French site Mac4Ever, has stated that unnamed sources peg Apple’s iPhone 8 special event on Tuesday, September 12. Apparently, french carrier sources have been informed by Apple of the event date, to prepare for the phone’s launch.
Going by that event date, we would assume that pre-orders for new iPhones would take place on Friday, September 15, and the release date, logically would be September 22, one week after pre-orders.
This matches a pattern that Apple historically follows each year, setting an event on a Tuesday or Wednesday, and then launching the new iPhone a few weeks later, on a Friday. Since this prediction has been sourced from a few French telephone carriers, we should take this with a grain of salt, but at this point any event date guess on a Tuesday or Wednesday in early September could end up as the actual date chosen by Apple.
When going by the past few years of iPhone launches, the dates we mentioned are most likely when users can expect Apple to announce and release the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus.
- 2012 — iPhone 5 — announced September 12, released September 21
- 2013 — iPhone 5s/5c — announced September 10, released September 20
- 2014 — iPhone 6 — announced September 9, released September 19
- 2015 — iPhone 6s — announced September 9, released September 25
- 2016 — iPhone 7 — announced September 7, released September 16
Also rumored to be unveiled at this event, are a 4K Apple TV and potentially the Apple Watch Series 3, although product launch dates have not been confirmed. The same event will also possibly highlight new features in iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11.
When Apple confirms the September Event date, we will let you know!