We get it; standing in long queues in front of Apple stores all those years has knocked at least a decade off your life. The good news? If you’re after the newly announced Apple iPhone 15 range (and all the accessories), you can pre-order today for delivery to your doorstep on launch day.
To make it even more palatable, Apple has announced its new delivery methods in the US. In an era where convenience and personalization are key, Apple wants to get its highly anticipated devices into your hands as soon as possible.
Pre-orders open today, September 15, while the official launch date is September 22nd.
Meet the iPhone 15
Much like last year, the iPhone 15 lineup consists of the core iPhone 15, the larger iPhone 15 Plus, and the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. But this time, there’s a symphony of changes on the horizon.
The 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max are powered by the new A17 Pro Bionic chip, while the standard 15 and 15 Plus stick with last year’s A16 Bionic. However, the most significant changes this year are the inclusion of a USB-C charging/data port and the Dynamic Island feature, which are present across all the latest models.
How to get one
Pre-orders for the new range of devices open today September 15. If you’re after a new Apple device on launch day this year, your best bet is pre-ordering one as stocks are limited (depending on your location).
If you’re in the US, pre-orders open at 5:00 PDT, in the UK, it’s 13:00 BST, and in Australia, it’ll open at 22:00 AEST. If you secure a preorder, your device will be delivered or ready for collection on Friday, September 22.
Your location will dictate when you’ll receive it. If you reside in a city, you’ll likely receive your phone either on the release day or within a few days. For those living farther away, delivery times may be extended.
Apple’s delivery service
Apple announced this week that it’s diversifying its delivery service in the US. It’s making use of something called ‘Easy Pay Online Ordering’. This service allows customers to consolidate their orders, ordering readily available products and items that might not be in stock at physical stores. The idea is to offer flexibility, enabling customers to choose between having in-stock items shipped to their door right away while waiting for the rest of their order to arrive later.
It also now provides two primary delivery options: in-store pickup or home delivery. Free next-day delivery is on the table in many locations. However, not in the case of the iPhone 15 and the other products announced this week.
The pickup options allow customers to go into a store and simply collect their orders.