If you’re interested in buying the rumored iPhone 11, a device that’s also being called iPhone X2, iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9, there are some things you should do throughout the year to help you prepare for its arrival.
Apple is reportedly (and unsurprisingly) working on successors to the iPhone X and iPhone 8, the two flagship models Apple announced back in September of last year.
The company isn’t talking about 2018 iPhones just yet, but rumors point to the arrival of three new flagship iPhones, four if you count the rumored iPhone SE 2.
Apple is supposedly planning a 5.8-inch successor to the iPhone X, a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, and a 6.1-inch iPhone that’ll evidently come with an LCD display (instead of an OLED screen) and an affordable price point.
These rumors come from respected sources so there’s a good chance Apple launches at least three new iPhones during its annual fall launch window.
We’ve still got a long way to go before iPhone 11 rumors firm up and Apple takes the stage to announce this year’s flagships. Many of you should stop waiting and snag a phone today, tomorrow, or in the near future.
That said, some of you might want to wait for the iPhone 11 and the rumored iPhone X Plus. There are plenty of reasons to wait until September.
If you fall into the latter group, you’ll want to do some prep work in the buildup to Apple’s launch date. Prepping for a rumored phone isn’t easy, but there are some steps you can take to make your life easier once the release gets close.
This guide will lead you through some of the steps we think prospective iPhone 11 buyers should take right now and in the months ahead. Some of these steps will take you a few minutes, others will take you a lot longer.
Track iPhone 11 Rumors
If you're interested in the second-generation iPhone X, a larger iPhone X, or a cheaper iPhone with a big display, make sure you keep your eyes on the iPhone 11 rumor mill as we push deeper into the year.
As we push toward Apple's fall launch window, iPhone 11 rumors are going to start flying around. These rumors are going to help you set proper expectations about the device's hardware, the software, and the release date. Setting proper expectations will help you avoid disappointment come launch day.
When it comes to iPhone rumors and breaking news, there's always a ton of noise but only a few people you should trust.
One of those people is KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo. When Kuo issues a note about the iPhone 11, you should pay attention. Kuo's accurately predicted many Apple launches and products.
While they aren't as exciting as rumored features, make sure you pay attention to iPhone 11 supply chain rumors because they'll help you decide on a pre-order.
If rumors point to shortages at launch, you'll want to put in a pre-order to avoid getting your new phone in late October or November.