How to Buy iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max in Orlando

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Written By Carlos Braga

When we plan a trip to Orlando, we think about enjoying the parks from Disney and have fun. However, it's a good idea to take advantage of the trip to fulfill a dream and buy an iPhone at an Apple store in Orlando in the United States, isn't it?

Apple's smartphone is one of the most desired today.

Mainly after launches of new cell phones, as is the case of the new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max!

With the high price in Brazil (to get an idea, an iPhone 12 Pro Max is sold from R$ 9,100 currently on the Apple Brazil website), it is cheaper to buy the device in Orlando.

You can for example find the Iphone 13 Pro Max 128Gb at amazon.com by $1450.

Even cheaper than in Shops of the city.

One thing we usually recommend is to buy the phone from Amazon and have it delivered to your hotel.

Delivery there is super fast and can even arrive on the same day, or buy it 1 or 2 days before your trip and leave it notified at your hotel to receive it!

Buy your Iphone 13 here!

Even more so if you are already going to the city to enjoy the Disney parks, Is not it?

If that's your goal, we've listed everything you need to know to buy your iPhone in Orlando with no hassle. Just read our guide and save the money.

Come on?

Where to buy iPhone in Orlando?

There are many different stores selling iPhone and other Apple devices in Orlando and the surrounding cities.

There are even many Brazilians who set up stores to sell to tourists from Brazil who want to buy Apple devices in the city.

That said, we don't recommend that you buy from ?anywhere?, even if the price is very attractive.

After all, many of these informal stores do not have guarantees and other advantages.

Therefore, our recommendation is that you buy from official Apple stores.

An alternative is to shop at department stores (such as Best buy and Walmart) or even authorized resellers of cell phone operators, such as Verizon.

The problem is that these options (Department store and resellers) do not usually work with unlocked iPhones. By the way, don't expect to find any iPhone in the famous Ross or Marshalls which are pretty weak on electronic items!

And, if you want to buy an iPhone in Orlando, it needs to be unlocked to use in Brazil.

In stores like Best Buy and Walmart it's a bit of a "lucky" thing. It could be that they have alternatives unlocked, but it's not something 100% is guaranteed.

However, at Apple stores it is guaranteed that you will be able to find unlocked iPhones to buy in Orlando.

But one of the best options is to buy online and have it delivered to your home or hotel where you will be staying.

Even for short trips, amazon.com delivery is super fast, if you have Prime it can even arrive on the same day.

And without a doubt, buying online is one of the cheapest ways to have the product, so you can even get there with the product already waiting for you.

Before, check if your hotel allows taking orders. If so, choose your iphone directly from amazon and that's it, guaranteed to have the cell phone you want as soon as you arrive!

If they don't receive it, no problem, you can withdraw at a Amazon Locker and guarantee your cell phone at the best price anyway!

And where to find Apple stores?

There are two Apple stores to buy iPhone in Orlando: one of them is in Florida Mall and another on Mall at Millenia.

There are two very nice malls that we recommend you to visit slowly.

The address of the two stores is as follows:

Apple Store at Mall at Millenia

  • 420 Conroy Road
  • Orlando, FL 32839
  • Phone number: (407) 352-551
  • opening hours:
  • Monday to Saturday: from 10 am to 9 pm;
  • Sunday: from 11 am to 7 pm.

Apple Store at Florida Mall

  • 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
  • Orlando, FL 32809
  • Phone number: (407) 563-1020
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday to Friday: from 10 am to 9 pm;
  • Saturday: from 10 am to 10 pm;
  • Sunday: from noon to 8 pm.

Although you have the option of iphone shopping at other stores like Best Buy for example, the shopping experience purchase at the Apple store is the best!

How do I buy an unlocked iPhone in Orlando?

As we said before, you will need to buy an unlocked iPhone in Orlando if you want to use the device in Brazil.

This happens for a simple reason. Typically, iPhones and other devices are locked for use with specific carriers.

For example, if you buy an iPhone from a Verizon store, it will only accept SIM cards from that carrier.

To use the iPhone purchased in Orlando, Brazil, you will need to purchase an unlocked device in stores. But how to make this request?

It's quite simple! Just enter the store and ask for an ?unlocked phone? or a ?SIM-free phone?.

If you use these two terms, the agent will already know what it is.

However, be aware that Apple hires attendants who can speak several languages to serve the many tourists who go to buy iPhones in Orlando.

Therefore, it is possible that you will find a seller who speaks Portuguese and can explain exactly how things work.

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By the way, this is another advantage of buying an iPhone in Orlando at Apple's official stores: some of the sellers are Brazilian or speak Portuguese.

The same thing if you want to buy online, although most phones sold on amazon are already unlocked, be sure to check in the description if it is “unlocked” and buy your iphone directly from amazon.

