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When Is The New iPhone Coming Out?

The Million-Dollar Question – When is the new iPhone coming out?

Ever since Apple has introduced the first generation iPhone, all of us expect them to release a better version of iPhone every year. And the company has not disappointed us at all.

They have been coming up with new iPhones each year, and it has also helped them grow their business over the period of last decade.

Apple sells millions of iPhones in the world along with other flagship devices like Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, etc. However, people still go crazy when the new iPhone comes out in the market.

So, is there any way to find out the launch date of new iPhone XI this year?

iPhone XI Release Date

I’m sure you must be excited to know more about the much-awaited release of iPhone XI. Well, it is quite impossible to get the exact release date, as Apple keeps this information secured from public knowledge. You can not access such highly secured information unless you’re a team member of the highest authority.

Therefore, you can’t do much about it, as Apple will announce the date when it’s ready to reveal the new device to the world.

But don’t get disheartened!

There are a few ways through which you can speculate the launch of new iPhone.

The iPhone Launch Pattern

Yes, the launch pattern is a great way to know when the new iPhone is coming out.

As we know, Apple has been consistent in launching their devices. And as far as iPhones are concerned, the company has always announced the devices in the first and second quarter of the year.

You can take a look at the following table –

ModelsMonths & Years
iPhone (First Gen.)June 2007
iPhone 3GJune 2008
iPhone 3GSJune 2009
iPhone 4June 2010
iPhone 4SOctober 2011
iPhone 5September 2012
iPhone 5S/5CSeptember 2013
iPhone 6September 2014
iPhone 6SSeptember 2015
iPhone SEMarch 2016
iPhone 7September 2016
iPhone 8September 2017
iPhone XSeptember 2017

So, this means Apple is likely to announce the new iPhone XI in the second quarter of 2018. And to be more precise, you’re likely to hear the announcement in September or as late as early October.

Looking at the above pattern and sales trends, you can pretty much guess the date of arrival of new iPhone devices. I will shed some more light on this topic in this post below.

iPhone’s Case Manufacturers

Now, you may wonder what the case manufacturers have to do with iPhone’s launch, right?

Let’s reveal the secret here.

Whenever Apple or any other mobile manufacturers are about to launch their new devices in the market, they send some test units or prototypes to some of their trusted case manufacturers.

These test units help the case makers to start working on their different case designs for the upcoming new devices.

The phone company often sends these devices two or three months prior the official launch, which is a decent amount of time for any case maker to be able to get ready with the stock products.

During this period, many Internet news outlets share the pictures of upcoming iPhone cases. You may even see the detailed information/sneak peeks on the possible new hardware features of new iPhone.

Once you get to know about these things, you can expect the new iPhone release soon.

The Great Internet Rumors Mill

Possibly the best way to find out more about the much awaited iPhone!

You don’t have to do any guesswork here. The news websites and blogs generally pump up their rumors campaign as soon as they start receiving some half-baked information from their sources.

So, this change in the newsflow is a secret sign for those who’re eagerly waiting to see the first glimpses of new iPhone. Just Google ‘new iPhone launch date’ or similar keyword to get more insights on this topic.

And that’s how you can answer yourself to the question – when is the new iPhone coming out in the market?

It is also a good idea if you’re looking to save some money for the new gadget. Many of these news sources also share some interesting data on the price details of upcoming phones, which should help you plan the savings accordingly.

Tip – Don’t rely on a single news article. You will need to go through a lot of such news posts for a couple of weeks or so before reaching any conclusion.


Here are a few FAQs that can help you find out more about the new iPhone’s launch date.

Why does Apple announce its iPhone in the second quarter?

There are a couple of interesting reasons why the company has been launching its devices during this period.

1. Festive Season

When Apple announces its new devices in June or September, it often takes them a month to make all products available across the world.

And this is the time of year when everyone starts making plans for the upcoming holidays. This is the time when all of us spend a lot on shopping, which also helps all companies to get ‘that extra push’ to their product lineups.

Talking about Apple, the company uses initial one month to create product awareness in the market. Once there is enough buzz around the product, it automatically sets the stage for the grand holiday season.

2. Important Quarters & Sales

Management and discipline are the key factors in Apple’s success in this niche market.

The company has made sure that its suppliers get sufficient time during the first quarter to get rid of old stock and start working on new stock. This schedule also helps Apple plan the products lineups for the rest of the year.

Regarding sales, Apple’s iPhone launch calendar is so well designed that you can’t really go wrong with it. The launch period, holiday season, and word of mouth in the later months is a failsafe strategy as far as sales are concerned.

Are there any other sources to find out about the iPhone launch?

Nope, not really!

Since this is one of the most awaited events in the world these days, it’d be very difficult to get the exact release date from any other sources.

You will probably need to know someone from Apple’s core design or engineering team to get such details, though the Apple guys are not allowed to share any such information without official permissions.

So, that’s pretty much about this topic.

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