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  • iPhone 4 Buyers Getting Shipment Status Updates



    After what has, at times, felt like day after day of negative news, there's finally a morsel of positive information to report this weekend. Amidst a barrage of headlines chronicling the supply shortfalls, security failures, and preorder meltdowns that have plagued Apple, AT&T, and the iPhone 4 itself, we can now point to a sign of progress.

    Beginning Friday and into the early morning hours of Saturday, many iPhone 4 buyers began to see a change in the shipment status of their orders. These individuals, however, were among the first to successfully have their preorders placed (and not subsequently rejected or voided) on June 15th just as preorders began being accepted.

    The iPhone 4 customers we're hearing from have seen their order status change from from "Not Yet Shipped" to "Prepared for Shipment." This comes as an overwhelmingly positive sign to many iPhone 4 buyers who had begun worrying if June 24th would still bring with it the delivery of their long-awaited iPhone 4. As it stands, June 24th remains the official launch day with only some folks likely to receive their devices late - as in the 25th. It is widely expected that those who preordered latest on June 15th could see their deliveries come one day after the formal product roll out.

    As reported earlier on MMi, last Tuesday's preorder kick-off saw initial iPhone 4 sales that were 10 times higher than the first day of preordering for the iPhone 3GS last year. On June 15th alone, better than 600,000 iPhone 4s were preordered.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Buyers Getting Shipment Status Updates started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 454 Comments
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      My order from Apple, shows its already left China and on its way
    1. jjr3211's Avatar
      jjr3211 -
      I live in Ohio and have not got one yet anybody else
    1. PristineAura's Avatar
      PristineAura -
      AT&T order has shipped. It says my order shipped on the 17th, but the shipment status updated only today. Hopefully it did, infact, ship on the 17th, so I'll get it sooner. Problem is, accesories I ordered from Apple still wont get here until July, lol.
    1. whodatfan's Avatar
      whodatfan -
      Live in Louisiana (home of the world champion New Orleans Saints). Ordered through AT&T Premier. Just got shipped status of 6/20 with tracking for both 16g and 32g phones. Ordered on 6/15 @ 6:30 am CST. Finally. Big sigh of relief....
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      Guys mine says the same thing, shipped on the 17th, have FedEx tracking info but it doesn't show anything yet.....

      BUT, I see no charges on my credit card yet!?!?!? Have any of you noticed a charge on your credit card? There was a charge initially when I placed an order but it eventually dropped off after being in pending status for 2 days (maybe just an authorization). But if its shipped, i should have been charged, right??
    1. silent1643's Avatar
      silent1643 -
      wahhoo mine has a tracking # with fedex now (at&t) but still says in progress.. and my pending payment on my card has disappeared - guess they will run it thursday
    1. urfriendlazy's Avatar
      urfriendlazy -
      Order I put through AT&T at the store on the 15th just updated to shipped status with FedEx tracking number. AT&T premier which I ordered online on the 15th has yet to update...hopefully it'll be updated soon.
    1. TranceField's Avatar
      TranceField -
      Yay mine has shipped as well on 6/20 hehe, and two days ago it was showing as backordered. That's awesome, looks like I will be getting it on time.
    1. amfdfireinside's Avatar
      amfdfireinside -
      ordered through apple at 5pm EST, shipped out through fedex
      Ordered though AT&T premier, June15 830AM EST, not yet shipped, backordered, now says order was placed on June 19. WTF? credit card currently has a hold for the Premier phone, the apple phone hold came and went.
    1. messy786's Avatar
      messy786 -
      ATT order status finally changed from im progress to shipped on 6/17. I tried to track it with the tracking number provided but it doesn't work.
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Mine still says "In Progress" with Backordered Qty of "1" from ATT Premier, but just called and the rep said again "Backordered on the website, does not mean backordered. I it is still in Progress". It is just that they received SOOOO many orders, that they are still working on it.

      I hope she was not pulling my chain
    1. swede922's Avatar
      swede922 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rvashi View Post
      Guys mine says the same thing, shipped on the 17th, have FedEx tracking info but it doesn't show anything yet.....

      BUT, I see no charges on my credit card yet!?!?!? Have any of you noticed a charge on your credit card? There was a charge initially when I placed an order but it eventually dropped off after being in pending status for 2 days (maybe just an authorization). But if its shipped, i should have been charged, right??
      no charge yet on mine also
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      Quote Originally Posted by amfdfireinside View Post
      ordered through apple at 5pm EST, shipped out through fedex
      Ordered though AT&T premier, June15 830AM EST, not yet shipped, backordered, now says order was placed on June 19. WTF? credit card currently has a hold for the Premier phone, the apple phone hold came and went.
      no charge yet on mine also
      Doesn't make any sense! AT&T and Apple both said credit card would be charged once they ship the phone...well apparently the phone is shipped but no charges!?!? WTF???

      They better not manage to screw this one up....I have to pick mine up at the store, so I'll get to check out the 50 million people cribbing in line, unfortunately.
    1. whodatfan's Avatar
      whodatfan -
      If you ordered through ATT, what shipping carrier does your order show? Mine says "null". null? WTF shipping company is null? I have tracking numbers, but don't have a clue who to track with? I thought FEDEX, I guess maybe it just hasn't processed yet, hence the "null" label? hmmm......
    1. diesel boy's Avatar
      diesel boy -
      I just checked my now says shipped
    1. bmdub's Avatar
      bmdub -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwickone View Post
      Mine still says "In Progress" with Backordered Qty of "1" from ATT Premier, but just called and the rep said again "Backordered on the website, does not mean backordered. I it is still in Progress". It is just that they received SOOOO many orders, that they are still working on it.

      I hope she was not pulling my chain
      Not quite what I just got from my AT&T Premier rep. Was told it is a true backorder and there was no guarantee of it shipping or not shipping. She offered to cancel it if I wanted to go wait in line though. Nice, huh?
    1. jcarroll's Avatar
      jcarroll -
      Same thing...AT&T reports shipped on 17th...FedEx tracking# not working...credit card still not charged.
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmdub View Post
      Not quite what I just got from my AT&T Premier rep. Was told it is a true backorder and there was no guarantee of it shipping or not shipping. She offered to cancel it if I wanted to go wait in line though. Nice, huh?
      Hmmmm....nothing like consistent stories. LOL

      What I found interesting, is that the phone rep in my case did not show any "backorder" status at all, just "in progress". I told her the website said "backorder qty 1" and she did not have that in her system.

      I think I will order from the Apple site from now on.
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      My ATT says shipped also...sweet.
    1. bmdub's Avatar
      bmdub -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwickone View Post
      Hmmmm....nothing like consistent stories. LOL

      What I found interesting, is that the phone rep in my case did not show any "backorder" status at all, just "in progress". I told her the website said "backorder qty 1" and she did not have that in her system.

      I think I will order from the Apple site from now on.
      She told me she showed a code of "518" and checked with her supervisor to confirm that is a backorder status. I really wanted to order through Apple too, but alas after 7.5 hours...AT&T went through.