That special time of year has returned. Apple has opened its official holiday gift guide, with everything on offer showcased in one place. All of the latest devices, products and accessories can be ordered directly online with free shipping and free returns.
Anyone looking to purchase an iPhone X shortly after the holidays is in luck. Currently, the device is widely available in Apple retail stores across the United States. iPhone X delivery times on the Apple website have decreased to next day or two-day shipping in most areas. As some analysts have noted, the simple reason is that supply has caught up with demand.
Anyone curious about Apple's upcoming 2017 Black Friday deals can look to the Eastern Hemisphere. It's already Friday in New Zealand and Australia, and Apple revealed its promotions on the Apple Store around midnight. Shoppers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other countries can expect similar incentives to hit locally around the same time.
So much for an Apple event this month. It appears more likely the company will surprise everyone with refreshed products hitting the Apple Store as early as tomorrow. In fact, the official System Status page declares that the Apple Online Store will be down for maintenance overnight. According to the announcement the store "will be updated and unavailable during this time." Apple has taken the store offline during previous product launches, so what might be in the works this time?
Hot on the heels of Monday's iOS 10.2 release, Apple is offering AirPods for sale. While the wireless headphones were originally scheduled for launch in late October, Apple delayed until they were completely ready for customers to enjoy. Delivery for the initial batch was set for December 21st, however since this morning ship times have slipped to 4 weeks. This means that for anyone currently ordering AirPods they will arrive during the second week of January.