What you need to know
- Anyone buying from Apple will have until January 8 to return items from today.
- Purchases made after December 25 will be subject to the standard return policy.
Apple has confirmed that it is now allowing people to return products bought as Christmas gifts to be returned all the way through January 8. Anything bought after December 25 will be subject to the standard return policy, it says.
Stores traditionally give people an extended return period during the Christmas period, and Apple is no different. Anyone lucky enough to be receiving an iPhone 13 this Christmas will have some to return it if that color just doesn't match their aesthetic, for example. We all know that Sierra Blue is the color everyone should choose an iPhone 13 Pro in, though.
Apple is also encouraging people to "shop early" to ensure that orders have time to reach doorsteps, something that isn't a given anymore given the current shipping situation experienced by the vast majority of Apple's products.
Anyone looking to get their order in soon can head on over to the Apple Store Online (opens in new tab) right now and get those orders placed! Apple is right to suggest that you do it sooner rather than later as well — delivery times for just about everything continue to stretch into the distance.
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.
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