iPhone 8 Release Date – When does it come out?
The million-dollar question: when does the next iPhone come out? No one is really certain, but we’ve done a deep-dive on the dates and we reckon we’ve got a very good idea when the new device will be available.
First off, here’s a recap of recent iPhone launches:
- iPhone 7: Wednesday, September 7 (reveal) | Friday, September 16 (release)
- iPhone 6S: Wednesday, September 9 (reveal) | Saturday, September 19 (release)
- iPhone 6: Tuesday, September 9 (reveal) | Friday, September 19 (release)
- iPhone 5S: Tuesday, September 10 (reveal) | Friday, September 20 (release)
- iPhone 5: Wednesday, September 12 (reveal), Friday, September 21 (release)
Based on those dates, we expected the iPhone 8 reveal date to be either Tuesday, September 12, or Wednesday, September 13. Apple has already confirmed an event for September 12, so that’s a-go.
And we think that the iPhone 8 release date will be either Friday, September 22, or Saturday, September 23.
The bad news is that there have been rumours of iPhone 8 delays. Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed this as baseless industry chatter in the company’s most recent earnings call, but there’s still no shortage of leaks suggesting supply for the iPhone 8 may be limited to a few million units at launch. As some of you may know, that’s significantly less than the number of iPhone handsets Apple would normally expect to sell during the opening week of sales. Still, we can’t confirm this rumour, so take it with due caution for now.
In any case, it’s very likely that the new iPhone will sell like hot-cakes as soon as it’s available, so even if there aren’t stock issues, we’d recommend snapping one up early if you plan to buy one.