A trio of new iPhone models coming down the pike this year will likely be available beginning Friday, September 20, meaning the so-called “iPhone 11” could be in your hands in just 45 days.

At least that’s what Ken Miyauchi, the president of major Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank, appears to have accidentally (or intentionally) revealed while discussing his country’s updated Telecommunications Business Law.

Cult of Mac reports, relaying the original story by Japanese blog Mac Otakara:

This law will go into effect October 1. It means that carriers can no longer bundle data and device plans, letting carriers sell expensive handsets with equally pricy data plans. ‘Honestly, I am wondering what should I do for 10 days,’ Miyauchi said. That would mean the new iPhone shipping on Friday, September 20. Apparently realizing what he was revealing, Miyauchi said,’No, I shouldn’t say that. Anyway, I don’t know when the new iPhone will be released.’ Confusingly, he then hinted at it again by saying that, ‘However, almost after 10 days, it will be unbundled.’

This could be a slip-up on Miyauchi’s part or he could be simply trolling the press

September 20 is Friday and new iPhones always go on sale on a Friday. From launch date we can easily infer that the firm will begin accepting pre-orders for the new phones a week earlier on Friday, September 13. And that implies the official announcement will take place at an event held earlier that week, probably Tuesday, September 10.

And if my math is correct, official invites should go out in about two weeks from today.

It’ll be interesting seeing if all three new iPhone models will be available starting September 20. Last year, if you recall, the colorful iPhone XR didn’t ship until October, basically giving the Cupertino company two opening weekends for the new phones.

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