1. lcargile's Avatar
    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 10:40 AM
  2. DoctorK's Avatar
    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 10:55 AM
  3. Scout_313's Avatar
    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 11:03 AM
  4. Uplink's Avatar
    Didn't the orders that go through Apple's site go to Verizon? Then Verizon is shipping them all out i thought.
    02-04-2011 11:08 AM
  5. DoctorK's Avatar
    Didn't the orders that go through Apple's site go to Verizon? Then Verizon is shipping them all out i thought.
    I don't think so - why wouldn't Apple simply fulfill the orders themselves?
    02-04-2011 11:15 AM
  6. lcargile's Avatar
    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 11:16 AM
  7. DoctorK's Avatar
    It's like a traffic jam. You're all going to get there about the same time, but it's frustrating to see the other line of cars moving and you can't see anything blocking your lane ahead so you're not sure why your lane is stopped.
    02-04-2011 11:23 AM
  8. lcargile's Avatar
    Hahaha +1 that is very true.
    02-04-2011 11:28 AM
  9. adamped92's Avatar
    It's like a traffic jam. You're all going to get there about the same time, but it's frustrating to see the other line of cars moving and you can't see anything blocking your lane ahead so you're not sure why your lane is stopped.
    I have to qoute this and put it in my sig
    DoctorK likes this.
    02-04-2011 11:37 AM
  10. sudbury78's Avatar
    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 11:41 AM
  11. DougFNJ's Avatar
    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.

    Sigh
    02-04-2011 11:56 AM
  12. jaycee2007's Avatar
    This would suck
    02-04-2011 12:10 PM
  13. Docwamp's Avatar
    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.
    She's only checking every hour? Rookie. I refresh my email view at least every five minutes. I have been waiting four years because I didn't even have a choice--in Montana, we won't even have AT&T coverage until later this year, so I've had to wait for Verizon...
    02-04-2011 12:21 PM
  14. DoctorK's Avatar
    I have to exercise some discipline - I'm limiting myself to checking apple.com for shipment status updates once an hour... refreshing these forums every five minutes, though, to see if someone has news.
    02-04-2011 12:32 PM
  15. jlmans79's Avatar
    Yeah I've been checking the apple website too & nothing yet! I'm gonna have this nervous stomachache until I see a "has been shipped" on my order status!!
    02-04-2011 12:45 PM
  16. jwiggs23's Avatar
    She's only checking every hour? Rookie. I refresh my email view at least every five minutes. I have been waiting four years because I didn't even have a choice--in Montana, we won't even have AT&T coverage until later this year, so I've had to wait for Verizon...
    I'm in the same situation as you here in south dakota. No at&t service offered here.
    02-04-2011 12:51 PM
  17. lcargile's Avatar
    Glad to know im not alone with this whole Apple.com business. Either way im really happy Verizon and Apple decided to get together on this one... NOW SEND ME MY IPHONE BEFORE I SEND CHUCK NORRIS OVER THERE WITH A BB GUN!!!
    02-04-2011 12:58 PM
  18. sudbury78's Avatar
    WTF Apple!!!!
    02-04-2011 12:59 PM
  19. DoctorK's Avatar
    Glad to know im not alone with this whole Apple.com business. Either way im really happy Verizon and Apple decided to get together on this one... NOW SEND ME MY IPHONE BEFORE I SEND CHUCK NORRIS OVER THERE WITH A BB GUN!!!
    If he needs a BB gun, he's not Chuck Norris.
    02-04-2011 01:00 PM
  20. lcargile's Avatar
    The BB Gun is for Ninja Steve. I hear he can be a bit wily.
    02-04-2011 01:02 PM
  21. drj400m's Avatar
    Love the traffic jam reference! Oh well hopefully the wait will be over soon. I would love to see a shipping email, but will continue being patient.
    02-04-2011 01:47 PM
  22. xfillthy's Avatar
    My take is a majority of the orders are going to be delivered MONDAY(for verizon orders) and THURSDAY for apple orders. Therefore, half of us who THOUGHT we were smart going through apple will be searching the whole week for meaning to all of this....THANKS APPLE!
    02-04-2011 02:45 PM
  23. DougFNJ's Avatar
    My take is a majority of the orders are going to be delivered MONDAY(for verizon orders) and THURSDAY for apple orders. Therefore, half of us who THOUGHT we were smart going through apple will be searching the whole week for meaning to all of this....THANKS APPLE!
    At least if you paid full retail you have the satisfaction of having paid $50 less

    Also, you don't know that it will be Thursday for us, don't throw that Thanks Apple with attitude yet
    02-04-2011 02:49 PM
  24. xfillthy's Avatar
    At least if you paid full retail you have the satisfaction of having paid $50 less

    Also, you don't know that it will be Thursday for us, don't throw that Thanks Apple with attitude yet
    You're right i don't know for sure but with apple not updating order status
    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 03:03 PM
  25. Joe..Cool's Avatar
    My take is a majority of the orders are going to be delivered MONDAY(for verizon orders) and THURSDAY for apple orders. Therefore, half of us who THOUGHT we were smart going through apple will be searching the whole week for meaning to all of this....THANKS APPLE!
    Well Great you just ruined it for us now. Now Steve Jobs won't ship us any phones and keep our money.

    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.
    02-04-2011 03:17 PM
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