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Chinese retailer says iPhone 13 releasing on September 17, AirPods 3 on September 30

Aug 25, 2021

Chinese retailer says iPhone 13 releasing on September 17, AirPods 3 on September 30

The rumor: A Chinese retailer claims to have the release dates for both iPhone 13 and AirPods 3, according to IT Home (not yet tracked, via MacRumors).


  • The listing, which isn’t verified, shows iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max releasing on September 17…with AirPods 3 releasing a bit later on September 30
  • IT Home, who first noticed the image, doesn’t have a reliable track record and has altered images in the past

Our take: While these dates could coincidentally end up being right, I’m highly doubtful that this random retailer somehow got access to the release dates prior to anyone else. They could be accurate, but with no track record I’m highly skeptical. We’ll keep you updated if any more reliable sources report these release dates…