1. ame's Avatar
    Once one has a tracking number - one can go through the shipper - UPS or FedEx - and they have means available to have your package held at their depot so you can pick-up, or even redirect to a different address... when I got my 5 - I had it held at the UPS depot, and picked it up first thing in the morning it arrived at the depot rather than wait until the truck would get to my neighborhood - usually after 4PM...
    I actually tried that, and it said that a delivery attempt has to be made before you can reroute the pickup.
    09-23-2013 03:35 PM
  2. bacano22's Avatar
    Ordered my 32gb space gray att from apple Friday at 3:05 am delivers Wednesday, changed the address to the ups store across the street from my job Originaly it said delivers sept 30- October 2nd.... Always order from apple people
    09-23-2013 03:41 PM
  3. coltsbr's Avatar
    I just got an email about the second iPhone I ordered. Shipped today & to be delivered tomorrow.
    I did not realize that AT&T was overnight shipping at no extra cost. The one delivered today came in FedEX overnight.
    09-23-2013 03:47 PM
  4. Evangelos Vasilaropoulos's Avatar
    Mine I ordered 03.04 am Eastern time a gold 16 t-mobile unlocked from Apple online and is still preparing from shipping since yesterday. Ouuuf.
    09-23-2013 03:50 PM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    I ordered straight from the Apple Store app friday at 12:01 am PST. It shipped already and arriving the Weds the 25th. I ordered white and silver.
    09-23-2013 03:53 PM
  6. Evangelos Vasilaropoulos's Avatar
    I don't know why happening this but I guess give priority to the orders with contracts and the unlocked phone orders leave them to ship last. Still preparing for shipping. How long needs to prepare? 2 days?
    09-23-2013 04:38 PM
  7. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I don't know why happening this but I guess give priority to the orders with contracts and the unlocked phone orders leave them to ship last. Still preparing for shipping. How long needs to prepare? 2 days?
    I am sure this is the case, at least yours is being prepared. Mine is still processing the order.
    09-23-2013 04:41 PM
  8. ame's Avatar
    I don't know why happening this but I guess give priority to the orders with contracts and the unlocked phone orders leave them to ship last. Still preparing for shipping. How long needs to prepare? 2 days?
    Mine's not unlocked and it took two days to prepare and process.
    09-23-2013 04:47 PM
  9. Evangelos Vasilaropoulos's Avatar
    I don't know but apple messed up with the priority of the orders. In my opinion the shipping should be by the time you placed the order.
    09-23-2013 04:54 PM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    Once one has a tracking number - one can go through the shipper - UPS or FedEx - and they have means available to have your package held at their depot so you can pick-up, or even redirect to a different address... when I got my 5 - I had it held at the UPS depot, and picked it up first thing in the morning it arrived at the depot rather than wait until the truck would get to my neighborhood - usually after 4PM...
    ​I don't know about FedEx, but UPS doesn't do this now. They won't let you change delivery options until after the first attempted delivery.
    09-23-2013 05:18 PM
  11. BrennDawn's Avatar
    Ordered via apple store on my phone at 12:13 (had some hiccups before that)...
    32 G White/silver Verizon
    Shipped notification this morning.. due 9/26
    09-23-2013 05:41 PM
  12. zachpenguin's Avatar
    Just got my notification. Delivery is set for Wednesday at 8:00pm. Really don't remember the last time Fedex was delivering to my place that late, but I'll be home so no problems signing.
    09-23-2013 06:27 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    Just got my notification. Delivery is set for Wednesday at 8:00pm. Really don't remember the last time Fedex was delivering to my place that late, but I'll be home so no problems signing.
    AT 8 pm or BEFORE 8pm?

    And FWIW, have you ever tracked the UPS/FedEx guy at Christmas time?
    09-23-2013 06:48 PM
  14. tallulah4's Avatar
    Ordered my 16GB space gray at 12:03 AM Friday. It's headed for SoCal via Zheng Zhou China - Incheon Korea - and arrived in Anchorage, AK at 1:09 PM their time this afternoon. UPS says it's scheduled for delivery Wednesday by end of day. I'm going to nickname my phone Carmen San Diego, lol!
    micklpickl likes this.
    09-23-2013 07:08 PM
  15. HBcubs's Avatar
    I don't know why happening this but I guess give priority to the orders with contracts and the unlocked phone orders leave them to ship last. Still preparing for shipping. How long needs to prepare? 2 days?
    I ordered both an on-contract iPhone (Gold 32gig AT&T) along with an unlocked iPhone (Space Grey 32gig) through Apple at 12:11 PST on 09/20 and they're both still being processed and showing shipment between 10/8 - 10/11.
    09-23-2013 07:09 PM
  16. zachpenguin's Avatar
    AT 8 pm or BEFORE 8pm?

