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When You Can Pre-Order iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 in Every Time Zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 will kick off on Friday, September 14 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase one of Apple's newly announced devices.

Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world.


  • Australia West - 3:01 p.m. AWST
  • Australia East - 5:01 p.m. AEST
  • Austria - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Belgium - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Canada West - 12:01 a.m. PDT
  • Canada East - 3:01 a.m. EDT
  • China - 3:01 p.m. CST
  • Denmark - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Finland - 10:01 a.m. EEST
  • France - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Germany - 9:01 a.m. CES
  • Guernsey - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • Hong Kong - 3:01 p.m. HKT
  • Ireland - 8:01 a.m. IST
  • Isle of Man - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • Italy - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Japan - 4:01 p.m. JST
  • Jersey - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • Luxembourg - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Mexico - 2:01 a.m. CDT
  • Netherlands - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • New Zealand - 8:01 p.m. NZDT
  • Norway - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Portugal - 8:01 a.m. WEST
  • Puerto Rico - 3:01 a.m. AST
  • Saudi Arabia - 10:01 a.m. AST
  • Singapore - 3:01 p.m. SGT
  • Spain - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Sweden - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Switzerland - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Taiwan - 3:01 p.m. CST
  • UAE - 11:01 a.m GST
  • United Kingdom - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • United States West - 12:01 a.m. PDT
  • United States Mountain - 1:01 a.m. MDT
  • United States Central - 2:01 a.m. CDT
  • United States East - 3:01 a.m. EDT
  • US Virgin Islands - 3:01 a.m. AST

We haven't listed every time zone for every country, such as in Canada, Russia, and the United States, so make sure to double check your specific time zone so you're certain you know the exact time that pre-orders will kick off. A time zone converting website is a useful tool for confirming accurate pre-order times.

Rumors have not suggested that supplies of the iPhone XS and XS Max will be constrained, but it is always best to pre-order as soon as possible if you're aiming to get a new device on launch day.

We also haven't heard rumors about Apple Watch Series 4 supply, but given that this year introduces major changes like larger displays and ECG functionality, available supply could go quickly.

iPhone XS and XS Max pre-orders are available September 14 in first wave launch countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

Pre-orders for the cellular Apple Watch Series 4 models are available in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US.

Non-cellular Apple Watch Series 4 models are available for pre-order in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

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



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5 days ago at 11:01 am

:01? Usually it's the second after it turns over. For instance, 2:00:01am, not 2:01am. Seems MacRumors wants everyone to wait a minute so they can get their order through easier. Joke's on them, my orders are already placed.


Apple's site says 12:01 a.m.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 days ago at 11:00 am
Let me know if I have any of the time zones wrong here and I'll update. It can be a little tricky with daylight savings in different places, but hopefully I've got an accurate list.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 days ago at 01:50 pm

Has anybody ever tried using a VPN to bypass the timezone restraints? Not really looking forward to waking up at midnight when I have to wake up at 5am for work.

Do you have a DeLorean you aren't telling us about?
Rating: 3 Votes
5 days ago at 10:56 am
:01? Usually it's the second after it turns over. For instance, 2:00:01am, not 2:01am. Seems MacRumors wants everyone to wait a minute so they can get their order through easier. Joke's on them, my orders are already placed.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 days ago at 04:26 pm
I'm tempting myself ... I said that $1450 was too much but damn I would love to have that huge screen. Ugh.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 days ago at 11:17 am

Or wait a month and get essentially the same iPhone for 20% less!


Yes but you can't be "first"... and nobody at all can care about your unboxing photos... or that Fedex switched your shipping status...etc.:eek:

Worse: one of your friends- dare I write this down??? - might be able to show off that THEY have the latest & greatest to you and your mutual friends upwards of 4 weeks BEFORE you. :eek::eek::eek: Think business card scene from American Psycho:

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You'll just have your old, outdated, "long-in-tooth" iPhone to compare. Yes, of course it still does pretty much everything the new one does, runs pretty much every single app in the store, etc... but you know we have to start beating down the one we have to help us rationalize buying the new one as part of this process: I mean, do you really want to send/receive a text message up to 0.06 seconds slower? What is this 2017.75 or something?

All ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
5 days ago at 11:30 am

Thanks, much appreciated.


Hey, I just saw you are from Pittsburgh ... maybe we run into each other at the Shadyside store @ 8:00am :-)
Rating: 1 Votes
5 days ago at 12:28 pm

It's a shame they dont move that back an hour or 2 hours; maybe make the east coast 1am instead of 3am.

I get they want midnight in their Pacific time zone, but c'mon. The internet orders don't care about that. If you were opening store doors, ok that's one thing.

By that list it would only move Europe back to 6-7am from 8-9am which isn't some crazy time like 3am.

Kinda suck eastern time US/Canada gets the hose every year.

I don't care what the internet cares about. The iPhone is the product of western innovation, so it makes sense to plan the launch according to the timezone of where headquarters is, which is California.
Rating: 1 Votes
5 days ago at 11:01 am
It's a shame they dont move that back an hour or 2 hours; maybe make the east coast 1am instead of 3am.

I get they want midnight in their Pacific time zone, but c'mon. The internet orders don't care about that. If you were opening store doors, ok that's one thing.

By that list it would only move Europe back to 6-7am from 8-9am which isn't some crazy time like 3am.

Kinda suck eastern time US/Canada gets the hose every year.
Rating: 1 Votes
5 days ago at 10:59 am
Alarm is already set for 2:45am (EST), Xs Max already pre-approved for upgrade program ... hope its going as smooth as last year where I got an 8am appointment for pickup on launch day :) (and when I walked up there at 7:55 I got the phone even before they guy how was camping out there since late afternoon the day before - they had two lines: one for the campers one for the appointments and appointments got in first)

why do people still camp out? There is no longer a need for that (... yeah, I know, the experience, bla, bla)
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