1. hsiegelman's Avatar
    So far, my order status still lists 'not yet shipped'. Anyone get their tracking number yet? What are they waiting for?
    04-27-2010 02:52 PM
  2. maxwellsteel's Avatar
    I keep checking, but still the same. Not shipped!!!
    Rrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    04-27-2010 02:58 PM
  3. Supes2000's Avatar
    I spoke with Apple this morning, and was told that we will receive out iPad PRIOR to 5pm on Friday. Meaning that it will arrive on Friday, between 8am and 5pm, via FedEx. I gotta believe these iPads are in the USA. Otherwise, they would have shipped already.
    04-27-2010 03:05 PM
  4. Big Dookie's Avatar
    Even shipping from inside the US though, they sure are cutting it close here.
    04-27-2010 03:22 PM
  5. Supes2000's Avatar
    I agree, think the lack of updates has anything to do with the whole gizmodo, 4g iPhone thing???? just thinking.
    04-27-2010 03:29 PM
  6. BriDroid's Avatar
    For anyone interested, here's my take on pre-order iPad 3G shipments: given the recent upgrades to "priority" shipping and the vast amount of shipping that Apple does via FedEx (think huge, ginormous contract), the pre-orders placed before the cut-off ("late April" as opposed to May 7 and beyond) will most likely ship on Thursday from stateside, overnight, and arrive to their new owners (that's you and me) on Friday before 5pm. Apple can be fairly tricky and they usually honor their shipping commitments. If for some reason mine DOESN'T arrive by Friday before 5pm, I will go down to the Apple Store and buy a 3G and either return or cancel the one I pre-ordered.
    04-27-2010 04:18 PM
  7. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I spoke with Apple this morning, and was told that we will receive out iPad PRIOR to 5pm on Friday. Meaning that it will arrive on Friday, between 8am and 5pm, via FedEx. I gotta believe these iPads are in the USA. Otherwise, they would have shipped already.
    I doubt that it will arrive between 8 and 5. Priority/expedited shipping...before 3.
    04-27-2010 04:38 PM
  8. hsiegelman's Avatar
    With accessories that I previously ordered from the Apple Store, they provided a FedEx tracking number and an opportunity to print out a signature form that I could leave on my door so the FedEx driver could leave the package in case I was not home.

    Also, why assume that FedEx will get the delivery contract? I was told that the wi-fi iPads were shipped via UPS.
    04-27-2010 05:09 PM
  9. Supes2000's Avatar
    Apple has shipping contract with both UPS and FedEx. The best shipper is chosen for the package and situation. Furthermore, I was told by the Apple rep that it would be FedEx.
    04-27-2010 06:09 PM
  10. michael0825's Avatar
    My order status is now Prepared for Shipment.
    04-27-2010 06:43 PM
  11. guinness0514's Avatar
    ^ hmmmmmm ;-)
    04-27-2010 06:59 PM
  12. guinness0514's Avatar
    Looks like they are starting to post "prepaired for shipment". Mine hasn't moved get, but 9to5mac has posted about it with a screen shot... Here we gooooo!!!
    04-27-2010 07:18 PM
  13. MNofsinger's Avatar
    I just checked and saw that mine is also being prepared for shipment. I am so excited!
    04-27-2010 08:37 PM
  14. guinness0514's Avatar
    Right there with you.... Let's do this
    04-27-2010 08:52 PM
  15. Big Dookie's Avatar
    Mine still hasn't been noted as being prepped for shipment, but I'm sure it's coming. I want a shipping notice to make sure it'll be here Friday.
    04-27-2010 09:53 PM
  16. guinness0514's Avatar
    Mine still hasn't been noted as being prepped for shipment, but I'm sure it's coming. I want a shipping notice to make sure it'll be here Friday.
    People are starting to get tracking numbers now...It'll happen....
    04-27-2010 09:56 PM
  17. maxwellsteel's Avatar
    I've got Prepared for shipment. Woot!
    04-27-2010 11:00 PM
  18. urbanrunner888's Avatar
    I also go the "Prepared for Shipment" too!! Yahooooo! Just waiting on the tracking numbers!! I'm getting excited! ;0D
    04-28-2010 12:09 AM
  19. BriDroid's Avatar
    I now have "Prepared for Shipment" too. Now, let's have a tracking number please
    04-28-2010 12:40 AM
  20. Jaayquan's Avatar
    Add me to the Prepared for Shipment crowd. I ordered mine on 4/19. I'm excited too and not worried about getting it on Friday. I've ordered items from Amazon.com at 4 pm for overnight and got them the next day too many times to number. I'm sure Apple is at least as good. Hmmm now what excuse can I take to work from home on Friday???
    04-28-2010 08:34 AM
  21. BriDroid's Avatar
    Add me to the Prepared for Shipment crowd. I ordered mine on 4/19. I'm excited too and not worried about getting it on Friday. I've ordered items from Amazon.com at 4 pm for overnight and got them the next day too many times to number. I'm sure Apple is at least as good. Hmmm now what excuse can I take to work from home on Friday???
    Yes, I feel confident for a Friday delivery also, especially now that I know that my order is also prepared for shipment. I believe we will receive notification of shipment tomorrow and have them by Friday.
    04-28-2010 11:50 AM
  22. whmurray's Avatar
    I think that the order status goes to 'Prepared for shipment' when the picking order, packing list, and package label are printed. The next change in status is likely to be triggered when the package changes hands from Apple to FedEx. Can hardly be later than tomorrow.
    04-28-2010 11:59 AM
  23. hsiegelman's Avatar
    4:30 PM CDT Wednesday, and still no shipping/tracking confirmation.
    04-28-2010 05:25 PM
  24. BriDroid's Avatar
    4:30 PM CDT Wednesday, and still no shipping/tracking confirmation.
    I'm still of the opinion that the pre-ordered iPad 3Gs will ship tomorrow for overnight delivery. I think that shipping overnight provides more precision for the likelihood of delivery the next day and all pre-ordered iPads should be in the hands of their new owners well before the 5pm store launch.
    04-28-2010 05:35 PM
  25. whmurray's Avatar
    4:30 PM CDT Wednesday, and still no shipping/tracking confirmation.
    I am sure that we will hear it here when anyone's status changes.
    04-28-2010 05:37 PM
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