1. ardoreal's Avatar
    I paid On September 21, 2013 for 2pcs iPhone 5S factory unlocked and there is no date for shipment. And then on September 24, 2013 I paid for two another iphones for other address. Two of them was made for sales tax free addresses. And I still not received anything. But my friend from Chicago ordered on september 22 and receive it after 3 days. His order have the shipment status "Available to ship: October" as my orders. So apple first ship iphones to "non sales tax free" regions ?
    Contract customers are getting preference. It sucks, but there it is.

    On another note, I ordered mine 9/20 at around 8am PST. It's an unlocked 64GB Space Gray. When I ordered it said time to ship 7-10 days. Today I'm "in the window" of when it should ship so I definitely did not get an early shipment like most people here did. It looks like us unlocked customers are just sorta on the backburner priority-wise.
    Last edited by ardoreal; 09-27-2013 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Adding info to post
    09-27-2013 08:46 PM
  2. BobWhite's Avatar
    I don't think that you are "in the window" yet. I know my confirmation email specifically said "Available to ship: 7-10 business days" which would mean that the window would start in the middle of next week.
    09-27-2013 09:52 PM
  3. ardoreal's Avatar
    I think you only get a shipment email. I just happened to check the status (every 15 mins, lol) using the store app.
    I don't think that you are "in the window" yet. I know my confirmation email specifically said "Available to ship: 7-10 business days" which would mean that the window would start in the middle of next week.
    Well I should update that my order now says preparing for shipment!!!
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    09-27-2013 11:26 PM
  4. BobWhite's Avatar
    That is great news. My order went to "preparing for shipment" last night and this morning I got my shipping email so you are getting close.
    09-27-2013 11:44 PM
  5. B1ue_B1aze's Avatar
    Is it worth it to buy AppleCare+ (or non plus version) for the iPhone 5s considering that I will have a case on it? Also, is it possible to buy the AppleCare+ after getting the device?
    IMO yes, it's worth it. I got it mostly for the accidental damage coverage. However having 2 years to be able to call 1-800-MY-IPHONE and get an issue resolved is really nice as well.
    09-28-2013 12:27 AM
  6. ame's Avatar
    AppleCare+ is worth every cent.
    09-28-2013 12:37 AM
  7. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Well I should update that my order now says preparing for shipment!!!
    Nice! It'll ship fairly soon then. Mine shipped maybe 12hrs or so later.
    09-28-2013 01:14 AM
  8. M.Rizk's Avatar
    IMO yes, it's worth it. I got it mostly for the accidental damage coverage. However having 2 years to be able to call 1-800-MY-IPHONE and get an issue resolved is really nice as well.
    I bought it for the calls too, then the extended warranty of course.


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    09-28-2013 03:21 AM
  9. Nick Bro's Avatar
    Ordered 64gb gold on tmo website 140am 9/20/13, backordered eta delivery today, order still pending -_-
    09-28-2013 12:07 PM
  10. WhiteRa's Avatar
    Can someone who had already received their phone post their tracking progress info so we can all know where the phone has to go from China?
    09-28-2013 02:28 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    Can someone who had already received their phone post their tracking progress info so we can all know where the phone has to go from China?

    UPS goes:
    Shenzhen, China > Hong Kong > Incheon, Korea > Anchorage, AK > Louisville, KY > your house.

    You can also track iPhone's flight from Anchorage to Louisville...

    Flight Finder


    FedEx goes:
    Shenzhen, China > Hong Kong > Incheon, Korea > Anchorage, AK > Memphis, TN > your house.

