All the Pre-order & Release Dates for Everything Apple Announced Today: Hardware & Software

Apple's 2018 September Special Event, Gather Round, just happened, and we're all wading through tech specs and prices, deciding which new devices to purchase and when. In addition to hardware news, we learned the release dates for a few key software updates headed our way. In an effort to keep track of everything Apple is throwing at us, let's get all the release dates in one place. 

Related: iOS 12 Roundup: Memojis, ARkit, Smarter Siri, Group FaceTime, More!

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When Are the New iPhones & Apple Watch Coming?

iPhone XS

Pre-order September 14
Available September 21

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iPhone XS Max

Pre-order September 14
Available September 21

iPhone XR

Pre-order October 19
Available October 26

Apple Watch Series 4

Pre-order September 14
Available September 21

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When is the New Apple Software Being Released?

All the new software will be released on the same day this year:

iOS 12

September 17

Watch OS 5

September 17

tvOS 12

September 17

HomePod Update

September 17

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.