Deliveries: The best way to track packages on iOS [50 Essential iOS Apps #1]

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Deliveries helps keep track of packages in transit
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50 Essential iOS Apps As online shopping becomes an integral part of our lives, one pain point remains: Keeping track of when all our precious packages will arrive.

That’s why online shoppers will love iOS package-tracking app Deliveries. It eliminates the irritation of keeping track of where packages are and when they’re going to be delivered. Forget about dealing with the nightmare of order-confirmation emails and online accounts. Deliveries consolidates info on all the packages in transit to your home. Then it lets you keep tabs via a single timeline in an easy-to-use app.

Next-day delivery of iPhone X is a sprinkling of Christmas magic

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Order an iPhone X today and you'll get it tomorrow!
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iPhone X supply has seemingly caught up with demand, as the Apple Online Store is now offering next day delivery for its next-gen iPhone.

All models are available in the U.S. Apple Store, marking something of a Christmas miracle for Apple — when you consider that the majority of pre-release reports suggested that the iPhone X wouldn’t be shipping to most customers until some time in 2018.

Apple offering free next-day shipping in time for the holidays

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Apple is the perfect company to buy your last-minute gifts from. Tim Cook would probably say.
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If you’re planning on buying any Apple products for Christmas (whether that’s for friends and family or a sneaky Yuletide gift for yourself), Apple’s just announced a bit of good news.

For any in-stock items ordered up until 3pm local time on December 22 in the United States, Apple will guarantee next day delivery free of charge. Perfect for those last minute presents!

iPhone X shipping times fall to just one week

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Apple has done an outstanding job of getting the iPhone X into customers' hands.
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Apple has done an outstanding job of meeting demand for the iPhone X. Less than one month after Apple’s eagerly anticipated tenth anniversary iPhone started shipping, Apple has already gotten U.S. shipping estimates down to one week.

That’s pretty astonishing considering that many folks were expecting iPhone X shortages to last well into next year!

Apple now ships iPhone X in under 3 weeks

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Don't worry about burn-in on your iPhone X.
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Apple is quickly catching up with iPhone X demand.

Shipping estimates on its online store have dropped for the first time since the handset was made available to pre-order late last month. New customers are facing a wait of just 2-3 weeks.

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.