Apple lists ‘Order by’ dates for Christmas delivery

This year many more are expected to shop online for Christmas due to COVID-19, causing the potential for delivery dates to blow out. Last month Apple started to advise to shop early. But now they have shared ‘order by’ dates for the most popular products. In other words, when you need to make an order to get it delivered in time for Christmas.

The ‘order by’ dates are set for standard configurations and don’t apply to customised Macs, or engraved products. And if the date has already passed there are other options potentially available including:

During the checkout process on Apple’s online store, exact delivery dates for your location can be viewed.

Delivery Dates

Christmas delivery cutoff dates for Apple’s online store is as follows:

ProductsOrder By
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro MaxDecember 2nd
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, and iPhone XRDecember 23rd
Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 3December 23rd
iPad Pro, iPad AirDecember 9th
iPadNovember 25th
iPad MiniDecember 16th
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13 & 16-inch), iMac, iMac ProDecember 9th
Mac miniDecember 23rd
AirPods and AirPods ProDecember 22nd
HomePodDecember 22nd
HomePod miniNovember 11th
Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HDDecember 22nd
iPod touchDecember 22nd
As of December 2nd, 2020

All orders that are received by December 25th are also eligible for extended returns. And can be returned free until January 8th, 2021. The offer only applies to Apple online (or Apple Retail) and includes products delivered since November 10th.

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