Early on Friday morning, Apple began to accept the 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 employees in more than 25 more countries will pre-order the two phones. This means that customers in more than 55 international markets will be able to purchase two of the three new iPhones that Apple just launched before the Pixel 3 series was unveiled. If you're Google, it's a good reason to start bothering the Pixel 3 phones the same day. Apple started taking iPhone XS pre-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 in its online store:
It only shows a "3" as well as a question of "getting scoop" by signing up via email. If you've followed 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 can keep secret that "3" means that Google will uncover three new pixels next month.
Google Pixel also sent 3 teasers in Japan that look like this:
The design is interactive so you can rotate the phone. Click on the "G" logo and the colors change. What's also interesting is that Google is bothering a non-torch full screen Pixel 3 design in these pictures. We do not expect Google to actually start a phone that looks like this graphics.
That's all Google had to share about the new Pixel phones at this time and if you're the dying Android user who only purchases Nexus and Pixel hardware, you'll have at least one month to wait until you can get one. Interestingly, as the Pixel 3 phones actually come from, Apple will get the other iPhone. The IPhone XR, which I think is terrible news for Google and Android, will go up for preorder on October 19th and will hit shop shelves a week later.