Shipping Notices may not be what they appear to be.
I have posted this in a couple of threads, but I thought I would post this on its own for what its worth.
These shipping status notifications are not what they appear to be. I could well be wrong, but I am speaking from prior experince with pre-ordering the iPad last year.
Its most likely that the shipped status you are seeing is the iPhone being moved from the warehouse to Fedex. Fedex will hold the iPhones until the predetermined ship date next week. This is exactly what they did with the iPad last year. All iPads in the initial release were shipped overnight so that everyone got them on the same day.
Some of you will say "But I have already been billed!". This happened with the iPad as well. Apple actually withdrew the funds and then put them back into their respective accounts. This is not to be confused with a hold. If you dont believe me, read some early threads over at ipadforums.net
Let me say that until you get a tracking #, these shipping status changes are meaningless.
I'll end by admiting that I could be wrong, and I hope I am. But I wanted you to know what happened with the iPad last year. Lots of people got their hopes up ... and were a little let down that the iPad shipped later than they thought.
Last edited by kilofox; 02-03-2011 at 02:40 PM.
- 02-03-2011, 02:43 PM #2
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And it's contrary to what I know from previous Verizon device launches, and what I've received by e-mails from Customer Service. They say to expect delivery the 10th to coincide with the store launch. If mine comes before next Thursday, I will be most pleased, but I'm not planning on it.
- 02-03-2011, 03:04 PM #4
- 02-03-2011, 03:08 PM #5
Even with prior iPhone launches FedEx didn't update the status as often either. So when people try to track them it could show that it hasn't move for 2 days and on the other side of the country and next thing you know it's getting delivered tomorrow. And in many cases it would sit at your local fedex office until the day it's supposed to be delivered. So if it got to your office on the evening of the 8th, it's a good possibility that it will sit there until the 10, but the kicker is, you may not know it's already there since they may or may not update with the most recent tracking info.
- 02-03-2011, 04:59 PM #6
I figured they would hold them until next week people get all worked up I mean if they were going to send them out this week then why not do preorders on monday and send em friday people just get all excited when they see that it says it has shipped. I am looking forward to getting it next week if it comes before then well fine lol but im not hoping to get it before then
- 02-03-2011, 05:14 PM #7
I completely disagree with everything here..Comparing the Ipad launch to the re-launch of the Iphone 4 doesn't make sense.
The Iphone 4 is not a new device. It is simply on a different network. Remember, no Steve Jobs announcing it.
If they have the Iphone 4 stocked, why wouldn't they send them out early to loyal customers? Neither Apple nor Verizon has any reason not to send them. I would like one logical reason why they would stay firm on this "re-launch" date. So they don't **** off nonloyal customers? doesn't make sense.
Verizon customers waited this long, and I think it's time that Verizon is really going to value their loyalty. I expect mine by Tuesday or earlier.
- 02-03-2011, 05:14 PM #8iPhone Intermediate
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(I am excited and worked up and you can't take that away Debbie Downer!)
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They also dont cover lost or theft, but in that case u can cancel your insurance and get the prorated amount back.(ONLY IF U HAVEN'T FILED A CLAIM ON THE CURRENT CONTRACT WITH THEM)
Oh yeah and they fix normal phone failures for free= no deductible.
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What does it matter anyway!!!!!!!!!!! You will get it when you get and no sooner. Seems like a lot of wasted band width about something you have no control over. It is a phone, nothing more! If you want to worry about something, look at what is going on in the world around you!
- 02-04-2011, 09:26 AM #25