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Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 models at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and a half hour later, shipping estimates have slipped for many iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 models in the United States. At launch, all devices listed delivery estimates of Friday, September 21, but now estimates have largely slipped to October.

iPhone XS Max models in all colors and all capacities from Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are now listing delivery dates ranging from September 28 to October 12, but in some areas, in-store pickup on launch day remains an option.

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For the SIM-free iPhone XS Max models, which must be purchased in full up front and are not eligible for the iPhone Upgrade Program, most continue to list September 21 delivery dates. Shipping estimates for the iPhone XS have not slipped and supplies of that device appear to be plentiful.

Almost all stainless steel Apple Watch Series 4 models are now listing shipping dates of October 5 to October 12 with the exception of some 40mm models, and supplies of aluminum Apple Watch Series 4 models available for launch day delivery are also beginning to wane.

Multiple Cellular + GPS models are still available, but the less expensive GPS-only models are almost all listing October shipping dates.

Shipping estimates for the Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone XS Max are likely to continue to slip as additional orders are placed. Those who were not able to place an order early will not be able to get launch day delivery through an online shipment, but Apple retail stores are likely to have stock available for walk-in purchases.

The first pre-orders for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 will be delivered on Friday, September 21, the official launch date for the devices.

Article Link: iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Shipping Estimates Begin Slipping
 
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Fortimir

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I'm upgrading a Series 0 stainless 42mm for a Series 4 stainless 44mm. I just got the cellular with white band, and it was already at October 5-12 at 12:10pm. I actually was able to select in-store pickup and even select a time, but by the time I clicked to the next screen I was forced to ship.
 
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zappa2001

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iPhone Xs Max 256gb gold and Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 44mm with pink sand sport loop... order at 2:17am my time and both show they are shipping so I receive on September 21st!

I didn’t select a payment plan and paid full price. No idea if that helped.
 
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JPack

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Not really slipping too far even for the high demand true dual-SIM models.
 
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dsizomutt

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Wow... I'm actually kinda happy my browser was glitching on att.com and I went to order my watch through Best Buy in the meantime. I never would've guessed the shipping times for the watches would be slipping more than the phones. I'm upgrading from the Series 0 42mm space grey aluminum for a S4 silver aluminum 44mm. Got the phone too after panicking for 35 minutes trying to get the site to take my address.
 
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Macneck

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Slipping faster than I thought with those prices...

Maybe a marketing strategy to start bringing people to buy them?? Just saying... On the other hand, I don't think they need it. Both the phone and watch look great and people normally buy emotionally.
 
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steven3130

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Also, the resell market on eBay is starting to climb for the Series 4. The 44mm GPS only are starting to break the $550+ mark. The picture shows LTE, but the listing says GPS.

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mathiasinthe314

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No iPhone for me this year, going to stick with my X for now (first time since iPhone 4, I’ve not gotten the new phone). But I am upgrading my Series 1 to a Series 4.

I preordered through the iOS app a little late (12:35a PT, 2:35a CT) and chose the 44mm Space Gray Series 4 with Cellular. Shipping date already showed October 5-11 as my estimated shipping date or an in store pickup at my local store for September 21st. So, I chose in store pickup. We’ll see, fingers crossed.
 
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kodos

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My wife’s Gold Xs Max 256GB is set for Sept 21! But the 40mm SS Milanese S4 AW was estimated for Oct 2 - 5. It was also Sept 21 but when I went to checkout it changed. Oh well. This would have been 12:20am PST.

I did preapprove the phone FWIW.
 
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mikeenglish

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As Someone else alluded to, Apple tends to under promise and over deliver.

Pre-ordered my Apple Watch when the website went live immediately, was predicted my Series 4:

44 MM Black Stainless.
Sept. 28-Oct. 5.


I got the same.

I had the App store App on my phone and web site refreshing.

App went live at and website 8 minutes later.

Got mine on the 21 thanks to using the App.
 
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cwanja

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Most likely the stainless steel models that did not have in store pickup options and ship dates of 9/28 will ship earlier.
 
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Adamx

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Just bought 6x Iphone XS MAX 512Gb Space Grey Unlocked with 3 orders. Deliver on 21th :cool:
 

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cardfan

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Can’t base that on much. Apple is launching for more areas than the past. I’d expect 512 to slip first
 
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recoil80

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I just checked and in my country Xs Max is still saying 21/9, while series 4 depending on the models is predicting 2-3 weeks or 3-4 weeks, even for the stainless steel so quite an expensive model.
 
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