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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. Dust Busta's Avatar
      Dust Busta -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      Did AT&T take out money for the phones already.
      They put a hold on my account (saying they're going to take the money out) but they haven't taken it out yet.

      Quote Originally Posted by dadon4sho View Post
      How u get to the second screen?!?!!
      https://www.wireless.att.com/business/order_status/
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      samething here.. had to order from ATT due to apple site going down 15 mins after it went live with pre orders.

      I called att a few times since then and they confirmed that all is set for 24th

      they have NOT billed me yet from what I can tell.. though im not sure..

      the Status shows that i placed the order on the 15th and it says "in progress"

      that might be ATT lingo for "getting ready to ship"?
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Then I bet that's the problem. My bank put a hold on my cc because apple tried to take out for both iPhones right after another so my cc thought it was stolen so I called my bank they cleared apple for payment and both orders went through and so did my payments.
    1. Dust Busta's Avatar
      Dust Busta -
      Good to hear.
      @brokentwice But what if you go here: https://www.wireless.att.com/order_status/order_status# What does it say?
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      I ordered from apple so I can't help u there.
    1. Buffalano's Avatar
      Buffalano -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dust Busta View Post
      I'm confused here, When will I get my iPhone? I hate AT&T!
      One says I ordered on the 15th and the other says the 16th. I hope this doesn't mean I won't get my iPhone until the 2nd. Or even the 25th.

      My order status looks exactly like yours except that I have all 0's in the backordered column, is that a good thing or bad thing?

      6/15/10 is my date of purchase as well
    1. code3-ems's Avatar
      code3-ems -
      Man this sucks *****... I ordered my phone @ 6:00 am on the 15th and it reads the 16th on my order...!
      F this, this is why AT&T has such a bad rap!!! If my iPhone does not show up on the 24th, it's going on eBay and I'm headed back to Tmobile...!
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Haha don't let this get to u just be patience.
    1. alz0rz's Avatar
      alz0rz -
      Yay ordered my two at 6:30 and 7:00 pm est from the Apple Store and my order status' have changed!!
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      for both lucky i ordered one on apple dot com at 1:13 am pst and that one hasn't changed but my order for the one at 3:29pm pst did
    1. TheEnthusiast's Avatar
      TheEnthusiast -
      I have one question...I wasn't able to pre-order on Tuesday :'( ...so would it be best for me to order on apple's website (AT&T.com won't let you do anything) for the July 14th ship date (I really don't want to wait that long and my birthday is July 2nd) or could I try to get to my local AT&T, Wal-mart, Best Buy or RadioShack store as early as possible and wait in line on launch day? In other words which option would be best to secure an iPhone 4 without headaches and as early as possible?
    1. amfdfireinside's Avatar
      amfdfireinside -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      when i preordered from apple they charged my debit card asap for both phones.
      a hold was also put on my account when i preordered but it has since gone away?
    1. dashercsm's Avatar
      dashercsm -
      I havnt received the email from ATT but I checked online and it now says processing.
    1. Buffalano's Avatar
      Buffalano -
      where do people see that it's processing on AT&T's website, @dashercsm, did you do it as a business order, where does it say processing?
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      How are you guys getting to that second screen on AT&T?
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Why would you order from Apple? They open the phone and activate it before you even get it. Not sure about you but I want mine sealed...that's why I ordered from AT&T.
    1. iTouch-Warrior's Avatar
      iTouch-Warrior -
      Well, I'm one of the few, the proud, the less than 200 puertorricans that were able to preorder the iPhone4. :-) So if I get it before August it'll be a miracle; this country sucks!

      My order says: In Progress, so I better see an update before next week...or I'll start crying (lol). Just in case I'll get my beach chair ready and I'll get to the mall early Thursday morning, praying for the iPhone to get here that day.

      The funny thing about this is that on the 15th the system was flat on the floor and the employees told us to go home and try again later. I called them that evening and the system was still down. The next morning I called them yet again and the guy told me that he thought the system was back up but no one had tried to preorder an iPhone yet. So I had to run off work and get to the mall through traffic and the unbearable heat...and to my surprise i was the second person to preorder...SO I'm SUPPOSED to get one by the 24th...but again, this country sucks...
    1. dashercsm's Avatar
      dashercsm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Buffalano View Post
      where do people see that it's processing on AT&T's website, @dashercsm, did you do it as a business order, where does it say processing?
      Yes, I went through the premier website when i ordered. Could be due to the discount that is applied from my work
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Both of my pre-orders through Apple.com now show "prepared for shipment."

    1. ishtob's Avatar
      ishtob -
      my preorder from apple also says "prepared for shipment"

      but i have a feeling that this status change is place in to prevent people from changing the shipping address, since you were only suppose to ship to your att billing address, and some people have been able to change the delivery address when apple orders are "in process"