1. LocoStrange's Avatar
    I liked how I woke up at noon, walked into an ATT store down the block and walked out with a new phone. Yet, during my activation time, people were visiting/call all over because some of them actually waited at stores all night and still didnt get anything
    10-14-2011 06:51 PM
  2. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I was worried about the UPS delivery, as well. FedEx always delivers in the morning, and 98% of the time any deliveries are made before 11 AM. UPS, on the other hand, is all over the place. Sometimes they come in the early afternoon. Sometimes they come at 7 PM. It's frustrating. But my 4S was delivered before 10 AM, which is very uncharacteristic of UPS. It's a good thing I had the day off today, otherwise I would've never thought to skip out of work that early to wait for the delivery.
    Lucky! It's almost 4 here and I still don't have my phone. I should have known that since it is something that I have wanted for so long it would be the guy who shows up at 6:57lol . Once again though I take responsibility for not having my phone yet, if you assume things you have a very real chance of being dissapointed. Oh well all I can do is hope that he shows up sooner rather than later.
    10-14-2011 06:52 PM
  3. Bias X's Avatar
    I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty disappointed in At&t (or Apple, whichever this comes down to)
    My local corporate At&t store got about 200 4S' in today. Out of those 200 not one pre-order done at that store received their 4S today (will be delivered sometime between now and the 21rst). What was the point of pre-ordering it then? I could easily walk down there and get one right now, had i not pre-ordered.

    I may rethink pre-ordering next time.
    10-14-2011 06:57 PM
  4. so.long.pre's Avatar
    Does anyone else think that the reason for the small lines at the stores was a direct result of being able to pre order?
    10-14-2011 07:06 PM
  5. mab4285's Avatar
    pre = before than... i'm not demanding.. its what it is.. preordering is scks lol
    Exactly...pre ordering is ordering it before it's available, not when you get it.... :/
    10-14-2011 07:12 PM
  6. Manchild Pr0digy's Avatar
    Lucky! It's almost 4 here and I still don't have my phone. I should have known that since it is something that I have wanted for so long it would be the guy who shows up at 6:57lol . Once again though I take responsibility for not having my phone yet, if you assume things you have a very real chance of being dissapointed. Oh well all I can do is hope that he shows up sooner rather than later.
    Believe it or not, I've actually had UPS deliveries show up well past 7 PM. I remember one instance in which I went to bed (I'm usually down for the count by 8:30 or 9 because I have to get up early) and when I walked out the door the following morning to go to the gym, there was a package waiting for me. I generally don't have a lot of faith in UPS and always prefer FedEx, but in this case they surprised me for the better.
    10-14-2011 07:15 PM
  7. General Tso's Avatar
    I agree. The whole "pre-order" system for me seemed to be a total clusterf**k. I couldn't get an answer on when I would have it. I cancelled my pre-order and picked mine up this morning at the VZ store.
    10-14-2011 07:19 PM
  8. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    The Pre-Orders are on a first come-first serve basis. You probably got in a little later than some other people. That's why your order is coming Monday. But don't be disappointed, it'll give you something to look forward to during the weekend.
    thats what we would like to think.
    best buy all told me it was first come first serve.
    then i got there at 745am to a whopping 7 person crowd and then the girl comes out that said if you have a pre order(which we all did) you will get your phone (first) no matter what

    i guess what they meant was if you preordered you will get one in order if you show up first.

    but on the op.
    when you PREorder a video game do you get it a day early? no you get it the morning of its release.
    so quit whining. imagine if you were like the 75% of people who where at work and couldn't be home to accept there phones and now have to wait until monday to get it.
    point of this:suck it up. im sure you waited at least 5 months already what's 3 days
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    10-14-2011 07:47 PM
  9. robes1's Avatar
    I preordered. I knew that I would get it today. The FedEx info said that I'd have it by 4:30 this afternoon. I got it around 11am. I'm happy with that. I would have been happy with 4:30.
    10-14-2011 08:01 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    Neither will I, at least not with AT&T. I went to the store today and picked one up at 4PM this afternoon. Meantime, the one that I preordered on the 7th is still back ordered .


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    10-14-2011 08:15 PM
  11. DrewBear's Avatar
    Remember that because the form factor remained the same this time, Apple was able to ramp up production much faster than last time. So the stores today had plenty of stock and lines eased up by early afternoon. That didn't happen last year when the iPhone 4 form factor was still new. The phones sold out and lines persisted for weeks. The iPhone 5 in-store experience next year is likely to be more like what happened in 2010 than this year. Unless Apple somehow figures out how to ramp up production of a completely new chasis and internal components to meet even stronger demand than this year.
    10-14-2011 08:53 PM
  12. ame's Avatar
    I don't plan to preorder again unless Apple decides to let the preorders go a day ahead so that the carriers can activate them before the mad dash on launch day. I should seriously have not needed a trip to ATT, or to waste 10 hours trying to activate today.
    10-14-2011 09:20 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    pre = before than... i'm not demanding.. its what it is.. preordering is scks lol
    Actually preordering just guarantees you a phone and won't have to wait weeks. You don't deserve anything more than that.
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    10-14-2011 09:25 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    I don't plan to preorder again unless Apple decides to let the preorders go a day ahead so that the carriers can activate them before the mad dash on launch day. I should seriously have not needed a trip to ATT, or to waste 10 hours trying to activate today.
    AT&T sucks I had no issues on Verizon
    10-14-2011 09:26 PM
  15. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I got my phone around 5, it was my normal driver who kept apologizing for being so late he said he alone had 50 just iPhone deliveries he had already done plus the normal stuff. I was laughing and told him it was not a big deal I was just excited to have it.
    10-14-2011 09:32 PM
  16. kriss76's Avatar
    I will not pre-order again either. At least, not from Verizon. I got up in the wee hours of the morning on the 7th and placed my order at 2:50am (not sure how I was able to do it early, but it worked). Got my pre-order confirmation, then my shipping notice this week.

