1. moocows42's Avatar
    Moocows42,

    Is it the same tracking history as yours?
    Looks like they left my phone in Korea instead of keeping it with yours. So instead of getting it today maybe I'll get it Monday. Don't understand how our time were almost identical yet they don't keep them together the whole way.
    10-04-2013 11:09 AM
  2. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    Looks like they left my phone in Korea instead of keeping it with yours. So instead of getting it today maybe I'll get it Monday. Don't understand how our time were almost identical yet they don't keep them together the whole way.
    Mine is sitting in Korea too...

    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 10/04/2013 7:46 P.M. Arrival Scan
    ZhengZhou, China 10/04/2013 4:45 P.M. Departure Scan
    ZhengZhou, China 10/03/2013 9:40 P.M. Arrival Scan
    10/03/2013 9:00 P.M. Departure Scan
    10/03/2013 1:42 P.M. Origin Scan
    China 10/03/2013 9:25 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
    10-04-2013 11:45 AM
  3. km12345's Avatar
    That's why i think it is not wise to order online. I would think it was wiser for them to ship to store first in order to catch the new fish vs supplying those who have already ordered. It's unfortunate but its the smart thing to do.


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    10-04-2013 12:36 PM
  4. dianahk's Avatar
    Mine is sitting in Korea too...

    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 10/04/2013 7:46 P.M.Arrival Scan
    ZhengZhou, China 10/04/2013 4:45 P.M.Departure Scan
    ZhengZhou, China 10/03/2013 9:40 P.M.Arrival Scan
    10/03/2013 9:00 P.M.Departure Scan
    10/03/2013 1:42 P.M.Origin Scan
    China 10/03/2013 9:25 A.M.Order Processed: Ready for UPS
    It seems like my phone is on the same plane as your phone. I have identical times.
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    10-04-2013 12:45 PM
  5. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    I'm thinking there is one flight from Korea a day and there may not be on on the weekends, judging from everyone else's tracking info.
    10-04-2013 01:10 PM
  6. km12345's Avatar
    Who lives closer to LA? Hehe you will get it first.


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    10-04-2013 01:27 PM
  7. moodypickle's Avatar
    I work for an import company for a living, so i will give you a little clue as to why all yours are identical tracking wise. apple uses a service we often use called "world ease" which basically makes it much easier and quicker to get through customs. Though every individual phone has a tracking number, all the phones are on one container/pallet/carton or whatever they use and shipped as a single unit to the US. This is so when custom clears it, it can clear them all at once as a single unit instead of the time it would take to clear each individually. It would then get broken down at their sorting facility in Kentucky and from there the phones go off to their happy new homes individually. Fedex has a similar service with the same process done once it gets to Tennessee. So for those of you that did indeed pay for faster shipping, that will probably only come into play from Kentucky to your doorstep. So mine, like many of yours, is also in Korea and according to flightaware.com there is a UPS plane set to arrive in Korea at about 11 am (korea time) which is about 7 and half hours from now. So it doesn't look like our phones have another move until late tonight or tomorrow morning US time. They don't currently have the outgoing flight on the schedule but I'm sure that will be updated later if you want to check back Flight Finder . Hope this helps clear up things so you can spend your friday having some fun instead of checking UPS!
    RollTideFanGrl and Ravi Nath like this.
    10-04-2013 01:31 PM
  8. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    I work for an import company for a living, so i will give you a little clue as to why all yours are identical tracking wise. apple uses a service we often use called "world ease" which basically makes it much easier and quicker to get through customs. Though every individual phone has a tracking number, all the phones are on one container/pallet/carton or whatever they use and shipped as a single unit to the US. This is so when custom clears it, it can clear them all at once as a single unit instead of the time it would take to clear each individually. It would then get broken down at their sorting facility in Kentucky and from there the phones go off to their happy new homes individually. Fedex has a similar service with the same process done once it gets to Tennessee. So for those of you that did indeed pay for faster shipping, that will probably only come into play from Kentucky to your doorstep. So mine, like many of yours, is also in Korea and according to flightaware.com there is a UPS plane set to arrive in Korea at about 11 am (korea time) which is about 7 and half hours from now. So it doesn't look like our phones have another move until late tonight or tomorrow morning US time. They don't currently have the outgoing flight on the schedule but I'm sure that will be updated later if you want to check back Flight Finder*. Hope this helps clear up things so you can spend your friday having some fun instead of checking UPS!
    I figured they were all in the same container. The wait isn't really a problem for me. In fact I rather enjoy the tracking game.
    M.Rizk likes this.
    10-04-2013 01:50 PM
  9. moocows42's Avatar
    I'm thinking there is one flight from Korea a day and there may not be on on the weekends, judging from everyone else's tracking info.
    I looked up UPS flights for today and it doesn't look like there are any flights leaving Korea today.
    Ravi Nath likes this.
    10-04-2013 02:05 PM
  10. gp48's Avatar
    So, just took a peek at my order, like I do multiple times a day, and I finally moved to preparing to ship! I almost passed out!! Good thing though, the Apple store not far from my house has had what I've been waiting for on and off for three days!! Just need it by next weekend.
    10-04-2013 02:25 PM
  11. kodak57's Avatar
    Can any progress be expected on weekends?
    10-04-2013 02:48 PM
  12. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    I looked up UPS flights for today and it doesn't look like there are any flights leaving Korea today.
    Figures, oh well. Tomorrow is a new day!
    10-04-2013 03:10 PM
  13. Artyom Medvedev's Avatar
    I work for an import company for a living, so i will give you a little clue as to why all yours are identical tracking wise. apple uses a service we often use called "world ease" which basically makes it much easier and quicker to get through customs. Though every individual phone has a tracking number, all the phones are on one container/pallet/carton or whatever they use and shipped as a single unit to the US. This is so when custom clears it, it can clear them all at once as a single unit instead of the time it would take to clear each individually. It would then get broken down at their sorting facility in Kentucky and from there the phones go off to their happy new homes individually. Fedex has a similar service with the same process done once it gets to Tennessee. So for those of you that did indeed pay for faster shipping, that will probably only come into play from Kentucky to your doorstep. So mine, like many of yours, is also in Korea and according to flightaware.com there is a UPS plane set to arrive in Korea at about 11 am (korea time) which is about 7 and half hours from now. So it doesn't look like our phones have another move until late tonight or tomorrow morning US time. They don't currently have the outgoing flight on the schedule but I'm sure that will be updated later if you want to check back Flight Finder*. Hope this helps clear up things so you can spend your friday having some fun instead of checking UPS!
    thanks for this post! my phone is with yours as well... so do you know when that plane will get those phones to US after it pickes them up late tonight?
    10-04-2013 03:29 PM
  14. brianzki's Avatar
    It seems like my phone is on the same plane as your phone. I have identical times.
    When is your scheduled delivery?
    10-04-2013 05:41 PM
  15. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I can confirm that Apple.com US orders up to the 25th of September for the Space Gray are now "Preparing for Shipment"
    10-04-2013 06:41 PM
  16. CrunchDude's Avatar
    Awesome! Same here. I received my shipment notification and it says the 8th for me as well, but UPS tracking says Monday. Depending on where you're located, you may well get it earlier, too.
    10-04-2013 07:07 PM
  17. CrunchDude's Avatar
    Different countries, different culture, difference holidays.

