iPhone 13 to Launch on September 17, AirPods 3 on September 30, Claims Report

Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 13 on Friday, September 17 and third-generation AirPods on Thursday, September 30, according to an image of an e-commerce app discovered by Chinese language site IT Home.

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The screenshot, originally posted by Weibo account @PandaIsBald, suggests all four ‌iPhone 13‌ models will go on sale on September 17, followed by the AirPods 3 on September 30.

Apart from the image, which could be easily faked, IT Home offers no other information to back up the claim, and the website has shared screenshots in the past that turned out to be inaccurate, so the above information should be taken with a hefty dose of salt.

That said, with Apple returning to its traditional September launch timeline, the above dates could easily turn out to be correct. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives has suggested the iPhone will launch in the third week of September, which would be the week of September 13 to 17. Based on past launch events, September 7, September 14, and September 21 are all likely event dates where we could see the new ‌iPhone‌ models unveiled.

The new ‌iPhone 13‌ models will focus heavily on camera capabilities, including ProRes and portrait mode for videos. The new handsets will also include a smaller notch, larger batteries, and improved performance. Apple's third-generation AirPods are expected to have a form factor similar to the AirPods Pro, featuring a new case, a shorter stem, and perhaps replaceable ear tips.

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Top Rated Comments

HeavenDynamic Avatar
37 months ago
September 17 is probably the pre-orders date.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Naildown Avatar
37 months ago

I just upgraded to a iPhone 12 Pro Max. iPhone 13 isn't going to be that different. Who cares.
Who cares? Users who didn't just upgrade to an iPhone 12 Pro Max care. This will be a big upgrade for anyone on a 2+ year old phone. If yearly updates are a thing for you, you're in the minority.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boardiesboi Avatar
37 months ago
I’m ready for the iPhone 13 Pro Max!

Maybe event on Sept 7, preorder Sept 10 and release Sept 17?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JWiLL1988 Avatar
37 months ago

iPhone 13...yaaaaaaawn ?My Galaxy Z Fold 3 512GB should be here tomorrow. Can't wait! Y'all enjoy your "new" iPhone with super sweet, totally amazing, upgraded cameras and nothing else. The iPhone 13 will still look like it is from 2017. Oh wait, I forgot you might actually get 120Hz refresh rate, and a smaller but still completely ghetto looking notch. What a treat!! Until Apple releases a foldable phone (and not the Z Flip style), I'm out.
For someone who is supposedly moving on, no need to announce your departure.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smoking monkey Avatar
37 months ago

The notch is ugly and
Yep. It certainly is. No way around it.

FaceID is stupid.
Nah. It works quite well and is great for apps. Easier than Touch ID for signing into apps. But in current mask world it's a PITA. Apple Watch does help with that but it's not ideal. That's why I'm confused why Apple aren't putting Touch ID and Face ID into the new iPhone.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klunernet Avatar
37 months ago

September 17 is probable the pre-orders date.
Hmm, the usual apple flow would be announcing on the 14th, with opening of pre-orders That Friday, so yeah, the 17th does sound right. And launch would then like be? 24th? (Often 10 days after unveil, right?)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)