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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:36 AM   #76
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Yeah my home number worked... seems like im alittle ahead of others.

ill resize the image, that was huge!

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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:39 AM   #77
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Can the people who have been able to pull up a tracking number using a reference number post the model?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:44 AM   #78
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Can the people who have been able to pull up a tracking number using a reference number post the model?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:47 AM   #79
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Yeah, I can't track mine either. I'm guessing that ours are probably coming FedEx.
FedEx offer the same type of reference search....wasn't able to pull anything up there either. I'm in Chicago.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:49 AM   #80
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My iPhone (16Gb At&t black) hasn't shipped yet but my friend's has (32Gb At&t black). Cool find.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:51 AM   #81
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Why bother with this thread? Everyone's gonna get it on the 21st regardless.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:59 AM   #82
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Why bother with this thread? Everyone's gonna get it on the 21st regardless.
Knowing whether yours is coming via UPS or FedEx makes a difference for some people. Based on what carrier has it, I have a good idea of when it will arrive. Besides, I like to be able to watch it's progress on Flight Aware. Not because I need to know where it is every second of the day, but I find the logistics fascinating and enjoy seeing how a company like UPS/FedEx structures its international operations. I don't do a lot of international shipping myself (at least via UPS/FedEx), so this is a rare opportunity to watch how everything works.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:00 PM   #83
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I ordered from Verizon and have yet to get a tracking number. They promised delivery on or before the 21st....
I can tell you now that you won't get it before the 21st.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:01 PM   #84
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:09 PM   #85
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White 64 GB, AT&T (ordered through Apple). Last action was Order Processed: Ready for UPS at 9:15 pm.

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Why bother with this thread? Everyone's gonna get it on the 21st regardless.
Because some people are curious as to how the whole operation functions, not just the nanosecond the phone's gonna arrive. That's why.

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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:11 PM   #86
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Sweet! Mine just showed up on UPS. That means I'll be getting it hours earlier than expected!

Although we had a general discussion about commitment times earlier in this thread, if you want to know what your commitment time is, do the following:

1. Go to UPS.com and click "Shipping" then "Calculate time and cost"
2. Enter China, People's Republic of as the from country. Enter ZhengZhou as the from city and 450099 as the postal code.
3. Enter your City and Zip Code as the destination information.
4. Enter today's date as the shipment date.
5. Enter 50 (or some other small figure) for the customs value, it isn't relevant for what we're doing.
6. See what the time says for "UPS Worldwide Express." Ignore the date, as the packages will be held to the 21st.

Now, as a former UPS employee noted earlier in the thread, just because you have a commitment time doesn't mean that UPS can make that time. However, the will try their hardest, because if they don't, Apple is entitled to a full refund on the shipping charges for that package (which, even with the obscene discounts I'm sure they get, is pricey).

Now, if you want to see the process that your iPhone will go through on the way to the destination, go ahead and watch this:

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ups-worldport/

While west-coast bound packages likely won't go through Worldport (they'll be offloaded in Alaska during a refueling stop and sent to a west coast hub), the video will give you a very good idea of how UPS sorting operations work.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:14 PM   #87
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If you ordered multiple phones with the same billing phone number, you'll get multiple results back when searching by your number as a reference number.

However, you can also search by the first 8 characters of your order number. e.g. if your number is W234567890, you would search by reference number for W2345678.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:14 PM   #88
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Yeah my home number worked... seems like im alittle ahead of others.

ill resize the image, that was huge!

FIXED!

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Mine shows the same! Shipping to Los Angeles. Black 16GB VZW.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:16 PM   #89
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Yay! I found my tracking number. I'm stoked mine is shipping worldwide express maybe now there a chance I get it earlier in the day since ups says this method of shipping means delivery by 10:30 or 12:00. Usually my ups guy comes late in the day.

Interestingly my dad's phone is shipping next day air saver which show delivery by 3:00 or 4:30 according to ups.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:16 PM   #90
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Preparing for shipments....

tried UPS and FedEx and both not work for me at this time

will try again later tonight to see
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:18 PM   #91
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Yeah my home number worked... seems like im alittle ahead of others.

ill resize the image, that was huge!

FIXED!

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Interesting how your order processed and & origin timestamps are later than mine, but your departure & arrival timestamps are earlier.

ZhengZhou, China
09/16/2012 9:50 P.M. Arrival Scan
09/16/2012 9:30 P.M. Departure Scan
09/16/2012 7:19 A.M. Origin Scan

China
09/16/2012 10:51 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:19 PM   #92
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Can the people who have been able to pull up a tracking number using a reference number post the model?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:19 PM   #93
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Just did the UPS reference lookup. Mine is in the USA already! 16GB Blk Sprint, ordered at 1215am PST.

In Transit: On Time
Business
Day(s) Left5


Change Delivery
Request Status Updates
Scheduled Delivery:
Friday, 09/21/2012, by 3:00 P.M.(by end of day for residential deliveries)
Last Location:
Nashville, TN, United States, Sunday, 09/16/2012

Additional Information
Shipped/Billed On:09/15/2012Type:PackageWeight:0.80 lb

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Location Date Local Time Activity
Nashville, TN, United States 09/16/2012 8:36 A.M. Origin Scan
United States 09/15/2012 12:25 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:20 PM   #94
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Interesting how your order processed and & origin timestamps are later than mine, but your departure & arrival timestamps are earlier.

ZhengZhou, China
09/16/2012 9:50 P.M. Arrival Scan
09/16/2012 9:30 P.M. Departure Scan
09/16/2012 7:19 A.M. Origin Scan

China
09/16/2012 10:51 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
Same with mine. Left after another poster and arrived before his/hers.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:25 PM   #95
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shipped! says delivery date is 9/21 though
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:29 PM   #96
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Interesting how your order processed and & origin timestamps are later than mine, but your departure & arrival timestamps are earlier.

ZhengZhou, China
09/16/2012 9:50 P.M. Arrival Scan
09/16/2012 9:30 P.M. Departure Scan
09/16/2012 7:19 A.M. Origin Scan

China
09/16/2012 10:51 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
The last one to get scanned and loaded on the truck will be the first one to be scanned and unloaded.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:29 PM   #97
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Now, if you want to see the process that your iPhone will go through on the way to the destination, go ahead and watch this:

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ups-worldport/
Very interesting! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:32 PM   #98
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Apple Store still says preparing for shipment
Black 64 GB shipping to East Tennessee in eastern time zone
Ups track by reference says shipped to deliver on 9/21 from China
Does not say before 1030 AM
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:32 PM   #99
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Question, everyone who is getting the tracking information ordered directly from Apple.com or also the ATT/VZ or sprint's website ?

I ordered at about 1:42 am on the 14th and am in California (Assume UPS) BUT I ordered directly from AT&T.

Still no tracking avail from UPS site. :-(
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:32 PM   #100
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The UPS thing worked for me too, and I'm in Maryland (East Coast). I entered my phone number with no spaces.

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