The iPhone 14, the next phone expected in Apple’s 2022 flagship line, has already inspired dozens of rumors about the design, price, and new features (maybe it will eventually be notchless with Touch ID). But what if it’s actually knocking the market? At this stage in its development cycle, most leaks and rumors should probably be taken with a grain of salt. (Eventually a lot of the iPhone 13 rumors turned out to be false.) But we can make some educated guesses based on Apple’s track record.
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Apple unveils its new iPhones on the first or second Tuesday of September. Last year, the iPhone 13 series officially made its debut on Tuesday, September 14, followed by pre-orders starting Friday, September 17, and then the phone went on sale the next Friday – September 24. For the iPhone 14, Apple may hold its fall event on Tuesday, September 6 or Tuesday, September 13. Since iPhones usually go up for pre-order on Friday of the same week, we expect it to be on Friday, September next year. 9, or Friday, September 16. iPhone release dates are usually a week and a half after Apple’s announcements. Sometimes launch dates for specific models are staggered, especially when a new design or shape is introduced. So it’s possible that the iPhone 14 lineup will have more than one release date.
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There is also another theory that has been floating around for a few years now. In 2018, CNET took a deep dive into the Apple event timeline and emerged with a compelling Labor Day hypothesis. Based on the 2022 calendar, Labor Day rules the September Apple event (and the unveiling of the iPhone 14) on Wednesday, September 7, with a Friday, September 16, release date. However, Labor Day was predicted to be a week off for 2021 – and, due to the coronavirus delay in 2020, about a month off. To be sure, there are some alleged supply chain issues for the iPhone 14 that could potentially spark some concern. Release date later. But noted Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo has allayed some of those fears, saying it should only have a “limited” effect, in a July’s post on Twitter,
For a more in-depth look at iPhone rumours, see every rumor we’ve heard about Apple’s iPhone 14, and our story on whether there will be a foldable iPhone. Plus, take a look at how the iPhone 13 compares with the iPhone 12, the best iPhone cases you can buy in 2021 and whether you should upgrade to the iPhone 12 or 13 this year if you’re into the rumored iPhone XS. 14 not interested in .
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