Apple is unveiling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max at a special event on September 10. But that's the announcement. You may be wondering exactly when you'll be able to purchase one of the new devices.
Well, wonder no more. According to a source working at a major US carrier, pre-orders for the trio are set to start on September 13. That's the Friday after the announcement, and it comes as no surprise that Apple would start taking pre-orders then - because it's been doing the same thing for years.
Exactly as unsurprising is the rumored release date of the three new iPhones in the first wave of countries to get them. It's September 20, the same source claims. Exactly one week after pre-orders start, and that is yet another traditional release window for Apple when it comes to new smartphones.
So while we can't confirm this rumor, it definitely seems extremely plausible, given that it basically says Apple will simply stick with its traditional launch timing.
What's important to stress is that all three iPhone 11 models will launch at the same time, in contrast to what happened the last two years. In 2018 the iPhone XS and XS Max adhered to the aforementioned usual Apple release schedule, but the iPhone XR only came to the market in October. The year before that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched right on time, but the iPhone X only made it to stores in November.