How Much Does an iPhone Cost in Orlando?

Legend has it that buying an iPhone in Orlando is cheaper than in Brazil.

But is it really? Will you pay less in Florida?

Look, to be honest, yes it will. Let's take a look at how much the latest iphones in Orlando cost:

  • Iphone 11: $599
  • Iphone 11 Pro 64Gb: $899
  • Iphone 11 Pro max 64Gb: $999
  • Iphone 12: $999 (will be shortened after the official release of Iphone 13)
  • Iphone 12 Pro 256Gb: $1099 (will be reduced after the official launch of Iphone 13)
  • Iphone 12 Pro Max 256Gb: $1199 (will be reduced after the official launch of Iphone 13)
  • Iphone 12 Mini 256Gb: $879 (will be reduced after the official launch of Iphone 13)
  • Iphone 13: $999
  • Iphone 13 Pro 256 gb: $1099
  • Iphone 13 Pro Max 256 Gb: $1199

Remembering to always add state tax on purchases in the United States. In Orlando, the tax value is 6.5%.

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone at Apple in Orlando?

Apple Store Orlando

Let's make a comparison between iPhone prices in Orlando and the prices of the same devices here in Brazil, using Apple's official website as a basis.

Suppose you want to buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max, ok?

There in Orlando, you will pay $$1099 plus tax (yes, taxes are added later at checkout time).

In Orlando, the Sales Tax is approximately 6.5%. That is: an iPhone 12 Pro Max that costs $1099 dollars would, in total, be more or less $1170.44 dollars.

Considering the tourist dollar at the time of publishing this post (R$5.32), you would pay R$ 6,200 to buy an iPhone in Orlando in reais.

The same device, with the same settings, on Apple's official website in Brazil is sold for R$ 10,999, a difference of more than R$3500!

This difference is greater than the value of the plane ticket from São Paulo to Orlando in a month like October, for example.

Therefore, is it worth buying iPhone in Orlando yes. Especially if you already plan to travel to the city.

Again, you can buy online and have it delivered to your hotel to guarantee an excellent price without having to arrive in Orlando and avoid surprises!

Will I have customs problems because of the iPhone?

One of the major concerns of those who intend to buy iPhone in Orlando is the Brazilian customs. After all, will you be able to take the device home without problems or not?

Is there a risk of being stuck at customs and having to pay an extra fee for the cell phone to be released?

So-so. Let's do it by steps.

As you already know, there is an exemption rule from overseas shopping of up to $500 dollars. Purchases up to this value are exempted by the IRS at customs.

Great, right? Right.

The problem is that the iPhone costs a lot more than that. In our example, we worked with an iPhone for $$1,099 + tax. That amount exceeds the limit, right?

Technically, yes. But not.

Confused? Let's explain: the IRS does not charge taxes on the purchase of a single iPhone for personal use.

That is: if you buy an iPhone for yourself, for your personal use, it does not enter the limit of $500 dollars.

But how does the IRS decide whether the iPhone you buy is for your personal use or not?

The requirements are as follows:

  • must be one iPhone per person;
  • it must be out of the box and in use;
  • the person should not have any other cell phones with them.

In other words: if you go to Orlando, buy your iPhone, take it out of the box, start using it, get rid of the old device and return to Brazil with it in your pocket, you will not be taxed by the IRS.

What do I do with my old cell phone?

Iphone in Orlando swap

To avoid being taxed by the Federal Revenue Service at the airport when you return to Brazil, you cannot have your old cell phone with you or in your suitcase.

Therefore, it is recommended that you do not take your cell phone with you if you are going to buy an iPhone in Orlando.

We know it can be bad to travel without a smartphone, but try to buy an iPhone on the first day of your trip so you don't spend too much time without your phone.

If you already have an old iPhone and you are going to exchange it for a new one, there is a very interesting solution: Apple's recycling program.

It works like this: if you bring an old iPhone to the Apple store, you get a worth discounts. It's as if the company bought your iPhone.

However, the value can only be used inside the store. But if you intend to buy an iPhone, this voucher comes in handy.

The discount amount will depend on the device you bring to Apple. Older phones give smaller discounts of $$25 or less. Newer versions can mean discounts of up to $535 dollars.

The oldest device that the system accepts is the iPhone 5. The newest device is the iPhone X. Any model in this range is negotiated by Apple.

In addition to the model of the device, the amount of the discount will depend on the state of the smartphone, if you still have the box, manual, headset, charger and other such items.

