Other Apple.com /Apple Store app iPhone X/8/8 plus Pre-order and Dispatch thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KdParker, Sep 12, 2017.

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Which Phone will you order?

  1. iPhone 8

    19 vote(s)
    1.2%
  2. iPhone 8 plus

    60 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. iPhone X

    1,527 vote(s)
    96.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

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    Nov 6, 2017
    #10526
    You're doing better than I am...I have the exact same dates/status as you ... but no departure from China / arrival in Incheon. :(
     
  2. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502

    TimeSquareDesi

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    #10527
    I tried exactly what you did and also did not get a phone. this and the fact that my order status did not change once since 10/27 compelled me to cancel my order. my local store had availability - i even have a screenshot of it - but my order was still valid so i could not reserve another phone for the same phone number i used.

    so my strategy - i cancelled my order yesterday and im using istocknow's browser alerts to tell me when my config is available in my area. i like gambling so i took the risk and cancelled my order. no looking back :)

    re the size - go for the 256gb. better quality pics+video = hog more space. so i think it's better to be safe than sorry.

    i am itching to get my hands on one too but not to the detriment of my overall satisfaction of using the phone long term :)

    good luck my friend.
     
  3. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

    danilko1

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    #10528
    I haven't given details this thread yet.

    Order Details
    ATT - SG 256GB
    Full Pay
    00:16:59
    11/17 to 11/24

    Credit Card Charged: 2PM 11/07
    Tracking Notification: Arrived Midnight 11/07-11/8
    Shipped: China 11/08/2017 4:14 A.M. (ET) Order Processed: Ready for UPS
    Current Location/Check in: ZhengZhou, China 11/10/2017 3:28 P.M. Your package is in transit. We're updating plans to schedule your delivery. / The package will be forwarded to a UPS facility in the destination city.

    So there it sits 11/08 to 11/10 in ZhengZhou... I guess thats where they install government back doors to your phone.
     
  4. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502

    TimeSquareDesi

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    #10529
    hahahaahaha yup. those deeply rooted back doors take at least 2-3 days for a proper installation >.<
     
  5. csrini1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    #10530
    i am also in the same status. i am sure this has to do with apple trying to save more money on delivery charges.
     
  6. Squeaks4 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    #10531
    Phone finally has started shipping for me but is currently sitting in Shanghai. Original estimate was 17-24, got pushed to 20-27 and now has a 11/16 delivery date. Everyone I have seen on here so far seems to have gone from Zhengzhou straight to Korea. Anyone else have a layover in Shanghai?
     
  7. Kabong macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    #10532
    <slow clap>
     
  8. conquerfool macrumors newbie

    conquerfool

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    #10533
    phone has been hanging out with the rest of yours in Incheon
     
  9. KdParker thread starter macrumors 601

    KdParker

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Everywhere
    #10534
    Go with ups tracking. That is probably more accurate.
     
  10. Squeaks4 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    #10535
    Looking back a bunch of pages it really does seem like I am the only one who has seen their phone be in Shanghai. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing but leaning towards bad.
     
  11. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors 6502

    Blondie&Dagwood

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    #10536
    Um, more like Apple passed the costs and more straight onto us. The only splitting Apple is doing are those profits amongst the executives. I would hardly consider being charged $1,149 for a phone as being given a bone by them
     
  12. Pokemon Trainer macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #10537
    My phone was supposed to deliver today but has had setbacks. It's now stuck in limbo in KY with no clear delivery date anymore. For some reason it went from Alaska to Kentucky but I'm in California. So bizarre.
     

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  13. kcwjr macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Location:
    Santa Fe, NM
    #10538
    Space Gray 256 ATT - order placed around 316am, has been in 17 to 24 group - just went Preparing for Shipment and CC was charged. Progress.
     
  14. mpopkin macrumors 6502

    mpopkin

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    #10539
    Just a heads up, the phone sitting on the tarmac, or in a pallet has nothing to do with Apple. They paid for UPS Worldwide Expedited, which is 4-5 business days, please note UPS Business Days are Monday to Friday, so that if your phone, like mine shipped on 11/6 a monday, it is expected to arrive on a Friday, as it ended up doing, but in the interim it sat on a tarmac for two days in Incheon/Zhengzhou, and waited for multiple rounds of customs review. UPS has a plan for everything, which is why once it leaves Incheon, it will get to you very quickly because all the hurdles are gone.

