Apple’s keynote came and went today, confirming the rumours that we’ve got three new iPhones and two new Apple Watches on the way. But just because Apple made it official doesn’t mean that everything will be available right away. Here’s a rundown of when everything is actually going to land in people’s hands, from iOS 12 to the colourful and confusingly named iPhone XR.
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
Apple’s new flagships will both be available for preorder starting on Friday, 14 September. They’ll start shipping on 21 September. More on those here.
Preorders for Apple’s more reasonably priced new smartphone will start on 19 October. Apple says the device will hit stores a week later, on 26 October. More here.
Apple Watch Series 4
Both sizes and all configurations of the new Apple Watch will go on sale on 14 September. Apple says they’ll start landing in stores on 21 September. For more details on global availability, go here and scroll down to the footnotes. Also, check out our overview.
The official release of iOS 12 will happen on 17 September. Of course, the public beta has been available all summer.
Apple’s next big update to the operating system that powers its Macs will come later. It says macOS Mojave is due for an official release on 24 September. Like iOS 12, a Mojave public beta has also been available for some time.
HomePod Software Update
Apple’s Siri speaker is getting a software update due 17 September. With it, Apple is trotting out new features like making calls, setting multiple timers, find my iPhones, and Siri shortcuts.