Anyone else still stuck on 'Preparing for Shipment' from Apple.com? (9/19 delivery)

PurpleHeart

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I am getting a little worried now.
I pre-ordered my phone around 12:30AM PST and apple store shows that while it is being delivered on 9/19, status is still <Preparing for Shipment> - no tracking number whatsoever... I don't know if it's relevant but I am located in SF Bay Area. Just getting a teeny bit worried because launch is in ~36 hours
 

Stayfly2407

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I am getting a little worried now.
I pre-ordered my phone around 12:30AM PST and apple store shows that while it is being delivered on 9/19, status is still <Preparing for Shipment> - no tracking number whatsoever... I don't know if it's relevant but I am located in SF Bay Area. Just getting a teeny bit worried because launch is in ~36 hours
Don't worry, mine says it too. I called Apple they looked it up and said everything is fine. It won't change until it's delivered.
 
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lke

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Jun 19, 2009
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Everyone is on the same:

The apple website has not updated or send any mail about the location of the iphones you need to go to ups and do this.

http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track...&WT.svl=PriNav

Go to Track by Reference

Shipment Reference: Order Number minus last two digits.

Country: USA

Destination ZIP: where you will get your iphone



This works and thanks for some one that has posted this info before.
 
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OneMike

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I still say preparing to ship but can track by phone and have a serial under the service thing so i'm sure you're ok.
 
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spazma7ik

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I am getting a little worried now.
I pre-ordered my phone around 12:30AM PST and apple store shows that while it is being delivered on 9/19, status is still <Preparing for Shipment> - no tracking number whatsoever... I don't know if it's relevant but I am located in SF Bay Area. Just getting a teeny bit worried because launch is in ~36 hours
Same here man, I'm in the bay area too! There's probably an abundance of phones already sitting next to us considering Cupertino is so close..
 
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lke

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Jun 19, 2009
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Same here man, I'm in the bay area too! There's probably an abundance of phones already sitting next to us considering Cupertino is so close..
Maybe Apple do this on purpose, maybe the iphones are already in the USA near everybody homes.
 
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vitacura

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Jul 25, 2014
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My status shows the same, but I'm not worried. I still expect it to show up Friday.
 
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UneElle

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Jun 14, 2010
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Both my husband's 6 and my 6 Plus show "Preparing for Shipment " on Apple's site, but both are "In Transit" from Harrisburg, PA., according to UPS tracking.
 
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lke

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Jun 19, 2009
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If you have Delivers: 9/19 by Standard Shipping it will arrive on that date or before.

If you want to see the serial number of your iphone 6 do the following:

Go to Support on the Apple.com page

Press the Get Started blue option

Enter your account and password

Press See your Products

And all the devices that you have buy with that account will appear including your brand new iphone 6 with serial number included
 

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braindead5400

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Jul 25, 2010
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Mine is preparing for shipment and it's already been picked up in Tennessee and is now in Kentucky. I'm guessing emails will go out tomorrow.
 
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mguti

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I'm still stuck on preparing for shipping. Last time I checked mine had departed anchorage, alaska still scheduled for Friday delivery.
 
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dunxxx

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I'm still in Preparing to ship. When I look up my tracking number via UPS reference number, its being shipped via Next Day Air.

I assume that my phone is already in the states (I have a production date Week 33 phone) somewhere and the shipping status will be updated some time tomorrow. No worries here.
 
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xfusejc

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Dec 29, 2006
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Stuck in Preparing for Shipment, but looked on UPS website, tracked by reference (my phone number) and the order showed up. It shipped already, currently in Kentucky, making its way to Miami for Friday delivery.
 
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meagain

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Mine is Preparing for shipment. But it's really been moving for a few days and is now in Louisville KY according to UPS :D
 
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msb3079

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Mine is still "preparing to ship" (since Sat) but since I found the tracking number, I know it's less than 2 hours from me. No reason to worry.
 
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Blorzoga

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May 21, 2010
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I am getting a little worried now.
I pre-ordered my phone around 12:30AM PST and apple store shows that while it is being delivered on 9/19, status is still <Preparing for Shipment> - no tracking number whatsoever... I don't know if it's relevant but I am located in SF Bay Area. Just getting a teeny bit worried because launch is in ~36 hours
I chatted with Apple today and was told that as long as the order says deliver by 9/19, you're good to go. The problems that we all grew accustomed to tracking our phone from China to Alaska to our door (from the ip5 launch). I think the shippers are doing it a little differently this year. I'm not worried.
 
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Knowimagination

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Mine is in Louisville, KY also right now. I was able to track through UPS with my phone number and have also set up will call pick up so I can get it at 8am friday morning.
 
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BabyFu18

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Oct 9, 2012
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Mine still says preparing for shipment in the apple site, but when I check myupschoice it shows the package in Louisville, KY (from TN) and on schedule for a Friday delivery (also I can get a tracking number for it that way) even though I never received a tracking number from apple.
 
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regazoid

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Sep 13, 2014
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Everyone is on the same:

The apple website has not updated or send any mail about the location of the iphones you need to go to ups and do this.

http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track...&WT.svl=PriNav

Go to Track by Reference

Shipment Reference: Order Number minus last two digits.

Country: USA

Destination ZIP: where you will get your iphone



This works and thanks for some one that has posted this info before.
QUOTE=lke;19749423]Everyone is on the same:

The apple website has not updated or send any mail about the location of the iphones you need to go to ups and do this.

http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track...&WT.svl=PriNav

Go to Track by Reference

Shipment Reference: Order Number minus last two digits.

Country: USA

Destination ZIP: where you will get your iphone



This works and thanks for some one that has posted this info before.[/QUOTE]

That worked perfectly. Thank you so much Ike!

I've been checking dally for the fun of it with no change since Saturday from Preparing for Shipment status. But I think most here people are really worried the comedy of errors, that Apple so skillfully perpetrated upon its' loyal fan base with the pre-order process, will filter through to their processing and delivery. I know it always seems so illogical a procedure every single time I've ordered through Apple on new releases. Not only phones but computers too.
Never without an uproar of displeasure on how its' been handled.

I could not imagine a more complex logistical endeavor to set up, let alone manage and track. Imagine coordinating a few million items that must deliver, virtually worldwide, on the same day. Of course, one would think there's a method to this madness, but just once, I'd like to get the low down, from Apple, as to how this whole process is planned and how it's suppose to work. How my order, at 12:30 PDT gets shipped days later than someone seemingly much later in, what I would imagine to be, a queue. If it's supposed to happen this way, then I must be plenty ignorant of something.
 
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HiRez

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Everyone is on the same:

The apple website has not updated or send any mail about the location of the iphones you need to go to ups and do this.

http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track...&WT.svl=PriNav

Go to Track by Reference

Shipment Reference: Order Number minus last two digits.

Country: USA

Destination ZIP: where you will get your iphone
Awesome! Thanks for that trick. Mine made it from China to Anchorage, AK and departed there 2.5 hours ago so I am feeling good about it. :)
 
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