So if you ordered from Apple, there may be a silver lining...
So, I just spoke with a CS rep in the shipping department from Apple about this whole "customers that ordered from Verizon have already received their tracking information and will be possibly getting their phones Monday" mess and heres what they said:
"Your order will be processed in the order that it was received. Im not showing any type of 'hold until date x' on your order so as soon as it is processed it will go out for shipment and you will receive your tracking info."
No necessarily as good as "hey, we'll ship it out to you today" but still, there is a possibility with the fact that they do not have orders to hold shipments until the 9th that we could get it early. Oh well, back to checking my order status every 30 minutes...
- 02-04-2011, 09:55 AM #2
Yeah... the only thing is, why hasn't there been a single report of an Apple order status being changed to "shipped?" My orders were in as soon as their store went back online. I guess it's possible that they'll ship today for Monday delivery just like the Verizon orders - at least, that's what I'm hoping for... But since no one is getting them today anyway, the difference between Monday and Tuesday isn't as big as Friday and Monday.
- 02-04-2011, 10:03 AM #3
I'm hoping they'll start shipping them out today but as DoctorK said, we haven't seen a status update beyond Prepared for Shipment. While I'd really like to get my phone as soon as possible (I've been using a 3 year old flip phone for almost a month already after selling my Droid Pro), I'm almost expecting to have to wait until Wednesday or Thursday to get it. However, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
- 02-04-2011, 10:08 AM #4
- 02-04-2011, 10:15 AM #5
What sucks is the only reason I ordered from Apple was because I had a gift card. I probably would have ordered through Verizon had I known I would have saved a day or two. But I mean honestly whats a few more days? We've all been waiting for 3+ years to get this thing. Excitement is a pain in the butt sometimes What sucks is the only reason I ordered from Apple was because I had a gift card. I probably would have ordered through Verizon had I known I would have saved a day or two.
- 02-04-2011, 10:23 AM #7
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- 02-04-2011, 10:41 AM #10
I'm chatting with an online rep with apple right now and she is expecting an email today with tracking info. She said she isnt totally in the know but she is expecting it. She ordered it at 303am and is tired of waiting 4 years like us. She said she checks her email every hour hoping for an update.
- 02-04-2011, 10:56 AM #11
What kills me is no matter when it was sent, I will most likely have to wait an extra day
When I put the order through, it was through the business account with my boss's name and work address. So in the Shipping info, there is no business name, and the Suite # is not listed. I put in a request through Apple to correct the name and address, they stated they cannot do it while in "prepared for shipment" status, and Fed Ex has to attempt to deliver it one time before the correction is made which makes no sense whatsoever, and then it will be shipped the next business day.
I kind of held out hope that the Fed Ex guy that makes deliveries daily to this office might put 2 and 2 together and know that usually the Boss's name that shows Business name, followed ATTN: "Boss's name here" was just missing the business name.
Well I had the tracking for the Bumper that was supposed to arrive today, it showed as on truck for delivery, at 10:34 it showed at local facility and the delivery date has changed to tomorrow. So I am guessing the correction will be done and I will get it Monday.
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- 02-04-2011, 02:03 PM #24iPhone Newbie
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all i can see is the phone sitting in an apple facility ready to be shipped, but it hasn't.
Meaning it would take until thursday or so to arrive depending on where you are because the orders were standard ship.
Actually i was upgrade eligible and chose to go through apple and paid 299.99 + 69.97 in CA TAX
because apple charges the same tax on an upgrade as a FRP phone which is just....sad. But what really gets at me is that apple is allowing verizon to ship
their product ahead of release, while leaving the rest of us who ordered through apple shaking our heads
- 02-04-2011, 02:17 PM #25iPhone Beginner
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I look at it this way if it's early cool, if not and it comes on Thursday. Then I saved 50 bucks and did not have to wait in line for hours. Either way it's a win, win for me.