A new report from the iPhone’s internal component supply chain revealed that the iPhone 13 is on track for its regular September launch.
Last year, supply chain disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic caused Apple to break its usual tradition of not releasing new iPhone models in September. Instead, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released on October 23, with Mini and Max arriving in November 13.
In previous years, Apple released iPhone models over a period of several months. For example, in 2018, the iPhone XR was released in October, but the iPhone XS lineup was launched in September as usual, however, 2020 was the first year it was not launched. Apple made one new iPhone model in September, a trend that has been maintained otherwise since the iPhone 4S in 2011.
Reports say supply chain checks indicate that the iPhone 13 lineup is currently scheduled to launch in the third week of September, however, some modifications to the iPhone may push this to delay that to early October, at least for some iPhone 13 models. That the iPhone 13 includes various feature upgrades, such as a high refresh rate of 120 Hz, a smaller notch, a LiDAR scanner on all models, and improved cameras, as previously reported, the analyst believes that the iPhone 13 will offer 1 TB storage models for the first time.