Apple, one of the smartphone giants is set to release its annual iPhone range soon. The Apple iPhone series is one of the best selling smartphones in the world recording over 100 million unit sales in the first super-cycle since the iPhone 6. Undoubtedly, the Apple iPhone 13 is one of the most anticipated phones in the world but an exact date hasn’t been released yet.
Fortunately, new rumours and leaks have been springing up from varieties of sources and it’s now certain than ever of when the iPhone 13 is entering the Nigerian market. From our research we’ve got a clearer picture of whether it’s going to be iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max or whether Apple will go back to S and XS model as they did in the previous generation.
While the iPhone 13 is reaching near its time in the spotlight it’s quite unfortunate Apple is yet to set a date for its unveiling. However, with the traditional launch month being September, the heat is building for the iPhone 13 release. Meanwhile, based on all the rumours and leaks out there already, we’ve gathered everything we know about the Apple iPhone 13 release date, names, and expected price in Nigeria.
Apple iPhone 13 Release Date
Due to the Corona virus that led to the iPhone 12 delayed release thereby pushing it to October 13. However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone 13 will return to its normal release date of September which means we’re expecting a possible September release.
Before 2020, Apple always launches its new iPhone models either on the first or second Tuesday of September. This means that if Apple follows the same trend this year, then the iPhone 13 family will be released on September 7 or September 14 2021. However, multiple sources are certain the iPhone 13 will be announced on the third week of September which is 14 thereby making it the likely date.
Apple iPhone Previous Release Dates
|iPhone 8 Family||September 12, 2017||September 22, 2017|
|iPhone X Family||September 12, 2018||September 21, 2018|
|iPhone 11 family||September 10, 2019||September 20, 2019|
|iPhone 12 mini /12 Pro Max||October 13, 2020||November 13, 2020|
|iPhone 12 /12 Pro||October 13, 2020||November 13, 2020|
|iPhone 13(as predicted)||September 7 or 14 2021||September 17 or 24 2021|
That’s the line dated back from the 2017 iPhone 8. As predicted, the Apple iPhone 13 is expected to be announced on September 7 or 14 2021 though it’s not clear when the pre-order is starting, but as it has been with Apple products it’ll first start on Apple’s official store before reaching the hands of third parties.
However, you should know there’s no guarantee the Apple iPhone 13 will be released in September 2021 and that’s mostly due to the shift in last year’s release date as a result of the pandemic. You already know the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro was shifted to October 23 iPhone 12 mini and iPhone Pro Max were released in November of that same year.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that the 2020 delayed release prompted increased sales of iPhone 12 models. This may result in Apple delaying the iPhone 13 release date but there’s no real indication whether that would be the case this time around. Also, we might be seeing a virtual launch event just like last year whereby the Apple AirPods 3 will be announced too.
Apple iPhone 13 Name
Every rumour about this next-gen phone has used iPhone 13 as the name for the upcoming model. This is obvious since Apple went from iPhone 11 to iPhone 12 and the next in line will probably be Apple iPhone 13. However, many experts suggest it’s going to be called the iPhone 12s
Why we’re not sure of the name of the next iPhone, many reports claim Apple will be sticking with the iPhone 13 name which is obvious by many measures. However, if we’re going to see iPhone “s” model then it means it’s going to have some similarities with its predecessor apart from a few improvements and the possible debut of iOS 15 OS.
Notwithstanding whether Apple goes with iPhone 13 or iPhone 12s, we’re sure of having many revamped features, upgrades, and debuting of interesting specs. Left for us to say we’ll prefer having the Apple iPhone 13 to continue with the normal model trend.
Apple iPhone 13 Price
As for how much the Apple iPhone 13 will cost, we’re not expecting any price cheaper than that of last year. The only Apple iPhone 13 price leak is that it’ll definitely cost more than the iPhone 12. We’ll determine the price by relatively comparing it with the iPhone 12 price which starts at ₦400,000 (about $970), ₦300,000 (equivalent to $729), ₦500,000 (also $1,215), and ₦620,000 (about $1,505) for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively.
Although it’s reported the iPhone 12 mini is the list sold model, several leaks suggested that Apple will still release the iPhone 13 mini. Also, the rumours of 5G connectivity debuting on the Apple iPhone 13 will surely spring the price up. If anything, we’re certainly sure the Apple iPhone 13 price won’t be cheaper than that of last year.
On top of the rumour is another news that Apple’s component suppliers are putting up the cost of their services and with the frequent rise of dollar rate, those in Nigeria won’t get it any cheaper too. However, let’s hope a miracle will happen and the price should be lower without any deduction in quality although that might never happen.