Tomorrow Apple starts accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, the US and 30+ other countries. Pre-ordered phones will start shipping on November 13 (Friday next week), which is also when the first units will be available in stores.
Would be buyers in Brazill, South Korea and 25 other countries will have to wait a bit longer, pre-orders for them begin on November 20 and sales start a week after that, November 27.
Keep in mind that stores – both virtual and real ones – will be pretty crowded. If you’re ordering online, you can jump to the front of the queue by signing up for the Upgrade Program (you have until 9:00 PM today to get approved).
A note to Brits: as the UK is on lockdown, all Apple stores in the country are closed today and will re-open tomorrow for a click-and-collect service. However, since signing up for the iPhone Upgrade Program requires entering the store, that service is temporarily halted.
Anyway, the HomePod Mini smart speaker will also be available tomorrow in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, the UK and the US, however, the actual speakers will arrive a few days after the iPhones – November 16. China, Taiwan and Mexico will get the speaker later this year.