How accurate is the 3 week ship time? (UK)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattrgee, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. mattrgee macrumors member

    May 28, 2009

    I'm going on holiday in 3 weeks time, if I order an iphone 4 from the Apple website do I stand any chance of getting it before I go?

  2. törnros macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010

    You can cancel your order before it goes to Prepered for shipment..
  3. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    I would say no, mine shipped on the 8th and it was supposed to ship on the 14th, but I still dont have it yet, Cancel your order and when you get home the shipping time will probably be less anyway.
  4. brightlights macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    I ordered on the 24th, and it's supposed to ship by the 14th. It still hasn't shipped yet.

    The US seems to take priority over UK orders. Boooo.
  5. mgsolidsnak3 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2007
    I am at the opposite situation, I am away for holidays and wont be coming back till the end of the month.
    I am thinking on ordering today or tomorrow (its exactly 3 weeks, the day I arrive back home), but I was wondering what will happen in the rare case of the phone been shipped before that.

    A guy in this forum (from uk) said that he order on Friday and received it on Monday, thats something I definitely not want to happen.

    So do you guys know what happens if for example the package arrives like a week before I arrive, is it send back to apple? then what, any charges for re-delivery etc ?
  6. brightlights macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    From Apple? It seems unlikely. They are shipping from China which takes longer than a weekend. Maybe they ordered direct from O2/CPW/Orange etc.
  7. mattrgee thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    So 3 weeks shipping time is wishful thinking then :(
  8. acey81 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2010
    Ordered june 20th, ETA 7th of july. Still no phone (ETA 16th).

    I'm thinking that 3 weeks is wishful thinking. A pop down the store is your safest bet. And had I known I would have done the same...
  9. mattrgee thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    Oh well, that settles it.

    Do the stores keep stock for walk-in customers not on the reservation list?
  10. glassbathroom macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2004
    As far as I can tell no. But having said this, some have been lucky.
  11. Nautigar macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    Mine shipped more than a week early. Ordered in UK.
  12. muon25 macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2010
    I ordered mine on 25th June, and it shipped early on 10th July. However, current ETA is 22nd July.

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