Apple is allowing iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max customers to get ready for pre-orders, which are set to kick off on Friday, September 17 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
Existing and new iPhone Upgrade Program members can use the Apple Store app on the iPhone or Apple’s website to work through the pre-approval steps to get ready to purchase a new iPhone, including checking upgrade eligibility, securing credit lines, and other necessary information.
If you’re not a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, you can still select an iPhone, confirm your status with your carrier, select accessories and an AppleCare+ plan, and set up a preferred payment method to prepare for the launch. Both pay in full and other payment options are supported.
Customers who go through the “Get Ready” steps will be able to quickly pre-order their devices with a simple tap of a button on launch day.
While Apple has always offered the pre-approval process for iPhone Upgrade Program customers, but the pre-order preparation for other customers seems to be a new feature.
The iPhone 13 models are base-priced at $699, while the iPhone 13 Pro models start at $999. Pre-orders start on Friday, September 17 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time.