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iPhone 14 now on sale as Apple fans suffer five-WEEK delays for popular models

APPLE’S new iPhones are finally here – and some models are in high demand.

Fans seem to be snapping up the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, but delays on specific versions are as high as five weeks.


There are big delays on some iPhone modelsCredit: Apple

Apple announced four new models at its Far Out event in California earlier this month.

Now the release date for three of them is finally here: Friday, September 16.

Online deliveries for the iPhone 14 in all storage sizes and colour options are set to arrive on Thursday, September 22.

But it’s even worse for the iPhone 14 Pro.

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All colour options and storage sizes for iPhone 14 Pro currently list shipping for October 19 to 26.

That’s potentially a four week delay.

The longest wait for a new model is currently on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

All colour options and storage configurations are set for shipping between October 26 and November 2.

These dates were correct at the time of writing, but may have changed since article publication.

You can try your luck by turning up at a store in the UK to grab a unit.

But Apple Stores are only accepting product reservation appointments – no walk-in purchases – temporarily.

Apple Stores in the UK return to normal on Tuesday, September 20.

So you’ll need to wait until then to just walk into a store and buy a new iPhone 14.

There’s even worse news if were hoping to buy an iPhone 14 Plus: you’ve got a big wait.

When the Plus model was announced by Apple, it was given a later release date.

So you can’t get the iPhone 14 Plus until October 7 at the earliest.

And that’s assuming the plus-sized model doesn’t sell out fast and spark further delays.

Store pause

Apple is currently operating a restricted retail experience temporarily in the national mourning period leading up to the Queen’s state funeral.

Normally Apple fans would queue up outside stores across the UKahead of opening – in hopes of bagging a new iPhone.

But on Friday, September 16, UK stores will be open from 8am for new product reservations only.

That means there are no walk-ins: if you haven’t reserved an iPhone, you won’t be able to make a purchase.

Some small queues might form at Apple Stores, but they will be for reservation customers only – and are time-slotted.

There will be limited Genius Bar services, and no Today at Apple sessions.

But you will still be able to request a Personal Setup for your new iPhone.

These rules will remain on place on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral takes place on Monday, September 19 – and Apple Stores will be closed.

You can check Apple Store opening hours here.

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Apple Stores return to normal on Tuesday, September 20.

The temporary retail restrictions only affect the UK, and won’t impact US stores.

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