Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K all became available for preorder on Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time. The devices are all available through the Apple Store app for iOS and Apple’s online store. The iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch are also available via wireless carriers.
Shipping estimates for the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch S3 began slipping within minutes of the opening of the preorder period. Shipping times are now shown as 1-2 weeks for most iPhone 8 models. Apple Watch Series 3 models are currently showing 2-3 weeks at the time of this posting.
Shipping times are varying according to the model, color, and carrier selected, so your mileage may vary. T-Mobile and SIM-free models in Space Gray or Gold appear to be showing the most constrained supply.
Apple launched the new iPhone models in 29 regions including 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, the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands.
The first round of pre-orders should begin to arrive at doorsteps on September 22, the same day a limited number of handsets will be available in Apple retail stores.
29 other countries – Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and Slovenia — will get the iPhone 8 on September 29.
The Apple Watch Series 3, which boasts GPS and cellular connectivity, is launching in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. More countries will get the device next year.
The GPS-only version of the Apple Watch S3 is now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands. Other countries will get the GPS-only model later this month.
The Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ model is also available for pre-order, but wont ship out until October 5 to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the UK and the U.S.
Apple TV 4K preorders also went live on Friday ahead of a September 22 release. The new 4K and HDR-capable set top streaming box is currently showing a September 22 delivery date for the 32GB model, while the 64 GB model has seen its shipping estimated slip to 2 – 3 weeks.
(Thanks to AppleInsider for the countries lists.)