New iOS beta offers clue to iPhone 11 Pro launch date

Developers hunting through the just-released beta of iOS 13 have apparently found a reference to the date the next iPhone will be introduced. A screenshot labeled “hold for release” buried in the beta has a date on it: September 10.

This image is of an iPad’s home screen and therefore shows the complete “Tue Sep 10,” according to the Portuguese-language site iHelp BRM. A second image is of an iPhone home screen, and it includes the Calendar app displaying “Tuesday 10.”

Images similar to these have been built into previous iOS versions with the date of Apple’s fall press event permanently on them.

We already suspected this

Apple is in a groove with new iPhone introductions. For years now, they’ve been introduced during the second week of September and reached customer hands a week or so later. For example, the company’s press event last year was Wednesday, Sept. 12, and the new handsets debuted Friday, Sept. 21.

Given the timing of Labor Day, speculation has pointed to a Sept. 10 press event this year.

As for the actual 2019 iPhone release, the president of a Japanese telecommunications company may have accidentally revealed that it’ll be Friday, Sept. 20.

Looking ahead to the iPhone 11 Pro

With the unveiling not set for several more weeks, any information on Apple’s next iOS models is rumor and speculation. Still, these have painted a fairly complete picture.

The company is going to release three models: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These will replace the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and have the same respective screen sizes. They’ll all be out next month.

The most significant change in both iPhone 11 Pro models is expected to be a trio of camera lenses, up from two in their predecessors. The third will supposedly very wide-angle.

In addition, they might sport reverse inductive wireless charging, allowing them to send power to another device, like the AirPods wireless charging case.

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