Apple Notifying iPhone 6s Pre-Order Customers About Shipping Delays Ahead of Pope Visit

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    Apple has started sending emails to customers who may be affected by shipping delays caused by Pope Francis' visit to the United States, letting them know that they may not be able to receive their iPhone 6s and 6s pre-orders on launch day.

    Based on an image shared by Sam Biddle on Twitter, Apple is informing customers that while there may be delivery issues on Friday in restricted areas, Saturday deliveries will be available in most areas. Any customer in an affected area can expect to receive an email from Apple and from UPS or FedEX.

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    As MacRumors reported over the weekend, Pope Francis will be visiting New York City and Philadelphia this week, with all of the major shipping companies planning to shut down deliveries in select areas during his visit. UPS, FedEX, and USPS will all be following security protocols that will delay package deliveries in the following ZIP codes:

    New York City: 10001, 10007, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10029
    Philadelphia: 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19123, 19130, 19146, 19147

    Package pick ups and deliveries will be unavailable in areas of New York City on Thursday and Friday, and in areas of Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday. With Saturday delivery available, many who are not able to get their phones on Friday may be able to have them delivered on Saturday instead, and both UPS and FedEX may allow customers to route packages to an area where deliveries are available.

    For customers outside of New York and Philadelphia, the first iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pre-order shipments will be arriving on Friday, September 25.

    Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

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    I think that's excellent of Apple and I'm glad they attempting to mitigate the delay by Saturday delivery. Life will go on for these people who did not recieve it on Friday.
     
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    Why are they shutting down the shipping?
     
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    I know the pope is an iPad user, wonder if he prefers iOS over android .
     
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    Traffic will be a nightmare because of the security associated with the pope's motorcade. Too bad Apple and Amazon didn't collaborate for drone delivery.
     
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    Did you read the article? "security protocols"
     
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    Drone delivery in arguably the busiest Class B airspace in the country.. Pony Express would be more appropriate, plus they can leave a present for those cab drivers in a hurry. ;)

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    It is going to be absolute mayhem in NYC with the Pope, UN Week, and the president. I should probably just sleep in my office.
     
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    I assume this is sarcasm.
     
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    I wouldn't want the "pope" to touch or get near my iPad.... call the CPS.
     
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    He's serious. Pope in town, UN week.. TFRs will be up all over the place for the entire week.

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    priorities :D Pope first .... Apple second..

    One day early, because i want my iPhone... Apple users are too important...
     
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    It's good to see all you's Protestants, Muslims, Agnostics, etc. getting delayed shipping because of His Excellency. If it'd have been a delay due to a celebration for a cure for cancer or something senseless, I'd of been upset.
     
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    You do realize that this has nothing to do with religion, right? with the dignitaries from the UN being in town at the same time, deliveries could be just as equally delayed.

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    It'll be a great story to tell your grandkids!

    "When the iPhone 6S came out, I got delayed because of the Pope..."

    "Tell us again, grandpa!"
     
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    Fixed. The rest of NYC isn't effected (and not all of Manhattan).

    So happy I don't have to go into Manhattan this weekend and my phone is being delivered to my building :rolleyes:
     

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