Apple is preparing to unveil the iPhone 14 at a launch event on Sept. 7, with sales of the rumored phone starting on Sept. 16.
That rollout plan would follow Apple’s habit of making new products available about a week or so after they’re unveiled. Apple store employees have been told to prepare for “a major new product release” on Sept. 16, Bloomberg reported.
As it has throughout the pandemic, the company will reportedly stream the launch event online rather than hold it in person.
Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment about the possible launch date of the expected iPhone 14 but previous iterations of the iPhone have launched in early September, typically on a Tuesday or Wednesday, with sales starting on the Friday of the following week
Apple’s iPhone 13 event was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, and the phones went on sale on Friday, Sept. 24. Sept. 7, 2022, is a Wednesday, and Sept. 16, 2022, is a Friday.
The iPhone 14 is expected to feature the same size as iPhone 13 with a 6.7-inch Pro Max model, as well. But Apple is reportedly doing away with the 5.4-inch Mini, due to sluggish sales.
A notchless display and a 48-megapixel camera are expected on the Pro model, among other changes.