The iPhone 13 will release in September, says Wedbush

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What you need to know

  • The iPhone 13 release schedule is returning to normal.
  • Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives says the phone is slated for the third week of September.

Unlike the iPhone 12, which experienced both a delayed and fragmented launch, the release schedule of the iPhone 13 is expected to return to normal this year.

As reported by MacRumors, a new research note from Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says that the availability of the next iPhone is expected in the third week of September. However, Ives does warn that the launch could potentially be delayed until 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.

The report says that an October launch would only happen if Apple continued to make tweaks to the latest model, but that seems unlikely as a final design is normally decided upon well in advance. In addition to the launch date returning to normal, Ives also says that the iPhone 13 will get a 1TB storage option, a first for the iPhone.

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.

If you're not feeling the need or can't actually wait it out for the next iPhone, check out our list of the Best iPhone of 2021.

The iPhone 13 is also expected to be the first with a 120Hz display, a new processor, some major camera upgrades, and the latest 5G chip from Qualcomm. A patent from last week also hinted that the new iPhone will feature an under-the-display fingerprint reader.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.