The hotly-anticipated Apple iPhone 13 series of smartphones could go up for pre-orders starting from next month. Despite the lack of official confirmation about the series’ launch date, multiple reports hint at an imminent unveiling of the iPhone 13 lineup. The word on the street is that the Cupertino-based tech behemoth could launch the new iPhones as early as September this year.
Considering that the iPhone 13 is one of this year’s most-awaited series of smartphones, it is understandable that the lineup has been subject to several leaks. The rumor mill has also churned out multiple speculations including one that suggests that the Face ID feature of the new iPhone will work even with a face mask. Likewise, a report from industry chain sources indicated that Apple finalized the series’ design earlier this month, and the new iPhone is in mass production.
Apple iPhone 13 Series Pre-Orders Timeline Allegedly Revealed
Now, a recently surfaced report from ITHome has revealed the series’ launch timeline. The publication claims that the iPhone 13 series has appeared on a Chinese e-commerce website. Chinese tipster @Pandalsbald was the first one to share a screenshot of the aforesaid listing on Weibo. Aside from the iPhone 13, and the iPhone 13 Pro, the vanilla smartphone, the Pro max, the Pro, and the mini variants appeared to be gracing the e-commerce website. As if that weren’t enough, the Apple AirPods 3 also appeared on the portal.
According to the publication, Apple will make the iPhone 13 series available for pre-orders starting from September 17. Furthermore, the site claims that the series will go on sale from September 24. It is still unclear whether these sale and launch dates are legit since Apple has neither confirmed nor denied this speculation. Moreover, the Chinese publication has hinted at incorrect launch dates in the past.
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Launch Date Confirmed By A Reliable Tipster
As mentioned earlier, ITHome has a reputation for announcing incorrect launch dates. However, this time around, the site’s leaked details have been corroborated by reliable leaker Jon Prosser. According to Prosser, the launch date, as well as the launch timeline are real, as reported by FrontPageTech. If the tipped launch date proves to be true, Apple could be rolling out invites by September 7.
Yep! iPhone 13 Pre-Orders Starting September 17th, Launch on September 24th
For what it’s worth, we are corroborating these dates. ☝️https://t.co/aevz5K57Qs
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 25, 2021
You can check out the entire times below:
- September 17: Press invites
- 14th: iPhone 13 series announcement
- 17th: Pre-orders
- 24th: First sale
Furthermore, earlier reports indicate that Apple will increase the price of the iPhones. TSMC has reportedly raised the cost of chipset production, and as a result, Apple will have to increase prices too. If rumors making the rounds online are anything to go by, the company will increase the prices of the new iPhones by 20 percent in January 2022.