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First iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Customers in New Zealand Begin Receiving Shipments

With time zone differences, Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their new devices when orders begin shipping out.

It's just about 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, so customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 2 are beginning to receive their shipments and have begun sharing photos of their devices on social networks like Instagram and Twitter. Deliveries will begin soon in Australia.

Image via Instagram user Hamad960

As September 16 hits around the world, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

Image via Instagram user 0anna0banana0

Retail stores in those countries will be opening at 8:00 a.m. local time letting customers pick up reserved devices and purchase new phones via walk-in. Customers who did not pre-order will have a limited selection of iPhones for walk-in purchases, as Apple has said there are no iPhone 7 Plus models and no Jet Black iPhone 7 models available at all.

Customers who planned to wait in line to obtain an iPhone 7 Plus or a Jet Black iPhone 7 should instead order online. Delivery estimates for those devices range into November based on color and configuration.

In the United States, the first iPhone 7 deliveries will begin starting at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time, with the first deliveries occurring on the east coast.

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37 months ago
....aaaannnnnd jet black scratch gate starts in THREE....TWO......
Rating: 18 Votes
37 months ago
Can't wait for this weekend, when we start seeing the first crop of, "I put my new Darth iPhone on the belt sander for just a split second and now look at it!!1!" videos.
Rating: 11 Votes
37 months ago

1. Scuffs
2. Class action
3. ???
4. Profit.
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
I just want to see the Apple Watch Series 2 sneeze out this water. Pretty ingenious.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago
Shoulda moved to New Zealand before launch!
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago
Psh, well my Jet Black 7 Plus order is processing, so take that New Zealand!
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

... remember guys, Jet Black is "innovation"

that was beautiful... Amazing design, so much nicer than 6/6s/7
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago

That jet black phone looks like it has the potential to be a smudge magnet! Just unboxed and there they are :-/ So far I prefer the glass of the iP4 and plastic of the 3.

The iPhone 4 glass was awesome. I miss that feel. When I used the Samsung Galaxy Edge it had the same nice glass feel to it. So much nicer than the feel of plastic or aluminum.
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
Lucky Aussies and Kiwis!
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
What a great time to be alive if we're worried about smudges and micro-scratches on our pocket computers.
Rating: 6 Votes

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