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.
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.
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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.