Apple's iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Plus could be released on September 21

Apple's iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Plus could be released on September 21
We’re just 48 hours or so away from Apple’s hugely anticipated 2018 iPhone launch event at the time of this writing, and one detail insiders haven’t revealed yet is when to expect the three new “all-screen” handsets to actually kick off sales.

Of course, commercial release timetables are typically fairly easy to guess after learning about announcement dates, with freshly leaked info from an Italian "shipping partner" largely meeting our expectations.

The mysterious European carrier has apparently warned its employees of higher than usual work volumes starting September 21 through September 27. While the names of the three new iPhones aren’t explicitly mentioned in the high-priority internal e-mail, its subject line does confirm this increased workload is connected to Apple somehow.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put two and two together and conclude the iPhone Xs, Xs Plus, and Xc will begin shipping in Italy on September 21, i.e. the second Friday after the official unveiling this Wednesday. 

If that happens, we can also safely assume pre-orders will be underway this Friday, September 14, which would be largely in line with the launch schedule of last year’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The two were announced on September 12, with pre-orders opened on the 15th, and actual sales and deliveries exactly a week later.

Still, even if these dates do pan out, there’s a good chance one of the three upgraded iPhone models will come a little late, although probably not as late as the iPhone X last year.

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12 Bionic
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2659 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5 inches
    2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12 Bionic
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3179 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless