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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. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whodatfan View Post
      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......
      Yeah, thats what mines says...But at least we are showing signs of life..Some people stills says back-ordered and In Progress...It may update later in the day..
    1. diesel boy's Avatar
      diesel boy -
      At*t just sent me a email my phone has been shipped thru fedex
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      I ordered mine from Apple and its supposed to be delivered on July 15. So far i have not gotten a cancellation notice. I suspect the people that are getting them is because they ordered multiple times due to the outage on att site???
    1. washamur's Avatar
      washamur -
      I was #21 in line on the 15th. By the time I got to the counter, they had to do my order manually.

      The rep called me a few hours later and told me she was putting my order in.

      I've checked the order status, and it says "In Progress", with a order date of 6/15/10

      The crap thing is she told me that they would not be getting thier fedex shipment until late on the 24th, so anyone that had the phone shipped to the store would have to pick it up on the 25th. So I guess I'll be there this Friday ... I haven't heard anything about it not being there as expected.

      ... but if it doesn't make it, oh well. I'll get it when I get it. It cracks me up to see people acting like it's the end of the world if they don't get their phone.
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      I just recieved this e-mail from AT&T Premier:
      Dear xxxxxx xxxxxx,

      We shipped your recently placed AT&T Premier order.

      If you pre-ordered the iPhone 4, it is staged for pickup by our shipping carrier. Because of unprecedented volume, it may be as much as 72 hours before the carrier can provide any detailed information to you. Please don't be concerned if you visit the carrier's site and specific information about your order is not provided. The information will be updated when the carrier picks up the order at our warehouse.

      Your tracking number is shown below:

      Web Order number: 10122xxxxxxxxxxxx

      Your FEDEX tracking number is:

      To track your shipment(s) online, follow the link to the FEDEX website

      How to Activate Your iPhone:
      Charge your phone/device following the instructions provided in the user's guide.
      Power on your phone/device.
      Call 1-866-499-8008 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Eastern Time or Saturday from 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to activate your phone/device. You may be asked for any of the following information:
      Wireless Phone Number
      AT&T Premier Order Number
      15 digit IMEI number
      20-21 digit SIM card number
      Follow these additional activation steps for your iPhone:
      Download and install the latest version of iTunes from Apple - iTunes - Everything you need to be entertained. to your Mac or PC.
      Connect iPhone to your Mac or PC using the included cable and dock.
      Follow the onscreen instructions to sync your iPhone.
      Visit http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iPhone_User_Guide.pdf to view the iPhone User's Guide.

      We appreciate your business and look forward to having you as a customer.

      Thank you,

      The AT&T Premier Team

      This email was auto-generated. Please do not respond.

      2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T and AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property.
    1. TranceField's Avatar
      TranceField -
      I got the same email few minutes ago as msbeezy... awesome!
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      washamur - go to AT&T on Thursday 24. The i4 are high priority with Fedex. They will have them in.
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      nice. at least they are a head of the game with shipping early.
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      mine also says shipped but when i log onto fedex it says Not Found. perhaps i'll check again later today
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      Now all I'm waiting for is IOS4 to be released on I-Tunes so I download, jailbreak, unlock, sell my iPhone 3G..It should be coming out 12-1 EST
    1. partycove's Avatar
      partycove -
      So if emial is right we can't track till weds I'm guess. So sitting in the dark again.
    1. vietxnameze's Avatar
      vietxnameze -
      Status : shipped with FEDEx tracking number...yay!!
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      Quote Originally Posted by XFaega View Post
      washamur - go to AT&T on Thursday 24. The i4 are high priority with Fedex. They will have them in.
      But whats the deal with no tracking information when you go to the FedEx site when the ship date was as early as 6/17, like mine was? You're out FedEx rep, so you can fill us in!

      And thanks a bunch also for your help!
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      The funny part is that my order has been shipped and all but they still haven't took out any money since the first day when they took it out and put it back in. That would be nice if they can screw up on this part.
    1. swimcoach12's Avatar
      swimcoach12 -
      Fed Ex tracking on my order (through Apple) shows this:

      On Schedule

      In transit
      Shipment Dates
      Ship date Jun 20, 2010
      Estimated delivery Jun 23, 2010 by 10:30 AM
    1. tyrenlds's Avatar
      tyrenlds -
      Ordered from ATT on the 14th. My order shows 'in progress' with a ship date of 6/21, FedEx carrier, and a provided tracking number. Tracking doesn't show any information, so I called FedEx. They told me that the package is due to ship from the sender on 6/22. I asked where the item was shipping from and she told me Dallas Fort Worth, Texas. Weird.

      I'm in CA so it shouldn't take more than a day or two to get from Texas to here. the 24th is looking very plausible.
    1. nhstunner's Avatar
      nhstunner -
      I did not order through Premier, although I have a FAN #. I ordered in-store at AT&T. I have not gotten an email saying my phone shipped, but by checking the status I see it shipped on the 19th, (my birthday, which is ironic) & is on its way via FedEx with a tracking. So AT&T folks, if you have not gotten an email, check the status online.
    1. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      Just checked my status on my order. Ordered at ATT store with purchase date of 06/15. Now it says shipped 06/19, YUP! Both of my orders are being shipped to ATT store for me to pick up on launch day. Made my day.
    1. nhstunner's Avatar
      nhstunner -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gom33 View Post
      Just checked my status on my order. Ordered at ATT store with purchase date of 06/15. Now it says shipped 06/19, YUP! Both of my orders are being shipped to ATT store for me to pick up on launch day. Made my day.
      How did you get them to ship to store? Store manager at my store said it not an option, it HAD to be shipped to my house.
    1. bluenwhitenikes's Avatar
      bluenwhitenikes -
      I still have my status as in progress!!! I ordered mine on 6/15 at 10am eastern time and I received email with 6/16 oreder date??!! Call customer service and was told should receive on the 24th!!!

      Hey mBezzy81, I have a iphone 3gs that is currently unlocked/jailbroken. When you upgrade to os4 what method are you using to unlock/jailbreak???