What you need to know
- Apple's iPhone 13 orders are now live.
- While most iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini deliveries will still arrive on launch day, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will not.
- Most new orders of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will now deliver next month.
Now that the whole iPhone 13 lineup is ready for pre-order those who weren't able to order straight away are facing an extended wait for their new iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro to arrive. If ordered right now, most configurations of color and storage options will not arrive until early October.
While most iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 color and storage combos are still good for September 24 delivery, it seems that anyone wanting the high-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will need to hang tight, with some orders unlikely to arrive until October 11.
Apple's iPhones often sell out quickly and this being the best iPhone ever was never going to prevent that from happening. Anyone who really wants to get a new iPhone sooner rather than later could still have some luck if they try to order for an in-store collection. Third-party retailers, including carriers, might be a good option as well.
Some models are still good to go for a September 24 delivery, though. A Graphite 128GB iPhone 13 Pro will still arrive on launch day, for example. In fact, that storage capacity seems to be the sweet spot across all iPhone 13 Pro colors, too.
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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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