If your iPhone is stuck in ZhengZhou... Behold!

VoilaiPhone

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 19, 2014
146
57
Your iPhone is gonna be on an adventure.

Zhengzhou (China) -> Incheon (Korea) -> Alaska (US) -> ZhengZhou (China) -> Incheon (Korea)


and...


you will receive a message on your UPS tracking, which would say that your iphone couldn't be loaded onto the intended cargo plane..
 

AppleWes

macrumors 6502
Oct 9, 2013
467
379
Don't be worried if it "jumps around" China locations in UPS tracking. Many past iPhone pre-orders do the same thing as they make their way through customs and eventually onto the plane. You'd be surprised how fast things happen overnight with UPS, so even up until 11/2 tracking might seem weird until it hits the states.

Especially with UPS automated spoke and hub delivery system- packages can be literally flown over your state, and back within a 12 hour or less time frame.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Newtons Apple

Newtons Apple

Suspended
Mar 12, 2014
22,764
14,918
Jacksonville, Florida
Your iPhone is gonna be on an adventure.

Zhengzhou (China) -> Incheon (Korea) -> Alaska (US) -> ZhengZhou (China) -> Incheon (Korea)


and...


you will receive a message on your UPS tracking, which would say that your iphone couldn't be loaded onto the intended cargo plane..
Best to not pay too much attention to tracking as it is not known for accuracy until it is on its way from Alaska to your local hub. It can show some crazy tracking.
 
Last edited:

deadworlds

macrumors 65816
Jun 15, 2007
1,020
746
Citrus Heights,CA
What happened with the iPhone 7? Care to elaborate? Thanks!
Last year ups showed the phones leaving China and arriving in icheon Korea and then arriving in Alaska. Then a few hrs later it showed the phone leaving China again, then arriving in icheon Korea and arriving in Alaska again. Obviously it was tracking system issue. Some phones also got delayed in customs or some people had “mechanical failure” exceptions that caused phones to miss flights causing delays. So the way most people got them on launch day.
 
  • Like
Reactions: dstew201

Damstr

macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2016
327
208
What happened with the iPhone 7? Care to elaborate? Thanks!
It took the trip you see in the first post. It appeared to be making redundant trips back and forth and timelines didn't really make sense till it arrived in the States after AK.
 
  • Like
Reactions: dstew201

dstew201

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2016
470
290
What happened with the iPhone 7? Care to elaborate? Thanks!
Quick synopsis:

It's finally here!!! From China to Korea back to China then Alaska to Kentucky, THEN Michigan then Ohio, and now with me!!! The damn UPS vehicle passed my house 3 times during this trip to eventually get to my door ..... that's UPS Logistics!!!

I now feel an emptiness inside, now that this journey is over.... NAAAAAAH!!!!! I'm about to play with my new phone!!!

I MAY see you guys again next year for the iPhone 8 roll call , but at least I know what to expect!!!

It's ALIVE!!!

View attachment 658571
Needless to say, there were extreme weather conditions in Asia that year also, that added to the fun!!!!
:( resulting in UPS doing a special Saturday delivery!!

If you're really bored and have free time, there's a 200+ page thread "
Roll call - Oct. 4th - Oct. 10th original ship date"
!!
 

supedagod

macrumors regular
Apr 20, 2015
158
179
Quick synopsis:



Needless to say, there were extreme weather conditions in Asia that year also, that added to the fun!!!!
:( resulting in UPS doing a special Saturday delivery!!

If you're really bored and have free time, there's a 200+ page thread "
Roll call - Oct. 4th - Oct. 10th original ship date"
!!
Funny was looking at my posts in that thread to see shipping timeline for reference with this years travels,a lot of us were ready to raid ups office over this
 
  • Like
Reactions: dstew201

Mcottrell95

macrumors newbie
May 2, 2015
10
2
Mine says its still in china, but when i was on the phone with ups discussing a delivery change cancellation i was told this was not accurate.

The ups enployee said that their internal system showed that it arrived at their hub in kentucky... this was over 24 hours ago and still no update on tracking. Have no fear guya
 

eagleglen

macrumors 65816
Oct 2, 2009
1,075
273
Phoenix, AZ
Did anyone actually not get their phone an launch date because of that rerouting issue last year? If I hadn’t been tracking it on the UPS Site, I never would’ve know. Apple sent me the Shipped notice later that week and it arrived on time.
 

Zune55

macrumors 6502a
May 2, 2015
921
297
Best to not pay too much attention to tracking as it is not known for accuracy until it is on its way from Alaska to your local hub. It can show some crazy tracking.
Yeah just be busy, do your work, time will pass, soon you will have it and starting to get bored after few days. Then you will start looking the info for X Plus. This is the cycle we are circ
Your iPhone is gonna be on an adventure.

Zhengzhou (China) -> Incheon (Korea) -> Alaska (US) -> ZhengZhou (China) -> Incheon (Korea)


and...


you will receive a message on your UPS tracking, which would say that your iphone couldn't be loaded onto the intended cargo plane..

Yeah just be busy, do your work, time will pass, soon you will have it and starting to get bored after few days. Then you will start looking the info for X Plus. This is the cycle we are circling since 2007.
 

cwilliams706

macrumors regular
Oct 28, 2017
173
69
Columbus, GA
This thread helped calm me down, since my phones are showing as if they’ve been in China since 10/29. The charges on my card finalized yesterday, which caused me to become anxious. I preordered from Apple using AT&T Next.
 

nostresshere

macrumors 68030
Dec 30, 2010
2,639
239
Still in China - or system says it is still in China. Systems sometimes are showing bad data, not updated, etc.

Often two very different things.