First iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Models Begin Arriving to Customers in New Zealand

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Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 are no exception.

It's just after 8:00 a.m. in New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered one of Apple's new devices are beginning to receive their shipments and have started sharing the first customer photos of the new device on Twitter, Instagram, reddit, and the MacRumors forums.


There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia will be the first to be able to purchase devices from an Apple retail location. Available stock in Australia should give us an idea of what we can expect in other retail stores as it rolls around to September 21 across the globe.

@tim_cook good morning from New Zealand, and happy iPhone day pic.twitter.com/Fv8Ci30eVp - Richard Everson (@EversonRick87) September 20, 2018

Following New Zealand and Australia, iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 sales will kick off in Asia, Europe, and finally, North America. Apple Stores globally are opening up at 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.

Image via Dan​

Apple is likely to have stock available for walk-in customers at most of its retail locations around the world, but supplies of some devices, like the Apple Watch Series 4, could be limited. As always, customers hoping for a new device on launch day should try to get to the Apple Store early.

Other retailers, including carriers and big box stores, are stocking the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 and could also have some supply available for launch day purchase.

In the United States, the first new device deliveries will take place on the east coast starting at 8:00 a.m.

Make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors both tomorrow and throughout next week, because we'll have plenty of iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 coverage to share.

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skids929

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why are supplies of the Apple Watch going to be limited? Explain please!! Apple didn't note any production limitations.
 
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jcshas

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Hoping someone posts a video of an iPhone X leather case on and Xs so we can finally see what all of the fuss is about with the camera dimensions.
 
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justperry

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I'm a rolling stone.
I will get mine in about 14 hours from now, first time ever I get a new iPhone on launch day, didn't actually expect it to get it on that same day.
Seems like some reports here and elsewhere are right, it's fairly easy to get the Xs on launch day.
Upgrading from a 6S, guess speed will be much improved over the old one.
 

DotCom2

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Looking forward to comments from real people as opposed to reviewers and youtubers too scared to get kicked off The Apple List for saying anything un-revolutionary or un-courageous.
GAH! Isn't that the TRUTH!
 

gaximus

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I'm serious, the Gold color is superb this year.
I wish it had a black back with the gold frame. I even debated getting the gold one and modifying it with a black back, but the youtube videos of swapping out the back looks really complicated
 
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I will get mine in about 14 hours from now, first time ever I get a new iPhone on launch day, didn't actually expect it to get it on that same day.
Seems like some reports here and elsewhere are right, it's fairly easy to get the Xs on launch day.
Upgrading from a 6S, guess speed will be much improved over the old one.

Exact same here, first time iPhone on launch. And upgrading from 6S (Plus 64GB)...my first iPhone was 4S, and have always stayed with the “S” models since. Getting XS Max 256 SG. XCITED
 
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alpi123

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Hoping someone posts a video of an iPhone X leather case on and Xs so we can finally see what all of the fuss is about with the camera dimensions.
There has already been some and what's the deal with it? The camera sensor is bigger, it's normal for the whole camera system to get slightly bigger too. The phone itself fits but there will be a slight gap around the bump.
 

justperry

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I'm a rolling stone.
Exact same here, first time iPhone on launch. And upgrading from 6S (Plus 64GB)...my first iPhone was 4S, and have always stayed with the “S” models since. Getting XS Max 256 SG. XCITED
Max is too big to my liking, got the "normal" one, had a 4,4S and 6S before this one, also a 256 GB, think I won't fill it up easily, although, I travel a lot and offline Maps in several different Maps App will take up about a quarter I think.


new zealand must be a day in the future because here in the usa i still havent received mines
You know....timezones.;)
 

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Any lucky New Zealanders or Australians who get an XS, XS Max, or Apple Watch Series 4, please share your thoughts! Going to be putting together a first impressions post with opinions of real customers :)
 
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