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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. PSYC0TIC ONE's Avatar
      PSYC0TIC ONE -
      this was more like the pre-order LOTTO... you pay for it and IF you are lucky, you'll get it...

      1 in 600,000 chance to win!!! *******!!!
    1. jjr3211's Avatar
      jjr3211 -
      Yea no kiddin I'm so pissed about this hole thing
    1. chad2ss's Avatar
      chad2ss -
      Quote Originally Posted by PSYC0TIC ONE View Post
      this was more like the pre-order LOTTO... you pay for it and IF you are lucky, you'll get it...

      1 in 600,000 chance to win!!! *******!!!
      Yeah... good thing I wasted 3 hours at work trying to get through...
    1. jjr3211's Avatar
      jjr3211 -
      Yep as many times as they have done this you think they could get it right
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      @jjr3211

      I've been keeping track of this thread from the start and our stories are looking to be exactly the same. I'm in ohio waiting for my phone to ship and the apple site still says nothing. I'm currently on hold to see if I can find out more info on what will happen and what apple plans to do if they can't deliver when they say they will. I'll post when I done talking to apple.
    1. jjr3211's Avatar
      jjr3211 -
      Thanks I'm stuck at work and can't call I have talked to them twice and get the same bs answer hope that u can get somewhere with them
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Ok just got off the phone with apple. The rep said she saw this happen with the ipad launch as well and that many orders were shipped overnight to get there in time, which if that happens to us, the carriers will deliver overnight before regular packages. I was also told that at&t was "questioning" the activation on my new line. I'm about to call them and see what the hell they want. I would suggest calling apple (not too bad of a hold time right now) and ask about you "hold history" to see if at&t has been messing with your order.
    1. jjr3211's Avatar
      jjr3211 -
      Well mine was just a upgrade if it is AT&T god help them I have seven lines and all of them are out of contract
    1. iTouch-Warrior's Avatar
      iTouch-Warrior -
      Well, I ordered mine at 9:30 am Eastern time and my order status still says In Progress. I'm not too optimistic about getting it on the 24th.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Well just got off the phone with at&t. they must have hired a bunch of idiots to work the phones. I finally got someone who knew what they were doing in the number portability dept. they found my request for new service on the 15th, but there was NO phone number attached to the request. They said when the phone ships, apple SHOULD update their system and at&t will get the number I'm porting over. This sounds like its going to be more fun then a fat guy at disney!
    1. bmdub's Avatar
      bmdub -
      FWIW, I called Premier yesterday morning and was told my order (placed at 11:30am EDT on June 15th) is on backorder - "code 518". I asked her about cancelling and she said she could do that. I got a customer service manager to contact me through Facebook yesterday afternoon and was told, "Do NOT cancel your order. I would tell my mom or my friend this same thing...Do NOT cancel your order." So I'm hoping that's her way of telling me something she couldn't actually say. Still showing backordered as of right now...
    1. rabanjr's Avatar
      rabanjr -
      Just got an email from AT&T that my phone shipped. Still no info with fedex with the track number.
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
      Well just got off the phone with at&t. they must have hired a bunch of idiots to work the phones. I finally got someone who knew what they were doing in the number portability dept. they found my request for new service on the 15th, but there was NO phone number attached to the request. They said when the phone ships, apple SHOULD update their system and at&t will get the number I'm porting over. This sounds like its going to be more fun then a fat guy at disney!
      your story and my story match up perfectly except im in alabama and your in ohio. I too am porting my number over and it still says not yet shipped as of right now although it said prepared for shipment on saturday night. I am on hold right now waiting to talk to apple see if they can help me clear some of this up.
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      Stupid f******g FedEx and Apple....the AT&T Order Status website had given me a shipped status and a FedEx tracking number since yesterday morning, but it still doesn't show anything yet this morning!!! WTF????

      Also, there's no charge on my credit card so far....so all you AT&T order guys, has your credit card been charged yet? Not the original hold, an actualy charge again??



      UPDATE: YAY!!!!!!!! Called FedEX and they're having problems with website, OFCOURSE!! So the package should be delivered by the 23rd!!!! But mine is getting delivered to AT&T so I wonder if those fu***rs will let me pick it up on the 23rd!! Any ideas guys???
    1. washamur's Avatar
      washamur -
      ^^^ That's what I'm talking about. Acting like it's the end of the world if you don't get your phone. Geez ... seriously. 2 words / DE CAF!

      ----------------------------------------------

      For those that asked, even if my AT&T store does get the phone early enough on the 24th, I still wouldn't be able to pick it up. I'll be working from 10am to 8pm(ish). I'm off Friday so I'll just get up and head up there.

      I chose to have the phone delivered to the store since FedEx (in my area anyways) is notorious for just putting stuff on your door step in plain site. I don't know how many people in my area know about the iPhone 4, but I sure wouldn't want it just sitting there for anyone to take.
    1. Niner1000RR's Avatar
      Niner1000RR -
      yea mine (through ATT) still hasn't even updated to shipped yet! And I ordered it at 5:30AM on the 15th.

      Yet I ordered my g/f's (through Apple)at 6:30PM and I will have it tomorrow!

      WTF
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      just got off the phone with apple the lady acted like my phone was going to ship on the 24th and be delivered on the 24th...She kept repeating what it say s on apple.com/orderStatus she kept saying well "Ships: Delivers on 24th" I kept asking that is only 2 days awaya are you sure it will be here on the 24th and she kept saying once it ships your phone will be delivered no later than the 24th. I said but dont you think it should have shipped by now lots of people i know have already gotten tracking numbers and tracked their packages to their state. She kept saying once its prepared to ship it wont take long to get to your house. I kept telling her I am leaving on the 26th for vacation for 3 weeks to europe. I am kind of counting on my phone arriving no later than the 25th. She said it will not arrive any later than the 24th. And once again I said even though that delivery date is only 2 days away and my status still says "Not Yet Shipped" i will still receive my phone on the 24th and she says thats what will happen and seemed very confident. For some reason i dont believe any of the bull **** they are feeding me i doubt i will get this phone anywhere near the 24th.
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      Quote Originally Posted by washamur View Post
      ^^^ That's what I'm talking about. Acting like it's the end of the world if you don't get your phone. Geez ... seriously. 2 words / DE CAF!
      Buddy, there's a reason why this thread has 25+ pages so far...I think you might be one of the very few who isn't all excited and worked up about this whole pre-order BS!!
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      I ordered at the ATT store on the 15th about noon and my CC got charged then and I got my order confirmation.I received my updated shipped status on ATT site yesterday morning also and still Fed-Ex site says nothing about it this morning.My ship date on the ATT site is the 18th.My CC is still charged that amount.

      I'm sure it will be here tomorrow or thursday like the rest of pre-orders that went through early enough on the 15th.

      I ordered at the ATT store on the 15th about noon and my CC got charged then and I got my order confirmation.I received my updated shipped status on ATT site yesterday morning also and still Fed-Ex site says nothing about it this morning.My ship date on the ATT site is the 18th.My CC is still charged that amount.

      I'm sure it will be here tomorrow or Thursday like the rest of pre-orders that went through early enough on the 15th.
    1. hacktarded1's Avatar
      hacktarded1 -
      AT&T website status was just updated from "in progress" to "shipped"!!!! Hell yes!!

      I ordered my phone at my local AT&T store in Dayton, OH at 5pm EST while their computers were down, and just now got my tracking info. It's being shipped via UPS and the tracking info shows that it's in Memphis, TN right now. Looks like I'll be getting it on Thursday as expected!! Yay for me!