1. sambobsessed's Avatar
    I have a bit of a dilemma and was wondering on you peoples opinions.

    I ordered my 16gb Space Grey iPhone 5S on the 28th of September and it is still in the processing stage. The thing is I'm leaving the US on the 18th and would need the phone before that. I'm in NY and I'm thinking of canceling the order because I'm worried it won't arrive before I leave.

    Anyone have any opinion on whether it will arrive before?

    Thanks a lot!
    10-09-2013 12:10 PM
  2. sambobsessed's Avatar
    Also if the order does manage to go to the shipping stage how long does that take? I'm just really worried it will arrive after I leave which I can't have cause I'm going abroad for quite a while - any ideas? :-)
    10-09-2013 12:13 PM
  3. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 11:03 A.M. Import Scan

    My phone is now a citizen lol, well it cleared customs.

    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 11:03 A.M. Import Scan
    10/09/2013 12:43 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Anchorage, AK, United States 10/08/2013 2:43 P.M. Departure Scan
    10/08/2013 12:51 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 10/08/2013 7:51 P.M. Departure Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 10/08/2013 2:33 P.M. Departure Scan
    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
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    10-09-2013 12:21 PM
  4. igeekgurl's Avatar
    I have a bit of a dilemma and was wondering on you peoples opinions.

    I ordered my 16gb Space Grey iPhone 5S on the 28th of September and it is still in the processing stage. The thing is I'm leaving the US on the 18th and would need the phone before that. I'm in NY and I'm thinking of canceling the order because I'm worried it won't arrive before I leave.

    Anyone have any opinion on whether it will arrive before?

    Thanks a lot!
    Have you checked stock at local stores? Not sure where in NYC you are or what carrier you ordered but just did a quick search on Apple.com for a GSM (AT&T) and it is available for pickup in Soho store, 14th street store and fifth avenue store. Good luck!
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    10-09-2013 12:28 PM
  5. sambobsessed's Avatar
    Have you checked stock at local stores? Not sure where in NYC you are or what carrier you ordered but just did a quick search on Apple.com for a GSM (AT&T) and it is available for pickup in Soho store, 14th street store and fifth avenue store. Good luck!
    Thanks for the reply! I need T-Mobile and its no where to be found haha :-( I checked on the stock checker and yeah, none haha! But thanks :-)
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    10-09-2013 12:47 PM
  6. solitude1984's Avatar
    I think this is too general... I have bought several items from apple and never been disappointed with their service. For me I knew i wanted gold and I was going to have to wait unless I got extremely lucky. I work too much to spend my time stalking stores. I am not upset with apple in the least, they shipped it in exactly the timeframe they projected for me. I got more frustrated with UPS, while I know i didn't request expedited shipping, this is the first time it has taken the full 5 business days plus a weekend thrown in there. Usually it moves much faster but still technically this is my fault as well for not paying extra. Basically it's all a gamble of when you order and what exactly your order is no matter where you order from. It is the gamble you make by ordering online right when a new tech toy comes out (when there is no pre-order), it's not just apple. While pre-ordering is a lovely luxury that we have gotten used to, it is just that... a luxury. So other than my frustration with how long the shipping is taking, as i noted above, I truly am not disappointed in the process and I would definitely order from apple again in the future.
    I agree with you on that one. Even though mine is still processing, I wouldn't stop shopping at Apple's online store. It's still much easier than going to stores asking about a phone between work and taking care of my family. It might take a couple of months that way!!


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk

    On order: Gold iPhone 5s 64GB
    Ordered: September 20, 11am PST
    Status: Processing
    10-09-2013 01:20 PM
  7. jmo124's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten a shipment of a Gold 64GB for Sprint? Or any Gold for Sprint???
    10-09-2013 01:25 PM
  8. Deniz Monteiro's Avatar
    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 11:03 A.M. Import Scan

    My phone is now a citizen lol, well it cleared customs.

    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 11:03 A.M. Import Scan
    10/09/2013 12:43 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Anchorage, AK, United States 10/08/2013 2:43 P.M. Departure Scan
    10/08/2013 12:51 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 10/08/2013 7:51 P.M. Departure Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 10/08/2013 2:33 P.M. Departure Scan
    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
    same here bro lol
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    10-09-2013 01:31 PM
  9. mithun777's Avatar
    i am totally confused. i have ordered two iphone t-mobile 64 gig gold and silver each.

    today i was just checkng my order status, i found that iphone5s and 5c are going to launch more 25 countries by 25 oct and more 25 countries by 1 nov.

    i was really shocked. when apple is unable to supply previous order then how they can launch it to other countries?

    i was also thinking littlebit different too that by lauching phones to other countries can make usa delivery status more fast and is there any possibility that we receive phones soon?

    what u guys think?
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    10-09-2013 02:30 PM
  10. ricnmar's Avatar
    I ordered my 32 GB Gold Sprint iPhone from the Apple Store online on October 1 and took the free shipping.
    Since that day there has been no movement from Processing Items.
    10-09-2013 02:36 PM
  11. M.Rizk's Avatar
    i am totally confused. i have ordered two iphone t-mobile 64 gig gold and silver each.

    today i was just checkng my order status, i found that iphone5s and 5c are going to launch more 25 countries by 25 oct and more 25 countries by 1 nov.

    i was really shocked. when apple is unable to supply previous order then how they can launch it to other countries?

    i was also thinking littlebit different too that by lauching phones to other countries can make usa delivery status more fast and is there any possibility that we receive phones soon?

    what u guys think?
    I got the same question too!
    As I posted here earlier it seams the UK Store orders are moving much faster than the US and that explains it. Since the countries listed in the Press Release all will get the UK model that means Apple is consuming most of their resources making the UK models and that's why the UK store is moving much faster.

