But when will the actual iPhone 9 release date occur? Pre-orders are likely two days later, on Friday, September 14 (it's always a Friday), and Apple likes to launch its phone one to two weeks later (also on a Friday). That puts us at Friday, September 21 or Friday September 28.
But all of that depends on inventory, and sometimes newer technology (or hot new colors) cause Apple to stagger launch dates (iPhone 5S and iPhone X are two great examples). The LCD-equipped iPhone 9 may face the same delays into October, while the iPhone XS could be launched first.
iPhone 9 price
When the iPhone 9 does arrive it's sure to be expensive - this is an 'affordable' iPhone, not a budget iPhone - though the final price tag may be less than you might expect.
The main price rumour we've heard comes from renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims the iPhone 9 could cost $600-$700 (around £450-£530, AU$810-AU$950), which would potentially make it cheaper than (or the same price as )the iPhone 8.