    You can also track your iPhone’s flight from Anchorage to Memphis…

    Flight Finder
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    09-28-2013 02:47 PM
  12. Nick Bro's Avatar
    My tmo near
    Midnight order for 64gb gold was just shipped out today! Thank geebuz! Eta tuesday maybe monday! I called to confirm and the tmo rep was like 'this is weird' for sum reason yours went thru early and is going to ship out today' i was like 'dam right cuz i ordered it practically on midnight'
    09-28-2013 08:43 PM
  13. moodypickle's Avatar
    Ordered 32 GB Gold AT&T right at 3:01 EST on the 20th and literally just missed the 3 days shipping window, it said 3 days when I started the order and switched to 7-10 by checkout. the 7-10 days is coming up this week so I am hopeful it will ship in the next couple days since I've seen a few people say theirs has shipped. Between waiting to hear back on a house offer and checking the apple store app every 15 minutes, it has been a stressful week haha.
    09-29-2013 09:25 AM
  14. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I am glad I'm not the only one here who checks every 15 minutes. Lol
    ^^^This. YES!!!^^^ This time, I did this for in-store pickup while it was live (briefly) on Monday. It was worth it- I got lucky - yet each click feels equal parts exciting/ insane!
    09-29-2013 10:46 AM
  15. ardoreal's Avatar
    ^^^This. YES!!!^^^ This time, I did this for in-store pickup while it was live (briefly) on Monday. It was worth it- I got lucky - yet each click feels equal parts exciting/ insane!
    This is the route I'd have gone if I was a bit closer to Denver. Their stores had a lot of stock around for a while. I considered driving all the way for it, but that's like a 2 hour drive. Still......I've spent far more than two hours so far having checked the app repeatedly.
    09-29-2013 10:49 AM
  16. rodzn's Avatar
    I placed my order on apple for a space grey iphone 5S 16gb for sprint at like 10am.

    I had originally for through sprint website but that was a complete waste of time. So I canceled & went to apple.


    I paid the extra money for faster shipping. Said 7-10day shipping. Do you all think I could possible have it by Monday the 7th? It said delivery time 7th-10th. But I'm really hoping 7th because after that I will be out of town for the rest of the month and I would hate to wait that long to get my new phone. Only thing is is been checking the status and it still sais processing. It's been 9 days..... & it's driving me crazy. :/
    09-29-2013 02:35 PM
  17. Trees's Avatar
    Looks like non-subsidized phones may be starting to ship. My VZW Silver 64GB 5S went into "Preparing for Shipment" phase about an hour ago.

    I ordered mine ~ 0800 on the 20th, and am in the "Delivers Oct 7 - Oct 10" window.
    09-29-2013 06:37 PM
  18. WhiteRa's Avatar
    My unlocked version just started to ship on the 27th, but it's been in the same place in China since then. My iPhone is stuck there TT_TT
    09-29-2013 07:50 PM
  19. Veronica Andrade's Avatar
    Ordered the Silver 32GB from AT&T.com at 12:37 PM today and it SHIPPED at 3:36PM!!! It will be here on Wed!
    09-29-2013 07:53 PM
  20. rodzn's Avatar
    My order changed to preparing for shipment a couple hours ago.

    Anyone know how long it takes till it actually ships?

    Really hope to have it by next monday, oct 7!! :d
    09-29-2013 10:25 PM
  21. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    My order changed to preparing for shipment a couple hours ago.

    Anyone know how long it takes till it actually ships?

    Really hope to have it by next monday, oct 7!! :d
    Mine shipped 12hrs later, but mileage may vary.

    Hmmm Mine left ZhengZhu on Friday and seems to have vanished. My tracking info hasn't updated since then.

    I am getting dj vu. My launch day iPhone 5 was lost by UPS last year and Apple had to ship a second one.....
    Last edited by GibMcFragger; 09-30-2013 at 12:16 AM.
    09-29-2013 11:22 PM
  22. rodzn's Avatar
    OMG. This sounds scary!

    I received my shipping email like 40 mins ago. So I believe I should definitely have my phone by next Monday. Unless it goes gets lost right. lol.
    09-30-2013 07:00 AM
  23. M.Rizk's Avatar
    OMG. This sounds scary!

    I received my shipping email like 40 mins ago. So I believe I should definitely have my phone by next Monday. Unless it goes gets lost right. lol.
    And when did you order it Please tell me


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    09-30-2013 07:51 AM
  24. rodzn's Avatar
    Ordered on the 20th like at 10am. & my delivery time expected was the 7th-10th. Next Monday. So hoping I get it sooner!
    09-30-2013 08:14 AM
  25. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Ordered on the 20th like at 10am. & my delivery time expected was the 7th-10th. Next Monday. So hoping I get it sooner!
    Oh, then I am not seeing mine anytime soon. I ordered mine on the 27th lol


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    09-30-2013 08:21 AM
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