Apple is aiming to hold a launch event on September 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, people with knowledge of the matter said, introducing the latest version of a product that generates more than half its sales.
The new iPhones will kick off a busy fall product season, which will also include multiple new Macs, low-end and high-end iPads, and three Apple Watch models.
Apple is updating its flagship product at a precarious time for the industry. Smartphone sales have begun to flag as consumers cope with inflation and a shaky economy. But Apple appears to be faring better than its peers: The iPhone sold well last quarter, and the company has signalled to suppliers that it doesn’t foresee a drop-off in demand.
The Cupertino, California-based tech company typically announces other products alongside the iPhone, including the latest Apple Watches. The company usually releases the new iPhone in stores about a week and a half after it’s unveiled, and Apple is expected to stick to that pattern this year. Some retail store employees have been told to prepare for a major new product release on September 16.