Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 start shipping in the US
However, some of those early pre-orders have already been shipped today, so many customers will receive their new iPhones as early as September 21. Obviously, that won't happen if you pre-order them today for the reasons we've mentioned above.
It's not something unusual for Apple to exhaust its first wave of iPhones almost every year, so it's not really a surprise that customers who place pre-orders now will have to wait at least one more week to actually receive them.
So, if you're among those who placed early pre-orders, you'll most likely receive your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or Apple Watch Series 4 on September 21, the same day all these devices should hit the stores.