1. dchandler's Avatar
    Anyones status make it to "prepare for shipping" that preordered black 16gb gsm AT&T ?
    Mine say prepairing for shipping on apple site
    09-15-2012 05:20 PM
  2. first_mvp's Avatar
    Mine say prepairing for shipping on apple site
    What time did you complete the preorder?
    09-15-2012 05:26 PM
  3. trandz's Avatar
    Both of mine are still processing. I do have a pending charge on my debit card whom I just called. They said I should have no problems, and the charge will clear soon...I damn hope so!
    09-15-2012 05:44 PM
  4. Neutrino's Avatar
    My 32 GB black and slate is "preparing for shipment.". Been that way all day. 😊
    09-15-2012 05:51 PM
  5. trandz's Avatar
    think it depends what banks we are using? I'm using TD. Still says delivery on 21st though so thats good. I heard Apple will go above and beyond to make sure you get it the day your supposed to, even overnight shipping it if needed.
    09-15-2012 05:58 PM
  6. madcat21's Avatar
    My 64Gb has been in "preparing for shipping all day today.
    09-15-2012 06:16 PM
  7. ifamily's Avatar
    I ordered two phones within 20 minutes of preorder starting. My 64GB has been pending on my card since the morning of the 14th, and is now preparing for shipment via standard shipping. Estimated delivery is the 21st. My 16GB is still "processing" and has an estimated delivery of the 21st via holiday shipping. Holiday shipping? These orders were both placed with Apple. The 64GB was placed with the Apple App and the 16GB I did on the Apple website.
    09-15-2012 06:41 PM
  8. trandz's Avatar
    Just checked my two orders. Both are on for Holiday shipping. What I am guessing as since they didn't have time to prepare for shipment before Sunday (No mall day), they are doing expedited shipping for us? Would just make sense.
    09-15-2012 06:47 PM
  9. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I did get the confirmation email, but the link in it to check the status doesn't work for me either. It did for awhile yesterday but hasn't since last night. The preorder link someone posted on the 1st or 2nd page does work for me though, so see if that works for you.
    doesn't tell you much, but it works well enough to be reassuring. They are very clearly showing 'delivered by' date on order page, so I am interpreting 'ship date as deliver date assuming their system is set up for ship dates as default - they're unlikely to change their data fields just for iPhone launch.
    09-15-2012 06:54 PM
  10. Alienware_51#IM's Avatar
    I preordered at 2:15AM PDT on the 14th on Apple.com. Unfortunately, my 32GB Black Verizon i5 won't be delivered until October 5th. I was actually quite shocked to see that day for my order because Verizon's online store switched to that delivery date early this morning. How is it that Apple's shipment dates slipped to Oct. 5th way before Verizon's?? One of my buddies ordered through Verizon.com around 3:00PM on the 14th and his is going to be delivered the 26th of September. He ordered more than 12 hours after me.
    Last edited by Alienware_51; 09-15-2012 at 06:58 PM.
    09-15-2012 06:56 PM
  11. first_mvp's Avatar
    I think it's because of quantity of units apple has allocated for launch day preorders vs the same for verizon. It is possible you missed out on the launch day preorder allotment (unlucky) while your friend caught verizon's second wave of shipments. I'm sure the majority of initial preorders were made through apple, depleting their supplies sooner than the carriers.
    09-15-2012 07:14 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    I preordered at 2:15AM PDT on the 14th on Apple.com. Unfortunately, my 32GB Black Verizon i5 won't be delivered until October 5th. I was actually quite shocked to see that day for my order because Verizon's online store switched to that delivery date early this morning. How is it that Apple's shipment dates slipped to Oct. 5th way before Verizon's?? One of my buddies ordered through Verizon.com around 3:00PM on the 14th and his is going to be delivered the 26th of September. He ordered more than 12 hours after me.
    More people ordered through Apple so they sold out quicker lol.
    09-15-2012 07:15 PM
  13. buci1er's Avatar
    I got my order in at 3:30EST and email literally 2 seconds after. Order still says processing.

    I have a 32GB AT&T Black ordered
    09-15-2012 07:23 PM
  14. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    I ordered like 2 minutes when preorder came availe at apple.com and I got the reserved screen so then at 4 am i got the email to finish processing my order so i did then later on Friday i got a email saying phone ships in 2 weeks but then again later I got a email saying great news your iPhone 5 will be deliver on iPhone 5 day 9/21 and as of now it says delivers 9/21 on apple order status site.
    09-15-2012 07:28 PM
  15. buci1er's Avatar
    Looks like most people with VZW have moved to preparing shipment. Us on AT&T are mostly still waiting
    09-15-2012 07:29 PM
  16. rew001's Avatar
    I'm one of those dudes that got up at 2am CST and put in my orders through the Apple Store. This morning the orders were still processing, now they show "preparing for shipment" with a delivery date of the 21st. Coolness.
    Last edited by rew001; 09-16-2012 at 11:19 PM.
    09-15-2012 07:30 PM
  17. LSglock89's Avatar
    Looks like most people with VZW have moved to preparing shipment. Us on AT&T are mostly still waiting
    No change in my VZW order yet. I'd say that most who ordered with Apple are seeing changes.
    09-15-2012 07:37 PM
  18. buci1er's Avatar
    My order still says to be delivered by 9/21 for the phone portion. I ordered a lightning cable with it that will be delivered around oct 9th
    09-15-2012 07:37 PM
  19. buci1er's Avatar
    No change in my VZW order yet. I'd say that most who ordered with Apple are seeing changes.
    I ordered directly through apple.com
    09-15-2012 07:38 PM
  20. BevinLM's Avatar
    Looks like most people with VZW have moved to preparing shipment. Us on AT&T are mostly still waiting
    I was reading on another forum that if your order says "preparing shipment" it's because your iPhone is shipping from overseas and not Tennessee. Not sure how legit that is though lol, just passing along the message.
    Last edited by BevinLM; 09-15-2012 at 07:43 PM.
    09-15-2012 07:38 PM
  21. johndhynes's Avatar
    They all come from China.
    09-15-2012 07:41 PM
  22. buci1er's Avatar
    I was reading on another forum that if your order says "preparing shipment" it's because your iPhone is shipping from another country and not Tennessee. Not sure how legit that is though lol, just passing along the message.
    How would Tennessee come up? There designed in Cali and built in china
    09-15-2012 07:42 PM
  23. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    I was reading on another forum that if your order says "preparing shipment" it's because your iPhone is shipping from another country and not Tennessee. Not sure how legit that is though lol, just passing along the message.
    Just checked on the vzw website and still states oreder is in process and expected ship date being 9/21/12. It does have Ace order # and location now it wasn't there before
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    09-15-2012 07:42 PM
  24. kch50428's Avatar
    How would Tennessee come up? There designed in Cali and built in china
    FedEx and UPS have national overnight hubs in Tennessee. Phones will come fro Apple warehouses either in the US or China direct to the hubs in time to be sorted and start delivering 9/21... Verizon also has a customer direct fulfillment warehouse near the FedEx hub.
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    09-15-2012 07:46 PM
  25. BevinLM's Avatar
    How would Tennessee come up? There designed in Cali and built in china
    Idk, I guess in the past, when people have pre-ordered, they were shipped from Memphis. Possibly an Apple warehouse? Don't shoot the messenger lol.
    09-15-2012 07:48 PM
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