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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today added a shipping fulfillment page to its website in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and many other countries. The page provides a list of "order by" deadlines for products like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, and AirPods to arrive by December 24.


"Order by" dates have already passed for some products, like the HomePod mini, but in-store pickup may be an option as inventory fluctuates.

Apple has also announced it is offering same-day delivery of eligible in-stock items ordered from an Apple Store for a discounted $5 fee through December 8 in most metropolitan areas across the United States. The fee is normally $9.

Customers will see a same-day, two-hour delivery window available during checkout on or in the Apple Store app for in-stock iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod models, as well as AirPods, AirPods Pro, Beats, and more. For emphasis, this applies only to products that are in stock at a nearby Apple Store.

Apple's extended holiday return policy remains in effect. For eligible products received between November 10, 2020 and December 25, 2020, customers have until January 8, 2021 to initiate a return. These dates vary slightly in some countries.

Article Link: Apple Lists Deadlines for Ordering Holiday Gifts, Offers Discounted Same-Day Delivery on In-Store Items
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macrumors 65816
Apr 21, 2017
I was going to order the 40 mm plum band for my girlfriend and it’s back ordered until end of January. o_O


macrumors 6502a
Mar 30, 2010
Timely... just reluctantly ordered an iPhone Pro Pacific blue. It said it would ship by Dec 30th or I could just pick it up tomorrow.


macrumors member
Sep 26, 2017
No accessories on this page. I ordered the iPhone 12 Magsafe leather wallet in Poppy color on November 12th and it still hasn't arrived.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2010
Placed order for 256 Gb graphite 12 PM today based on this. Window for delivery is dec 16-23.
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