Apple April Fool's prank regarding iPad shipping?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spectre51, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. spectre51 macrumors 6502

    spectre51

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    So I have the tracking number for my iPad and have been watching it coming from China. This morning I get an email from Apple saying:

    "To Our Valued Apple Customer:


    Thank you for your recent purchase of the magical and revolutionary
    Apple iPad.

    We would like to advise you Saturday delivery is not available in your
    area.

    Your order will be delivered on Monday April 5th.

    For up-to-date information on your order, please visit our Order
    Status website at http://www.apple.com/orderstatus.


    Sincerely,
    The Apple Store Team"

    It had my correct order number and address in the email. My first thought was WTF why me. So I called UPS and checked with them and they said there is a special shipping instruction on the shipment that guarantees delivery on April 3rd (my b-day thx Apple) by 3pm. There is no delivery date listed anymore on my order status page on Apple's website.

    So is this some sort of twisted April 1st prank from Apple (doubtful) or what. I was sweating bullets for a few minutes. Hopefully UPS is right and Apple is wrong about my delivery date. Anyone else get something like this? Oh yeh the email address was:
    APPLE STORE <Do_not_reply@apple.com>
     
  2. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

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    Call UPS and ask if they deliver on Saturdays?
     
  3. JSPerry macrumors newbie

    JSPerry

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    Maine
    #3
    Received the same email, infact two copies four minutes apart. Living in rural Maine, I was hardly surprised, but would love to find out it was an April Fools.
     
  4. spectre51 thread starter macrumors 6502

    spectre51

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    Call them and check. They told me it would be here Saturday.
     
  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    My experience with UPS has been that the Apple is more likely to be correct than anyone you can talk to at UPS. I suspect you'll have to wait until Monday.
     
  6. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

    JediZenMaster

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    Portland,Oregon
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    Well saturday delivery is not available in all locations.
     

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