Over the past five years, Apple’s September iPhone-centric events have followed the same general formula. An event during the first or second week of the month, pre-order shortly after that and then an official release date in about 10 days. September Apple Calendar from 2012 to 2016 is as follows:
– iPhone 5 (2012) – September 12 events, Sept. 14 pre-order, Sept. 21 launch.
– iPhone 5s (2013) – September 10 cases, not pre-order, Sept. 10 release.
– iPhone 6/6 Plus (2014) – Next September 9, September 12 pre-order, September 19 release.
– iPhone 6s/6s Plus (2015) – Next September 9, September 12 pre-order, last September 25 launch.
– iPhone 7/7 Plus (2016) – Sept. 7 September 9 Pre-order case, Sept. 16 launch.
If Apple plans to follow this same formula–and it seems like that’s what’s happening–pre-order for the new “iPhone 8” and its complementary devices the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus will take place on Friday, September 15 at 12:00 a.m., Pacific Time.
Next pre-order, new devices, you’ll most likely see an official launch on Friday, September 22, with pre-order shipments destined for customers and in stock store available.
Friday, September 15th it is very logical to guess when we will see pre-order, and as expected, that is the date that was quoted today by German site Macerkopf. According to the site, German companies are preparing for a September 15 pre-order date and a September 22 release date.
While Apple tends to follow a given September formula, there have been deviations. In 2013, for example, Apple did not accept orders in advance for the iPhone 5s due to the constraints of the offer, and in the year 2015, pre-order took place early on Saturday morning. Still, September 15th and September 22 are the most likely dates for pre-order and launch, respectively.
Apple will present the new iPhone 8 at an event to be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. PT on its Apple Park campus. An iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, LTE Apple Watch, and 4K the Apple TV will also make its appearance at the event.
Source : macrumors