Yeah ups has the main hub in Louisville just like fedex has their main hub in Memphis. Kills me how they let your stuff go back and forth. Seems like a waste to me but I'm sure that there's a very good reason.
I think if you order directly from Apple you get the tracking from China to the US but if you order from you carrier it picks up wherever your carrier takes responsibility for the package...they all start in China
Makes more sense then someone telling me to check my authenticity like AT&T has been shipping me fake iPhones to me my sister and cousin and mom when we pre ordered the five, so now the 6 has come from the same place and it might not be real. Me,my mom and pharmacist must have fake phones. I've been to my local Apple store (not too local about 45 minutes away) several times and they never mentioned an issue about my phone not being an apple product, I'll be sure to ask them when I buy my apple care the day I receive my phone if it's fake or not. I also don't care about watching my phone starting at China. I believe usps starts the tracking process once it's in the UNITED STATES. I googled it. Thanks for the answer though.