18 Oct 2021 10:10 AM +00:00

iPhone 13 Release Date: When Will The iPhone 13 Come Out?

Following the launch of the iPhone 12 last year, many expect the iPhone 13 to release in 2021, but on what date?

Since the iPhone's inception, Apple has released a brand-new model every year, without fail. 2021 has proved to be no different, and the new iPhone has made our list of the best phones following its release.

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Here's all you need to know about the iPhone 13's release date

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iPhone 13 Release Date

The iPhone 13 lineup has been officially released and was announced on September 17th alongside pre-orders with a full release a week later on September 24th.

In 2019, Apple released the iPhone 11 on September 20, following a similar trajectory to the past two models - the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Apple released these devices on September 21, 2018, and September 20, 2017. These dates are usually the third Friday in September.

Both the iOS 15 release date and iPad 2021 were also close to this release date, but it looks we'll have to wait a little longer for the AirPods 3 release.

This date put the iPhone 13's release ahead of the release date of its rumoured competitors, including the Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6.

iPhone 13 Announcement Date

Similarly to the release date, the iPhone 13 was announced on September 17th with immediate pre-orders following the event.

Much like the last couple of Apple events, the one for the iPhone 13 was a virtual event, mirroring what happened with the iPhone 12.

iPhone 13 Price

At launch, the iPhone 13 lineup has constituted four phones, each with differing starting prices:

  • iPhone 13 Mini - From £679/$699
  • iPhone 13 - From £779/$799
  • iPhone 13 Pro - From $949/$999
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max - From £1049/$1099
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Therefore, the pricing has remained pretty stable for the base models, and in the case of UK pricing, it appears the iPhone 13 has decreased slightly. This is because the base iPhone 12 cost £799/$799 at launch.

iPhone 12S vs iPhone 13 Release

As with the official announcement, the number 13 was kept for Apple's 2021 handsets, which debunks information from leaker Jon Prosser who suggested the 2021 model won't skip to 14, but may actually be the iPhone 12S.

The 'S' naming system was last used for the iPhone X and XS, with Apple opting not to release an iPhone 11S before the iPhone 12.

It may be possible that Apple return to the 'S' naming system in future, but it looks like it'll be for a future generation of iPhones.

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iPhone 13 Leaks and Rumours

As the iPhone 13 has been officially released, it renders any leaks and rumours somewhat redundant, but does in part confirm some rumours.

Bloomberg's reports of the new iPhone offering a 120Hz display was correct, alongside Mark Gurman's Cinematic Mode options on video, which offers the chance to alter focus and add some Hollywood style to any videos.

Wedbush's further details (via 9to5mac) surrounding the option for 1TB of storage and LiDAR support across the whole range was partially true, as the 1TB capacity is available on Pro Models, as is the LiDAR sensor.

Finally, the iPhone 13 range does still feature a Lightning connector, but as TechRadar reports, if the European Commission approves legislation for a universal charging standard, Apple could be forced to switch to USB-C

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