IPhone 13 is coming this year, Don’t expect the iPhone 13 range until September 2021 at the earliest, but we’re now getting a good picture of what the new handsets will bring. We’re expecting a new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and an iPhone 13 Pro Max. Leaks and rumors keep rolling in, revealing everything from the likely iPhone 13 release date to the probable design, expected specs and some exciting new features.
These include things like upgraded cameras, a 120Hz refresh rate screen, 1TB of storage, brand new colors and a more powerful chipset. But there’s also potentially new features, like improved cameras and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It’s looking likely that these phones will mirror the iPhone 12’s design, and there’s also a chance we could see the phones launch under the iPhone 12S name instead of the iPhone 13 moniker.
Want the full picture of the iPhone 13 leaks so far? You’ll find it below where we run you through each element of the upcoming phones. Expect this article to be consistently updated with all the latest iPhone 13 news ahead of the big reveal later this year.
The iPhone 13 release date
The iPhone 13 release date is likely to be in September 2021, and we expect it to hit stores on either the third or fourth Friday of the month (which makes it September 17 or 24).
Before 2020, Apple has often announced its new iPhones on either the first or second Tuesday of September. If that happens again in 2021, we’d expect the iPhone 13 range to be revealed on September 7 or September 14. Though Wednesday is occasionally used, meaning it could be September 8 or 15 instead.
An analyst has now said to expect an announcement in the third week of September this year, which means that September 14 (or 15) is the most likely date. Based on Apple’s usual approach we’d then expect pre-orders to open on September 17 (the Friday), with the release date being September 24 (the following Friday).
There’s no guarantee this will be the iPhone 13 release date though, and that’s mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were pushed back to October in 2020, and the other two devices – the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max – were released in November of that year.
Plus, apparently the 2020 delay resulted in increased sales for the phones. That may mean Apple decides to keep to this new window, but there’s no real indication of that.
Indeed, other rumors suggest the iPhone 13 range is seemingly on track for a September launch. In June for example we saw what appears to be model numbers for the iPhone 13 range listed on a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database. These listings always happen before launch, and usually within a few months of launch.