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Apr 12, 2001

Pre-orders for Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup will take place on Friday, September 14, according to information Macerkopf sourced from German carriers.

German mobile service providers are said to be planning for pre-orders that will take place on September 14, which would suggest an announcement earlier in the week, perhaps on September 11 or 12.


Apple often announces new iPhones during the second week of September, so we have been counting on an event right around September 12. A September 14 pre-order date is in line with past pre-order and event dates, which are listed below:

[*]2010 - Monday, June 7
[*]2011 - Tuesday, October 4
[*]2012 - Wednesday, September 12
[*]2013 - Tuesday, September 10
[*]2014 - Tuesday, September 9
[*]2015 - Wednesday, September 9
[*]2016 - Wednesday, September 7
[*]2017 - Tuesday, September 12
Apple typically unveils new iPhones on Tuesdays rather than Wednesdays, but because Tuesday falls on September 11, there has been some speculation that Apple will avoid holding an event on that day.

Back in 2012, when September 11 also fell on a Tuesday, Apple opted to hold its event on Wednesday, September 12 instead, and it's believed Apple will do the same thing this year.

Following the September 14 pre-order date, iPhones will begin delivering to customers the following Friday, September 21, which will probably be the official launch date for the device.

Apple is expected to send out media invites for its event at the end of August, which is when the date will be confirmed. This year's event is likely to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park campus.

This year, Apple is rumored to be unveiling three new iPhones, all of which will sport edge-to-edge displays, no Home button, and support for Face ID. There will be a second-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a larger 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, and a more affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.

Article Link: 2018 iPhone Pre-orders to Take Place on September 14 According to German Carriers


macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Yeah Wednesday makes more sense. Tuesday is September 11th. The new iPhone and Apple Watch will likely be in our hands on September 21st.

Can't wait to wake up in the middle of the freaking night to preorder. I wish they would stop treating their customers like garbage when it comes to preorders!


macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2008
This is the first year that I may not purchase a new iPhone. I've owned every one since 2007 but I love my iPhone 8 Plus Form factor so much and don't want to move to FaceID or the Notch. I hope that they'll keep the iPhone 8 form factor for one more year.


macrumors 603
Mar 16, 2012
Manchester, UK
New iPad Pro and new Apple watch series 4 is what I am preparing my wallet for this year.
But looking forward to see the new iPhones and the improvements this year. Hopefully second gen Face ID, better battery, faster charging, even better camera, and the smoking fast A12 processor.


Jun 3, 2015
Think we’re all well versed in the release pattern these days. Doesn’t take a genius does it?
Not necessarily. Some people might not know....example: my grandparents....they ask me when are the next phones coming out.


macrumors 68020
Mar 14, 2012
Yorkshire, UK
Not necessarily. Some people might not know....example: my grandparents....they ask me when are the next phones coming out.
I didn’t say everyone. "We're" relates to those who read my statement in the forum section of a Macrumors article. Pretty strong chance anyone here is clued up on the release strategy
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macrumors 6502a
May 8, 2008
Austin, TX
Gonna suck for all the IUP users who would like to upgrade to the new iPhone on launch day.

I'm curious what they will do for us? Am I going to have to pay two payments on my X along with first payment + tax on the new one? Or will they let it slide for day one users?
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