1. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I just got an email from apple stating the following:

    Dear Apple Store Customer,

    You recently received a Shipment Notification email from Apple advising you that your iPhone has shipped.

    This email is to confirm that your delivery will occur on June 23rd. Although Apple and FedEx tracking information may currently indicate a later date, you can check the FedEx website the morning of the June 23rd to track your package to your doorstep.

    In the event that you will not be available to accept delivery on June 23rd, it may be more convenient to use our pre-sign delivery option by visiting our Order Status website at Apple Order Status.

    Sincerely,

    The Apple Store Team

    Did anyone else get one of these?!?!
    06-22-2010 12:37 AM
  2. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Lucky basterd. Although. I know for a fact Apple will not let a product arrive early.
    06-22-2010 12:38 AM
  3. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    Lucky basterd. Although. I know for a fact Apple will not let a product arrive early.
    I thought that too but why would they send me this email?!
    06-22-2010 12:41 AM
  4. OTACORB's Avatar
    I got that exact same email. Could it be possible that we get them on the 23rd? I find it hard to believe that Apple isn't going to make FedEx hold these things till the 24th.

    This email IS from APPLE!
    06-22-2010 12:48 AM
  5. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I got that exact same email. Could it be possible that we get them on the 23rd? I find it hard to believe that Apple isn't going to make FedEx hold these things till the 24th.
    Maybe this is them making up for the pre-order nightmare?!?! Fingers are majorly crossed now haha!!!
    06-22-2010 12:49 AM
  6. liggitt's Avatar
    Just got the same email about 10 seconds ago. Sweet!
    06-22-2010 12:50 AM
  7. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I sent this in to Rene. Maybe he can get to the bottom of this haha!
    06-22-2010 12:55 AM
  8. penorwood's Avatar
    I also just got that email. June 23rf was used three times in the email and the email made clear that the FedEx date was wrong! This us very strange, but sediment if true!!!!
    06-22-2010 01:07 AM
  9. iLurk13's Avatar
    Swweeeet. I just got the email. Has anyone done the presign for delivery?
    06-22-2010 01:10 AM
  10. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    Swweeeet. I just got the email. Has anyone done the presign for delivery?
    I did...all you do is print the document and put it on your door so FedEX can take it with them.
    06-22-2010 01:11 AM
  11. skirsk's Avatar
    It's not uncommon on releases such as this. The delivery date is probably for the day it will arrive at your local distribution center, but I can almost assure you that there will be a "hold for June XX, 2010 delivery". It's how a lot of other companies handle releases with UPS that I've experienced. It's a good thing though, because you know your device is in town and ready to get to you in the am on release day. Woot!
    06-22-2010 01:14 AM
  12. penorwood's Avatar
    Wonder if this is true? Maybe a subtle apology for the preorder debaucle by giving us our phones a day early? Will wait and see.
    06-22-2010 01:15 AM
  13. JamesC1119's Avatar
    I got the email as well. Since it's from Apple it seems legit.
    06-22-2010 01:15 AM
  14. iLurk13's Avatar
    Really? That's all you gotta do? Guess I better fire up the printer and start signing.
    06-22-2010 01:15 AM
  15. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    Wonder if this is true? Maybe a subtle apology for the preorder debaucle by giving us our phones a day early? Will wait and see.
    Thats what I am hoping.

    The email clearly states that even though FedEX and Apple sites have it listed as a LATER DATE it WILL be on my front door on June 23rd! I hope this comes true!
    06-22-2010 01:16 AM
  16. cvbcvb's Avatar
    I too received the same e-mail. Its good to note that according to FedEx Tracking, my iPhone has arrived in Oakland, CA (via Alaska, Hong Kong & China). Id say the 23rd is looking very good for delivery.

    CVB
    06-22-2010 01:16 AM
  17. poisoned10's Avatar
    Didn't those who pre-ordered the iPads get theirs a day earlier than the release?

    So why would they be so hardcore about the iPhone if they would allow the iPad to be delivered a day early.
    06-22-2010 01:17 AM
  18. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I too received the same e-mail. Its good to note that according to FedEx Tracking, my iPhone has arrived in Oakland, CA (via Alaska, Hong Kong & China). Id say the 23rd is looking very good for delivery.

    CVB
    Mine is still listed in Alaska. If mine was in Oakland I'd drive there and tell them to just give it to me lol. I live like 40 miles north of Oakland!
    06-22-2010 01:18 AM
  19. penorwood's Avatar
    I wonder if they are going to deliver in the 23rf they are emailing to give a heads up since most of us are planning in being available in Thursday and not Wed seems weird that they would send this email if they were still going to hold until 24th.

    Another theory? Maybe they are trying to lighten the burden in FedEx and splitting delivery dates in heavier market areas?

    All just speculation. I hope it's true though!!!
    06-22-2010 01:19 AM
  20. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I wonder if they are going to deliver in the 23rf they are emailing to give a heads up since most of us are planning in being available in Thursday and not Wed seems weird that they would send this email if they were still going to hold until 24th.

    Another theory? Maybe they are trying to lighten the burden in FedEx and splitting delivery dates in heavier market areas?

    All just speculation. I hope it's true though!!!
    That would make sense...as far as the early delivery date and letting people know they need to be available or pre-sign for FedEX.
    06-22-2010 01:20 AM
  21. penorwood's Avatar
    My FedEx shows in Oakland, CA as well. Only only hours away from where I live. My precious is only a few counties away!!!
    Last edited by penorwood; 06-22-2010 at 11:07 AM.
    06-22-2010 01:22 AM
  22. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    My FedEx shows in Oakland, CA as well. Only an hour away from where I live. My precious is only one county away!!!
    Where in CA?
    06-22-2010 01:23 AM
  23. cvbcvb's Avatar
    Another theory? Maybe they are trying to lighten the burden in FedEx and splitting delivery dates in heavier market areas?
    Yes, I was thinking this too. I really do think FedEx told Apple to go jump in a lake - Weve got millions of these boxes jamming up our warehouses and you want us to Hold them! No way, out they go...
    06-22-2010 01:24 AM
  24. penorwood's Avatar
    I'm kinda wondering if they are just deciding there are so many deliveries they can't possibly guarantee them all in one day and are going to relieve some pressure and deliver some early. Why else would Appl send that email? It was very clear that it would be delivered on the 23rd
    Last edited by penorwood; 06-22-2010 at 11:07 AM.
    06-22-2010 01:28 AM
  25. OTACORB's Avatar
    Didn't those who pre-ordered the iPads get theirs a day earlier than the release?

    So why would they be so hardcore about the iPhone if they would allow the iPad to be delivered a day early.
    That is true I do remember that and I was actually one of them that got mine a day early!

    Also I think right now APPLE is very afraid of what is going to happen on June 24 with AT&T system activating these phones. It makes one wonder, would they allow some of these phones to get delivered early in order stem some of the load on the June 24.

    I agree with most others it seems unlikely we'll get them early, but I sure got my iPad a day early!
    06-22-2010 01:31 AM
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