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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. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Hopefully tomorrow both mine say shipped on apple.
    1. NiteStar's Avatar
      NiteStar -
      Yep AT&T's, website and even the phone, order status update is down.
    1. lividian1's Avatar
      lividian1 -
      Scratch my last ... Just checked my email and my phone has been shipped by apple with FedX Tracking #
    1. ipod touch u's Avatar
      ipod touch u -
      i honestly dont know what to think anymore about this whole situation. i tried pre-ordering my iphone 4 for about 12 hours on june 15th, getting very close only one time, but it timed out at the last second. today i decided to call at&t to see if maybe i got lucky, and my order went through. it took them a while to find it, but they did. they said it was pending, and gave me the order number, and some other information about the order. Every time i try and check my order on the AT&T website, it says my order cant be found. so basically, at&t can find my order, but i can't. i just want to know if im getting the phone regardless if its on the 24th or a few days later. if im not getting it, i have no problem camping out but im not sure how to go about this situation. any ideas?
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Just checked my email and got one from apple stating this

      "We are pleased to inform you that your iPhone has shipped. Please check below for your confirmed delivery date. If you ordered more than one item, they may ship separately."

      I'm happy but Im waiting for my other iPhone preorder email to come.
    1. Mikebear79's Avatar
      Mikebear79 -
      My iPhone 4 just shipped tonight. Sweet! P.S. - I got my order in at 2:15am (Arizona time) on the 15th after an hour of trying.

    1. Dust Busta's Avatar
      Dust Busta -
      Any AT&T people get theirs shipped yet?
    1. remoteme's Avatar
      remoteme -
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Haha AT&T sucks.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Ok I'm not sure what to think. My status WAS prepared for shipment, then went back to not yet shipped. Any ideas? It still says it delivers on 24th...
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Never heard about going from preparing shipment to not yet shipped. That might be something to be worried about.
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Said "prepared for shipment" minutes after this thread was first created.......just logged in to check again and now Apple's having "technical difficulties" again
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      Said "prepared for shipment" minutes after this thread was first created.......just logged in to check again and now Apple's having "technical difficulties" again
      Ditto...hoping when those "difficulties" are resolved my status will show "shipped."
    1. ChrisRC1985's Avatar
      ChrisRC1985 -
      at least you both should receive your phones the the 24th.
      I ordered my phone on the 15th, 1:00pm EST, and one site says I have it ordered on the 15th and its status is processing, the other AT&T site says I placed my order on the 16th and its in back order.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Just received both of my shipment confirmation emails from Apple, with FedEx tracking numbers.

      Four more days!
    1. jtanner's Avatar
      jtanner -
      Im starting to feel left out

      Apple UK Store Says:

      Order Date: Jun 15, 2010 at 05:25 PM GMT
      Not yet shipped
      Estimated Shipping: Delivers on June 24th
    1. cherrybomb22's Avatar
      cherrybomb22 -
      I just recieved my email from the apple store confirming my shipment.
      DetailsJun 19, 2010 1:13 AM
      Shipment information sent to FedEx
      Jun 20, 2010 9:39 PM
      In transit LANTAU ISLAND HK.
      Sorry to hear everyones bad luck. Btw my order was placed on June 15th at 5:45 est. On Apple's website b/c I didn't trust AT&T's website to work.
    1. bmdub's Avatar
      bmdub -
      Quote Originally Posted by remoteme View Post
      Ok, here is what I have gathered...

      If your order went through the premier site (because your account has a discount applied (aka. a FAN #) at the top of your Account page, then your phone is showing Backordered. Backordered means nothing at this point, it is just the premier site showing it that way. Multiple AT&T reps have confirmed that everything is fine and the iPhone will be in your hands on the 24th or 25th.

      DO NOT try and figure out the AT&T ordering system and why 2 different parts of their site show 2 different status's......YOUR HEAD WILL EXPLODE.

      So lets take a quick survey, Did your order go through the premiere site? If so, is it showing backordered?

      Also people are confused about credit card holds...When you place your order a hold is placed on your card for 2-3 days, then this hold gets cleared and the funds are once again available in your account, your card will be charged again when your order ships.
      I ordered through Premier and mine says Backordered. And fwiw, Premier order tracking says I ordered 6/15, AT&T standard order tracking says 6/16 - I ordered 6/15 11:30am EDT.
    1. bigrednewton's Avatar
      bigrednewton -
      Mine shipped also and I wasn't able to get my order in till about 10:30pm EST. I'm feeling pretty lucky considering the timeframe.
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      well my order status changed from prepared for shipment to not yet shipped. I orderd through appled store. has this happened to anyone else. It still says delivery date june 24th