If you preorder on the 7th, will it be delivered on the 14th?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SteelBusNole, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. SteelBusNole macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2009
    If you preorder on the 7th, will it be delivered on the 14th or will it be shipped on the 14th and delivered on a later date?
  2. Vampire5003 macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2010

    It will arrive on the 14th or earlier.

  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    The info at Apple said deliveries starting on the 14th. Between that, and previous pre-order experience, I would expect early pre-orders to arrive that day.
  4. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    if it was anything like last year. i should expect my moms iPhone 4 to be here on the 13th... :p

    jk, im sure it will be here on the 14th as stated.
  5. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    There have been cases in which it arrives a day or two earlier
  6. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    many people have gotten pre-orders a day early, some a day late.

    I think the majority get it on launch day, which is the goal. But Fed Ex is gonna do what they do.
  7. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    That's exactly why I never preorder.
  8. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Huh? They deliver, ON or BEFORE the date - and no later. I've always pre-ordered.

    Pre-ordering is heaps better than camping out at a store ...
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    It's going to depend on several factors. For one thing they will get shipped direct from China. Also it depends on the volume of pre-orders and how many have got their pre-order in before you. You might get it a day early or you might get it a day or two after the 14th. It all depends on when they start shipping them out. It would be quicker to get one from a local store assuming they have enough stock.
  10. fender57 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    Exactly. I always pre-order, the only thing is you need to be home, but you would be camping out in line anyway so you may as well be in the comfort of your own home.

    Me, I'm telecommuting these days anyway so no worries. I will be home working when my iPhone 4S arrives.
  11. mikejfrd macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I pre-ordered the 3gs from the ATT store and had it shipped to the store and was able to pick it up at 7am on launch day. I pre-ordered the 4 at the same ATT store and had it shipped to my house and it came via FEDEX on launch day around 3pm. Both pre-orders were simple, I'm not sure why/how people end up waiting in long lines on launch day or end up having to wait weeks to get the phone. Go to an ATT store and preorder it on Friday and you'll get your phone on launch day.
  12. vitog123 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2009
    does anyone know if you have to sign for the package? or is it left @ the door? If you sign for it do you need id? not very familiar with fedex/apple online orders thanks!
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Apple offers a print-out that you can put on the door if you aren't there. Very convenient. They should offer this for iPhone purchases as well.
  14. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    This is the exact question I had in my mind. Thanks mate.

    I wish this information is official when I pre order this friday.....

    Disappointed but still extremely excited to finally get iPhone 4s
  15. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    You'll either have to be there to sign for it, or you can print a fedex signature authorization form to leave on the door. Apple usually has a link on your order page to print the form: you'll check a box to tell the driver where to leave the package and sign the form. By doing this, you assume responsibility for the package, so if someone steals it from your porch...:eek:
  16. fastfinger macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    Can you have it sent to your work or does it need to be shipped to your billing address?
  17. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    If you purchase through your carrier, it will have to be your billing address.
  18. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Apple's site says deliveries will begin on October 14th.
  19. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Yeah waiting an entire extra day or two is devastating.
  20. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    Wonder what that means.. Deliveries starts on 14th means, people will get their device starting 14th.. OR by 14th.. OR they will start their process on 14th and actual delivery to customer will happen few days later??

    Apple.. please be more specific please.. sorry, SIRI, when will iPhone 4s be delivere to customer?
  21. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    Bumping this thread up. Can we form an opinion here? It's rather important(please.. people who don't care about getting their device on what day, please do not respond, I don't care for your opinion :D
  22. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    It means people will get there new iPhone on or after October 14.
  23. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    There's no need to bump a thread after fifteen-minutes, especially when it has already been answered several times.

    If you pre-order at the very first moment, the phone will most likely arrive on or even before the official launch date, given previous releases.
  24. efyou macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
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    I am a courier at Fedex. Deliveries will be made on the 14th. Get your sick day ready.

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