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Apple will likely return to its usual September launch timeframe for at least some iPhone 13 models this year, with availability currently slated for the third week of the month, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

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In a research note shared with MacRumors, however, Ives said there is a chance that the launch could be pushed back to early October:
We have gotten more detailed reads from our supply chain checks for iPhone 13 builds with this next iPhone launch coming out of Cupertino in the late September timeframe. From a timing perspective, we believe the current iPhone 13 launch is slated for the third week in September as of now but could push out into early October based on continued product model tweaks.
Apple typically announces new iPhones in September, but the entire iPhone 12 lineup was unveiled in October last year, almost certainly due to production-related delays arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the supply chain now in better shape, it wouldn't be too surprising to see Apple revert to a September announcement.

Ives also continues to claim that the iPhone 13 lineup could feature a new 1TB storage option and a LiDAR Scanner across all four models, although TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the LiDAR Scanner will remain limited to the two Pro models.

Article Link: iPhone 13 on Track to Launch in Late September Based on 'Supply Chain Checks'
 

Kylo83

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what's gonna happen to yearly upgrades will they let you do it early
 

ddtmm

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I remember back in the early days I got every version of iPhone, from the first iPhone to the iPhone 4S. Then it started getting really expensive to stay current each year. I think the phones were about $300-400 back then, and there was 1 model each year. Now it's 4 models and they top out at 5-6 times that price.

Will be hopefully upgrading my 8 to a 13 this year. Funny thing is, it still works great, although that's with a new battery.
 

subi257

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I'm all ready and waiting...upgrade from my 11 Pro. I used to upgrade every year. This is the first time that I have gone 2 years. I either trade in the old one or do a hand me down to relatives..
 

mtneer

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Hoping to tide my XSMax over one more year to the 2022 iPhone at least.
 

h3ysw5nkan

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I remember back in the early days I got every version of iPhone, from the first iPhone to the iPhone 4S. Then it started getting really expensive to stay current each year. I think the phones were about $300-400 back then, and there was 1 model each year. Now it's 4 models and they top out at 5-6 times that price.

Will be hopefully upgrading my 8 to a 13 this year. Funny thing is, it still works great, although that's with a new battery.
I like by 8 but I hate the petty battery life that only lasts about 3 hours of continuous normal use. I have the original battery that’s around 78%. I’m thinking about getting the 13 Pro Max just for the battery and a peace of mind.
 
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Sasparilla

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It'll be interesting to see if they can pull this off (getting back on schedule) amongst the continuing Covid trauma and chip shortages.

Will be replacing my 11 with this 12s.

I remember back in the early days I got every version of iPhone, from the first iPhone to the iPhone 4S. Then it started getting really expensive to stay current each year. I think the phones were about $300-400 back then, and there was 1 model each year. Now it's 4 models and they top out at 5-6 times that price.

Except it didn't. Just to add some actual data here. The iPhone 3G was $599. The base 4s price was $649 with 16GB of storage. The 12 price is is $699 with 64GB, so it has gone up slightly. I think the base 11 was $649. So no 5-6 times the price, I'm sure you're relieved ddtmm.

Apple has held the line on their basic iPhone price over these years - which is nice to see.
 
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ian87w

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Apple might release new iPhones in September!! News at 5. 😅

I’m more interested in what iOS 15 will be, and if Apple will drop support for any older iPhones. The hardware is almost predictable, just a refinement of the iPhone 12 with faster chip, better camera, better display, Ho hum yawn. 😂
 
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UndefinedxJoker

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I remember back in the early days I got every version of iPhone, from the first iPhone to the iPhone 4S. Then it started getting really expensive to stay current each year. I think the phones were about $300-400 back then, and there was 1 model each year. Now it's 4 models and they top out at 5-6 times that price.

Will be hopefully upgrading my 8 to a 13 this year. Funny thing is, it still works great, although that's with a new battery.

iPhones were never $300-400 (except SE). $1000 is still too expensive but most people see it as $45/month instead.
 

dantracht

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I'm all ready and waiting...upgrade from my 11 Pro. I used to upgrade every year. This is the first time that I have gone 2 years. I either trade in the old one or do a hand me down to relatives..
Same here, my 11 PM will be my longest serving iPhone ever, but definitely upgrading to whatever they call the new phones this year.
 
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deeddawg

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I remember back in the early days I got every version of iPhone, from the first iPhone to the iPhone 4S. Then it started getting really expensive to stay current each year. I think the phones were about $300-400 back then, and there was 1 model each year. Now it's 4 models and they top out at 5-6 times that price.

Will be hopefully upgrading my 8 to a 13 this year. Funny thing is, it still works great, although that's with a new battery.

iPhones were never $300-400 at full retail price.

You may have paid that much with your carrier subsidizing the cost - though they got that money back via the embedded costs in your bill whether you bought a new phone or not.

... and yes as phones matured, the impetus for annual or biannual upgrades has lessened.
 
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TiggrToo

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Out there...way out there
iPhones were never $300-400 (except SE). $1000 is still too expensive but most people see it as $45/month instead.

Back in the early days cellphone providers here in the States used to offer annual subsidized upgrades as part of the contract you were on making it easier to upgrade - every time restarting a new 2 year contract.

Depending on the device the price would range from free to a few hundred bucks.
 

TopToffee

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I'll finally be upgrading my iPhone X. The first iPhone I've had for longer than a year.... It was a good decision (along with a bunch of others) though. Since getting the X, I've gotten completely out of alll my debt (there was quite a lot!) and will have saved up for my wedding by end of June.

Then 3 more months of saving and going on a BIG Apple splurge. Everything is getting upgraded. Phone, watch, MacBook. Far more excited than I should be. :D
 

RedTheReader

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Touch ID needs to be there or I'm switching to Samsung for the year.
I know the feeling. I’m one of the few people who’d prefer it to be a super-fast sensor in the power button instead of a slow sensor under the screen, though.
 

George Dawes

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Can’t wait !

I‘m currently stuck on an 8 plus which I hate in every possible way , wish I’d got an X when I had the chance 🤦‍♀️
 

SWAON

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I'll skip this year as well. Waiting for notchless upgrade. That's my selling point and touchID. Thank you :)
 

travoose

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I remember back in the early days I got every version of iPhone, from the first iPhone to the iPhone 4S. Then it started getting really expensive to stay current each year. I think the phones were about $300-400 back then, and there was 1 model each year. Now it's 4 models and they top out at 5-6 times that price.

Will be hopefully upgrading my 8 to a 13 this year. Funny thing is, it still works great, although that's with a new battery.
I am right with you...last year was the first time I did not get a new phone...I used to get one every single year, not anymore.
 
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