iPhone 13 Pro colors: Which should you buy?

Apple has introduced the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max for 2021-22. Like in previous years, the professional models come in Graphite, Silver, and Gold. New for this model is the eye-catching Sierra Blue model, plus (as of Spring 2022) Alpine Green. Here's a brief look at each available handset. Happy shopping!

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New lineup, new colors

It's not very often when Apple offers a new finish for its top-tier iPhones. For years, we've been living with three colors — Silver, Gold, and some dark black variation. This year, we got lucky with Apple's introduction of the Sierra Blue model for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Slightly different than the Blue found on the iPhone 13 that also debuted, this model should look great no matter what you're doing. In Spring 2022, Apple introduced another new color for the iPhone 13 Pro series: Alpine Green. Decisions, decisions!


The Graphite iPhone 13 Pro is an excellent choice that works well with a range of cases. Understated yet commanding, Graphite is elegant and the little black dress of iPhones. It goes with everything but doesn't distract from your personal style. If you're the kind of person that tends to shy away from flashy fashion but wants your iPhone to show off your power moves, the Graphite model will match your suit and your workout wear perfectly.

Alpine Green

The newest iPhone 13 series color will remind you of summer days when there is green everywhere. It's a beautiful new color that came as a surprised when it was announced. When you can't decide on a color, go with Alpine Green and make fun of everyone who bought their iPhone in the fall!


Silver, like Graphite, is a classic color. The white backside looks like white satin gloves. If you ever thought white was boring, this beauty will change your mind. It's rich like vanilla ice cream and clean-looking like an Apple Store. It's an Apple design through and through. It's got a little bit more of a "wow factor" than the Graphite model. So if you like to turn heads but don't like to show off, Silver is more your speed. It balances the line between classic and eye-catching. It also looks especially good with some of the more fashionable iPhone 13 Pro cases set to join the market.


Gold is definitely the flashiest color of this group. It's definitely a show-off—that gorgeous yellow glint sparkling at you from afar. If you feel like a queen, this is a queen's iPhone. It's not wild, though. It's more akin to a thin gold necklace or a small pair of diamond earrings. There is just enough flash to make people look, but not so much that your friends start questioning your choices. If you want to be noticed but like to do so in a subtle way ("Oh, me? You noticed my gold iPhone? Why thank you."), the Gold iPhone hits the sweet spot without being over-the-top.

What's your iPhone 13 Pro color?

Each iPhone 13 Pro on this list is the same on the inside. And yet, choosing the perfect color is essential to the buying process.

The Graphite iPhone 13 Pro is probably the one to pick for most folks. Like Black and Space Gray iPhones before it, the Graphite iPhone 13 Pro is smooth and iconic. However, if you're looking for something brand new and different, nothing beats the Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro. It's nearly as dark as the graphite version but different.

Are you looking for something more ordinary? If the color isn't important to you or you dislike the Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro's newness, consider the Silver iPhone Pro, Gold iPhone Pro, or Alpine Green iPhone Pro. All three finishes are gorgeous and ready for close-ups, and all are among the best iPhones on the market

Whatever color you decide, happy shopping, and enjoy your new iPhone!

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.