Six hours after originally taking its online store down, Apple has now made the iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 available for preorder. All three devices can be purchased via the Apple Online Store with the earliest arrival date being September 22nd, but that varies by SKU…
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In addition to the Apple Online Store, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available to preorder from carriers and other retailers, as well. T-Mobile is offering a $300 credit towards the purchase of an iPhone 8 with the trade-in of an iPhone 6 or newer. Meanwhile, Target is offering up to $200 worth of credit with a trade-in, plus $120 worth of eGift cards. Keep an eye on 9to5Toys for the all of the iPhone 8 deals.
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple kicked off its product announcements on Tuesday with the Apple Watch Series 3, which brings long-awaited LTE support, as well as a 70 percent performance boost.
The Apple Watch Series 3 supports watchOS 4, which brings a host of improvements, including several encasements to the Heart Rate functionality that Apple hopes will help people detect heart trouble before it’s too late.
More about About Watch Series 3:
- watchOS adds new heart rate features as Apple announces ‘Apple Heart Rate’ study
- Apple officially announces new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity
- Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $329 for WiFi-only and $399 for LTE, pre-order Sept 15
- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile to support cellular Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple shares Apple Watch LTE battery stats: 1hr talk time, 4hr GPS + LTE workout, more
- Apple Watch Series 3: First impressions, LTE prices, and design choices
- Roundup: Apple Watch Series 3 + Series 1 specs and prices compared
Apple TV 4K
Apple is also releasing the Apple TV 4K this evening for preorder. The new Apple TV finally brings 4K video support to Apple’s set-top box, as well as other improvements such as HDR and Dolby Vision. On the inside, we’re looking at a A10X processor as well as Bluetooth 5.0 and support for Gigabit Ethernet.
Alongside the new Apple TV 4K, Apple is also bringing 4K HDR content to iTunes – and upgrading existing purchased HD films to 4K free of charge.
The Apple TV 4K starts at $179 for 32GB of storage and $199 for 64GB of storage.
More about the Apple TV 4k:
- Apple announces Apple TV 4K with ‘cinematic quality’ video, HDR
- iTunes will sell 4K movies and TV shows for the same price as HD
- Apple TV 4K starts at $179, order from September 15
- Comparison: How the new Apple TV 4K stacks up against its predecessor
- Apple starts rolling out 4K HDR content to iTunes, upgrading prior purchases free of charge
iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
Hastily introduced before the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature a new glass back design with support for wireless charging. Both devices are powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic chip and feature camera improvements such as 4K 60 fps video support.
The iPhone 8 starts at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799 – that’s a $50 price hike compared to the iPhone 7 last year, but both devices are still cheaper than the iPhone X.
Read more about iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:
- Apple announces glass-backed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus w/ A11 Bionic chip, 4K 60 fps video, calibrated for AR, wireless charging
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launching September 22 from $699
- Roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X specs and prices compared
Have you been able to preorder any thing? If so, let us know down in the comments.