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iPhone 14 order delays — here’s the latest delivery times

The current wait periods for each variant of the iPhone 14

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Even though the iPhone 14 has finally been released, getting your hands on one can be challenging.

It comes as no surprise that Apple’s newest smartphone is doing well in the marketplace. The demand is outstripping Apple’s capacity to deliver you one, which is maybe unexpected, especially if you want an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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If you’ve not placed your iPhone 14 order yet, and are wondering just when you can expect an iPhone to drop through your letterbox, we’ve collected the latest shipping data from Apple’s own website here.

That way you can figure out when it’s best to stay at home in case of delivery, or if it will make it in time for an important date like someone’s birthday or your next holiday.

As it stands, it looks like pretty much every version of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is now on backorder until October or early November. It doesn’t matter which color you pick, or how much storage you spec, you’re going to be waiting at least a month for a new Pro iPhone, and perhaps as long as six weeks if you want the bigger iPhone 14 Pro Max variant.

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iPhone 14 delivery date: Apple Store

ModelEstimated delivery date (U.S.)Estimated delivery date (U.K.)
iPhone 14September 24September 24
iPhone 14 PlusOctober 7October 7
iPhone 14 ProOctober 21-284 – 5 weeks
iPhone 14 Pro MaxOctober 28 – November 45 – 6 weeks

The good news is that ordering the regular iPhone 14 won’t be an issue. You can order one for the same day in the U.S. in some cases, or have it shipped out within a couple of days in the U.K. 

The iPhone 14 Plus isn’t due out until October 7 and it seems that pre-orders are currently within Apple’s expectations, since those are set to ship out the same day. This may change as the 7th approaches, so if you’re determined to get a Plus, you may want to order now.

Before making a purchase, we advise reading our iPhone 14 Plus hands-on review or even holding off until we publish our entire review so you are fully aware of the phone’s advantages and disadvantages.

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iPhone 14 delivery date: AT&T

ModelEarliest estimated U.S. delivery date (color/storage)
iPhone 14September 26 – 27
iPhone 14 PlusOctober 14 – 21
iPhone 14 ProOctober 7 – 14
iPhone 14 Pro MaxOctober 14 – 21

The iPhone 14 delivery times from AT&T are generally faster than Apple, as you can get the regular iPhone 14 within a couple of days.

There’s a longer wait for the iPhone 14 Pro, and the longest wait is for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which may not arrive until mid-October. 

Keep in mind that by trading in your old iPhone 14 with AT&T, you might save up to $1,000.

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iPhone 14 delivery date: T-Mobile

ModelEarliest estimated U.S. delivery date (color/storage)
iPhone 14September 22-24
iPhone 14 PlusOctober 8-13
iPhone 14 ProBackorder (September 23-26)
iPhone 14 Pro MaxBackorder (October 13 – 27)

If you want the iPhone 14 Pro Max from T-Mobile before the holidays, you might want to hurry. The earliest that it promises your iPhone would arrive is mid-October, unless you’re willing to pay out for more expensive memory versions, which will ship a few days earlier.

The iPhone 14 Pro says that it’s back ordered too, with the silver model taking longest to arrive out of all the standard 128GB versions. Meanwhile the regular iPhone 14 is ready to go right now, with shipping expected to take between one to four days. 

T-Mobile has multiple iPhone 14 deals, including up to $800 off with trade-in and signing up for a Magenta Max plan. That’s basically getting an iPhone 14 for free. 

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iPhone 14 delivery date: Verizon

ModelEarliest estimated U.S. delivery date (color/storage)
iPhone 14Immediate
iPhone 14 PlusOctober 7
iPhone 14 ProOctober 7
iPhone 14 Pro MaxOctober 14

As with most carriers and retailers, you’ll have no problem getting a regular iPhone 14 right away through Verizon. The iPhone 14 Pro has a bit of a delay with October 7 as the delivery date (October 21 in the case of the silver version), but buying higher storage capacity versions can reduce that wait, with immediate shipping available in some cases.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is estimated to arrive a week later than that, or even longer if you want the Space Black or Silver colors.

Verizon iPhone 14 deals include saving up to $800 with you trade in your old phone with select unlimited plans. 

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iPhone 14 delivery date: Best Buy

ModelEstimated U.S. delivery date
iPhone 14Tomorrow
iPhone 14 PlusOctober 7
iPhone 14 ProTomorrow
iPhone 14 Pro MaxOctober 14

Shipping dates from Best Buy are a little mixed-up, but they at least seem more optimistic than Apple’s.

For the iPhone 14 at Best Buy promises it’ll arrive by tomorrow. You can even pick one up in certain locations within the hour if you wish, Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Plus isn’t on sale anywhere yet, so Best Buy lists its shipping and pick-up dates for release day (October 7).

You can still get one iPhone 14 Pro model by tomorrow if you want it in Space Black, Gold or Deep Purple. The Silver version is estimated to arrive by September 26 though, so it’s not too long a wait if you’re set on that color.

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The estimated delivery for most Pro Max models is October 14. However, some can arrive as soon as September 26, provided you’re buying more than the 128GB base storage. For those models, you’ll be waiting until at least October 6th according to Best Buy’s store page.

iPhone 14 delivery date: Walmart

ModelEarliest estimated U.S. delivery date
iPhone 14September 27
iPhone 14 PlusOctober 14
iPhone 14 ProSeptember 27
iPhone 14 Pro MaxSeptember 27

In the majority of situations, Walmart’s assortment of iPhone 14 models is holding up nicely. Unless you want it in Purple or Midnight, in which case you’ll have to wait a few more days, you can obtain a basic iPhone 14 by September 27. You’ll have to wait until October 14 if you want one of the iPhone 14 Plus models, which are not yet available.

The iPhone 14 Pro can be yours from September 27, and in any color you like, though if you want more storage space, it could take longer. The iPhone 14 Pro Max will arrive by September 27 as well if you want it in Space Black or Deep Purple. The Gold version arrives a bit later on September 29, while the Silver model is currently sold out in its standard 128GB guise. Going for the next size up at 256GB gives you a date of September 29.

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iPhone 14 delivery date: is it worth the wait?

We like all three of the iPhone 14 models we’ve reviewed so far, although in slightly different ways. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are definitely the ones to get if you can afford them, because they feature all of Apple’s latest upgrades like an always-on display, Dynamic Island cutout and a 48MP main camera.

The iPhone 14 is more like an improved iPhone 13 rather than a whole new phone, but is still worth an upgrade if your current phone’s a couple of years old.

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