iPhone 14 Pro wait times already stretch into October

iPhone 14 Pro wait times already stretch into October


iPhone 14 Pro wait times already stretch into October
The wait for iPhone 14 Pro is now over a month.
Photo: Apple

If you procrastinated on ordering one of the new iPhone 14 Pro models, there’s a good chance you’re looking at a lengthy wait for it to be delivered.

But Apple still has plenty of stock of the “standard” 6.1-inch iPhone 14 ready for delivery on launch day. The same is true for the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus.

The early bird gets the iPhone

The iPhone 14 series went up for sale at 5 a.m. PDT (8 a.m. EDT) on Friday. That left plenty of interested buyers setting their alarm clocks to put in a preorder.

They were likely aware that, in previous years, day one iPhone demand has exceeded Apple’s supply of devices. When that happens, customers must endure long wait times to receive their new handsets.

History repeated itself with the iPhone 14 Pro models Friday. Those who ordered one of the two versions soon after they became available can look forward to it arriving on September 16. Those who waited to put in an order until now won’t receive the smartphones for several extra weeks.

Expect iPhone 14 Pro delivery in October

A check of Apple’s U.S. online store shows that a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro in any color or storage capacity ordered four hours after the product went on sale won’t arrive before the week of October 10.

The same is true of the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. No matter the color or storage capacity, the wait extends more than three weeks past the delivery date of those who ordered the handset early Friday morning.

That said, some of the more expensive configurations are still available to be picked up on September 16 atApple retail stores in some areas.

Plenty of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus to go around

There’s apparently no rush to order a 6.1-inch iPhone 14. A preorder placed on Apple’s website at the time of this writing will arrive on September 16, the same day as one ordered as soon as was possible.

Apple built some extra wait time into the iPhone 14 Plus launch. The other three iOS models announced at this week’s Far Out event will reach customers on September 16, while the new 6.7-inch non-Pro won’t arrive until October 7. And an iPhone 14 Plus ordered four hours after preorders began will still arrive on that date. There’s no additional wait.


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