Analyst: iPhone 13 Is Still On Track For September Launch
Apple’s iPhone 13 launch is still on track for a launch in the last week or so of September. That’s according to a new report by supply chain analyst Daniel Ives of Wedbush.
In a research note seen by MacRumors, Ives said that supply chain checks have confirmed that the iPhone 13 is currently on track for a launch in the third week of September.
However, Ives apparently sought to hedge his bets somewhat, saying that ‘product model tweaks’ could see the launch pushed into October.
This comes after Apple was forced to delay its iPhone 12 lineup announcement until October, and even then it wasn’t able to get all four shipping models into stores at the same time. That was brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues it had caused with the design, manufacturing, and shipping of a product that needed to be available worldwide at the same time.
September has generally been the release window for new iPhones although the iPhone 12 wasn’t the first lineup to see a delay. The iPhone XR was launched in October, for example.
The new iPhone 13 lineup is expected to look similar to the iPhone 12 one, including an iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. At least some of those are expected to offer a smaller Face ID notch than normal while there is also talk of a return of Touch ID, too.