AT&T Preorders, 3am EST, 21-28 Days Makes no sense

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appledude411, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. appledude411 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    So i stay up until 3am last night.

    Get my pre orders in at 3:15 EST time.

    I get an email that is stating 21-28 DAYS (Apple iPhone 6+ 64GB) for confirmation.

    Now folks saying they ordered at 8am EST via apple site are getting launched day?

    What kind of BS is that????
  2. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2007
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Yeah me too. Sucks, 128g 6+ sg even says back ordered when I look it up. I wanted to order from apple. But we all know how that went.
  3. 997.2 macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2013
    I think it's trying to communicate
  4. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Weird. Maybe they ordered different, less popular phones. I ordered around 3:20 EST Using the app. Att, 64g, 6+. Delivers on 19th.
  5. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    Looking back at other launches, things tend to shake out a little as orders are processed - so I wouldn't get too panicked.

    But if supplies are as limited as rumored to be, then the lion's share are going to be available at Apple. That's always been the case.

    It also seems like demand for the plus is higher than anticipated. I know MR doesn't represent the public at large, but it seems like more than half of the preorder posts have been about the plus model. I never would have thought a 'Note' size iPhone would be more popular than a 4.7 model.
  6. appledude411 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Yes. I ordered via AT&T before you and now I'm getting my phone 21-28 business days later.. that makes TOTAL SENSE.
  7. Deguello macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    Does your email also say, "Preorder items will be shipped as soon as they are available"?

    I wonder if the emails are boilerplate or specific to the iPhone release.
  8. appledude411 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    "Your Apple iPhone 6 Plus (64GB Space Gray) has been reserved and will ship within 21 - 28 business days. Your iPhone has been reserved. All orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Your order may be subject to AT&T eligibility and credit requirements. If we have any questions about your eligibility or your order, we will contact you via email.

    Items in your cart may be held until all items in your order can be sent in one shipment. Preorder items will be shipped as soon as they are available.
  9. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    That's why it's always better to preorder from Apple.

    Carriers are flaky with preorders.
  10. appledude411 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    I couldn't get onto the site, or the app at 3:30am EST. They were both down.
  11. Deguello macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    My understanding of the way things typically go, if you don't get a phone from the first batch, it will be a while. Probably more than 21-28 days. So, in a way, the 21-28 doesn't make a lot of sense standing alone, so it may not be worth too much weight. It may just be an artifact of AT&T's inventory system or the like.
  12. appledude411 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Lets hope so my friend. I dont know how I could be 28 days back ordered at 3:15AM EST
  13. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    I think if you order from ATT, regardless if you were the first in line, you would get the 21-28 business days. I wanted to order from Apple directly but we all know how their site went. the ATT estimated shipping date doesn't really mean anything. you could get it on the 19th, or the week after or the month after, unfortunately its the luck of the draw.
  14. VidPro macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2011
    I'm pretty sure that's what will happen. If not oh well no biggie.
  15. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    No surprise here.. Same thing every year.. carriers always have less stock.
  16. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
    I logged into the AT&T website at 3:00AM on the dot, got in without any issues and added a 6+ to the cart and the website told me 14-21 business days. So right off the bat they were giving inflated shipping times. It's probably all estimates at this point.
  17. blhoward2, Sep 12, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

    blhoward2 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    If I recall correctly from the iPhone 5 (last time I used AT&T), many of the pre-orders delivered on launch day despite what it said and the backordered code lifted when the phone actually shipped in China/from staging in the US.

    I remember that by the time both mine and my wifes showed as shipped and with a tracking number, it was already on the truck out for delivery.
  18. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    ATT was "out of stock" when I tried to order there, so I just ordered from Apple and got a "delivers 9/19" email a few minutes ago.
  19. overlyunderme macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    Maybe it's because you all should be ordering at 03:00 EDT, not EST. You're an hour ahead!

  20. iCarabma macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2012
    For whatever reason I got an error message from Apple last night when I was finally able to log in. Apparently you can't order using AT&T NEXT online through Apple if "you primarily live in New York".

    Wish that had been explained to me before I woke up @ 3:00am EST and spent a hour trying to log in.

    Anyway, got up this morning (~8:30am EST)and tried the AT&T site on a lark. Went through.

    Confirmation says "Your Apple iPhone 6 (64GB Silver) has been reserved and is expected to arrive on or around 9/19/2014."

    I'm cautiously optimistic, but this is AT&T we are talking about.
  21. appledude411 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Just looked online my AT&T account

    Estimate Ship dates: 10/31/14 - 11/11/14*

    That better change.
  22. pazzo83 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    Do you still have that backordered line item (says something like: VAR INTANG1)?
  23. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    This may be a 6+ issue. Both the 6's I ordered from AT&T show 9/19 delivery dates (at least as of now).
  24. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    well, yes it does, since he ordered via Apple :)
  25. appledude411 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    I dont see that.

    I have this.

    Ordered at 3:15AM

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