iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 Orders Now 'Preparing for Shipment' Ahead of September 22 Delivery

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A day after Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3, the first orders have shifted to "preparing for shipment" ahead of a promised Friday, September 22 delivery date.

    Apple began preparing Apple Watch Series 3 orders starting yesterday afternoon, while the order status of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus appears to have started changing this afternoon. Apple TV 4K orders have not yet updated to preparing for shipment, but that should happen soon.


    Pre-orders for all three devices started at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 15. While some SIM-free and T-Mobile iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models sold out relatively early for home shipping, supplies of other devices have remained strong. It should be no problem to pop into an Apple Store on launch day and pick up an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.


    It may be more difficult to get one of the new Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE connectivity, as several configurations did sell out and list shipment dates of a few weeks. In-store pickup is also unavailable for these models. Non-LTE models are, however, readily available.

    Orders that have been updated to "preparing for shipment" status should begin officially shipping out over the course of the next day or two. The first orders will arrive on Friday, September 22, with customers in New Zealand and Australia being among the first to get their hands on the new devices.

    Update: Apple TV 4K orders have now started shifting to Preparing for Shipment too.

    Article Link: iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 Orders Now 'Preparing for Shipment' Ahead of September 22 Delivery
  2. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    Apple watch at $600...
    While iPhone 8 is just $200 more. Kinda pricey for such small thing.
  3. Sunny1990, Sep 16, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Goodluck!! for those getting iPhone 8, I am waiting and will get iPhone X. To me iPhone 8 Plus doesn't seem big upgrade over my iPhone 7 Plus.
    Edit :- Pictures of iPhone 8 packaging
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
  5. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2013
    Litovel, Czech Republic
    Lucky people all around the world! I'm still stuck 4-5 weeks with my Sports GPS+LTE watch from German Apple Store - hope it gets shorter!
  6. kstotlani macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2006
    Not my Nike GPS. Says 5th October.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 16, 2017 ---
    This is the reason I never bought an Apple Watch but this time I did. Why did you have to remind me.
  7. Apple2007 macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2015
    Goshen, CT
    Orders will begin shipping in a day or two and still won't be delivered until the 22nd? Wow, when they say a certain date they aren't kidding!!
  8. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Same here. But, to be honest, I am dreading October 27th at 3AM (Eastern). I have a feeling it'll be a cluster**** and Apple's servers (as well as the carriers) are gonna crash and we'll see ship dates slipping almost immediately. The anticipation for this new phone, combined with the very tight supply, is going to leave a lot of people upset.
  9. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Nike+ Apple Watches never had a September 22 delivery date, was October 5th from the start.
  10. eim23x macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Order 3 things

    iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Space Gray Verizon Wireless + AppleCare+
    Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular, 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band + AppleCare+
    Apple TV 4K 64GB
    Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

    stuff Between 3:04am and 3:06 and are preparing for shipping, I even got the Apple TV 64 3:07 still no change

    Attached Files:

  11. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Probably one of the weakest launches in recent history.

    All iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models available in 1-2 weeks.

    I predict the same situation that happened in 2016 where Tim Cook's pay was reduced due to lower than expected demand for the iPhone 6S.
  12. Foggydog macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2014
    Left Coast
    That's only about 2000 right there. I am jelly
  13. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    If anyone’s getting the stainless steel Apple Watch and isn’t planning on activating the cellular service, report if there are any issues. This is what I plan on doing.
  14. ThatGuyInLa macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2012
    Glendale, Ca.
    My Apple Watch 3 was only a tad over $400. It's my second Watch now. Space Grey, Olive Sport band, sexy. (celluar)
  15. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    It does seem that way, huh?
  16. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    Despite the criticisms and claims that the X is the only valuable option,

    I'm genuinely excited to get my iPhone 8! I still haven't decided if I'm getting the Watch though.
  17. Aussi3 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2012
    Facesticks on the App store
    Wish getting the iPhone X would be this easy!!
  18. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    People are probably holding off till the iPhone X is released to see whether they want it or the 8.

    In the short run, it may mean fewer phones sold this quarter. But I predict Apple will probably still sell as many, if not more phones for the entire financial year.

    Not to mention the expected increase in ASP brought about by the iPhone X.

    Only question is if Apple can make enough iPhone X to meet demand or if this will be another Airpods situation. Not to mention that by March next year, people may just decide to hold off till the next iPhone refresh.
  19. clibinarius macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2010
    Space black or different model this time?

    I can't find links easily anymore on apple.com!
  20. Eorlas macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    For some reason my mind read the title as iPhone X open for preorder.

    I might need to just sleep until the 27th.
  21. isomorphic macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    AppleTV 4K: "Order in Progress," not "Preparing for Shipment."
  22. Geert76, Sep 16, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017

    Geert76 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    pre ordering the iPhone X will be easy, as long as your pre order gets in within 3.5 seconds after pre orders go live on the 27th of Oct. Any moment after those 3.5 seconds, and you will be get an email half an hour later from Apple with your estimated shipping time:
    ''March 22-29, 2018'' ;)
  23. dtrj787 macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2013
    Cincinnati, OH, USA
    They are pretty spot on with their dates.
  24. stooyleown macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2017
    philadelphia, pa
    Will the ones being shipped to a store update like ones being delivered to a home?
  25. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    That's for the stainless steel with cellular. You can get the aluminum for $400 with cellular.

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