APPLE'S new iPhones are finally here – and some models are in high demand.
Fans seem to be snapping up the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, but delays on specific versions are as high as five weeks.
Apple announced four new models at its Far Out event in California earlier this month.
Now the release date for three of them is finally here: Friday, September 16.
Online deliveries for the iPhone 14 in all storage sizes and colour options are set to arrive on Thursday, September 22.
But it's even worse for the iPhone 14 Pro.
Read more on iPhone
Life-saving iPhone features you need to activate TODAY – don’t wait
Genius iPhone trick instantly frees up storage – and it only takes seconds
All colour options and storage sizes for iPhone 14 Pro currently list shipping for October 19 to 26.
That's potentially a four week delay.
The longest wait for a new model is currently on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
All colour options and storage configurations are set for shipping between October 26 and November 2.
Most read in Tech
Urgent alert for ALL Android users – change three settings now to stay safe
Nasa releases 'best EVER photo of Orion Nebula' – and it's got a big secret
New iPhone update brings back beloved feature missing for YEARS
Apple fans moan new iPhone iOS 16 update 'ruins battery life' – how to fix it
These dates were correct at the time of writing, but may have changed since article publication.
You can try your luck by turning up at a store in the UK to grab a unit.
But Apple Stores are only accepting product reservation appointments – no walk-in purchases – temporarily.
Apple Stores in the UK return to normal on Tuesday, September 20.
So you'll need to wait until then to just walk into a store and buy a new iPhone 14.
There's even worse news if were hoping to buy an iPhone 14 Plus: you've got a big wait.
When the Plus model was announced by Apple, it was given a later release date.
So you can't get the iPhone 14 Plus until October 7 at the earliest.
And that's assuming the plus-sized model doesn't sell out fast and spark further delays.
Apple is currently operating a restricted retail experience temporarily in the national mourning period leading up to the Queen's state funeral.
Normally Apple fans would queue up outside stores across the UKahead of opening – in hopes of bagging a new iPhone.
But on Friday, September 16, UK stores will be open from 8am for new product reservations only.
That means there are no walk-ins: if you haven't reserved an iPhone, you won't be able to make a purchase.
Some small queues might form at Apple Stores, but they will be for reservation customers only – and are time-slotted.
There will be limited Genius Bar services, and no Today at Apple sessions.
But you will still be able to request a Personal Setup for your new iPhone.
These rules will remain on place on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral takes place on Monday, September 19 – and Apple Stores will be closed.
You can check Apple Store opening hours here.
Read More on The Sun
Charles is a man wrestling with the weight of history and winning
The Queen’s secret signal using a lipstick revealed by former royal footman
Apple Stores return to normal on Tuesday, September 20.
The temporary retail restrictions only affect the UK, and won't impact US stores.
Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks
Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…
- How to delete your Instagram account
- What does pending mean on Snapchat?
- How to check if you've been blocked on WhatsApp
- How to drop a pin on Google Maps
- How can I change my Facebook password?
- How to go live on TikTok
- How to clear the cache on an iPhone
- What is NFT art?
- What is OnlyFans?
- What does Meta mean?
Get all the latest WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories here.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]
Source: Read Full Article