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First iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 Orders Begin Shipping Out to Customers

The first iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 orders began shipping out to customers today ahead of a promised delivery date on Friday, September 22, the official launch date for all of the devices.

Apple hasn't updated its order statuses from "Preparing for Shipment" just yet, but packages shipping via UPS are already in transit and can be tracked using a UPS My Choice account or in some cases, by reference number on the UPS website after inputting a phone number associated with an order.

As MacRumors forum members have discovered, many iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices are shipping from Pennsylvania, while some Apple Watch and Apple TV 4K orders are coming from China. Official shipment notifications from Apple should start going out soon. Not all orders are trackable just yet.


Pre-orders for the three devices started on Friday, September 15 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and initial orders shifted to preparing for shipment across Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

While newly released iPhone models often sell out following pre-orders, supplies of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are plentiful. SIM-free and some T-Mobile models are listing shipping dates of one to two weeks for home delivery, but are readily available for in-store pickup. Other models remain in stock.

Launch day supplies in retail stores around the world should also be largely available, and the traditional stock shortages and long lines that we generally see before an iPhone launch aren't likely to happen with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

As for the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular functionality, that's harder to come by. LTE Series 3 Apple Watches have largely sold out at this point and won't ship out for a good three to four weeks. Non-LTE models remain in stock.

The new Apple TV 4K is also a bit more limited than the new iPhone models, and orders placed now won't be delivered until October, with the 64GB model harder to come by than the 32GB model.

The first Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus orders will begin arriving to customers on Friday, September 22, with customers in Australia and New Zealand being the first to get their hands on the new devices.



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10 months ago
IF you guys get your phone...please do some reviews on it. I would love to read/watch some reviews from consumer's perspective. Thanks advance if you do.
Rating: 14 Votes
10 months ago
Can't wait for that usual guy who purposely smashes their new iPhone outside the store.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago
Oh ship! It's happening!
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
Can’t wait for the teardowns. :D
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago

We will see the true demand for 2017 iPhone's once the pre-order's of the iPhone X start.

judging by these threads, e v e r y b o d y is waiting on the X
;)

i kinda think Apple has made this year's iPhone launch last 2 months instead of a couple of weeks.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
As a buyer I am happy.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Watch when folks get the 8 in a few days.

They gonna be like it's the same phone as the 7 and 6S they've already had.

Barely any difference.
Barely.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

I don't get it. What difference does it make who chooses what phone they want? I chose an iPhone 8 Plus because that is my preference. Why does it matter what I want and what fits my needs? Who cares if the change over a year is minimal? Why does this bother so many people on this forum?

Want an iPhone 8? get it
Want an iPhone 8+? get it
Want an iPhone X? by all means, GET IT!!

Legit question, who really cares what phone you have?


This. It's because we live in the social media world where people (I've been guilty of it) feel the need to spout their opinion.

In reality, the same schtick applies to any purchase decision we make. Folks wonder why I won't drive a North American truck. I drive Toyotas. They just run. Rarely any issues. Or people question why I use a Logitech trackball for a mouse (although I've recently switched to the Apple trackpad and I'm getting the hang of it).

Life's too short. If you want it, if you need it, if you can afford it*, get it.

* this is the part that may bother alot of folks. Maybe they're upset that folks like you and I just buy things. Maybe those folks think that if the 'sheep' would just not purchase the devices, that Apple would truly innovate new features and/or lower the prices.

For me, I've been 'meh' about the new features.

But then again, ANY of these phones are simply amazing devices for what they can do. It's quite ridiculous that I can be out in the woods and receive an email about work then most times, I'm able to answer. (I work from home and run a own business with my wife). Incredible! Or the photos....the quality of these cameras is mind blowing.

Which is why I might jump to the 8+. lol I'm on a 6 and I hear the 7+ camera is pretty spanky so I can imagine what the new one is like.

Cheeers,
Brian
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago
We will see the true demand for 2017 iPhone's once the pre-order's of the iPhone X start.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

Watch when folks get the 8 in a few days.

They gonna be like it's the same phone as the 7 and 6S they've already had.

Barely any difference.
Barely.


Smartphone innovation is slowing down.
Rating: 4 Votes

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