    Apple could have paid for UPS Worldwide Express which is 1-2 business days, but the cost is about 4x higher, even with their discount(s), which are sure to be astronomical.

    Waiting does indeed suck
     
  15. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502

    TimeSquareDesi

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    #10540
    If I am not mistaken, by reading these threads obsessively, this is the route that most of the phones takes. From KY they get sent to whatever states they are ending up in. So AK to KY is the norm regardless of where u live.
     
  16. OcramSagev macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #10541
    iPhone X delivered!
    Ordered @ 12:16AM Oct/27
    Scheduled delivery estimate: 17/Nov -> 24/Nov
    Actual Delivery: 11/Nov [Only one week after the iPhone X was released] .
    Lesson learned: Disregard UPS tracking information -- they will get it to your door on-time.
    Thanks for the fun guys! Hope you all get your phones soon.

    *********************************************
    • San Francisco, CA, US
    • 11/10/2017 8:35 A.M.
    • Out For Delivery Today
    • 11/10/2017 3:43 A.M.
    • Destination Scan
    • 11/10/2017 2:14 A.M.
    • Arrival Scan
    • Oakland, CA, US
    • 11/10/2017 1:14 A.M.
    • Departure Scan
    • Oakland, CA, US
    • 11/09/2017 5:45 P.M.
    • Arrival Scan
    • Louisville, KY, US
    • 11/09/2017 3:51 P.M.
    • Departure Scan
    • 11/09/2017 11:19 A.M.
    • Import Scan
    • 11/09/2017 3:34 A.M.
    • Import Scan
    • 11/09/2017 12:42 A.M.
    • Arrival Scan
    • Anchorage, AK, US
    • 11/08/2017 2:46 P.M.
    • Departure Scan
    • 11/08/2017 12:48 P.M.
    • Arrival Scan
    • 11/08/2017 10:43 A.M.
    • The package is awaiting clearing agency review. / Your package was released by the clearing agency.
    • Chek Lap Kok, HK
    • 11/08/2017 8:38 P.M.
    • Departure Scan
    • 11/08/2017 6:56 P.M.
    • Arrival Scan
    • Incheon, KR
    • 11/08/2017 4:08 P.M.
    • Departure Scan
    • Incheon, KR
    • 11/06/2017 7:46 P.M.
    • Arrival Scan
    • ZhengZhou, CN
    • 11/06/2017 4:22 P.M.
    • Departure Scan
    • 11/04/2017 6:35 A.M.
    • The package is awaiting clearing agency...
     
  17. mpopkin macrumors 6502

    mpopkin

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    #10542
    This is Apple throwing you a bone...the shipper is the only one that can ask for Saturday Delivery and UPS charges an additional $40 bucks*probably have a discounted rate, but Apple had to reach out to them...
     
  18. exchguy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    #10543
    Louisville is the UPS Superhub. Everything routes through Louisville to be sorted to the destination hub. Hopefully you will receive tomorrow.
     
  19. Inf4life macrumors regular

    Inf4life

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    #10544
    Phone finally made it to my CC. I called the number to get it set up for will call instead of delivery on Monday. Going to get the phone in a couple of hours.
     
  20. WesBur13 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2014
    #10545
    I called apple to try and convert my online order to a store pickup. Lady was nice but we ended up loosing my order all together. She said she thought she had it on hold. Fun stuff.

    Anyone know what time the apple stores update inventory?
     
  21. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502

    TimeSquareDesi

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    #10546
    welcome to my current hell, friend.

    the general concensus on this forum is that the store updates at midnight and 6am-ish in the mornings.

    i did the same as you - had an online order, but i purposely cancelled it yesterday. now im on the hunt for a phone myself.

    good luck and use istocknow.com to babysit inventory.
     
  22. WesBur13 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2014
    #10547
    I'm hoping any Apple store in the northern 2/3rds of Ohio restock. I have 5 to pick from in a 1.5 hour distance.
     
  23. Verks7 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    #10548
    I got a 64 gig by mistake(delivered today). I can't find a 256 to save my life. I actually had one in my cart 2 days ago(Summit Mall Store) by the time I hit order I got an error message that it was't available. I'm in Ohio too.
     
  24. WesBur13 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2014
    #10549
    I was calling apple at the same time Polaris, Easton and Summit had full stock. I honestly should have just let it go
     
  25. tb2me macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    #10550
    Whelp, mine has arrived! Pretty impressed at how fast UPS got the phone from Korea to Manhattan once it cleared customs. Best of luck to everyone still waiting!
     

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