    @Moodypickle: Thanks for letting us know. At least now I know why I don't already have my freaking 5s.......................@#$%^&*()_+
    10-04-2013 07:10 PM
  18. CrunchDude's Avatar
    No such thing in this bleeding edge technology. But you knew that. ;-P
    10-04-2013 07:12 PM
  19. Jose Hidaka's Avatar
    I can confirm that Apple.com US orders up to the 25th of September for the Space Gray are now "Preparing for Shipment"
    Yea, between 1 and 2 pm EST my order (placed on the 22, 5s grey) went to preparing for shipping.... Probably the gold ones will still have to wait... -_-
    10-04-2013 07:47 PM
  20. kristopherlarry's Avatar
    My Wifey Finally Gave Her Blessings.... Ordered My Gold 32g i5S From Apple... Question Is When Will I Get It?!?! Kind Of Wondering If I Should Of Ordered Direct From Verizon... But Their Website Stated It Wouldn't Ship To 11/11, As Apple Stated Sometime This Month.... Hmmmmm....


    iPhone 5 32gb, iPad 3 32gb, iPad Mini LTE 32gb, Apple TV3 x2..... No Better Ecosystem... 😜
    10-04-2013 07:48 PM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    You'll likely get one from Apple faster than Verizon...
    10-04-2013 07:54 PM
  22. CooperJCorreia's Avatar
    When did you order it? What color and what carrier?
    10-04-2013 08:11 PM
  23. stealth313's Avatar
    I can confirm that Apple.com US orders up to the 25th of September for the Space Gray are now "Preparing for Shipment"
    Sprint - White - 64mb
    Ordered Sept 26th 8:00AM

    Checked around 4pm today, Oct 4th, and it changed to "Preparing for Shipment"
    10-04-2013 09:30 PM
  24. Jose Hidaka's Avatar
    Yea, between 1 and 2 pm EST my order (placed on the 22, 5s grey) went to preparing for shipping.... Probably the gold ones will still have to wait... -_-
    Well just got the mail with the UPS tracking number, estimates delivery 10-10
    10-05-2013 01:57 AM
  25. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Sprint - White - 64mb
    Ordered Sept 26th 8:00AM

    Checked around 4pm today, Oct 4th, and it changed to "Preparing for Shipment"
    Great to see the white started moving, I hope that will be the case with all not just because it's the Sprint model. I ordered mine a day after you and it's still processing.


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    10-05-2013 03:42 AM
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