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Apple iPhone 14 release date set to take place 9 days after launch event as recession concerns hasten schedule

The Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to feature both purple and green color options. (Image source: @aaple_lab/Unsplash - edited)
The Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to feature both purple and green color options. (Image source: @aaple_lab/Unsplash - edited)
It seems the launch date for the Apple iPhone 14 is closer to being set in stone thanks to the recent contribution of one of the industry’s most well-informed analysts. The actual iPhone 14 release date will likely be nine days later, with the whole launch, pre-orders, and release (sales) process arguably being hastened because of recession “risks”.

There have been a lot of rumors about the Apple iPhone 14 release date recently, and with the latest contribution coming from Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, this could be the most reliable and accurate leak yet. Gurman states in a report that “people with knowledge of the matter” have informed him that Apple has a launch event planned for September 7, which is a Wednesday. The noted Apple informer also remarks that Apple store employees have been warned to expect a new product release on September 16 (Friday), and this is more than likely the iPhone 14 series.

The terms “launch date”, “release date”, “sales date”, and “announcement date” tend to be interchangeable, especially in the tech sector. Technically, the launch date is most synonymous with the announcement date, and it would be when Apple actually reveals the iPhone 14 devices to the public and then announces when the phones will be made available to purchase at a later date. The release date is therefore generally synonymous with the sales date, and it means when customers are able to directly buy the phones in stores or online. The current rumored schedule looks like this:

  • Apple iPhone 14 launch date: September 7 (Wednesday)
  • Apple iPhone 14 pre-orders begin: September 9 (Friday)
  • Apple iPhone 14 release date: September 16 (Friday)

Another well-known analyst, Ming-chi Kuo, has offered up a reason why Cupertino may have decided to seemingly bring the launch date forward, as many expected the iPhone 14 range to appear later in the month. Kuo believes that “the impact of recession risk on demand” has hastened the schedule, with Apple wanting to show off the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max before the state of the global economy gets even worse and people start tightening their belts and avoiding major purchases – such as a brand-new expensive iPhone.

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Bloomberg (subscription) & @markgurman & @mingchikuo & @LeaksApplePro

Teaser image (edited): @aaple_lab & @ihacktu & Vackground on Unsplash

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-08-18 (Update: 2022-08-18)