    It was out for delivery at 6am this morning.

    However, Verizon did not put my apartment on the actual shipping package (even though it was correct on all of my shipping notices). So, now I have to wait until Monday for UPS to redeliver.

    Darn it. Oh well, it's just a phone in the grand scheme of things, but I sure did want to play with it this weekend.
    10-14-2011 10:08 PM
  17. Blackvalk's Avatar
    I pre-ordered also. The UPS truck pulled up outside my home, so I went out to receive the "package". It seems, however, that some individual at UPS placed the wrong address routing sticker on the "package". So, the package that the truck brought, belonged to someone else, and that person has, or has not, mine. The driver was acutely aware of the problem and called his supervisor about the incorrect packages for each party. I have fears that my actual package was delivered and signed for, by someone else, by mistake. If that is the case, and someone else has opened the package, I don't feel I should accept it when it eventually gets here. I called UPS and received a "canned answer" that my package was "being held for observation". They refuse to give a date for delivery. I'm considering going to my Verizon store, explaining the problem, and trying to get a replacement "Black 64GB IP4S" unit at the store, and have UPS return the originally shipped unit to Verizon, or whoever shipped it. This is a complete update from a older cell, using the same phone #. The older cell phone still works with that #.

    And this my first post....!
    10-15-2011 09:41 AM
  18. mustang8918's Avatar
    I also will not do another pre-order. Mine is on backorder so I went to the store yesterday that had no line and purchased one. I called to cancel the backordered pre-order and was told that I could not but that I could give the phone to someone else to use on their line when it arrived, that isn't due for an upgrade, and only have to pay the 199 fee, interesting.
    10-15-2011 10:07 AM
  19. cardfan's Avatar
    With so many stores selling them, there's not much of a need to preorder. Plus you have to do the activating if you do preorder. This is was my first year preordering yet i still had to go to the store to get the wife one who changed her mind after i preordered mine. Getting hers activated and going was easier than mine.

    But thankfully so many do preorder and keep the lines down some. Samsclub worked for me and there was no line at all. Business account means i can use business hours..open at 7 am. I'll be doing more buying from there if they get future stuff on launch day.
    10-15-2011 10:21 AM
  20. ebedoun's Avatar
    I got my phone around 5, it was my normal driver who kept apologizing for being so late he said he alone had 50 just iPhone deliveries he had already done plus the normal stuff. I was laughing and told him it was not a big deal I was just excited to have it.
    I took the day off waiting for UPS because I didn't want to miss the delivery. I figured I would have taken the day off after waiting in line all night anyhow. I felt like I kept waiting and waiting.

    The guy that delivered mine at 5 said he still had 80 stops to go. I actually feel bad now for feeling like I was waiting.

    Glad to have my phone! it is amazing.
    10-15-2011 10:29 AM
  21. kikideath's Avatar
    Pre-ordering never guarantees anything early, plus as you've seen in the thread you always have to worry about shipping problems. I tend to be an instant gratification girl myself and was fine waiting in line (in fact there's something kind of fun about it), but if you're not crazy obsessed like me I think pre-ordering is a great idea.
    10-15-2011 05:07 PM
  22. Bias X's Avatar
    Pre-ordering never guarantees anything early, plus as you've seen in the thread you always have to worry about shipping problems. I tend to be an instant gratification girl myself and was fine waiting in line (in fact there's something kind of fun about it), but if you're not crazy obsessed like me I think pre-ordering is a great idea.
    Early? Maybe not, but I still expect it delivered or be able to be picked release day. Just like any other preorder from anywhere else.
    10-15-2011 09:49 PM
  23. D2TSHR1439's Avatar
    pre = before than... i'm not demanding.. its what it is.. preordering is scks lol

    Youre forgetting the second part .... ORDER. Its not Pre Receive, Pre GetItBeforeEveryoneElse ..... Pre ORDER. So you ORDER before its available.
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    10-15-2011 10:42 PM
  24. kikideath's Avatar
    Early? Maybe not, but I still expect it delivered or be able to be picked release day. Just like any other preorder from anywhere else.
    I definitely agree with that, especially if that's what your shipping confirmation says. The risk you always run with ordering online though are shipping complications. I've had issues with FedEx and UPS before that have caused delays. That's why I brave the line so I have it in my hand before walking out the door.
    10-16-2011 12:25 AM
  25. mikeym827's Avatar
    i agree with the no preordering anymore. i ordered from at&t early saterday(day after launch), and the tracking notification has not changed since then. which is the iphone is on backorder. then i walked into at&t on friday evening, and they had a few left in stock -.- i was pissed lol. they wont even let me cancel my preorder to pick one up from the store.
    10-16-2011 12:37 AM
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