iPhone 14 release date speculation: Everything we know so far


When the iPhone 14 is expected to be on sale, we may go to Apple’s history of iPhone announcements.

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Before the iPhone 14 goes on sale later this year, we have a good sense of what to expect. Nevertheless, when will the iPhone 14 be released? However, we may construct a chronology based on prior launches even if no solid disclosures have occurred.

It has so far been the emphasis of leaks regarding the iPhone 14 and its Pro version on their features. For example, the iPhone 14 Pro might include a 48MP primary camera instead of the notch that has been synonymous with the device, and the iPhone XS Max could get a notch-less design instead. The iPhone 14 Mini, which has been in production for the last two years, is expected to be replaced by the iPhone 14 Max, which has a 6.7-inch screen.


Despite the fact that they aren’t official, the facts seem substantial. Most Apple observers are speculating about a fall debut date for the iPhone 14, although no official announcement has been made. Those who are more brave will predict a September release date, mainly since that’s when Apple usually unveils its new phones.

The iPhone 14’s debut date is still a mystery, but we don’t have to wait for rumours to arise before making some informed assumptions. While Apple tends to keep a lot of information under wraps, the company does have a pattern of behaviour that makes pinpointing a certain date rather simple, even before rumours confirm whether we’re on the right track.

Check out what factors, such as past iPhone releases and other concerns, may influence Apple’s decision to release an iPhone 14 at a certain time.


How long have prior generations of iPhones been on sale?

No one can predict what will happen in the future, but Apple’s previous history may provide some insight into what to expect from Cupertino in the near future. As a fast refresher, below is a list of the previous eight iPhone launches planned by Apple.

Phone Announce date Release date
iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max September 14, 2021 September 24, 2021
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro October 13, 2020 October 23, 2020
iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max October 13, 2020 November 13, 2020
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max September 10. 2019 September 20, 2019
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max September 12, 2018 September 21, 2018
iPhone XR September 12, 2018 October 26, 2018
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus September 12, 2017 September 22, 2017
iPhone X September 12, 2017 November 3, 2017
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus September 7, 2016 September 16, 201\6
iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus September 9, 2015 September 25, 2015
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus September 9, 2014 September 19, 2014

In order to see the trend in that chart, your pattern recognition abilities do not have to be razor-sharp. Since 2014, Apple has unveiled its iPhones in September in all but one of the years since then. An official announcement is normally made in the first two weeks of September.

2020 is the only year in which this isn’t the case. Coronavirus pandemics have interrupted several industries, including the iPhone’s production in 2013. Because of this, the iPhone 12 debut has been postponed until October 13th by Apple.

Dating back to 2014, the iPhone 12 launch was the only one that didn’t take place in September. (Image credit: Apple)

In addition to that, the iPhone 12 unveiling included a few other odd aspects. As a result, Apple had to introduce its new devices in stages. There were a total of three iPhone 12 models available at launch, all of which were released within ten days of the main event.

For the third time, Apple staggered the introduction of its iPhone models. An whole month later than in 2019 came the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, which were released approximately six weeks later in early November 2018 than they were for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

All four iPhone 13 models will be available at the same time in 2021, restoring normalcy (though there were supply issues, particularly for the iPhone 13 Pro models through the holiday shopping season). Let’s suppose that unless Apple or rumor-mongers advise otherwise, Apple prefers to debut all iPhone models on the same day.


You can clearly see a pattern in the graph above if you take a closer look. 10 to 11 days after announcing a new device, Apple releases it to the public. Even though the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus came beyond that time window, you can anticipate the iPhone 14 to follow suit in a same fashion as the previous models.

Release date of the iPhone 14: When do we expect Apple to make the announcement?

We can only go to Apple’s prior experience for guidance in the absence of any concrete speculations about when the iPhone 14 will be released. History suggests that Apple will have an event in the first two weeks of September 2022 to showcase the iPhone 14 variants.

You should also keep in mind that Apple holds its news conferences on Tuesdays whenever feasible. The first Tuesday in September (September 6 this year) occurs just after the Labor Day holiday in the United States, making it an ideal date for an early September launch event. That means Sept. 6 is out as a possible date for Apple’s iPhone 14 announcement since the company normally avoids three-day weekends before to its large product releases if at all possible.


Since Apple’s iPhone events are typically held on a Tuesday, and Labor Day falls on a Tuesday, that leaves just one day for the iPhone 14 to be unveiled.

iPhone 14 might be unveiled on September 13th. If Apple follows its past practise of releasing the phone around ten days later, that puts the projected release date of September 22 for the iPhone 14 as the day the new models enter shelves.

You should know that this date is not official, and it might change when additional information about Apple’s iPhone plans is disclosed. But if you’d rather to plan ahead, September 13 seems like a good day to keep an eye on Cupertino.


Release of the iPhone 14 might be delayed, according to current estimates.

There’s no way to know for sure when the iPhone 14 will be released, no matter how many leaks there are. The iPhone 14 debut may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, and one problem in particular is worth keeping a look out for.

Covid-19 measures have been eased but the epidemic is not ended and infections might rise again. Take a look in China, where whole cities have been put on lockdown as the number of Covid-19 cases rises. In terms of Apple’s iPhone 14 ambitions, this is especially crucial since the phone is manufactured in China

Foxconn’s iPhone 14 manufacturing facilities in Zhengzhou, China, were briefly shut down earlier this month, increasing fears of production delays. However, Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant seems to be working normally according to recent reports. Even so, the iPhone 14’s launch date might be impacted by a variety of factors.


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