For the last 10 years, Apple has almost always introduced its flagship phones at an event near the start of September and released the phones 10 days later. All that changed in 2020, due to the pandemic, and the phones were delayed beyond their usual window.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were pushed back to October, and the other two devices – the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max – were released in November, reportedly due to a lack of parts for the manufacturing process.
iPhone 13 release date
When will you be able to buy a new iPhone for yourself? We expect the iPhone 13 release date to be set for September 2021, but that may be subject to change given the Covid-19 pandemic.
What will it cost? Expect $699 / £699 / AU$1,199 and up
We’d normally expect Apple to keep to that September window, but apparently the 2020 delay delay resulted in increased sales for the phones. That may mean Apple decides to keep to this new window, but that isn’t yet clear.
The iPhone 13 and its siblings are likely to be among the most popular smartphones of 2021, though they might not launch under that name, with the iPhone 12S also being a possibility.
Names aside though we have an increasingly good idea of what to expect from the new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. New leaks and rumors keep rolling in, revealing everything from the likely release date (September) to the probable design, specs and features.
These include things like upgraded cameras and a 120Hz refresh rate, plus a more powerful chipset, but with a design that’s similar to the iPhone 12 range.
You’ll find full details of all that and more below, and make sure to check back here regularly if you’re interested in the iPhone 13, as we’re keeping this article constantly updated with all the latest news and rumors.