Apple began taking preorders today for its recently announced slate of products, and so far it seems the company should have no problem delivering most of them within a week.
Of course, customers will have to wait until the end of October for preorders to begin on the iPhone X. But on Friday, preorders started for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch 3, and the Apple TV 4K.
For the iPhone 8, Apple’s website said most versions would be delivered by September 22, the day they are set to be available in stores. For people ordering unlocked phones, some models will not be delivered until between September 29 and October 6.
For Apple TV 4K, the 32GB and 64GB models should be delivered on September 22. The older version of Apple TV won’t be delivered until Sept. 25.
Most of the basic versions of the Apple Watch 3 with cellular connectivity should also be delivered next Friday.
If that pattern holds, it’s good news for Apple, which at times has had to delay shipments to customers as new models of products faced overwhelming demand and challenges in ramping up the pace of manufacturing.
Indeed, an order for Apple’s wireless AirPods made today will still face a delay of 1-2 weeks for delivery almost a year after they were first announced.