The iPhone pre-order date is one of the biggest days of the year for Apple8217;s most loyal smartphone users. Now they might be bold enough to bust out a Sharpie and put a nice thick circle around September 14.
Reports out of Germany suggest the pre-order period will commence a few days after the unveiling, believed to be during the week commencing September 10. Word comes from unnamed sources within German mobile networks, who8217;ve reportedly spoken to Macerkopf (via Apple Insider) about the plans.
Given the historical precedent, it wouldn8217;t be too much of a stretch to suggest the purported information is on the money. That would mean the actual release date for the new iPhone models could be Friday September 21.
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For reference, the iPhone 8 was announced on Tuesday September 12, with pre-orders commencing on Friday 15. There8217;s a good chance Wednesday September 12 might be the date this time around, enabling Apple to avoid holding an event on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Apple is expected to unveil three smartphones next month. A successor to the iPhone X, with a 5.8-inch OLED display, a flagship 6.5-inch OLED model, and an entry-level 6.1-inch handset with an LCD screen.
Whether all handsets will be available to pre-order on the same day remains to be seen. Last year, Apple delayed the release of the iPhone X until November as it perfected the technology necessary for the Face ID scanner. This time around, reports have suggested Apple is experiencing hold-ups with the LCD edition of the iPhone, but any production issues could certainly be resolved by the time the pre-order date rolls around.
The company is also thought to be plotting a new Apple Watch for the autumn shopping season, along with a new iPad Pro.
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