Some iPhone 11 shipment dates slip

iPhone 11 Pro Midnight Green and Space Black side by side
iPhone 11 Pro Midnight Green and Space Black side by side (Image credit: Lory Gil / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Shipments for iPhone 11 are now estimated to arrive as late as October 20th.
  • Demand for the iPhone 11 Pro in midnight green appears particularly high.
  • Your best bet is to visit an Apple Store.

Demand for Apple's new iPhone 11 appears to be high, because shipping dates are already slipping well past September 20. In fact, Apple's website is now saying some models won't arrive until the end of October.

Midnight Green and AT&T appears to be a particularly popular combo. If you're buying unlocked, things are definitely looking more rosy. At least for now.

With three models — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max — available in a variety of colors, you'd think there'd be plenty to go around. Either Apple underestimated demand or production is still ramping up for the holidays.

In addition to availability at Apple's website, the iPhone 11 line is also offered at other big box stores and carrier partners. If you have no luck there, you may have to stop by an Apple Store on September 20, when the iPhone 11 launches. And cross your fingers.

How to preorder iPhone 11

Oliver Haslam

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.