    But the US Store? It's dead, it didn't even pass the 20th of Sept orders. I ordered a white/silver iPhone 5S Tmobile 32 GB on the 27th of Sept and I am already hopeless.

    That might sound stupid but since I am going for a short holiday this week, I just purchased a new smartphone from another brand to enjoy it for a little as my old smartphone was completely dead, and will sell the new one when the iPhone 5S reaches.... If it ever does!


    Sent from my iPad Mini using iMore Forums mobile app
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    10-09-2013 02:38 PM
  12. mithun777's Avatar
    really want to kill apple. this is really frustrated me.........

    i have given order on 5th. it benn almost 5 days not moving status even after paying fast delivery charge. and also full amt too.......
    10-09-2013 02:44 PM
  13. rahrah12's Avatar
    Just received my tracking information - I should receive it on Friday.

    Ordered through Sprint on the 22nd
    16 GB Gray

    First iPhone
    10-09-2013 02:50 PM
  14. RollTideFanGrl's Avatar
    @ rahrah12 Wow!! When did you order? You phone is shipping quickly.
    10-09-2013 03:17 PM
  15. Artyom Medvedev's Avatar
    same here bro lol
    same here
    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 1:33 P.M. Import Scan
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    10-09-2013 03:34 PM
  16. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    Flight out to my area in about an hour from Louisville, hope mine gets a spot on it for a pick up tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.
    10-09-2013 03:40 PM
  17. rahrah12's Avatar
    @ rahrah12 Wow!! When did you order? You phone is shipping quickly.
    I ordered 9/22/13
    I received an email alert - "up to 3 weeks"

    If I ordered 23rd or later it would've been 4-6 weeks lead time.

    Seems like it has been forever though.
    10-09-2013 03:42 PM
  18. RollTideFanGrl's Avatar
    Really... I ordered on 9/20 at 8:35 am..According to UPS, I am set to receive it tomorrow..

    I ordered 9/22/13
    I received an email alert - "up to 3 weeks"

    If I ordered 23rd or later it would've been 4-6 weeks lead time.

    Seems like it has been forever though.
    10-09-2013 04:07 PM
  19. GlennRuss's Avatar
    I ordered a 64G 5S silver on 9/28 form AT&T. It arrived on 9/30.
    10-09-2013 04:34 PM
  20. rahrah12's Avatar
    "Up to 3 weeks" was when I initially placed the order. Tracking shows UPS 2nd Day so I should receive on Friday.

    I was thinking I wouldn't make it in the 3 week window.
    10-09-2013 04:36 PM
  21. Artyom Medvedev's Avatar
    Flight out to my area in about an hour from Louisville, hope mine gets a spot on it for a pick up tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.
    same here. i actually decided to take a day off and stay at home and enjoy my new phone when it comes
    10-09-2013 04:45 PM
  22. solitude1984's Avatar
    I got the same question too!
    As I posted here earlier it seams the UK Store orders are moving much faster than the US and that explains it. Since the countries listed in the Press Release all will get the UK model that means Apple is consuming most of their resources making the UK models and that's why the UK store is moving much faster.

    But the US Store? It's dead, it didn't even pass the 20th of Sept orders. I ordered a white/silver iPhone 5S Tmobile 32 GB on the 27th of Sept and I am already hopeless.

    That might sound stupid but since I am going for a short holiday this week, I just purchased a new smartphone from another brand to enjoy it for a little as my old smartphone was completely dead, and will sell the new one when the iPhone 5S reaches.... If it ever does!


    Sent from my iPad Mini using iMore Forums mobile app
    It is the same with Canada - no movement. I don't even know what to expect at this point since I don't know who is Canadian and who isn't (except when a US carrier is mentioned or the state they live in obviously). It makes me worried.


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk

    On order: Gold iPhone 5s 64GB
    Ordered: September 20, 11am PST
    Status: Processing
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    10-09-2013 04:54 PM
  23. solitude1984's Avatar
    really want to kill apple. this is really frustrated me.........

    i have given order on 5th. it benn almost 5 days not moving status even after paying fast delivery charge. and also full amt too.......
    There are many people who ordered on launch day (like me) who have not moved past the "processing" stage, so you should anticipate a long wait.


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk

    On order: Gold iPhone 5s 64GB
    Ordered: September 20, 11am PST
    Status: Processing
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    10-09-2013 04:57 PM
  24. Artyom Medvedev's Avatar
    There are many people who ordered on launch day (like me) who have not moved past the "processing" stage, so you should anticipate a long wait.


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk

    On order: Gold iPhone 5s 64GB
    Ordered: September 20, 11am PST
    Status: Processing
    i understand your feelings completely but 11 am is pretty late isnt it? because I ordered it over first 5 minutes of launch and I am only getting it tomorrow
    10-09-2013 05:06 PM
  25. Ravi Nath's Avatar
    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 4:53 P.M. Departure Scan

    INCOMING!

    Louisville, KY, United States 10/09/2013 4:53 P.M. Departure Scan
    10/09/2013 11:03 A.M. Import Scan
    10/09/2013 12:43 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Anchorage, AK, United States 10/08/2013 2:43 P.M. Departure Scan
    10/08/2013 12:51 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 10/08/2013 7:51 P.M. Departure Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 10/08/2013 2:33 P.M. Departure Scan
    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
    stealth313 and RollTideFanGrl like this.
    10-09-2013 05:13 PM
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