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It's September 24 in Australia and New Zealand, which means it's officially iPhone 13 launch day. Customers in New Zealand and Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences.

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Image via MacRumors reader Hayden​

The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are now beginning to arrive to customers who pre-ordered on Friday, September 17. It's also iPad launch day, and customers who ordered an iPad mini 6 or an iPad 9 will also be receiving those devices.

Photos of the new iPhone 13 models are starting to pop up across the web on Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and various forums.


There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia are the first to be able to purchase one of the new iPhones or iPads in an Apple retail location. Available in-store stock in Australia will give us an idea of what we can expect in other Apple Stores worldwide.

iPhone 13 and 13 mini orders placed today won't deliver until early to mid-October, while some iPhone 13 Pro models are delayed until late October. For that reason, an in-store purchase may be the only option for those who did not pre-order but are hoping not to wait a month for a new device.


Following New Zealand and Australia, the sales and deliveries of the new iPhone and iPad models will begin in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and then North America. Apple Stores‌ globally are opening up right around 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.

Make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors tomorrow and throughout next week, because we'll have plenty of ‌iPhone 13 and iPad mini coverage that includes a hands-on, in-depth camera comparisons, teardowns, and more. And if you got one of the new iPhone 13 models or an iPad mini, make sure to share photos below and let us know what you think of it!

Article Link: First iPhone 13 and iPad Mini Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia
 
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Seoras

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Scotsman in New Zealand
I'm sitting here in New Zealand not knowing if it'll arrive today or Monday.
The tracking says Monday but, from past experience, they are usually pessimistic to not get hopes up and it usually arrives earlier.
I did order it 3 minutes after orders opened.
Shinny new case for it arrived yesterday. It's looking awfully empty sitting on my desk here.
I'm upgrading for the cameras from my iPhone X.
Not a lot changes in smart phones these days regardless of who makes them.
 

Ansath

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Jun 9, 2018
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England
What build of iOS 15 is it running? Was there a prompt to update?

Curious if it’s the RC build or public release.
 

moxxham

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Mar 8, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
I'm sitting here in New Zealand not knowing if it'll arrive today or Monday.
The tracking says Monday but, from past experience, they are usually pessimistic to not get hopes up and it usually arrives earlier.
I did order it 3 minutes after orders opened.
Shinny new case for it arrived yesterday. It's looking awfully empty sitting on my desk here.
I'm upgrading for the cameras from my iPhone X.
Not a lot changes in smart phones these days regardless of who makes them.
I’m in Sydney and my parents ordered the 13 Pro Max the morning after pre orders went live. Delivery said Monday, but it just arrived then, so good chance that you will get it today.
 

Hindsy

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Jul 30, 2010
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Wellington, NewZealand
I'm sitting here in New Zealand not knowing if it'll arrive today or Monday.
The tracking says Monday but, from past experience, they are usually pessimistic to not get hopes up and it usually arrives earlier.
I did order it 3 minutes after orders opened.
Shinny new case for it arrived yesterday. It's looking awfully empty sitting on my desk here.
I'm upgrading for the cameras from my iPhone X.
Not a lot changes in smart phones these days regardless of who makes them.
I'm in Chch. Ordered mine through Spark. Delivery said here by Tuesday but it arrived an hour ago. Hopefully you should get yours today.
 

apparatchik

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Most boring upgrade in iPhone history

Well, it's a mature product, for everyone not on iPhone 12, getting a 13 means the cumulative progress and innovation of several years / models, making it quite exciting. Also, it seems to be an improvement over the iPhone 12 in so many key aspects (battery, screen, photography) that amount to the best iPhone and arguably the best smartphone period.

For people coming from an iPhone XR/XS, 11, etc, it's not boring at all.
 

Superhappytree

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Sep 10, 2015
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Most boring upgrade in iPhone history
To people like you who have a year/two year old iPhone who don’t even need to upgrade anyway, yes.

To people like me with older iPhones who genuinely need to upgrade, this is a well worthy one.

All Apple had to do was announce ProMotion and that sealed the deal for me. Don’t care how useless others find it, having a fluid software experience is a big deal to me and makes interacting with a device that much nicer and well worth it. That along with all the camera upgrades, way longer battery life and triple the RAM from my current iPhone is an amazing upgrade for me. I am really going to feel all those differences.
 
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ksloth

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Mine should arrive tomorrow. I was plenty happy with my XR, but my son is ready for a phone and we decided that I would upgrade and he would get the XR, so we are both pretty stoked. The only other time i've bought an iPhone at launch was the iPhone 1.
 
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