When will the iPhone 13 be released? Everything we know about the release date

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Around this time of year, more and more people are wondering when the new iPhone will come out. That is no different with the iPhone 13 this year. When the iPhone 13 will be released, we don't know officially yet, but there is already enough to say about the possible iPhone 13 date. There have already been rumors about the release of the iPhone 13 and based on previous years there is already a good prediction to give.

Date iPhone 13: when will it be released?

First of all, the good news: it doesn't look like Apple will be forced to postpone the iPhone this year. Last year around this time, Apple announced during the presentation of the quarterly results that iPhone will be released later than usual. This was not discussed during the past quarterly figures, which suggests that the iPhone 13 will not appear (much) later than is normally the case with the new iPhones. Apple only warns of potential production issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the release will be delayed.

Apple usually releases the new iPhone in September. According to an analyst earlier this year, the release of the iPhone 13 is planned for September. Since then, there have been no reports or indications that this has changed. But whether all models will also be released in September remains to be seen. This year there are again four models, but that is a bit much for Apple to release in one go. Especially with the chip shortage in mind, it seems more logical if Apple takes a little more time to spread the release.

Apple, for example, may decide to release the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini first, followed a few weeks later by the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Last year the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro first appeared, and only a month later the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Planning: from pre-order to availability of iPhone 13

Apple will announce the date of the iPhone 13 during an event. The date of the 2021 iPhone event is not yet known, but it is possible on September 14. The pre-order will start that same Friday in the week of the event, with availability a week later. The schedule could then look like this (note: nothing has been confirmed yet):

  • Date iPhone event 2021: September 14
  • Start pre-order iPhone 13: September 17
  • Availability iPhone 13: September 24th

This schedule corresponds to previous years (with the exception of 2020). In addition, keep in mind that the availability of some models will come later and that not all models of the iPhone 13 will be released at the same time.

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The date of the iPhone 13 is therefore still a while away from us and despite the fact that nothing is official yet, we can already make a good estimate. In the coming weeks we will go through all iPhone 13 rumors, possible specs and more, so that you can know exactly what to expect from the new models. If you want to know more, you can find more information on our overview pages.

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