iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K pre-orders have shipped


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More iPhone buyers selected a newer phone, like the iPhone 8, than when the iPhone 7 line was new.
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Apple has begun shipping early orders for iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.

All three devices make their official debut tomorrow, September 22 — one week after they were made available to pre-order. If you haven’t already claimed yours, you’ll now have to wait at least three weeks for it to ship from the Apple online store.

Orders started moving earlier this week, just days after pre-orders opened. However, it wasn’t possible to track them without a UPS My Choice account. Now Apple is sending shipment notifications that let you find out exactly where your new device is at.

It seems most orders are coming directly from China, where Apple’s devices are assembled. However, many iPhone 8 customers have noticed that their devices are coming from Pennsylvania. Orders placed before shipping times slipped should arrive tomorrow.

It’s not possible to order iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, or Apple TV 4K for Friday delivery now. Most devices are showing a wait of 3-4 weeks, though some iPhone 8 models are available for early October. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get one tomorrow.

Given how long it took for initial iPhone 8 supplies to sell out, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find one in your local Apple store tomorrow if you get there early enough. If not, you should be able to pick one up from a carrier or retailer instead.