Pre-orders for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro start in the UK at 13.00 BST on 16 October. If you want to make sure it is delivered on October 23, you can pre-order exactly when the clock strikes.
Ordering an iPhone can be very stressful. We have some tips on the absolute fastest way to pre-order the iPhone 12. Remember to read about how to prepare so that you are ready to go straight out of the gate.
The easiest way to get exactly what you want is to order directly from Apple. Although some models / colors / storage sizes may end up with delayed delivery times. Apple is just always better prepared to handle a massive influx of pre-orders. It is also important to consider whether you are going to get AppleCare + for iPhone. There will be something you will be asked when you check out.
Carphone Warehouse is the largest retailer of its kind in the UK and has been an iPhone retailer from the very beginning. The new iPhone SE will be available there either in SIM-free form or with a carrier attachment. Carphone Warehouse has agreements with Vodafone, EE and O2, and will often offer offers that the carriers themselves do not offer directly. So it is a great place to not only compare but also save a few pounds a month.
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The carriers – O2, Three, Vodafone and EE
Of course, the UK’s largest operators will have the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on sale by pre-order. If you are already on a contract with one of these carriers, it may be easier for you to order them. It is not uncommon for there to still be stock available from operators, since most people go directly through Apple on the pre-order day.
Most carriers currently only allow you to register your interest in ordering, but we expect this to change at the time of pre-order.
Online retailer Clove has already announced its plans to sell the iPhone SE and is an alternative to the Apple Store or Carphone Warehouse to get a SIM-free, unlocked iPhone. The best option is to check which of the three will send it to you the fastest, and go with it. With the influx of Apple stores initially, shipping dates on popular colors and storage sizes can quickly push back. If fat can get you one sooner, try it.
Clove lets you purchase a SIM-free unlocked iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. You can even go through the process of adding the model, storage size and color you want to the cart, but you will be stopped before you can actually pay for the iPhone. Still. If you want to get as ready as possible, add it to your shopping cart and just wait for the minute hand to tick past.
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