Want Your Apple Device Delivered by Christmas? Check Out These Order Deadlines
Apple has put together a series of handy charts showing the cut-off dates for several products and shipping options in order to receive them by December 24th. In addition, the Cupertino company is offering free standard shipping on everything now through December 22, though again, be mindful of the cut-off dates if you're picking up a Christmas gift.
Some items can go out via standard shipping as late as December 18, such as a standard (and NOT a custom configured) MacBook Air, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (with or without engraving), and a few other items.
The deadline for Apple gift cards and iTunes gift cards has already passed for standard shipping, though if you pony up for next-day shipping, you have until December 22. However, these items are commonly found locally, sometimes at a discount, so you may want to shop around before paying a premium on shipping.