Because of how time zones work (look it up), it’s already iPhone 14 launch day (September 16) in Australia and New Zealand, meaning customers in these countries who preordered a new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max are beginning to see them delivered.
While customers in Australia and New Zealand traditionally receive the first iPhone pre-orders, there are no Apple retail stores in New Zealand, making Aussie buyers the first that can walk into an Apple store and score an iPhone 14 and its siblings.
Sales and deliveries of new iPhone 14 models and the new Apple Watches will soon begin in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and at the very last, North America. Many Apple Stores will open up early at 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up their reserved handsets or to make walk-in purchases.
For customers that didn’t preorder, your best chance to score a new iPhone is to visit your local Apple Store or at another store like Target, Walmart, or Best Buy is the only way to score a new iPhone on launch day. While Apple Stores are expected to have a good number of iPhones on hand, popular iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max colors could be in shorter supply and some models could go quickly.