iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Availability for September 18th, 2018 (Evening)

Here is the iPhone Availability for the evening of September 18th, 2018. There are still a few models available from carriers for a delivery of September 21st.

Changes for Apple

  • All of Apple’s availability has gone from “1 to 2 weeks” to “Oct 2 – Oct 9”.

Changes for the Carriers

  • AT&T – 256GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018
  • AT&T – 512GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Oct 8, 2018 to Oct 10, 2018
  • Verizon – 64GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from 09-21-2018 to 10-03-2018
  • Verizon – 256GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from 09-21-2018 to 10-03-2018
  • Verizon – 64GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from 09-21-2018 to 10-03-2018
  • Verizon – 256GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from 09-21-2018 to 10-03-2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Silver iPhone XS Max has changed from Sep 21, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Gold iPhone XS Max has changed from Oct 1, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018
  • AT&T – 512GB Gold iPhone XS Max has changed from Sep 21, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Space Gray iPhone XS Max has changed from Sep 21, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018
  • AT&T – 512GB Space Gray iPhone XS Max has changed from Sep 21, 2018 to Oct 3, 2018
  • Sprint – 512GB Space Gray iPhone XS Max has changed from 10/08 – 10/15 to 9/24 – 10/1
  • Verizon – 512GB Gold iPhone XS Max has changed from 10-03-2018 to 10-10-2018
iPhone XS
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
iPhone XS Max
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Gold Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9
Space Gray Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9 Oct 2 – Oct 9

iPhone XS – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Gold Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Space Gray Sep 21, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Oct 10, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 9/21 9/21 10/22 – 10/29
Gold 9/21 9/21 10/15 – 10/22
Space Gray 9/21 9/21 10/15 – 10/22
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 10-03-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018
Gold 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018
Space Gray 10-03-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018

iPhone XS Max – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Gold Sep 21, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Oct 3, 2018
Space Gray Sep 21, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 Oct 3, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 9/21 9/24-10/1 10/08 – 10/15
Gold 10/1 – 10/8 9/21 10/08 – 10/15
Space Gray 9/21 9/21 9/24 – 10/1
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018
Gold 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018
Space Gray 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018

Apple “Gather Round” Prediction Results

Apple held their “Gather Round” event just last week and I made my predictions for the event. Let us look at how well I did.

Correct Predictions

  • New 5.8-inch iPhone model – iPhone XS
  • New larger OLED iPhone model – iPhone XS Max
  • New Apple Watch Model – Series 4
  • OS 12 release date being announced – Available Today
  • HomePod software update – Available Today
  • New 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model – iPhone XR
  • New Apple Watch being thinner – It is thinner
  • New Apple Watch bezels being smaller – The bezels are smaller
  • Apple Watch battery being the same – It is the same, 18 hours

Incorrect Predictions

  • New iPad Pros having Face ID, if iPads announced – No New iPads
  • New AirPods Case, if AirPower mat released – No AirPower Mat
  • New iPad Pros, having reduced bezels – No New iPads
  • AirPower Mat Released – No AirPower Mat
  • New iPad Pros Announced – No New iPads
  • New iPad Pros, being same physical size – No New iPads
  • New iPad Pros, having same screen size – No New iPads
  • New AirPods – Did not happen
  • New Macs – No New Macs

Overall my predictions were 50% correct. That is better than my WWDC predictions which were only 34.8% correct. Maybe I will do better next time, but this is an improvement. For the things that were not announced, the iPads, AirPods, and Macs, maybe there will be another event next month.

Introducing wwrite 4.0 and wwriteLite 4.0.

When the iPad was announced in March 2010, I immediately had an idea for an app. As most apps tend to, it comes from the developer’s personal need for the app. In my case it was a note-taking app; specifically one that would allow you to use templates. Hence the creation of wwrite. In the first four years of the app, there were 11 releases; 1.0 to 2.1.3. If you have been following along with the site for a while, you may have noticed that my apps went on an unintentional hiatus from June of 2014 to May of 2017. Since May of 2017 there have been 4 releases, and now there is a fifth. In the entire history of the app there have been many changes, but the latest is the largest in history.

The biggest change that most people will notice is the icon. The icon has been completely redesigned, but it still hints at the original. If you do not like the new icon, do not fret, you can switch back the old icons. Along with the two icons there are also 13 additional colors to choose from. To coincide with the colors, the color on the controls will also change to a corresponding color. In some cases they are the exact same, in others they may be a different shade.

The other thing that users may notice is that the name of “wwriteFree” has been changed to “wwriteLite”. Even though the name has been changed, do not fret, it still has feature parity with wwrite. As with all past past updates, these are free updates for all users.

You can download wwrite or wwriteLite on the App Store.

wwrite 4.0 and wwriteLite 4.0 are significant updates and they include the following:

New Features
– All new icons.
– Added new “Auto Save” options, under “App Settings” that will automatically save your files. This is enabled on a file-by-file basis by swiping from right to left.
– Added Handoff between devices for files. The files in their current state are copied over to the receiving device.
– Added a “Review” button in the “About” screen.
– You can now choose your preferred App Icon. Also accessible by using the key combination command-i.

