Apple on Thursday updated the shipping options on its Apple Online Store to offer free next-business-day delivery on most in-stock items ordered by Friday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. local time in the United States.
Apple traditionally offers free one-day shipping for items purchased during the later stages of the holiday shopping season.
Apple also offers an extended returns period during the holidays. Eligible products purchased between November 14, 2018 and December 25, 2018, can be returned until January 8, 2019 in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and other select regions.
In other countries – such as Japan and Spain – the policy differs slightly and extends from November 14, 2018 to January 6, 2019, with a return deadline of January 20, 2019 in these regions.