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

Although the iPhone 14 has now launched, getting one in your hands may prove difficult.

It’s no surprise that Apple’s latest smartphone is proving to be a big seller. What’s perhaps surprising is how demand is outstripping Apple’s ability to send you one, particularly if you want an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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.

iPhone 14 delivery date: Apple Store

Model Estimated delivery date (U.S.) Estimated delivery date (U.K.)
iPhone 14 September 27 September 27
iPhone 14 Plus October 7 October 7
iPhone 14 Pro October 17-24 October 18 – 25
iPhone 14 Pro Max October 24- 31 October 25 – November 1

The good news is that ordering the regular iPhone 14 won’t be an issue. You can order one now and have it arrive on Tuesday, or today if you’re willing to pay extra postage.

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.

However, we recommend reading our iPhone 14 Plus hands-on review or even wait until our full review comes in before hitting buy, so you’re well informed about the phone’s strength and weaknesses.

Meanwhile, the Pro models will keep you waiting until the end of October if you buy one now. That’s actually good news though, as Apple has previously estimated delivery by mid-November for the Pro Max.

iPhone 14 delivery date: AT&T

Model Earliest estimated U.S. delivery date (color/storage)
iPhone 14 September 27 – 28
iPhone 14 Plus October 14 – 21
iPhone 14 Pro October 17- 24
iPhone 14 Pro Max October 17 – 24

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 (shorter for the Space Black version though), and the longest wait is for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which may not arrive until late October, or even later if you want the most in-demand Silver color. You may be able to shave a week off of the expected delivery date by speccing more storage though.

iPhone 14 delivery date: T-Mobile

Model Earliest estimated U.S. delivery date (color/storage)
iPhone 14 September 23-26
iPhone 14 Plus October 8-13
iPhone 14 Pro Backorder (September 23-26)
iPhone 14 Pro Max Backorder (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, but the Silver and Deep Purple models will take longer still.

Annoyingly for users looking for a T-Mo-powered iPhone 14 Plus, two of the available colors’ shipping dates have already slipped to late October. So watch out if you want a Starlight or Product RED phone.

The iPhone 14 Pro says that it’s back ordered too, with the Space Black model taking the shortest time to arrive (September 23 – 26) out of all the standard 128GB versions, which are now slated for late October or early November. 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.

iPhone 14 delivery date: Verizon

Model Earliest estimated U.S. delivery date (color/storage)
iPhone 14 Immediate
iPhone 14 Plus October 7
iPhone 14 Pro October 7
iPhone 14 Pro Max October 21

As with most carriers and retailers, you’ll have no problem getting a regular iPhone 14 right away through Verizon. Likewise with most iPhone 14 Plus models – they’ll arrive on launch day, unless you go for Product RED or Starlight colors, which seem to be more in demand and therefore arrive a week later.

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 by October 21. But at least you can pick any color you like without changing that estimate.

iPhone 14 delivery date: Best Buy

Model Estimated U.S. delivery date
iPhone 14 Tomorrow
iPhone 14 Plus October 7
iPhone 14 Pro Tomorrow
iPhone 14 Pro Max October 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 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 27 though, so it’s not too long a wait if you’re set on that color.

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

Model Earliest estimated U.S. delivery date
iPhone 14 September 28
iPhone 14 Plus October 14
iPhone 14 Pro September 28
iPhone 14 Pro Max September 28

Walmart’s selection of iPhone 14 (opens in new tab) models is holding up well in most cases. You can get a base iPhone 14 by September 27, unless you want it in Purple or Starlight, in which case you’ll need to wait another couple of days. The iPhone 14 Plus isn’t out yet, so you’ll be waiting until October 14 for one of those to arrive.

The iPhone 14 Pro can be yours from September 28, or September 30 if you want the Silver one.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max will arrive by September 28 as well if you want it in Space Black. The Gold and Deep Purple versions arrive a bit later on September 30, 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 30.

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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