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Predicting iPhone Release Date With DataViz

Predicting iPhone Release Date With DataViz

With no inside knowledge, I predict the new Apple iPhone announcement on September 7th, with an actual release on the Friday of the following week, on September 16th.

How do I know this? I fully expect Apple to stay true to their pattern for releasing iPhones every September. They have consistently had an announcement on a Tuesday or Wednesday early in September, followed by the actual release on the following Friday. (I think 2015 was an anomaly with an extra week before shipments)

We humans are still the best visual pattern recognition machines on the planet. Visual patterns are also one of the best ways to communicate an insight or a finding from within the data. In this visual, I've visualized just the important dates that show a clear pattern, and simplified the design to just the relevant information. You don't need the whole calendar or all of Apple's products to communicate this one insight about iPhones.

Check out all of my visualization of all of Apple's Release Patterns!

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Reader Comments (4)

Great prediction! I've been waiting to upgrade my iPhone so I'm very excited for the big reveal!
August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNWA Electrician
Hopefully it comes soon!!

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan
Zunehmend rasche technologische Fortschritte. Es ist ein Zeichen der Apokalypse in der Nähe von bro ist. Vorsicht Vorsicht.
August 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaag
If everything plays out as we all believe it will, Apple will unveil its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus during a press conference in San Francisco on September 7th. The phones will then be made available for preorder by Apple and various carrier and retail partners on Friday, September 9th, before launching one week later on September 16th. Apple hasn't confirmed any of this, mind you, but as is the case with the design of the new iPhone 7, we likely know practically all there is to know thanks to leaks.
August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHacking tools
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