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iPhone 13 details – expected launch date, storage, & supply

iPhone 13 could be just a month away, and we may already know some of the juicy launch details – if analyst Daniel Ives is to be believed.

Apple’s annual iPhone reveals have rolled around each September like clockwork for many years now – excepting last year’s pandemic-related delay until October – so we can be pretty certain the same will be true this year. But the exact date of release has varied quite a bit over that time, making the launch timing less clear.

But according to an investor note (as reported by MacRumors) and several other research firms, Apple will drop the iPhone 13 during the third week of September. Apple typically announces its new iPhones on a Tuesday, opens pre-orders on the Friday, and starts shipping devices the following Friday.

If all that holds up this year, it means we can likely expect the launch event on Tuesday 14, pre-orders Friday 17th, and full availability from Friday 24th.

The investor note also claims that the storage options will increase, with the maximum capacity hitting a whopping 1 TB – that’s double the current max of 512 GB. If improvements to the iPhone camera mean filesizes are about to increase, the extra storage makes a lot of sense.

It’s also expected that all models of iPhone 13 will adopt a LiDAR scanner for improved autofocus and augmented reality performance. Last year, LiDAR was only available in the Pro-level handsets.