Apple’s new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro colours are green (again)

For some reason, Apple likes to add new colours to the latest iPhone releases a while after the initial phone release. Several months after the iPhone 12 series debuted in 2021, Apple sprung a gorgeous purple colourway for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini on us, and it was beautiful.

This year, Apple has come up with a totally new, unique and never-before-seen iPhone colour. Wait, no. It’s green. Again.


In a move that might make you think “why?”, Apple has unveiled ‘Alpine Green’ and ‘Green’ hues for the iPhone 13 Pro (and 13 Pro Max) and iPhone 13 (and 13 mini) respectively. Unfortunately, these are not the most imaginative colour choices. If these shades look familiar, you might be thinking back to the 2019 iPhone 11 series, where the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max were offered in a ‘Midnight Green’ colourway.

If you’re wondering what the difference is between ‘Midnight’ and ‘Alpine’ green, the new colours for the iPhone 13 seem to be a slightly warmer version of deep Midnight Green. Possibly.

Green iPhones
iPhone 13 series on left, iPhone 11 Pro on right

Apple, however, seems to be stoked with the new colours. Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Bob Borchers, said: “People love the design of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13, and we’re excited to unveil the stunning new alpine green and green finishes, which join the wide range of beautiful colours on the iPhone 13 line-up.”

Green in some shape or form, whether it’s a deep green or a mint green, has been a popular colour choice for Apple to use for phones in the past few years. However, the purple version of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini was a refreshing break from a seemingly repetitive cycle of colours. Indeed, 2021 seemed to be the year of purple, with several companies choosing the colourway for devices released during the year.

For any Apple fans who have found themselves bored of the same colour choices year after year (even if you plan on using a case or cover for your phone), this new release might not bode well for the future. They’ve made some fun and interesting choices for colours in the past — and this is a company that made a name for itself with colourful iPods and computers back in the day — but this latest launch makes it seem like Apple has hit a wall.

Maybe they’re not bothering to think outside the box and try something fun (we’re thinking hot pink like the OG Motorola Razr), because they expect people to invest more time into choosing a case than a phone colour. But why, Apple, why make your phones look so boring and same-same every year? Why not bring back the rose gold of the iPhone 6s era? Why not try something more fun for a change? Maybe the tail end of 2022 with the next iPhone release will carry a nice colour surprise — but you might not want to count on it.


Related: iPhone 13 review: another stellar Apple smartphone


iPhone 13 series features and specs

The announcement of the new green finishes is the only addition to the iPhone 13 series, with the new colours available to pre-order from March 12 and shipping March 18. All of the phones will carry the same features and specifications announced in 2021, such as the A15 Bionic chip and 5G connectivity.

iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
Price From $1,199 From $1,349 From $1,699 From $1,849
Screen size 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion
Battery MagSafe and QI wireless charging, up to 17 hours video playback MagSafe and QI wireless charging, up to 19 hours video playback MagSafe and QI wireless charging, up to 22 hours video playback MagSafe and QI wireless charging, up to 28 hours video playback
Chipset A15 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU A15 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU A15 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU A15 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision and Cinematic Mode Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision and Cinematic Mode Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 6x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision and Cinematic Mode Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 6x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video, plus Dolby Vision and Cinematic Mode
Front camera 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and ProRes 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and ProRes 4K video
Operating system iOS 15 iOS 15 iOS 15 iOS 15
Colours Midnight, Starlight, Pink, Blue, (PRODUCT) Red, Green Midnight, Starlight, Pink, Blue, (PRODUCT) Red, Green Gold, Graphite, Silver, Sierra Blue, Alpine Green Gold, Graphite, Silver, Sierra Blue, Alpine Green

Related: iPhone 13 Pro review: the most noticeable upgrade in an iPhone


iPhone 13 colours in Australia

The new green colours for the iPhone 13 series will be available in Australia from Apple, retailers and from telcos on a plan. Here are the colour options for the iPhone 13 series phones.

iPhone 13 phones in six colours
Source: Apple

iPhone 13 and 13 mini colours

  • Midnight
  • Starlight
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • (PRODUCT) Red
  • Green

iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max colours

iPhone 13 Pro phones in five colours
Source: Apple
  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Silver
  • Sierra Blue
  • Alpine Green

Compare iPhone 13 series phones

If you’re keen to pick up a green iPhone, or one of the other options, you can pick up your phone on a plan from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Check out the below table to compare plans for each of the devices — simple switch between the tables to compare the different models.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the 128GB iPhone 13 as published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the 128GB iPhone 13 Mini as published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro as published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows a range of 24-month plans for the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro Max as published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

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