Early this morning Apple launched preorders for the, and and so far demand has mildly outstripped supply.
With an original delivery date set for September 22, several versions of the cellular range of the Apple Watch Series 3 are now listed as "Shipping in 3-4 weeks" while only certain configurations of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have slipped 1-2 to weeks.
The Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8/8Plus arrive in Apple stores on September 22. Supply in stores for in-demand new products can initially be constrained, but Apple typically has limited quantities of new products available in stores each day on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Best Buy and cell-phone carriers will also be selling the iPhone 8/8 Plus and Best Buy is currently taking preorders with seemingly no shipping delays listed.
Despite its higher price the upcoming, due to ship on November 3 with preorders starting on October 27, is initially expected to be much harder to get, with shipping dates slipping several weeks.
As for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the 64GB version seems to be readily available. Where we're seeing the short delays is for the 256GB versions, particularly for the iPhone 8 Plus.
Meanwhile, the Watch Series 3 with cellular may prove to be very hard to get, particularly the 42mm models.
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