Apple Says It's "Preparing for Shipment".. How long before shipment?

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  1. moogwai37 macrumors newbie

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    As stated in the title, how long will Apple take to ship my iPhone when it's in the "Preparing for Shipment" stage?
     
  2. komseban macrumors member

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    Depends. Mine was pending shipment and went to shipped in about 4ish hours.
     
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  4. moogwai37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    October 10. Said that estimated delivery Oct 24 - 31, but it stated that is processing items today.
     
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  7. littlegreeny macrumors newbie

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    When Apple says "preparing for shipment" your phone has most likely already shipped.

    Go to ups.com and click on track by reference. Enter your bill to phone number in the shipment reference field, select your country and your postal code.

    It takes Apple a a couple days to send you the tracking number.
     
  8. moogwai37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that, but got this...

    >>>UPS could not locate the shipment details for your request. Verify your information and try again.

    Any suggestions?
     
  9. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    The phone isn't ready to ship yet. If it's saying that it's going to ship later within that specified date that means your phone isn't really in stock yet so there's nothing to ship.

    Don't worry about constantly checking it. If you have a later ship date, that's when it's probably going to come. The shipping also won't tell you anything until ups or whoever actually ships the phone.
     
  10. moogwai37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I just wonder why it says preparing to ship then... hmm.. (So disappointed!)
     
  11. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Well what else can it say? It is getting ready for shipment. That's what it's doing.

    Just check every few days or so but you'll get the phone when it gets there.
     
  12. moogwai37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, before it first stated "We've Recieved Your Order", then went to "Processing Items", and now it's at "Preparing Your Shipment".

    Under the last category the information is:
    We are preparing your item(s) to ship. While your item is being prepared, we are unable to modify your order details. We will email you a Shipment Notification with complete order details once your order leaves our warehouse.

    To me, this infers that it is about to ship soon or already has like the guy's post aforementioned above.
     
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  14. littlegreeny macrumors newbie

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    It could have shipped via FedEx. Did you try checking with their website?
     
  15. impulse462 Suspended

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    Sigh, I preordered mine on October 8th, and I'm still stuck at 'Processing Items'
     
  16. moogwai37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where do you live?

    I wonder why we got the different signs?

    What phone did you order?

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    Tried both this morning and received the same answer.
     
  17. justinmahone macrumors member

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    Bump

    I know this thread is 3 years old...

    But I ordered the iPhone 6 Plus on the 28th September 2014, and it has just gone to 'Preparing for Dispatch' a few hours ago (About Lunchtime (UK) 7th October).

    Any ideas how long this stage will take

    Thanks

    J Mahone :) :apple:
     
  18. JeremyE macrumors regular

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    This is actually pretty funny, because it seems the whole process of all this hasn't changed in 3 years, everyone asking about times and everything. Just keep an eye on your tracking number, it's a little different for everyone.
     
  19. justinmahone, Oct 7, 2014
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    Hi There,

    There is no tracking number on my order?

    Does it take a certain amount of time for it to appear?

    Thanks

    J Mahone :)
     
  20. underwaterthing macrumors newbie

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    Which size and color Plus did you order J?
    I ordered the SG 64GB on Sep 22nd and it's still in the processing stage...
     
  21. justinmahone macrumors member

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    I ordered the iPhone 6 Plus 16GB In Gold from the UK
     
  22. justinmahone macrumors member

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    Just found out the phone is still in Asia? How long will that take from there to the UK?

    Wow :apple: , Wow.
     
  23. adrianm2000 macrumors member

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    Try phone number (10 digits, no punctuation). Last three shipments from Apple.com used phone number for my reference.
     
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    1-2 days
     

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