Apple has officially confirmed to start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models on September 15 (Friday), at 12:01am PST (3am EST) in the US. Other major markets across the world are also expected to kick off the iPhone pre-orders at the same time.
The Cupertino Company is expected to adopt the familiar strategy from previous iPhone pre-orders over the years. Early birds who place their pre-orders before the launch, are likely to receive their iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus as early as September 22 - the handset's official launch day.
Pre-order shipments for these handsets are likely to get delayed by a few weeks, owing to rising demand and supply constraints within minutes of pre-orders going live.
Prospective buyers can place their iPhone 8 pre-orders via Apple's online store or via Apple Store app. Those who have enrolled for the iPhone Upgrade Program membership will be able to pre-order the new iPhone via Apple website.
The pre-order process requires all users to select their existing carrier, the desired storage configuration, and the option to buy an unlocked (SIM-free) or carrier variant of the handset.
The unlocked versions of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are priced at $699 and $799 respectively. Apart from Apple Store, one can also buy the new iPhones via Best Buy and other retailers/carriers starting September 22 or pre-order them as early as September 15.
Here is the complete list of countries where the iPhone 8 pre-orders will go live on September 15 (in alphabetical order):
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.
If you are not thinking of the iPhone X as your next-gen iPhone upgrade, just Pre-order your iPhone 8 from HERE.