Apple launched iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders this morning and some configurations of the higher-end model have already seen delivery dates slip to November.
When delivery times get pushed back, it’s an indication of initial stock selling out. For iPhone 12 Pro, popular colours such as Pacific Blue and are now showing a delivery window of November 9-17 for the 128GB configuration. 256GB is showing November 4-9 while and 512GB is showing November 2-4; this is for free delivery options.
The other new colour, Graphite, 128GB is showing November 4-9, while 256GB and 512GB models are showing November 2-4 delivery times under free options.
However, if you have an Apple Store near you, in-store pick up is showing October 23 dates for select Pacific Blue and Graphite configurations.
As for iPhone 12, the majority of these models are showing a delivery window of October 23, the launch date for this model and iPhone 12 Pro. Either Apple has more of these units in stock, or more people opted for iPhone 12 Pro.
When Apple launched online pre-orders this morning, the Apple Store iOS app saw some hiccups, as customers were unable to check out with Apple Pay and regular credit card options. The problem was eventually fixed shortly afterwards.
As we approach holiday shopping season, expect delivery windows to go back to their scheduled programming, as usual.
Apple’s iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max start pre-orders on November 6, which will give the company extra time to produce more units, while also strategically funnel customers to buy iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro first, if they don’t want to wait.