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iPhone 14 Pro (Max) availability is delayed — Here's when you can get one

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Pre-orders for the Apple's iPhone 14 were not smooth sailing as expected. The page and official Apple's store went live on Friday for pre-orders but faced several problems including a crashing website to payment errors and unsuccessful checkout. Some had worse problems like a considerable delay for the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max orders with a new estimated delivery date moved to the middle of October.


  • Apple's store crashes on the first day of iPhone 14 pre-orders.
  • iPhone 14 Pro's delivery is now estimated to start on October 11.
  • The iPhone 14 Pro Max gets October 18th shipment.

Apple had prepared the same speed checkout configurator this year as on the iPhone 13's launch in 2022. Although it was trouble-free for some, not all were pleased as the Apple Store crashed right on the first day. The errors were amended, but there is still a lingering major issue that looks to disappoint many fans—which is a delay on the shipment for the Pro models.

Those who ordered the iPhone 14 Pro (Max) on the first day were fortunate to have their shipment arrive on schedule on September 16 or personally pick it up from the physical stores. However, new orders made a day after are now getting far delayed shipment. The earliest estimated date for the Pro is between October 11 to 18 while orders for the Pro Max only start on October 18.

Global availability for the standard iPhone 14 seems to be stable with unchanged ETA which is on Friday for the smaller variant. On the other hand, the new iPhone 14 Plus is still on track for October 7th launch.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Dynamic Island pill-shaped cutout on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max / © Apple, Screenshot: NextPit

It's unclear what was the cause of the longer arrival for the Pro models. But it is safe to assume that demand for the iPhones with Dynamic Island design is higher than anticipated.

Which iPhone 14 model did you pre-order this year? Let us know your answers in the comment section.

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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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  • Joy Lakkineni Sep 15, 2022 Link to comment

    I ordered an IPhone 14 Pro Max in silver on the 1st day of preorder through Three & was assured it will be delivered on 16th September. However I received a message from Three today 15/09/22 that my delivery is delayed & is now expected to be delivered on 05/10/22. Disappointed

  • Sunny Sep 15, 2022 Link to comment

    I ordered an iPhone 14 Pro, 256GB in gold, two days after preorder and it's on schedule to arrive on Sept 16th

  • RSP Creations Sep 14, 2022 Link to comment

    I ordered iPhone 14 Pro Max 512GB on 1st Day at 8:48AM. I got an expected delivery date of October 3 - October 10. I Hope it may be delivered with out further delay.

  • Tonycubed2 Sep 14, 2022 Link to comment

    I ordered 8am on day 1. Purple max. AT&T website. On track for this Friday the 16th.

  • Melissa Sep 13, 2022 Link to comment

    I ordered the iPhone 14 Pro Max in Space Grey! I also ordered on the initial day, however I got an expected delivery date of September 26 - October 3. The anticipation is real over here!

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