iPhone 13 release date: When can we expect to see the new phones?

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The iPhone 12 Professional Max was launched in October.


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Although it has been only some months because the iPhone 12 went on sale, Apple is already setting its sights on its subsequent flagship smartphone, the iPhone 13 (or no matter it finally ends up being known as). We’re anticipating to see 4 variations of the brand new cellphone: the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13 Professional and the iPhone 13 Professional Max, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. However when can we anticipate Apple to unveil its latest telephones?

Apple has but to trace at any iPhone 13 occasion date. Primarily based on Apple’s historical past, nonetheless, we will usually predict when the corporate’s iPhone occasions will occur, and make an informed guess on a launch date based mostly on that. Whereas the pandemic modified the standard course for 2020, marking the primary September Apple occasion in eight years with out an iPhone resulting from manufacturing delays, Kuo predicts that 2021 will see a return to the corporate’s typical cadence. 

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If that is true, we will anticipate to get a primary take a look at the iPhone 13 at an occasion sooner or later in September. 

Apple often holds its occasions on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and iPhone launch dates usually are set a couple of week and a half after Apple declares the brand new gadgets. Often, new iPhones are launched on a Friday, across the third week of September. 


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A couple of years in the past, CNET took a deep dive into the Apple occasion timeline and emerged with a compelling Labor Day speculation, which you’ll examine right here. Primarily based on the 2021 calendar, the Labor Day rule would put the September Apple occasion (and the disclosing of the iPhone 13) on Sept. eight, with a Sept. 17 launch date. 

We can’t know if that is true till Apple declares an occasion, and exhibits off the telephones. However if you wish to plan forward and save up for an iPhone 13, we might wager on the September timeline, at the least for now. 

For extra, try why the iPhone 13 might have a 120Hz always-on show, and our assessment of the iPhone 12