- 10-11-2011, 03:50 AM #2
- 10-11-2011, 04:44 AM #3
- 10-11-2011, 05:24 AM #4Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
- 10-11-2011, 08:55 AM #5
- 10-11-2011, 09:06 AM #6
- 10-11-2011, 09:07 AM #7
The carriers only deliver early if it saves THEM time and fuel.
(If there are other packages heading out to people in your neighborhood, and your package is ready, they might toss it onto the truck and just deliver it that day.)
Otherwise, they'll wait as long as possible and just focus on delivering the due date stuff on time. A lot depends on where you package is and what else is being delivered in your neighborhood.
But shipping method/due-date takes precedence over delivery convenience.
- 10-11-2011, 09:12 AM #8
- 10-11-2011, 09:14 AM #9
I talked to someone last night who told me he got the VZW iPhone a day early. If I get mine on Thursday, I'm going to the Apple store Friday morning before it opens and use Siri in front of everyone waiting in line.
- 10-11-2011, 09:15 AM #10
- 10-11-2011, 09:18 AM #11
When I got the Verizon iPhone 4 last year, I got it 2 days before release (purchased from Verizon), and my sister got hers 1 day before release (purchased from apple). So, a lot of times they do come a day or so early.
- 10-11-2011, 09:23 AM #12
- 10-11-2011, 09:53 AM #13
- 10-11-2011, 10:04 AM #14
I do share the sentiment that if you are looking to get one prior to Friday and have not made the pre-order yet, your best bet is to start dating someone at your local Apple or VZW store, online ordering is probably off the table for an early delivery.
- 10-11-2011, 10:11 AM #15
- 10-11-2011, 10:13 AM #16iMore Intermediate
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Yeah Verizon iPhone 4's came out really early
Awaiting my 128 Space Grey iPhone 6 Plus
32GB Gold 5S Running IOS8
Owner Of A 64gb iPad mini Running IOS8
Owner Of MacBook Pro 2012
Owner Of A 32gb 4th Gen Ipod Touch
Own a Verizon Black 16GB Iphone 5
Owned Of A 16gb Vzw IPhone 4S
Owned A 16gb Vzw Iphone 4
- 10-11-2011, 11:25 AM #17
- 10-11-2011, 11:32 AM #18
- 10-11-2011, 02:55 PM #19
And to answer the original question..I pre-ordered my iPhone4 from Verizon at 11:58pm and received it 2 days early from FedEx..
But, because iOS5 is being released tomorrow, I don't think anyone will receive theirs any sooner than Thursday..time will tell..Live, Laugh, Love and then there's...Apple!
"It Just Works!"
iPhone 5 32GB | iMac | MacBook Pro | iPad WiFi 32GB | Apple TV 2 | AirPort Extreme
- 10-11-2011, 03:07 PM #20
- 10-11-2011, 04:15 PM #21
Thanks for the reply's everybody! I am just getting all this excitement built up and was hoping there was a chance I could possibly get it early! Anyone know of any other Iphone's besides the 4 that also arrived early? Like maybe it was a one time thing last year? I'll keep my hopes up for now!
- 10-12-2011, 12:43 AM #23
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- 10-12-2011, 03:13 AM #25