iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 Pre-Order Shipping Estimates Begin Slipping
Sep 15, 2017 1:44 am PDT by Juli Clover
Pre-order supplies of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are beginning to dwindle, with several new iPhone models now displaying shipping estimates beyond the September 22 launch date.

Space Gray T-Mobile and SIM free models in some capacities, for example, will not ship out for one to two weeks, and those shipping estimates could fall as people continue placing orders. T-Mobile stock in general seems to be selling out faster.


Apple Watch Series 3 supplies appear to have been limited, with some models, like the 38 and 42mm stainless steel watches listing shipping estimates of two to three weeks. Several Sport models have sold out, with the 42mm Space Gray Aluminum with Dark Olive Sport Sport Loop, 42mm Gold Aluminum with Pink Sand Sport, and 38mm Silver Aluminum with Seashell Sport Loop all listing shipping dates a few weeks out.


Apple started accepting pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 15, and shipping estimates for the above mentioned products began slipping within about 20 minutes. Additional products could begin selling out soon, so it's best to place orders right away.

While pre-order supplies of some iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 models are beginning to sell out, it may still be possible to get one of the new iPhones on launch day by visiting an Apple retail location on Friday, September 22. In fact, for some products with higher shipping estimates, in-store pickup is still available for launch day, but that could change quickly.

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus come in 64 and 256GB configurations with three color options: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. In the United States, iPhone 8 pricing starts at $699, while iPhone 8 Plus pricing starts at $799. Apple Watch Series 3 pricing starts at $329 for non-LTE models and $399 for LTE models.

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23 weeks ago

8 Plus to hold me over until the X comes out.


The 8 Plus is getting returned. No money bags over here...


Let me get this straight:

You are buying an 8 Plus, with the intention of returning it, just so you can play with a phone for two weeks?

It's stupid **** like this which kills generous return policies for the rest of us consumers
Rating: 30 Votes
23 weeks ago

8 Plus to hold me over until the X comes out.


whoa there moneybags
Rating: 20 Votes
23 weeks ago

I would get one of the watches but I still have a 4S and it isn't compatible.


It's almost 2018. Join us. It's fun over here! ;)
Rating: 15 Votes
23 weeks ago
Will be Getting iPhone X. Sad!! we are still more than one month away from pre-order.
Rating: 13 Votes
23 weeks ago
The pre-order for the X model will be EPIC. Dont expect to puts your hands on one of these before 2018.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 weeks ago
Apple supply chain is stong, good job! They have been getting better at order fulfillment each year, I expect iPhone X to be easy to preorder as well. Demand is huge, but Apple has gauged it appropriately.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 weeks ago

Let me get this straight:

You are buying an 8 Plus, with the intention of returning it, just so you can play with a phone for two weeks?

It's stupid **** like this which kills generous return policies for the rest of us consumers


It does seem a shame to buy it for 2 weeks with all intentions to return it. When it could have went to someone who actually wanted it...
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago

8 Plus to hold me over until the X comes out.

You should consider getting a hobby other than buying Apple products.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago
Christ. These prices, it's getting really absurd.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago
Apple will have built up 6 weeks additional supply by the time X preorders start. Demand will be huge, but Apple knows it and has planned for it. Delaying X orders was a genius move, allow more time to build inventory. Apple might sell 100 million units in an hour, and deliver them all a week later!
Rating: 4 Votes

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