    And FWIW, have you ever tracked the UPS/FedEx guy at Christmas time?
    I would like to think before 8pm. Going from past experience though, FedEx delivers to my place at the exact time they list. UPS on the other hand usually gets here closer to midnight. Which is infuriating.
    09-23-2013 07:13 PM
  17. Fausty82's Avatar
    Ordered my 16GB space gray at 12:03 AM Friday. It's headed for SoCal via Zheng Zhou China - Incheon Korea - and arrived in Anchorage, AK at 1:09 PM their time this afternoon. UPS says it's scheduled for delivery Wednesday by end of day. I'm going to nickname my phone Carmen San Diego, lol!
    That’s the normal route. And despite being in Anchorage now, odds are that it will travel to the midwest before it hits SoCal. if it’s FedEx, it’s going to Memphis. If it’s UPS, it’s headed to Louisville.
    09-23-2013 07:18 PM
  18. tallulah4's Avatar
    That’s the normal route. And despite being in Anchorage now, odds are that it will travel to the midwest before it hits SoCal. if it’s FedEx, it’s going to Memphis. If it’s UPS, it’s headed to Louisville.
    Then Louisville it is!
    09-23-2013 07:27 PM
  19. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I ordered both an on-contract iPhone (Gold 32gig AT&T) along with an unlocked iPhone (Space Grey 32gig) through Apple at 12:11 PST on 09/20 and they're both still being processed and showing shipment between 10/8 - 10/11.
    I ordered my 32GB Gold (unlocked) at 12:01am pst on Friday, and it's still sitting at "processing" also, with a 7-11 day shipping availability. I could have walked out of the Apple Store with a Space Grey model several times now, but I am holding out for the Gold one. Waiting sucks though, lol.
    09-23-2013 07:53 PM
  20. Trees's Avatar
    I am sure this is the case, at least yours is being prepared. Mine is still processing the order.
    From what you and @ame have said, I gather that Apple ships out the contract/subsidized phones first? I ordered my 4S from VZW, and this time around from Apple, so Apples way is new to me.
    09-23-2013 08:14 PM
  21. rednocturne307's Avatar
    I got my shipping notification at 1141pm last night. Woot! Says Wed delivery. My husband will be here to sign for it, so hopefully they let him.
    Same! I presigned for it. So excited!
    09-23-2013 08:34 PM
  22. johndhynes's Avatar
    My phone has left Alaska, and is now presumably headed to Louisville, before it comes back to California. The times appear to be local.

    ​Scheduled Delivery:Wednesday, 09/25/2013, By End of DayLast Location:Anchorage, AK, United States, Monday, 09/23/2013
    Anchorage, AK, United States 09/23/2013 3:03 P.M. In Transit
    09/23/2013 2:46 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/23/2013 1:09 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 09/23/2013 11:58 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/23/2013 7:40 P.M. Arrival Scan
    ZhengZhou, China 09/23/2013 4:48 P.M. Departure Scan
    ZhengZhou, China 09/22/2013 8:00 P.M. Arrival Scan
    09/22/2013 7:30 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/22/2013 6:57 P.M. Origin Scan
    China 09/22/2013 7:08 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
    09-23-2013 09:13 PM
  23. micklpickl's Avatar
    Looks like the two I ordered are following one day behind yours.

    Are you using a package tracking app, or UPS website?
    09-23-2013 09:43 PM
  24. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    I would like to think before 8pm. Going from past experience though, FedEx delivers to my place at the exact time they list. UPS on the other hand usually gets here closer to midnight. Which is infuriating.
    FedEx for residential deliveries is any time from when it gets put on the truck for delivery up until 8pm typically. You should have it in hand before that most likely.
    09-23-2013 10:24 PM
  25. smileyboy's Avatar
    I ordered a GOld 64GB Verizon iPhone on launch day at 4:03am ADT. Its been shipped! W00t
    09-23-2013 10:37 PM
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