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iPhone 13 may launch this year on September 14, pre-orders said to start on September 17

On the third week of September, Apple is expected to follow its usual Tuesday-Friday-Friday launch schedule for the new iPhone series. This hints at a September 14 announcement date and a September 24 release date for the new Apple offerings.

Story highlights
  • New report suggests Apple will launch the new iPhone series in the third week of September.
  • It will likely begin the pre-orders on September 17 Friday.
  • Once launched, Apple expects the series to be its best-seller this year.

We know much about the iPhone 13 months before its launch, thanks to the numerous hints around smartphones to date. It was known that Apple would launch the new iPhone lineup in September, but a recent prediction now closes down on the date.

Apple is expected to release the new iPhone 13, likely to be named the iPhone 12s, on September 24. The release will follow an announcement of the new series on September 14. Pre-order are likely to start on September 17.

PhoneArena has speculated the dates based on predictions by Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Ives shared the assumption in a research note on Monday, stating that Apple might make the new iPhone series announcement in "the third week of September."

As pointed out by PhoneArena, the dates mentioned above fit perfectly with Apple's usual launch schedule of Tuesday-Friday-Friday for the new iPhone series.

Apple has high hopes from the new series and expects it to be the top seller among its smartphone offerings post its launch. So much so that the tech major is projected to produce up to 223 million units of the iPhone 13 series this year. With this, the new series will account for about 39 per cent of Apple's total annual production volume for 2021.

The anticipation of strong sales arises from easing lockdown restrictions in many of Apple's markets as well as Huawei's absence from some of them. It is expected that Apple will launch the iPhone 13 series at the same price as the iPhone 12 models launched last year.

Speculations to date suggest that Apple will launch four iPhone models - iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The devices will feature Apple's A15 5nm+ chipset, upgraded camera setups and smaller notches at the front. All the variants might don AMOLED panels, with a 120Hz refresh rate also expected on the Pro models. The memory options are likely to be limited to 512GB as last year's offerings.

With the launch date and much of the specifications of the iPhone 13 series known, there is little left to speculate about the upcoming Apple devices. The only thing left to see is how many of these speculations come true when Apple finally launches the iPhone 13.