When Apple had first made its iPhone X available for preordering back in October earlier this year, the device’s ship times had immediately extended to about five weeks or so. But it appears that shipping estimates have shortened significantly, with the tech giant’s US Apple Store website indicating free next day delivery, or even same day pick up. It should be noted, too, that the free next day delivery goes for all in-stock units that are bought before 3 PM local time this Friday, December 22nd.
For those based in the United Kingdom who are itching to get their hands on the iPhone X during the holidays (by the way, check out our holiday guide here), they should know that they can also avail of next business day delivery for any in-stock unit purchased before 7 PM local time. Apparently, the same is true of any unit ordered in other select countries like Canada and Japan.
Those with plans to buy should not dally though -- the next day delivery will only apply as long as there are units available. It goes without saying that Apple fans will be racing to get make their purchases, too, and if you do not order now, there is no guarantee that there will still be stocks available a few days from now.
Meanwhile, thinking of getting AirPods as a present for the holidays? You might want to reconsider -- numerous reports state that Apple’s artificial intelligence driven earbuds will likely be unavailable from retail outlets and even from Apple’s online store across the globe. Major store chains in the United States, and even wireless carriers, will also not have stocks available for the seemingly always hard to get earbuds.
9to5Mac reports that as seen on Apple’s online store, delivery times for AirPods are in the first and second weeks of next month. Obviously, that is unacceptable if one is thinking of buying the earbuds to give as Christmas presents for a loved one. Of course, you can opt to buy AirPods from other sources, but as it turns out, sellers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and even Best Buy are also offering delivery dates some time in January, that is if they do have some stocks around.
It is sort of a shame that the AirPods continue to have limited availability issues, considering the earbuds are pretty awesome products in themselves. Marketed as truly wireless earpieces, each earbud is equipped with its own battery and antenna, capable of communicating separately of one another. The battery also offers five hours of nonstop use.
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