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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. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      This whole iPhone unveil and release has been a huge mess. The moral of the story is: There is no way to prepare for a stampede!!
    1. iTouch-Warrior's Avatar
      iTouch-Warrior -
      @zoso10: Very true. Ever since the Gizmodo incident, all of this was a train-wreck waiting to happen.
    1. casey931's Avatar
      casey931 -
      i ordered right when AT&T opened and got my email an hour about 10am and i go to the link the email and it still says in progress
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Can't wait to get my.
    1. tekwiz's Avatar
      tekwiz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      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.
      Lol.....no they don't. iPhones come pre-activated and sealed. It's ridiculous for you to think they can create a phone yet not activate it before boxing, seriously, do some thinking.
    1. j0sh's Avatar
      j0sh -
      Any word if those that pre-ordered from best buy are still in luck?
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      mine says prepared for shipment from apple yet the hold on my bank account is gone and I haven't been charged for it yet.
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Both of mine are prepared....yay!!!


      Ordered both from apple about 6:30pm on the 15th

      Also can anyone answer the question in my signature! I'm new to the mac world of computing and will never go back...but was just amazed at the speed difference for the internet! Ive been with the iphone from day one but was always scared to goto mac because of the operating differences...what a wast of years for not changing! I'm also boot-camped just so i didn't have drop windows all together!
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      @TypeRBass yeah they're was a hold on my account and then it went away also, I was like WTF and called AT&T cuz I though they cancelled my order but they said I'm still good for the 24th.
    1. charlyc's Avatar
      charlyc -
      I had to call them since I had a Attention on my order status and got a e-mail from AT&T with a phone number to call. The ran a new credit card since they were having problems with the other. Then the guy said the new one went through. I was told it would still ship on the 24th since I ordered 6:45 AM on the 15th.
    1. Lace's Avatar
      Lace -
      Prepared for shipment!!! Ordered about 8PM EST on the 15th through apple
    1. ldkud50's Avatar
      ldkud50 -
      If you look at AT&Ts order status explanations there is nothing in between In Progress to Shipped or Partially Shipped so AT&T orders won't see a change to shipping day.
    1. code3-ems's Avatar
      code3-ems -
      Ok, so just got off the phone with AT&T, the rep said I'm good to go and my order should be at my door step on the 24th, YAY..!!!!
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Everyone including me that are hopefully getting there iphones on the 24th should realize we are going to have the same problem that happened on the 15th. The hundreds of thousands getting there iphones at the same time trying to activate there iphones at the same time. Most of us will be so happy to get our new phones on the 25th but are not going to get them activated. It happens every launch day for the iphone. That will be another wasted day for me trying over and over again like on the 15th.
    1. rubberneck's Avatar
      rubberneck -
      So how do you think this works? The phones are built and preloaded at Foxconn China and then shipped to warehouses here early this week, then they are packed and shipped to us? Or do you think code updates have to be done in the US?
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by Buffalano View Post
      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
      Anything other than a zero in the backordered column can't be a good thing. I'm guessing folks with ones in that column are those who got orders in too late for delivery on the 24th. A friend of mine who ordered through ATT at around noon (EST) on the 15th has a "zeroed" backorder column as well.
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      My iPhone Status is "Prepared for Shipment".
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Quote Originally Posted by code3-ems View Post
      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...!
      You and I are in the same boat my friend. I ordered mine at 10am (Mountain Time US) on the 15th from AT&T Premier site (but like all of us was trying to order from 6am on). Mine says order on 16th.

      And to top that off, I have a "1" in the Backordered column. If that really means backordered, who knows when I will see it. That will make me one pissed off puppy (because of the hugely horrible order debacle)!
    1. ca3's Avatar
      ca3 -
      what the heck

      Ok so i ordered mine from at&t at 6 AM est, my mom ordered hers at 5 PM est. Mine says back ordered and hers doesnt? i have an email and hers doesnt? how in the world does that work!!?!?!

      ok now hers
    1. CByrdie's Avatar
      CByrdie -
      Quote Originally Posted by eballesq View Post
      Anything other than a zero in the backordered column can't be a good thing. I'm guessing folks with ones in that column are those who got orders in too late for delivery on the 24th. A friend of mine who ordered through ATT at around noon (EST) on the 15th has a "zeroed" backorder column as well.
      Well you cant say that because I preordered mine on the 15th it was processed on the 15th as well and got my email confirmation at 8:30am est and mine has a 1 in the backordered column