Internal files in the latest iOS 13 beta may have revealed the exact date when Apple plans to unveil its next iPhone lineup.

A Portuguese-speaking blog about all things Apple, iHelp BR, claims to have found the exact date when Apple plans to launch the 2019 iPhone models. The blog said it was able to do so by looking at the internal files of the “seventh trial version of iOS 13 released for developers.”

The blog site found a screenshot labelled “HoldForRelease.” The screenshot shows an iPhone’s home screen, a notch on top, and some app icons belonging to familiar iOS apps like the App Store and Apple TV.

Interestingly, the calendar app icon which normally displays today’s date showed “Tuesday” and “10” in it, likely as a reference to Sept. 10 -- believed to be the date when Cupertino will reveal this year’s trio of iPhones.

Those who are skeptical about iHelp BR’s discovery will find it good to know that this isn’t the first time the blog found this kind of information, Forbes noted. It also discovered the iPhone XS Max “hidden” inside the iOS 12 beta last year.

This latest finding simply shows that either Apple hasn’t learned from last year’s mistake, or that it delibately made this “mistake” on purpose, so that it will be able to distract people from all the buzz surrounding the “ugly” square camera module, Siri’s eavesdropping, and other Apple issues.


iHelp BR’s discovery coincides with several predictions coming from various people.

Previously, CNet’s Lynn La made an “educated guess” as to when Apple will announce this year’s iPhones and, after a lengthy and detailed explanation, arrived at Sept. 10 (Tuesday) or 11 (Wednesday). This prediction seemingly falls in line with history as it reveals that Cupertino doesn’t announce new iPhones later than Sept. 13, starting with the iPhone 5 that was released in 2012.

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives, on the other hand, expects Apple to release all three iPhones in the second week of September, 9To5Mac reported. Ives believes that unlike how the Cupertino tech company released affordable offerings in the past, it will release the lower-priced iPhone XR successor along with the more expensive models.

Apple will be unveiling this year's iPhones soon, reports believe. (Pictured: Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. ) Michael Short/Getty Images