Last updated on September 7th, 2021 at 04:57 pm
Apple is planning to unveil a new iPhone lineup in 2021 and the iPhone 13 release date could be as soon as September 17! Leaked screenshots uploaded on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website and shared by ITHome.com confirm this scenario.
Update (September 7): Apple announces California Streaming Apple Event for Tuesday, September 14. This will most likely be the iPhone 13 keynote!
iPhone 13 Release Date Predictions
Assuming that Apple will resume its traditional September iPhone release schedule, it’s not difficult to anticipate the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro release date.
September 17, is a Friday in 2021 and this will most likely be the date when iPhone 13 pre-orderes start!
Apple has never unveiled a new iPhone model on a Friday. This means that the Apple event which should highlight the 2021 iPhone flagships could be scheduled for September 14 or 15. Apple’s has a habit of unveiling new iPhones on Tuesdays or Wednesdays!
iPhone 13 Release Date vs Unveiling Date vs Launch Date
Apple will most likely have three calendar days in mind when it comes to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro launch:
- Unveiling Date: This will be the date of the virtually held Apple Event that will present the iPhone 13 flagship to the world. The event will be streamed from the Apple Park in Cupertino, California on September 14, 2021! (Confirmed!).
- Pre-Order Date: The second stage of the iPhone 13 release will be marked by the pre-order start date. This is usually set for a Friday and comes in the same week with the keynote event. This is most likely the date showcased in the leak presented above, September 17!
- Release Date: Can be considered the actual date when the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro lineups will become available in stores and get shipped to the first customers that pre-ordered it!
iPhone 13 Apple Event on September
A great match for unveiling the new iPhones can be Monday, September 13. This would allow some great punchlines with iPhone 13 showcased on September 13!
However, they would have to break a habit, that never saw them hosting an iPhone unveiling Apple event on a Monday. The most likely date is Tuesday, September 14! (Confirmed!)
iPhone 13, Not iPhone 12S
A leaked photo on the same Weibo platform, pictures the upcoming iPhone 13-labeled seals used to secure the boxes that will be used for packaging the new Apple smartphones.
This leak was shared on Twitter by DuanRui and account that shared valuable info regarding upcoming Apple products in the past too.
iPhone 13 & 13 Pro Same Release Date
Apple seems to have gotten past production shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and besides returning to the traditional September release timeline, the company will most likely release all four new iPhone models at the same time. We’re talking about the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max! Their model numbers have been also leaked, earlier this summer!
Remember, that the iPhone 12 flagships have been rolled out in stages with the iPhone 12 mini been release almost 1 month later, on November 13.
Extra Leak: AirPods 3 could be released on September 30, according to the same Weibo leak, showcased in the above screenshot!
iPhone 13 Price Bump?
There’s also some bad news when it comes to the latest iPhone 13 leaks and rumors. Apparently, Apple plans to increase the prices of its new iPhone models to maintain the same profit margins!
Rising production costs as wells as inflation might negatively impact the iPhone 13 prices! According to DigiTimes, TSMC (Apple’s main chip supplier for iPhones) has increased prices by up to 20%. This could lead to an overall iPhone 13 price increase by 3-5%!
Do you plan to upgrade to the iPhone 13 on release date? What model are you most likely to buy? Will a potential price increase change your mind? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
Related: iPhone 13 expected to pack a redesigned diagonal Dual-Lens camera!