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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PurpleHeart, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. PurpleHeart macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2010
    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
  2. justinwebb macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2009
    you will be fine just keep waiting, because honestly what else can you do
  3. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2011
    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.
  4. wxnats macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    I got my shipment email from Apple on Thursday at 5:55 am for my preorder of the 5.
  5. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    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.

    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.
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    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.
  7. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    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..
  8. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    Maybe Apple do this on purpose, maybe the iphones are already in the USA near everybody homes.
  9. vitacura macrumors regular

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

    Jun 13, 2010
    Through the desert on a horse with no name
    Omg y is not update track? Dis is bs steve gimme ma ifone
  11. UneElle macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    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.
  12. JMB1911 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2010
  13. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    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 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

    Attached Files:

  14. braindead5400 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2010
    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.
  15. mguti macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2012
    I'm still stuck on preparing for shipping. Last time I checked mine had departed anchorage, alaska still scheduled for Friday delivery.
  16. dunxxx macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    SF, CA
    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.
  17. xfusejc macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    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.
  18. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    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
  19. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    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.
  20. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    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.
  21. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    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.
  22. BabyFu18 macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2012
    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.
  23. regazoid macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2014
    Greater Los Angeles
    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.

    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.
  24. Rafterman macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    We Oct 1-6-ers wish we were stuck on "Preparing to Ship" ;)
  25. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    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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