Apple’s Japanese Partner Accidentally Leaks iPhone 11’s Launch Date and it isn’t Surprising

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Apple is gearing up for the launch of its iPhone 11 series which will feature three new handsets. The immediate successors to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR are touted for a September release. The exact date remained unknown until recently when Apple’s Japanese partner accidentally leaked it. Softbank, a multinational conglomerate based in Japan, leaked the release data during its recent earnings presentation.

iPhone 11 – September 20 could be the launch date

Macotakara was quick to pick up on the leak. During the presentation, Ken Miyauchi, the president, suggested that iPhone 11 will release ten days ahead of the launch of the new telecommunications law in Japan. The law is expected to come into effect on October 1 which indicates that the iPhone 11 series will debut ten days before, on September 20.

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Leaked date conforms to launch patterns

The leaked launch date comes to us as no surprise as it conforms to the pattern of launches created by Apple’s previous iPhones. iPhone XS was launched on September 21 while iPhone X saw a September 22 release and iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S were unveiled on September 16 and September 25 respectively. Each of these iPhones was out on a Friday, which is why iPhone 11’s speculated launch date is on Friday, September 20, keeping with the trend.

Though Miyauchi was quick to retract, we now know that September 20 could be a very real possibility for the iPhone 11’s launch.

The three iPhones in the iPhone 11 series will feature a handful of high-end features. The iPhones will come in three different screen sizes – 5.4”, 6.1”, and 6.7”. The two high-end devices will sport OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays while the cheaper variant will carry an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) one. Possible 3D sensing cameras on the rear and virtual reality features are a few of the many features that these iPhones may carry. The 5G baseband modems are touted to be one of the most exciting selling points. These modems are expected to drive up cellular download speeds to levels never witnessed before.

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