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.

source: iPhone Italia via AppleInsider

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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. thxultra

Posts: 436; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

May the odds be ever in your favor :) Will be interesting to see how much these cost. Really liking the XS Max.

9. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

850...999...1150.

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

HYPED!!!!

3. Phonehex

Posts: 732; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Pooyath is hyped for what ? Like your'e ever gonna get one. Be happy with you 6 plus.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30787; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wouldn't mind that 6.5 incher to go along with my Note 9, I just know it's not gonna have split view, picture in picture, and pencil support. Those are the only 3 things I'm asking for Cook...that's not much. If not, I keep my X.

5. thxultra

Posts: 436; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I thought Split view was a big feature for the 6.5 inch model... Really going back and forth if I want to get the X max or Note 9. Note 9 has some interesting features as well.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I heard a rumor about pencil support. Not sure if it's been debunked.

8. thxultra

Posts: 436; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I heard pencil support isn't happening but then again all rumors so who knows what they will say come Wednesday.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30787; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@ted & thxultra I've heard rumors of pencil support and split view only.

10. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

But why do you want 2 phones that do the exact same thing? The Note has you covered. Use the iPhone doe something else.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30787; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not to be rude bro, but I spend my money how I want. That's what I want in the new iPhone, and if it has it, I'll most likely buy it. I'm an iPhone user as well.

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