The tech giant, Apple is anticipated to release its latest iPhone, iPhone 13, on the 17th of September. It is to host its launch event on September 14 where they are expected to unveil the new model. Although no official announcement has been made by Apple, a series of launch timelines have been provided by FrontPage tech, IT Home and tipsters, which has enlivened gadget heads for the upcoming month.
FrontPage Tech, according to source inputs, has reported that an entire lineup of iPhone 13 will be available for pre-order from September 14th. The listing was also made public on a Chinese e-commerce website. The screenshots were leaked on Weibo by an account going by, @Pandalsbald. The screenshots not only include the various models of the new phone, like the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Max, and iPhone 13 mini, additionally it also listed a new series of Apple's truly wireless earphones, AirPods 3. It also suggests the new iPhone is to sport a new Sunset Gold colourway with dual rear cameras and a notch at the front. All listed to go on pre-order on the 17th on that website.
Reports by IT Home, a Chinese tech-media also suggest similar timelines and product launch, yet it has to be pointed out that IT Home has been previously wrong about such predictions and it is still a mystery how the Chinese e-commerce website got the information from, as it offers no further details.
So, this revelation does need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Although, it is hard not to be excited since the reports are similar to Apple's traditional, pre-pandemic launch schedule. Apple has planned launches every year in September, on a Tuesday, either in the first or second week of the month. However, as the pandemic brought the entire world to a grinding halt, the tech giants from Cupertino also faced their share of hardships.
As the pandemic seems to slow down, Apple may return back to its conventional September launch schedule.
According to FrontPage tech, their sources have confirmed just the pre-order and launch date of the iPhone 13, which is September 17th and 24th respectively. They also posted a schedule deriving from previous Apple launch events. The expected timeframe, to be followed according to reports is,
September 7th: Press invites go out and exactly one week later
September 14th: Apple’s biggest event of the year and when the next iPhone is unveiled, a few days later
September 17th: Pre-orders begin for ALL new iPhone models
September 24th: Launch of new iPhones.