Apple Delays iPhone 3G S Pre-Orders to Prevent Early Delivery?

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    Several readers are reporting that their potentially early iPhone 3G S shipments are being intentionally delayed by Apple until the official launch date of June 19th. While originally scheduled for delivery as early as Wednesday, June 17th, many individuals have noted the following message appear on their shipment tracking:
    Apple has done similar things in the past to time shipments with official launch dates.

    Article Link: Apple Delays iPhone 3G S Pre-Orders Until Friday
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    FYI...The receiver, is the one receiving the iPhone
     
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    That's not so bad, at least you know it's shipped. Does anyone know if there will be additional phones on sale in stores (Apple and AT&T) on the 19th, or do the pre-orders suck up all that inventory and the stores won't get any until the pre-orders are filled? Trying to decide whether it's worth going down to a store or not.
     
  5. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    Sucks But....

    This does suck on the surface but the early shipping+ hold does mean that the pre oders will arrive on tim e and not on the 20th or Monday the 22nd...
     
  6. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

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    yeah that's true
    the person delayed it themselves.
     
  7. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    Can't wait to hear the bitching about how this is unfair. So I guess they'd rather camp than have it hand delivered to their door :rolleyes:
     
  8. liberalart macrumors newbie

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    Damnit

    I thought it was just a blip on mine since it said "receiver requested" but it seems they've jerry-rigged the I won't be home that day functionality to hold it for a few days...
     
  9. Autodactyl macrumors newbie

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    I got that message, but then it updated again, and says it will deliver June 17th! Hope they don't stop it again.
     
  10. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    Totally fair. You should not be able to get it 2 days before everyone else. It's SMART of Apple to ship them early so there's no issues the day of the launch. Be happy they have it ready to roll.....sheesh, people rated this "negative". It's called smart planning....unlike last year's horrific launch.
     
  11. Tubink macrumors regular

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    Don't worry guys. They are back on track; and supposedly UPS said it's just a U.S. Customs thing
     
  12. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I just seems odd that they couldn't make arrangements so that this didn't happen in the first place.
     
  13. davetroup macrumors newbie

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    I am getting that message now too. Obviously the "receivers" did not request this delay, it's just the mechanism that UPS has to delay a shipment. Disappointing, but not surprising I guess.

    My 3Gs is a world traveler already, having traveled from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, then Anchorage (Alaska) and now Louisville (Kentucky.)
     
  14. RyanMTS macrumors member

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    As of right now, the hold is no longer a problem.. THE HOLD HAS BEEN REMOVED... apparently it was a clearing of customs issue. click here to view up to the minute updates on what's going on with the shipping roller coaster ride. Now we have confirmed reports of Arrival scans and back to the original delivery dates 1-2 days before launch on Friday
     
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    I am pretty sure the delay is related to the latest Dev Team unlock, which will be released till friday. Easy, Apple, you'll get injected with Ultrasn0w anyway!:)
     
  16. mjcxp macrumors regular

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    One of mine still says tomorrow delivery...
     

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  17. Optimus Frag macrumors regular

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    Sucks for them...

    Mine on the other hand is being delayed till January when my current O2 contract allows me to Igrade.

    What? Me, bitter?
     
  18. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Over 2,500 comments for their tracking numbers in the forums and BAM! Apple crushes your dreams of getting it early:rolleyes:
     
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    lets just hope the ups truck doesn't drive away tomorrow while taunting us...
     
  20. marksman macrumors 603

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    The greatest heist ever pulled.

    3:45am in the morning, a Kentucky UPS Hub.

    2 million iPhone 3Gses disappear into thin air.
     
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    This is how you really piss off a customer base. Damn you Apple for your competent OS, excellent design and coherent user interface.
     
  23. pavyaz19 macrumors member

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    I guess this is common sense, but my Package Progress is exactly the same as yours. Apparently many phones have been shipped together. Again, probably obvious, but figured I'd point it out.
     
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