone 13 Pro is as powerful as it is beautiful.
The iPhone 13 has many improvements over its predecessor. RAM isn’t one of them.
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Apple thinks the RAM in the iPhone 12 series is enough because it reportedly didn’t include any more in the just-launched iPhone 13 models.

But this is another feature that might tempt buyers to pay extra for one of the Pro models — they sport 50% more than the cheaper versions.

Buying iPhone 13? Check out these awesome cases and accessories

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iPhone 13 cases
Keep your shiny iPhone 13 looking good.
Photo: Elago

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro aren’t compatible with cases made for the iPhone 12 series. So, if you’re preordering a new model Friday, you’ll need new accessories to go with it. Get yours from the Cult of Mac Store.

We’ve just added a bunch of new iPhone 13 cases and accessories from big brands like Elago and SwitchEasy — with more to come from Casetify, Mujjo, and many others. Find out what’s new and order yours today!