Is Apple offering free 1 day shipping for the holidays?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PhiladelphiaX, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2012
    I can't remember where I heard it from, but I remember hearing something about Apple offering one day shipping *FREE* throughout the holiday season -- is this true?

    I'm thinking about ordering an iPhone online either today or tomorrow. If I do, will the shipping be free? And could I expect to get my iPhone by tomorrow?

    Thanks in advanced...
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Can anyone verify this? I ran a Google search and I saw some text about it on Apple's store section on their website, but when I click then link I can't find it. Here's the text under the Google link, though:

  3. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Yes, you will get UPS Next day Air.

    The funny part is, I ordered on wednesday.

    My shipping date: Monday, December 24th.

    I wish I had just bought it in-store.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Hey, thanks for responding. So, I guess their next-day shipping means exactly that: that they'll only ship it the next day, but can't guarantee that it will arrive the next day?
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Actually, the package is sitting in a UPS facility about 10 minutes from my house. "Adverse weather conditions". Funny part is, there is no snow on the ground and I can't pick it up because it won't be unloaded from the trailer until monday. Last time I ship with UPS.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    UPS is stating on their website that there are disruptions in Louisville due to severe weather. I ordered on Wednesday, should have been here today but will now arrive Monday.
  7. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    Not only what you said, next-day shipping doesn't guarantee that they'll ship it the same day that you order it, or even the next day.

    Just that when they DO ship it, it should arrive the following day. No guarantee that FedEx won't delay it due to weather, as pointed out.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    If you can, I'd recommend going into an Apple store in person -- you'll get whatever it is you're looking for much faster. Next day shipping means that Apple can only guarantee that they'll ship the product by the next business day -- it doesn't guarantee that you'll get your package the next day, though. At this point, it's certainly unlikely to receive anything until after Christmas if you haven't already ordered.

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