The Japanese provider Softbank has suggested that the next iPhone will be released on September 20th. That date is in line with the dates on which Apple smartphones were first for sale in previous years.
Softbank director Ken Miyauchi suggested the release of the coming iPhone in an interview during the presentation of the quarterly figures. He was asked how Softbank would handle the release of a possible iPhone in September, because in Japan a law will be introduced on October 1 prohibiting providers from selling devices in combination with expensive subscriptions. Miyauchi responded with: “Frankly, I wonder what to do for those ten days? No, I shouldn’t say that.” Ten days before October 1 is Friday September 20.
Miyauchi claimed shortly afterward not to know the release date of the new iPhone, but then according to Macokatara repeated that the iPhone would be for sale for ten days in a bundle. Apple did not respond to the talk of the Japanese top man.
That day is in line with previous iPhone releases. The iPhone XS came out on September 21, the iPhone 8 on September 22 and the iPhone 7 on September 16. The presentation is always the week before. There have been rumors for months about the upcoming iPhones. Apple would make direct successors to the XS, XR and XS Max, with the same screen sizes and roughly the same design.