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Apple warns you might be too late to order in time for Christmas delivery

Apple Store app on iPhone
Apple Store app on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is telling customers what date they need to place an order bt if they want to take delivery before Christmas.
  • If buyers place an order too late, it won't arrive in time to be given as a gift.
  • Collecting in-store is still an option, however

Apple is warning customers that they might need to place an Apple Store order soon if they want to receive it before Christmas. Apple products make great Christmas gifts – but only if they arrive in time.

A new Holiday Shipping (opens in new tab) page has popped up on Apple's website, telling users the last date they can place an order and still expect delivery before the holidays. If you wanted a https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-homepod/homepod-mini, you're out of luck.

Homepod Christmas Delivery Dates

Homepod Christmas Delivery Dates (Image credit: iMore)

Anyone ordering iPhones might already be too late, too. iPhone 12 Pro (opens in new tab) delivery windows are long gone and iPhone 12 Pro Max (opens in new tab) orders need to be placed by tomorrow, according to Apple.

It's a similarly grim situation if you want an iPad – you're too late. Beyond that, you're probably good. Just don't leave it too late! Another option might be an in-store pickup, depending on where you live of course.

Iphone Christmas Delivery Dates

Iphone Christmas Delivery Dates (Image credit: iMore)

If everything does go pear-shaped, there's always an Apple Gift Card with email delivery. You can order one of those on Christmas Eve and still be good to go. You know, in case you need it.

Fingers crossed your Christmas shopping is going well this year!

Oliver Haslam
Contributor

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.