Apple.com pre-orders: Who's stuck in "Preparing for Shipment"

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  1. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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    I've been stuck in that status since Sunday early morning :(. Anyone else?
     
  2. Vidiot62 macrumors newbie

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    I am too but I was just able to get a tracking number by searching by reference on UPS.com, which I wasn't able to do an hour ago, so don't lose any sleep over it yet...
     
  3. lilj4425 macrumors 6502a

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    There are LOTS of people stuck on "preparing for shipment" OP including me. You aren't alone. My UPS thing works now though.
     
  4. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Wow. You're not stuck. You'll get it when it says it will be delivered by.
     
  5. iancruz4895 macrumors member

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    i do to, still cant view in UPS might be later on. What time did you order guys?
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Everyone should be "stuck" at that on the Apple site - Apple holds back the updates until it gets closer.
     
  7. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Mine, on Apple, said it shipped 2 days ago.
     
  8. sportykid2332 macrumors regular

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    Same, I wasn't able to check it earlier, but now UPS worked :D
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Mine still says that. Hope its here friday only.

    And that UPS fedex trick doesn't work
     
  10. guru_ck thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. iancruz4895 macrumors member

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    what time did you place your order?
     
  12. Vidiot62 macrumors newbie

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    It takes a while after the origin scan before it starts working. My origin scan was at 4:16 AM in China. It is now 2:56 PM there and the UPS trick didn't work for me until an hour ago. Keep trying... (and remember to use the phone number associated with your Apple ID).
     
  13. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    Ditto :apple:
     
  14. guru_ck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Friday at 9AM Pacific
     
  15. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502

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    Same here. It should ship out tomorrow morning. It'll be here on Friday, as expected.
     
  16. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    Shoooooot!

    Mine still says processing items! Haven't even seen ANY shipment notifications as of yet....really annoying! I figure I better see something by Wednesday or Thursday. The only tracking I see is for the white bumper that an apple represenitiv sent me, thats it! Ordered a white 64gig AT&T phone Friday morning at 4:30 am or so. Looks like my order will be one of those that will be over nighted to my address because of late status updates.
     
  17. pocky macrumors regular

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    I just found my shipping notification on UPS around an hour ago. Ordered from Apple.com @ 8:30AM PST 10/7. White 32GB AT&T
     
  18. theperipheral macrumors 6502

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    For those of you saying you're still "preparing for shipment" on apple.com but you can see something on UPS.com, what exactly are you doing to find that information?
     
  19. pocky macrumors regular

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    It's been posted on the other numerous threads on here.

    Visit UPS.com, and find 'Track by Reference'

    Under reference enter the Primary Account's mobile number, regardless what number you are upgrading or porting over. For example enter it as follows 9496758736, no prefix or dashes. Whoever is the main account holder, you gotta use that number to find it.

    Then select your country, I assume USA, and your zip code.
     
  20. Vidiot62 macrumors newbie

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    Go to http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_US&WT.svl=PriNav, click on track by reference, type in the phone number associated with the apple id you used to order (without any dashes, i.e. 5551234567) in the reference field, and enter your country and zip code. A few hours after the origin scan it will show up. The origin scans do not all happen at the same time like the departure and arrival scans do so keep trying if it doesn't work.
     
  21. mattwallace24 macrumors regular

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    Too cool. Nothing yet showing on apple.com, but checking ups.com verified my iPhone has shipped. Thanks for the tip.
     

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  22. Thajtodad macrumors member

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    Ok, so im not in full panic mode yet but me being the good husband that Iam, I place an order for two phones one for me and one for wifey. Wifeys phone was broken so I ordered hers first then 30 seconds later ordered mine. Both were ordered at launch at 5:00AM EST on apple.com. Hers shows shipped and mine stil shows preparing for shipment. Should I be worried or is the typical? I dont wanna be the one watching her play with her new toy while Im sitting there with my thumb up my butt...:(
     
  23. filmfanatic24 macrumors 6502

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    Still stuck. Ordered on Apple.com at about 4:00AM PST.
     
  24. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    How did you check your ups?
     
  25. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Never mind I got it! Mine is not showing up anything, worried!
     

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