Apple is largely expected to announce three new iPhones next month. According to a new report, it could actually release those iPhones next month too.
That may sound a bit obvious. But if you look back at Apple’s the iPhone release timelines over the past couple of years, launching all three iPhones in September would actually be a break from its recent history.
- Take the iPhone X lineup as an example. Apple debuted the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X in September 2017, but the iPhone X didn’t actually ship until November.
- Last year’s iPhone XS, XS Max
andXR were all announced concurrently, but the iPhone XR actually launched a few months after its OLED stablemates.
Now, a new prediction from Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives suggests that this year will be different.
The analyst said a recent supply chain check reveled that Apple will release all three 2019 iPhones in September. If that’s accurate, it’ll mark the first year that Apple has launched three flagship model iPhones in the same month.
On the other hand, Ives suggests that all three iPhones will debut in the second week of September. Based on the current information, that seems a bit early. The new iPhones will probably actually become available on Friday, Sept. 20, after an announcement sometime during the week of Sept. 9.
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The three iPhones will be direct successors to last year’s models: an LCD “iPhone 11” and two OLED “iPhone 11 Pro” devices. While the official monikers have not been revealed, a recent report suggests that one of the devices could bear the “Pro” name attached to many other Apple products.
As far as what they’ll look like, expect incremental upgrades.
On the other hand, if the trade war extends into the long-term, Ives said he expects Apple to raise prices on iPhones and other products.