- 09-16-2012, 03:23 PM #201iPhone Newbie
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I just looked up the "World Ease" shipping mentioned in post 183. This is a service from UPS to consolidate shipments for customs clearance.
From their website: "Clears customs as a single unit, reducing documentation and saving time. Provides guaranteed time-in-transit times. Offers detailed tracking visibility for every package in the shipment. Enables customs brokerage savings for UPS Standard shipments"
Just imagine if iPhones had to clear customs individually. Hilarity would ensue. We would be lucky to get our phones by Christmas.
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- 09-16-2012, 03:34 PM #203
Try going to UPS website and use 'Track by reference' option and enter your phone number as reference and click on 'Track' and you might be able to find that it has been shipped already.
Additionally you could also enter the destination country and Zip code.
I did the same. Apple.com says 'preparing for shipment' but when I went to UPS, I found out that my IPhone 5 has been shipped already and it was shipped yesterday.
No mention of China in my case. Coming from Nashville, TN.
- 09-16-2012, 03:40 PM #204
Talked to an Apple rep. earlier and he mentioned that depending on the model of the phone, the location from where they ship differs. Those that are seeing advanced stages of shipment are getting their device from a factory that's further away to account for shipping lead times. I ordered a black 16gb att from apple.com and my status is "processing items" with delivery for 9/21. My brother who put in his order, five minutes apart, has a "preparing to ship" status for his 64gb black att from apple.com and same delivery date. Guess the moral of the story is patience.
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- 09-16-2012, 04:08 PM #211iPhone Nanite
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Okay. So here's what I know (and what I don't):
The first two characters in the iPhone 5 serial are the factory it was made in
Characters 4-5 are the production week
Characters 6-8 are your particular phone's identifying number based on the production week above (this is essentially what identifies your phone among all others, e.g. the 1234th phone manufactured in Zhengzhou in week 36)
The last 4 characters identify the model, including: Carrier, color, capacity, etc.
I have two iPhone 5 phones on the way. One is 64GB, white, at&t - the other is 64GB, black, at&t.
The serial of one is: F17JD...F38Y
The second one is: DNPJC...F38W
Anyone care to help me figure out which one is black, and which one is white?
You can use https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.do to get your new iPhone's serial number
and you can use Klantenservice: Serienummers to look up your production week and factory.
I know that DN is Chengdu, and F1/F2 are probably both in the Zhengzhou Technology Park which is a new factory that's building a lot of iPhone 5's. C1, not really sure.
Thanks for your help, folks.
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- 09-16-2012, 05:53 PM #221iPhone Nanite
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I got in right away at 3 EST on the Verizon preorder as a new customer. Their stupid website wouldn't let me enter my credit card billing address (it is a P.O. Box) it had to be the same street address where the phone was shipping. I still haven't received an order confirmation and it is long past 24 hours. It hasn't hit my credit card even as an authorization.
So I called to give them my credit card billing address. The stupid rep said that preorders were only for existing customers and I shouldn't have been allowed to order. Even though I can go to their website right now and pick new customer and preorder. Whatever.....
So am I screwed? The preorder status page states it is processing? To top it off I am porting in my number. This sucks and is stressful because I don't know if I have a new phone or not. I don't want them to kill off my old phone if I don't have a new one.
This is why I left Verizon in the first place -- poor customer service and stupid reps.
It sounds like many of you didn't get any order confirmation at all, right? So we just wait? Any new customers that preordered? Or all you existing customers?
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