Early on Friday morning Apple began to take iPhone XS and XS Max pre-orders in more than 30 countries and territories where the two phones will be released next week. Two weeks from now, iPhone's fans in more than 25 other countries will pre-order the two handsets. This means that customers in more than 55 international markets will be able to buy two of the three new iPhones that Apple just launched before the Pixel 3 Series is presented. If you are Google, it's a good reason to start shutting down the Pixel 3 phones the same day Apple began iPhone XS orders.
Having told the world a few days ago that it will host a Pixel 3 launch event on 9 October in Paris in addition to the already confirmed press conference in New York, the same day Google published the following image at its online store: [1
It only shows a "3", as well as a promp to "get scoop" by signing up via email. If you've followed the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL rumors, and we've had plenty of recent weeks, you know that "3" can only refer to the Pixel 3 phones. And if you've followed the "Pixel Ultra" conspiracy theory too, you might secretly hope that "3" means that Google will reveal three new pixels next month.
Google also put up Pixel 3 teasers in Japan as follows:
The design is interactive so you can rotate the phone. Click the "G" logo and the colors change. What is also interesting is that Google plagues a completely key-filled Pixel 3 design in these images. We do not expect Google to actually start a phone that looks like this graphics.
That's all Google had to share the new Pixel phones right now, and if you're the kind of difficult Android user who only buy Nexus and Pixel hardware, you'll have at least one month to wait until you come to be able to get one. Interestingly, when the Pixel 3 phones are actually sent, Apple will have the other iPhone device out. The iPhone XR, which I think is bad news for Google and Android, will go up for pre-order on October 19th and will hit business shelves a week later.