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.
Christmas delivery cutoff dates for Apple’s online store is as follows:
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR
Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 3
iPad Pro, iPad Air
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13 & 16-inch), iMac, iMac Pro
AirPods and AirPods Pro
Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD
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.