The iPhone 14 release date is fast approaching. We’re expecting four new iPhone 14 models this year, and they’ll likely be available for pre-order in just a few months. Head below for full details on everything we know about the release date, possible delays, and more.
iPhone timelines over the years
While early models were usually revealed during the first half of the year, Apple has since switched to a consistent schedule of announcing and releasing new iPhone models in September. Here is a brief timeline of the past few years of iPhone releases:
- iPhone 13: 23 September 2021
- iPhone 12: October 23, 2020
- iPhone 11: September 20, 2019
- iPhone XS: September 21, 2018
- iPhone X: November 3, 2017
- iPhone 8: September 22, 2017
- iPhone 7: 16 September 2016
As you can see, the iPhone release schedule has become relatively consistent, but with two major exceptions. The iPhone 12 series was delayed by a month due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The iPhone X was announced in September, but not released until November. As you might remember, the iPhone X has a completely new design and was the first iPhone with Face ID.
iPhone 14 release date news
The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to bring camera upgrades, a redesign of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and more. For example, Pro models are set to feature a bead-shaped hole + hole. The front camera is expected to be updated, a new purple color may be introduced, and there are rumors of an always-on display.
This year, all indications are that the iPhone 14 is on track to be announced and released in September. This includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Here’s the full lineup of new iPhone models we’re expecting this year.
If history is any indication, Apple generally holds its annual special event to announce new iPhone models on the first or second Tuesday of September. This year, it will be September 6 or September 13. Since Labor Day is September 5 in the United States, the most likely date for a keynote speech this year is September 13.
With all that said, we still can’t completely rule out the possibility of a delay. As we’ve discussed many times, there are many issues affecting the supply chain right now, from shortages to shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
So far, we’ve only seen one report that the iPhone 14 is experiencing production delays. Even this report indicated that the delays were affecting the iPhone 14 Max, not the other three modes. Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned that the iPhone 14 lineup is still on track for a September launch and release. However, he did note that the iPhone 14 Max is ‘laging’ but the situation is ‘under control’.
However, Apple will always prioritize iPhone production over its other products. The iPhone is the company’s biggest product, generates the most revenue, and is what Wall Street investors care about the most. If other issues arise in the supply chain, we will likely see delays in other products before the iPhone 14 is delayed.
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