ATT preorder thread.

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  1. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    I saw yesterday the carriers starting offering , so I selected the 12.9 256 space black and my delivery date is 11/9-11/16. Who else went the att preorder route? Let’s track it.
     
  2. Techwatcher macrumors member

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    I went the AT&T preorder route as well! 12.9 256 GB Space Grey. Delivery date is also 11/9 - 11/16. Hopefully sooner than 11/9 though.
     
  3. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That’s what I’m
    Hoping too!
     
  4. hiwayfuzz macrumors newbie

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    12.9 SG 512 and have 11/8-11/15.. still processing
     
  5. Curly Lu macrumors regular

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    256 12.9 and 64 11. Both SG and are still processing.
     
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    I went pre order as Well 12.9 256gb Space Grey Delivery Dat 11/9 - 11/16
     
  7. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

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    64GB SG 12.9. Still processing with a 11/8-11/15 delivery date. The orders should proceed like ordering phones through AT&T. They probably won't ship directly from China but from AT&T's warehouse in Kentucky.

    AT&T orders a few pallets (or whatever number based on orders) from Apple and those come from China directly to their warehouse in Kentucky. That's when the device is matched to your order and boxed for shipping. The shipping label may not be created until 48 hours before it actually arrives on delivery day. AT&T orders for me have always been arrived by FedEx.

    So don't stress too much if it sits "In Progress" for another few days (or flips to 'Back Ordered' - their system is not as finely detailed as Apple's) before you get shipping information. :)
     
  8. Curly Lu macrumors regular

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    I got the same delivery window was you on both my orders. My AT&T orders usually come to me overnight from Fort Worth though.
     
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    I ordered mine right when they flipped the switch and it said 11/8. Don't know if this is a particular quirk for AT&T or its really that window.
     
  11. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When did it go live? I looked I think Thursday night and they were there and I ordered!
     
  12. Curly Lu macrumors regular

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    I think it went live at midnight Eastern on 11/1. I ordered between 9:20 - 9:30 pm Pacific.
     
  13. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

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    Yeah midnight EST. I was actually chatting with an agent to ask when they would show up when I found it and she said she was about to send me the link. It was around 10pm MST and I mentioned that I'd heard it was going to be available for order 11/1 but that it was still October in Denver :) We still may end up with 11/7. Maybe they are just padding it a bit because AT&T probably doesn't get shipped them any earlier than anyone else so theirs are flowing much the same way those ordering directly from Apple are.
     
  14. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope so! Seems most preorders it says delivers by the launch date but not this time
     
  15. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    I ordered a SG 11 inch 1TB the minute they went live, and the best I got was 11/23 to 11/30.
     
  16. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Ordered the minute it went live. Space Grey 256GB 12.9 Pro. Got 11/8-11/15 shipping time frame.
     
  17. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it's because you ordered the 1TB. Also wouldn't be surprised if it ships much sooner. I imagine they didn't produce as many because of the higher price.
     
  18. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wish it wasn’t 600.00 more :(
     
  19. dohspc macrumors 6502

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    12.9” Space Grey 1TB delivery date 11/26 but still processing. Hoping it will be sooner. Ordered morning orders went live on att.
     
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  21. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

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    It's always been that way with AT&T. Even when I used to order phones from them the dates were slightly off from Apple's. Typically they would arrive on launch day though or the day after. We'll have an update late Monday night or early Tuesday if they are on target for 11/7. This isn't quite the high volume launch of the iPhone so I'm thinking it will go smoothly.

    This is a video from years ago showing how they handled the 3GS to give you an idea of how they receive the devices and then assign them to an account. It's very low tech and hands on.

     
  22. Techwatcher macrumors member

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    Whoa, interesting.
     
  23. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In 2008 it felt so new. Now
    It feels
    Like worlds ago
     
  24. Summit14 macrumors newbie

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    I hope it arrives soon. Estimated shipping date between 9th and 16th, hoping its launch or 9th
     
  25. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    I don’t remember att have online orders for cellular iPads ever being delivered on release day. It’s always been a few days later, st least as long as I’ve been ordering. And I know for certain that as long as they’ve had iPads available via Next, they were not available same day as Apple. For the release of the 10.5” it was a small wait as well.

    My guess is cellular iPads are very niche compare to iPhones, so they don’t want to over order and be stuck with them.
     

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