Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro Surprise Early Release Date Revealed


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August 20 update below. This post was first published on August 18, 2022.

The next Apple special event is just days away, if the latest report is correct, and will take place on Wednesday, September 7.

That’s according to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who has just reported the date he believes is correct. To be fair, he wasn’t the first to predict this date. Last week, Max Weinbach floated the idea that the event would be on September 7, not September 13 as had been previously mooted. This meant that the likely release date for the next iPhones, not to mention a range of three Apple Watch models and perhaps the next AirPods Pro, could also be brought forward.

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August 20 update. What began as a lone report became a trickle and now is edging towards a flood. Read on for the latest rumors and some details I think I can guarantee you won’t have heard yet about Apple’s last keynote.

As well as Max Weinbach and Mark Gurman, there’s now corroboration from Ming-Chi Kuo (as seen below). These solidly consistent analysts have led others to join in. There was a careful analysis of what has been done before, by and now the regularly reliable MacRumors has said, “It’s not quite official, but it looks like we finally have a date for the big iPhone 14 event, so mark your calendars and read up on some of what we might see at the event.” The site also quotes Gurman but adds its own detail: “iPhone events are often held on Tuesdays, but Monday, September 5 is the Labor Day holiday in the United States, so Apple likely pushed the event to Wednesday to provide a one-day buffer. iPhone events have occurred on Wednesday four times in the past.”

I’d definitely agree with that. Though none of these sources are saying what the nature of the event will be, I’m going to stick my neck out and say that it will be a replica of the WWDC event held in Apple Park.

Similarly, 9to5Mac says, “Although nothing is confirmed, it’s common sense that this could be the perfect time for the company to introduce the…