If you are wanting to get a new Apple product in time for Christmas or just wondering how quickly Apple can deliver, where Apple can deliver, or what delivery service Apple uses in the UK, we have the answers.
Apple delivery times
Most products you can buy from Apple will have a 1-3 day delivery guide. However, there are times when you can get things delivered sooner - and there are times when delivery will take considerably longer.
Last order dates for Christmas
If you want to get Christmas gifts from Apple on time for Christmas this is when you need to order by the dates below:
iPhone: As long as you don't want the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, if you order a new iPhone from Apple before 22 December you should receive it by Christmas Eve. (The last day to order the Pro and Max was 4 December). Order here.
Watch: On its website Apple indicated that, as with the iPhone, the last date for ordering the Apple Watch is 22 December. However, when we checked the delivery dates had slipped into the new year so we the window has closed now. Order here.
iPad: Unfortunately if you want to get any kind of iPad from Apple this Christmas the date to order has passed. Order here.
Mac: The last date to order a new Mac for Christmas has also passed. Order here.
AirPods: As long as you order your AirPods or AirPods Pro by 22 December you should get them in time for Christmas. You'll be waiting long into the new year before you can get your hands on the AirPods Max though. Order here.
HomePod: If you want the HomePod mini for Christmas then you are out of luck, like the AirPods Max delivery dates are stretching into the new year now. But if you want a standard HomePod then you can order by 22 December to get one in time for Christmas. Order here
Apple TV: Order your Apple TV by 22 December to get one in time for Christmas. Order here
iPod touch: In the case of the iPod (yes you can still buy one) the last order date is 21 December. Order here
Worried about returning unwanted Apple products? We also have details on How to return Apple products.
Does Apple do same day deliveries?
Wondering if Apple can deliver faster?
Apple does offer same-day delivery, and for a limited time, in select locations, Apple will deliver within two hours for £4.
Same day deliveries are available during business hours on selected items for certain postcodes. For example, if you are in London, Birmingham or another UK city you may be able to get your new Apple product delivered to you within two hours.
The two-hour delivery fee is normally £8, but in the run up to Christmas 2020 Apple has discounted that to £4.
If this option is available in your area you will see it at checkout.
You can also pick your order up in person at an Apple Store.
Can Apple deliver to another country?
It is possible to purchase items from Apple for friends and family in any country where Apple has an Apple Store, no matter where you live.
You just need to visit the local online Apple Store of the country where you want your products delivered and place your order.
This includes 15 European countries.
If Apple doesn't operate in that country you should still be able to buy from an Apple reseller in that country and have the item delivered to your recipient's address.
Visit Apple's website for a list of all the Apple Stores around the world.
Who do Apple deliver with in the UK?
This depends. For orders that are less than £200 Apple will send via the postal service. No signature is required and order tracking is not available.
For products that cost more than £200 Apple changes courier service from time to time. You can expect the courier to be either TNT or UPS in the UK.
Can Apple deliver to a PO Box?
Apple does not do deliver to PO Boxes or BFPO addresses, but you can collect your online order from an Apple-authorised location like a newsagent, supermarket or locker station
A pickup point is a convenient location such as a newsagent or local supermarket where you can collect your order.
When you've selected the item you want to order, you will be presented with the option to Deliver to Home or to Deliver to a Pickup Point.
For more information about shopping at Apple read: How to use the Apple Store.