Discount Values on Your Old Orlando Iphone

Below is the list of discount values that Apple offers:

** These values are updated from time to time. But the table below is a good reference.

  • Iphone 5: Up to $25 dollars off
  • Iphone 5c: Up to $25 dollars off
  • Iphone 5s: Up to $30 dollars off
  • Iphone SE: Up to $70 dollars off
  • Iphone 6: Up to $70 dollars off
  • Iphone 6 Plus: Up to $100 dollars off
  • Iphone 6s: Up to $100 dollars off
  • Iphone 6s Plus: Up to $$150 off
  • Iphone 7: Up to $200 dollars off
  • Iphone 7 Plus: Up to $$285 off
  • Iphone 8: Up to $$350 off
  • Iphone 8 Plus: Up to $$400 off
  • Iphone X to Iphone 12: Up to $$525 off
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Tips on Discount on Old Mobile

  • This discount is only valid within the official Apple store and is not valid in other stores such as Walmart and Best Buy.
  • Exchange is not guaranteed, it will depend on the state of the phone.
  • The oldest cell phone they accept is 5 and the oldest Ipad they accept is 2.
  • Devices purchased in Brazil are eligible for exchange, but as we said, subject to evaluation and may not be accepted.
  • Cash and invoice are not mandatory, but they help in the evaluation!

Is it worth the wait for Black Friday to buy an iPhone?

No, definitely not.

Apple doesn't do Black Friday deals in its stores, at least not the way we'd like.

Instead of discounting the price of devices (for example, an iPhone XR Max sells for $$800), Apple offers $$50 bonuses and other amounts to buy apps, movies and other digital goods.

So if you were thinking of traveling to the US to take advantage of Black Friday and buy your iPhone at a discount, it's not worth it.

On the other hand, if you want to do a lot of shopping in orlando, it is worth traveling on Black Friday to take advantage of other offers. You won't get discounts on the iPhone, but maybe on other products.

Can I buy iPhone over the Internet and order to deliver to my hotel?

Yes you can. But for that, you need to prepare well in advance.

The first point is that you need to choose a hotel that takes your orders and purchases online.

To find out if the hotel offers this service, please send an email before booking a room asking for this information and if there is a charge for this service.

With everything confirmed, go to the online store where you will buy the iPhone (we recommend Amazon or apple store) and check the delivery forecast and the possibility of scheduling the delivery.

Ensure delivery is within a time window when you will be at the hotel (eg between the 12th and 19th of the month) and make the purchase.

To buy iPhone online in the US, you will need an international credit card.

In addition, you will not be able to pay in installments (but Orlando sales no longer allow this feature).

If you intend to buy iPhone online, we recommend Amazon's US service.

That's because they have a feature called Amazon Locker.

Amazon Locker is a group of lockers spread across cities across the US, including Orlando.

These lockers are controlled by digital codes and a very modern locking system.

Basically, you make the purchase online and ask to pick it up at one of the Amazon Locker lockers.

The company delivers there and sends you an email with the code to open the closet and remove the product.

The advantage is that you don't pay anything extra for it and you don't have to pay the extra fee charged by Orlando hotels.

The key to buying an iPhone online is to make sure you're buying an unlocked and SIM-free device. If not, you will not be able to use it in Brazil.

Will I have a warranty in Brazil if I buy my iPhone from Apple in the USA?

So-so.

Apple was already a little more complicated in this matter, but today it offers a guarantee for devices purchased abroad whose model has been approved by Anatel.

Translating: if you buy an iPhone abroad whose model was approved by Anatel, you have a guarantee here in Brazil.

These are the homologated models of the latest iPhone versions:

  • iPhone 7: A1778;
  • iPhone 7 Plus: A1784;
  • iPhone 8: A1905;
  • iPhone 8 Plus: A1897;
  • iPhone X: A1901;
  • iPhone XS: A2097;
  • iPhone XS Max: A2101;
  • iPhone XR: A2105 / A2106;
  • iPhone 11 A2223 / A2221 / A2111
  • iPhone SE A2298 / A2296 / A2275
  • iPhone 12 mini A2399 / A2400 / A2399 / A2398 / A2176
  • iPhone 12 A2404 / A2404 / A2402 / A2172

If you want to guarantee that you are going to buy an iPhone with warranty in Orlando, ask for these specific models at the Apple Store.

Summary of How to Buy Iphone in Orlando 2021

So, now that you've learned how to buy an iPhone in Orlando at Apple in Orlando, have you started saving money to buy your new smartphone?

Just a brand new iPhone to make a trip to Disney even cooler, right?

We have given here a lot of insights into the values and where to buy your iphone in Orlando and we hope it has helped you to choose whether it is worth buying your iphone there or here in Brazil.

Comment below which cell phone model you intend to buy in Orlando!

Frequently Asked Questions About Buying an Iphone in the United States

iphone 11s Pro Max USA Price?

The price varies a lot after the release of later versions, as was the case now with the launch of the iPhone 13. At the moment you can find some iPhones 11s Prox Max for $700 on amazon or in some physical stores. Depending on the time of your trip, it is possible that this value varies a little, both up and down!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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