Silver and Space Gray Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are in more demand than the Gold hued models

Silver and Space Gray Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are in more demand than the Gold hued models
It has been approximately nine hours since Apple started accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Since we know that the phone will be shipped starting on September 21st, we have a baseline to help us determine which models are experiencing the most demand. Right now, some models will still ship on time while others will experience delays of one week (Sepotember 28th).

According to Apple's online store, AT&T customers appear to be ordering the Space Gray model of the iPhone XS. All three configurations (64GB, 256GB, 512GB) will ship in one to two weeks. Surprisingly, all three iPhone XS Gold models will be sent out on time (September 21st). And the 256GB and 512GB variants in Silver are also slightly delayed by an extra week. All iPhone XS Max units are shipping in 1 to 2 weeks for those subscribed to AT&T.

Verizon customers ordering the Gold iPhone XS with 64GB and 512GB of native storage will have their purchases shipped out on September 21st. All other orders for the 5.8-inch handset will ship in 1 to 2 weeks, as will all orders for the Verizon 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max.

Those who use Sprint as their wireless provider are lucky in a way. All Apple iPhone XS orders, in the three available colors, will ship on time (September 21st). All iPhone XS Max orders for Sprint subscribers ship in 1 to 2 weeks. T-Mobile customers ordering the 512GB iPhone XS in Gold will find their new phone heading to them on September 21st. All other pre-orders for the T-Mobile version of the new iPhone models will ship in 1 to 2 weeks.

Lastly, the SIM-free version of the iPhone XS in all color and storage options will be in transit on September 21st. Not so for the SIM-free iPhone XS Max, which ships in 1 to 2 weeks for all variants.

It is still early, but it seems that consumers are not as enthusiastic about the Gold version of Apple's new iPhones. If you don't care much about the color you select, or happen to like the look of the Gold versions, you might want to choose that color option in order to get your new handset a week earlier than most other pre-orders are scheduled to arrive.

source: Apple

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iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh

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23 Comments

1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Gold colored is just so tacky.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree!!! It doesn't resemble a high quality looking gold, but more a peach look...

11. SyCo87

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Like an unripe peach, it should be more metallic(or shimmery) to reflect an actual characteristic of gold. It reminds of when certain teams designate one of their official colors as gold when in reality, it's just another type of yellow.

2. whatev

Posts: 2020; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’ll pick the space gray, it’s beautiful

5. midan

Posts: 2407; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

When i bought my X i had difficulties to choose space gray or silver, luckily i bought space gray, after almost year it still looks perfect, it doesn't show any signs of usage.

14. RoyalMike unregistered

The silver was in demand last year in my area and it was difficult to get one but I was lucky enough to get the silver 256gb iPhone X so it's not an option for me this year. I'm definitely going for the Gold iPhone XS 512gb.

3. technut

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Currently a Note 8 user. Ordered a 64gb space grey xsm thru sprint. Never use the extra storage on note, so opted for the smaller storage. Damn, I hope I don't regret giving apple a shot here..

7. midan

Posts: 2407; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Great choice you did!

17. Phonehex

Posts: 697; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I just did the same exact thing. 64gb Xs Max space grey.

4. thxultra

Posts: 419; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Love the gold on this years phone. Guess to each their own. Looking forward to getting mine. Have the space grey now and it is a great color also. Not a fan of silver.

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Got my XS Max in Space Gray/512GB. Pick up for Sept 21st @ the Apple Store... I also picked up the AW Series 4 44mm, in Space Gray as well... If anyone wants an Verizon unlocked 7 Plus 256GB and Series 1 42mm AW let me know...

9. midan

Posts: 2407; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

The gold one looks very expensive and stylish, but i wouldn't buy that colour of phone.

10. TechDork

Posts: 393; Member since: May 10, 2010

Idk why the didn't make a really nice cobalt or navy blue variant. That's one thing Samsung has over them and that's not being afraid to pop some color onto their flagship devices. Maybe somebody wants a blue XS Max...I mean come on...

12. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 141; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Looks ok, probably better in-person. Color doesn't really matter because most people will put this insanely expensive phone in a case anyways. And for those that don't put it in a case, walking around with the gold variant is a red flag for theft ("hey look at me, I got the latest $1,000+ iPhone Xs")

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30481; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The gold looks the best, but this years crop isn’t even worth buying, if you have an X already, or an 8 Plus. Apple is in rinse, wear, repeat mode right now, and the flock doesn’t see it or care. The iBig 5 is buying for sure.

21. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 639; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

lets wait first for the tests before we judge. I am disappointed that Apple has not enabled split screen or picture in picture. But that aside, I think Apple delivered a solid update. I am really curious about the new cameras.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30481; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This was a very disappointing update to me. I know they’ll be good phones, but what they’re charging for what you get is ridiculous.

15. Rigmaster

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

The silver seems more neutral and easier to put in a wider variety of cases. The gold seems a bit too jewelry-ish. The Space Grey just seems like a choice because Jet Black was too difficult to try again.

16. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The gold only looks good on the frame. The back is like a dull tan/champagne.

18. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Hey phonearena where is that ipad with thinner bezels which you were bragging about, why you created such a hype and that thing was not existing at all

19. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 639; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I am sure Apple will bring new iPads within this year or early next year.

20. ozvic

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

I like both the gold and silver version, it stands out more than the space gray in my opinion, space gray show lots of fingerprint..

22. midan

Posts: 2407; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Space gray after year usage still looks brand new

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