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Apple Announces Release Dates for OS Updates, New iPhones, and Apple Watch

Apple announced release dates for updates to its OSes and new hardware at the keynote held in the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park today. Here are the dates for each:

iPhone XR:

  • Pre-Order Date: October 19, 2018
  • Ship Date and in stores: October 26, 2018.

iPhone XS, and XS Max:

  • Pre-Order Date: September 14, 2018
  • First Wave of Countries Ship Date and in stores:1 September 21, 2018
  • Second Wave of Countries Ship Date and in stores:2 September 28, 2018

iOS 12

  • Release Date: September 17, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4

  • Pre-Order Date: September 14, 2018
  • Ship Date and in stores: September 21, 2018

watchOS 5

  • Release Date: September 17, 2018

macOS 10.14 Mojave:

  • Release Date: September 24, 2018

You can also follow all of our Apple event coverage through our September 12, 2018 hub, or subscribe to the dedicated September 12, 2018 RSS feed.


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