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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. phlydude's Avatar
      phlydude -
      My wife's 16GB shipped via FedEx yesterday afternoon (around 1:15 ET) - my 32GB didn't ship until this AM (around 3:15) via UPS - both are going to the AT&T store.
      It seems like FedEx isn't able to handle all of these phones...I too received the:

      Looks as though the UPS boys ran down to Memphis to pick up a bunch of phones from FedEx's sort facility and will truck them up to Louisville and get them out tonight for delivery on Wed or Thur.

      Both of our phones will be going to AT&T store so I'm curious how they will handle the preorders, especially since my wife's phone shows delivery on 23rd by 3:00 PM via FedEx. It would be nice to have it on the 23rd and be able to monkey with it all night and over a 4 day weekend without having to fight the rush of all 600k people trying to sync and activate on the 24th.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      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.
      You should know by tomorrow night. If it's going to have any chance of getting here by thursday, it will have to go out overnight air. If you get a tracking number it will show what type of shipping it is (ground, express, overnight....) overnight packages, to the best of my knowledge, get delivered before regular ground packages.
    1. phlydude's Avatar
      phlydude -
      Anyone that is showing UPS as their shipment type and you have NEXT DAY AIR SAVER as the shipment method, these will not be delivered by 10:30AM like standard Next Day Air packages. These will come in the standard ground deliveries, usually in the afternoon up until 7 PM.
    1. NiteStar's Avatar
      NiteStar -
      Yep I have the Next Day Air Saver.

      on another note... I've received a couple emails and even a text message from AT&T this morning about my new phone. Better late than never. Lol
    1. supershick's Avatar
      supershick -
      gawd damn, my phone is chillin in oakland. i wish i could just go there and pick it up =P
    1. remoteme's Avatar
      remoteme -
      Preordered on 6/15 at 4:00pm eastern time from AT&T website, status is still In Progress. Anyone else still seeing this? I'm in Ohio.
    1. danb708's Avatar
      danb708 -
      Preordered on 6/15 at 11:30 AM pacific time from AT&T website, status is still in progress, I'm in CA
    1. jeepn's Avatar
      jeepn -
      ordered mine at 10 am from the at&t store on the 15th while their computers were down. They called me later the same day to confirm mine was in. My status still says in progress... should I be worried? I'm from texas if anyone else from here is from texas and has had a update...
    1. danb708's Avatar
      danb708 -
      If orders are processed based on time ordered then something is wrong
    1. rabanjr's Avatar
      rabanjr -
      Anyone with AT&T get the fedex track number to work?
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      Nope, I even called fed-ex and got a no idea response.

      I have seen pics that people are getting them already today.
    1. nhstunner's Avatar
      nhstunner -
      I called FedEx, they claim that info will be updated starting tomorrow, but really, who knows?
    1. tyrenlds's Avatar
      tyrenlds -
      I ordered AT&T and the tracking number works as of 6:00am this morning. Shows order status, departure time & location and a scheduled delivery of 6/23!
    1. jaydubb's Avatar
      jaydubb -
      got the same as @tyrenlds on two phones!!
    1. danb708's Avatar
      danb708 -
      I ordered on the 15th but it shows on the AT&T website as the 16th and is still showing in process, Anyone else had this problem and what is the status of their orders. I called AT&T customer support and they told me that I should still receive by the 24th, Do you think that I'm getting the run around?
    1. jaymzfox's Avatar
      jaymzfox -
      spoke with fedex today. apparently, the iphones from att are shipping as a bundle (which is why the att site status displays "shipped")to a specific location near you, and will be shipped individually starting weds.

      ps: ordered mine from the att site around 5am (est) on tuesday. my status shows my iphone being shipped as of the 17th.
    1. Moosestache's Avatar
      Moosestache -
      Meh, I tried to post a screen shot from the fed ex tracking site but it doesn't work well.

      My iphones shipped out at 6am on 6/22 from Fort Worth Texas, overnight. With an expected delivery of 6/23 by 3pm. I got this from the fed ex shipping number I got from the at&t status site.

      I ordered both my phones from my AT&T business adviser, who placed the order at 8am on the first order day.

      Of course he accidentally ordered me 2 16g's instead of 1 16g and 1 32g, so now I'm going to have to mess around with that for a while, but overall it is all good.
    1. partycove's Avatar
      partycove -
      So does that mean we still might get them tomorrow. If you order threw AT&T. I did on the 15th at 4am. I got tracking # but nothing comes up on fed x . I hope it does.
    1. Moosestache's Avatar
      Moosestache -
      I guess I'll find out tomorrow. I would be quite surprised if they shipped it out overnight then somehow put a hold on it in transit to make sure I didn't get it until Thursday, but who knows.
    1. ytsejam1138's Avatar
      ytsejam1138 -
      I ordered mine on the 15th from an AT&T store at 5:30pm EST. The tracking number showed up yesterday, but was not in Fedex's system. Tracking number became active today with an expected delivery date 6/23. So I called the AT&T store to see if I would be able to pick it up tomorrow. I was told I would have to wait until Thursday. I guess I should have had it delivered to my work or home.