Apple Shipping Out iPhones Waaay Ahead of Time

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rumorman69, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. rumorman69 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, so I ordered a 16GB black iPhone from apple.com on June 25th. The order status said it would ship by July 19th, but I all of a sudden got an email saying it had already shipped on July 10th! Has this happened to anyone else? :D
     
  2. HOiYA macrumors member

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    Mine said ship by the 19th as well but my 32GB arrived at the door yesterday.
     
  3. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    Mine said it shipped by the 14th. (ordered on the 16th of June) It shipped on the July 8th and it's sitting in Memphis right now and still needs to fly to California.
     
  4. rumorman69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn, nice. That must have been an epic surprise.
     
  5. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    Right now mine says it will ship the 27th and get here the 30th but I'm hoping it will ship sooner. It was the 32GB version and I ordered it on the 3rd.
     
  6. HOiYA macrumors member

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    Would be if I got one that didn't show zero bars of service in my house! My old 3GS shows 5 bars where as the 4 hows nada - and this is with them lying on a table side by side.
     
  7. evillageprowler macrumors regular

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    Ordered mine on the 25th too. Got email today saying it's been shipped with expected arrival on Thursday. Woohoo. Very excited! :)
     
  8. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    Not so the case with bumpers. My free bumper was ordered by Apple on June 29th. It's status is still "not yet shipped", while my free Mobile Me arrived a few days ago.

    I can only attribute this to the very low supply and high demand right now. No complaints on a free item. Especially since the order is placed. It'll get here.

    Congrats to those getting their iPhones faster than expected. The date given sounds like it was placed as a last resort type of date.

    Blonde Buddhist
     
  9. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    Ordered mine 7/7 on AT&T still on backorder, when do you guys think mine will come off backorder?
     
  10. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    No idea. But it has only had 2 business days. Why did you order through AT&T and not Apple? Better yet, go to one of the many Apple stores in the NE
     
  11. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know AT&T said 7-14 days and apple 3 weeks. I wanted it delivered to my house too.
     
  12. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know why so many people are surprised, when something says "shipped by" it means that it could ship before the advertised date.
     
  13. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    My brother-in-law ordered his from AT&T on the 7th & it shipped Friday. You should see yours ship soon. AT&T orders are shipping weeks faster than Apple orders.
     
  14. stphnman20 macrumors regular

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    Damn you guys still don't have the iphone?

    I'm already ready for the iphone 5! :eek::D:apple::p
     
  15. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    I'm seeing ships on 8/3 for an order for my family. Does Apple typically ship earlier, or even much earlier?
    I suppose the 32gb is not as in great demand as the 16gb.
     
  16. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, I mine was suppose to be shipped on the 14th but I am GETTING it the 13th.
     
  17. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Just because it has been shipped seemingly early doesn't mean it will arrive early.

    Ordered mine on the 24th, said it would be here on the 15th, got confirmation it shipped a week ago, it's still not here.
     
  18. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    Mine is a 16GB, was his a 32GB? I also did AT&T.com and not the AT&T store.
     
  19. mickhod75 macrumors newbie

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    AT&T takes 7-10 business days while Apple Store takes 3 weeks ( they shipped from China) I'm not sure where AT&T shipped from.. I tried to call AT&T stores and see if they have any. They said they are out of stock and it will take 7-10 days to ship but i dont trust AT&T people to touch my phone and do set up for me..

    I ordered on 7/6 and still not shipped yet. ( order through apple) ship on 7/27 del on 7/30. I'm hoping they send it one week earlier.. i cant stand my blackberry phone..
     
  20. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:How did you get free MobileMe?
     
  21. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like your 3GS is still activated and your 4 isn't. I'd call AT&T and make sure everything is switched on their end. Or try turning your 3GS off for a which since it isn't activated.
     
  22. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    After calling up Apple after having to swap not 1 but 2 new iphone 4's to get a fully functioning phone.

    Free bumper & free Mobile Me.


    Blonde Buddhist
     
  23. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    Yes, his is a 32GB & was ordered through the store. My brother ordered a 16GB through the regular website back on the 29th & got his that Friday but I think he might have lucked out & been one of the first to order on line once AT&T started taking online orders again.
     

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