In New Zealand, it’s just after 8:00 a.m. and those who pre-ordered an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max or Apple Watch Series 5 are starting to receive their shipments and sharing the first customer photos of the devices on Instagram, Twitter, reditt and other networks.
There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers residing in Australia will be the first to be able to buy an Apple Watch Series 5 or new iPhone 11/11 Pro model from an Apple retail store.
Available stock in Australia should give us an idea of what to expect in other retail stores around the world as it rolls out to other countries. This year, many iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max models sold out early, so it is likely there will be customers hoping for in store stock.
Following New Zealand and Australia, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and Apple Watch Series 5 sales will start in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and lastly, North America. Apple Stores worldwide will be opening up at 8:00 a.m. local time to let customers collect reserved devices and make direct purchases.
Apple’s new Fifth Avenue Store is one of those which has been completely renovated and will be reopening on September 20, for the first time since 2017.
It is likely that Apple will have some stock ready for walk-in customers at most of its stores around the world, however, supplies of some devices like the 11 Pro and Pro Max in the Midnight Green color, could be restricted. So customers looking to buy a new device on launch day should head for the Apple Store early.
Other retailers such as carriers and big box stores may also have some iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max models available for customers.
The first new device deliveries in the US, will take place on the east coast beginning at 8:00 a.m.