Apple Offers Free Shipping Through December 22nd, Offers When-to-Order Chart

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Apple announced on (Cyber) Monday that everything ordered from now until December 22nd, 2013, from the online Apple Store comes with free delivery. The company also posted a handy chart for when you'll need to order if you want to receive a new Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPhone, or accessory before Christmas.

For shipping, Apple's website said:

Free shipping on everything.
Or choose from expedited delivery options, including Next Business Day. And now you can buy online and pick up most orders within an hour at any Apple Retail Store.

In other words, expedited shipping costs more, at least for now. It's possible Apple will wave that when we get closer to Christmas, but for now, it's free shipping for regular ground shipping until December 22nd.

Apple Store Free Shipping

Apple's "Get your gifts in time for December 24th" chart is going to be useful for lots of folks. The company broke down Macs for standard configurations with dates, and custom configuration without dates. That means you'll have to check on a case by case basis. iPhones, iPads, and iPods are broken down by whether or not they're engraved.

Remember to use TMO's affiliate link to the Apple Store for ordering.

Here's Apple's list as of Monday:

Mac order deadlines

Model Configuration Standard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
MacBook Air Standard Dec. 18 Dec. 22
Custom Dec. 16 N/A
MacBook Pro Standard Dec. 18 Dec. 22
Custom see checkout N/A
Mac mini Standard Dec. 18 Dec. 22
Custom Dec. 16 N/A
iMac Standard Dec. 18 Dec. 22
Custom see checkout see checkout

iPad order deadlines

Model Configuration Standard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
iPad mini with Retina display Engraved Dec. 5 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 5 N/A
iPad mini Engraved Dec. 18 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 18 Dec. 22
iPad Air Engraved Dec. 9 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 9 N/A
iPad 2 Engraved Dec. 17 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 18 Dec. 22

iPhone order deadlines

Model Configuration Standard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
iPhone 5s All configurations Dec. 12 N/A
iPhone 5c All configurations Dec. 18 Dec. 22
iPhone 4s All configurations Dec. 18 Dec. 22

iPod order deadlines

Model Configuration Standard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
iPod touch Engraved Dec. 18 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 18 Dec. 22
iPod nano Engraved Dec. 18 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 18 Dec. 22
iPod shuffle Engraved Dec. 18 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 18 Dec. 22
iPod classic Engraved Dec. 18 N/A
Non-engraved Dec. 18 Dec. 22

Accessories order deadlines

Model Configuration Standard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
Apple Gift Cards By mail Dec. 12 Dec. 22
By email emailed within
24 hours
emailed within
24 hours
iTunes Gift Cards By mail Dec. 12 Dec. 22
Apple TV Dec. 18 Dec. 22
iPhoto Print Products Books Dec. 12 N/A
Cards Dec. 12 N/A
Calendars Dec. 12 N/A

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