The first indication about iPhone sales likely won’t come until the end of the following quarter, which Apple calls Q1, and runs from early October to late December. This is when we’ll learn about pre-order numbers, sales over the Christmas period, and any supply constraints that might have stopped Apple from meeting demand.
“Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later,” confirmed Maestri in the earnings call.
It’s unclear if Apple will still release iOS 14 in September despite no new iPhones arriving in stores but it seems far more likely that they will wait until the big keynote takes place which now looks likely to be in October.
If that’s the case then fans have a longer than usual wait for their current devices to get that big iOS 14 refresh.
Once it is released you can expect some pretty radical changes including the introduction of those widgets.