Locking files
– In order to lock any files you must have Face ID or Touch ID authentication enabled. This is available on a file-by-file basis and is enabled by swiping from the left on the file.
– You will be prompted to authenticate when opening a locked file, including after switching apps.
– Locked files cannot be handed off.
– Locked files cannot be deleted. You have to unlock in order to allow deletion.
– Locked files will not work with Drag & Drop.

Tweaks
– Requires iOS 12.
– Added Save Button to be shown all the time on all devices.
– Date and time formats now match the user’s chosen locale.
– Email Archives is now just “Archives”, with the ability to delete archives from the screen.
– Selected file now has a prominent border to be able to easily distinguish it.

Keyboard combinations
– Modified the “New From Template” keyboard shortcut (command-shift-n), to only be available when user has at least one template configured.
– Added command-e keyboard shortcut to email file.
– Added command-p key combination to print the current file.
– Added command-s key combination to save template when customizing it.

Bug Fixes
– Fixed FAQs button not working.
– Fixed issue with last file not always being loaded.
– Fixed bug if you were emailing archives, choosing a template to customize, or customizing a templates, minimized the app there was nothing you could do other than close the app.
– Fixed layout issue when customizing templates in landscape on an iPhone.
– Update zipping library to latest version.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Availability for September 16th, 2018 (Evening)

Here is the availability for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max for the evening of September 16th, 2018. The biggest change is that all of the iPhones from Apple are now at 1-2 weeks.

For the Carriers you can still get an iPhone XS for delivery on September 21st. The 512GB Model is still available from AT&T. The iPhone XS Max has slipped to October for Verizon.

Changes for Apple

  • AT&T – 64GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • AT&T – 512GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 64GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 256GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 512GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 64GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 256GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 512GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 64GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 256GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sprint – 512GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Verizon – 512GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 256GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 512GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 256GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 512GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 64GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 256GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 512GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks

Changes for the Carriers

  • AT&T – 512GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Oct 1, 2018 to Oct 8, 2018
  • Sprint – 256GB Silver iPhone XS Max has changed from 9/21 to 9/24-10/1
  • Sprint – 64GB Gold iPhone XS Max has changed from 9/21 to 10/1 – 10/8

iPhone XS
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
iPhone XS Max
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks

iPhone XS – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Gold Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Space Gray Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Oct 8, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 9/21 9/21 10/22 – 10/29
Gold 9/21 9/21 10/15 – 10/22
Space Gray 9/21 9/21 10/15 – 10/22
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018
Gold 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018
Space Gray 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018

iPhone XS Max – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Gold Sep 21, 2018 Oct 1, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Space Gray Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 9/21 9/24-10/1 10/08 – 10/15
Gold 10/1 – 10/8 9/21 10/08 – 10/15
Space Gray 9/21 9/21 10/08 – 10/15
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018
Gold 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-03-2018
Space Gray 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018

Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Availability for September 15th, 2018 (Morning)

Here is the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max availability information for the morning of September 15th, 2018. This is information from approximately 28 hours after pre-orders opened up. There have been a couple of changes, all of the changes being a slipping of availability for delivery by a week

As a note, availability information is not currently available from T-mobile. However, information from the other three carriers AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, is available.

Changes for Apple

  • Sim-Free – 64GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks
  • Sim-Free – 64GB Gold iPhone XS has changed from Sep 21 to 1-2 weeks

Changes for the Carriers

  • Verizon – 64GB Silver iPhone XS Max has changed from 10-03-2018 to 10-10-2018
  • Verizon – 256GB Silver iPhone XS Max has changed from 09-21-2018 to 10-03-2018
  • Verizon – 64GB Space Gray iPhone XS Max has changed from 10-03-2018 to 10-10-2018

iPhone XS
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold Sep 21 1-2 weeks Sep 21
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 21
Gold Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 21
Space Gray Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 21
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks Sep 21
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks Sep 21 Sep 21
Gold 1-2 weeks Sep 21 Sep 21
Space Gray Sep 21 Sep 21 Sep 21
iPhone XS Max
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Space Gray 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks

iPhone XS – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Gold Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Space Gray Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Oct 1, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 9/21 9/21 10/22 – 10/29
Gold 9/21 9/21 10/15 – 10/22
Space Gray 9/21 9/21 10/15 – 10/22
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver
Gold
Space Gray
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018
Gold 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018
Space Gray 09-21-2018 09-21-2018 10-10-2018

iPhone XS Max – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Gold Sep 21, 2018 Oct 1, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Space Gray Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 9/21 9/21 10/08 – 10/15
Gold 9/21 9/21 10/08 – 10/15
Space Gray 9/21 9/21 10/08 – 10/15
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver
Gold
Space Gray
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018
Gold 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-03-2018
Space Gray 10-10-2018 10-03-2018 10-10-2018