iPhone 4S Ordered.. Possible 14 days shipping?

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    So I ordered my iPhone 4S (Black 16GB) in the AT&T store and they said I should have the phone on the 14th or 15th. I looked up my order online when I got home and it says that it can take up to 14 days for the phone to be shipped due to high demand and orders are a first come first serve basis. Is this the case? Is AT&T just preparing us for the worse case scenario? What is the purpose of pre ordering if we can't have the phone on the release date?
     
  2. Macuserjoe macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I preordered my iPhone today thur a UK network Orange they told me it might take upto 30days! but they said i was one of the first to pre order it this morning so hopefully ill get it next friday!
     
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    I pre-ordered mine this morning via att website within 10 minutes of pre- ordering opening and I don't even have an estimated shipping date; my status is "backordered." WTF is up with this???
     
  6. asleep macrumors 68040

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    You'll get it on the 14th or the 15th -- simple.
     
  7. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    As a genius bar rep once told me "we underpromise and overdeliver"

    I think you will be happy on the 14th, but who am I to say :)
     
  8. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon shows ship date 10/13, delivery by date 10/14 on mine.
     
  9. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    That's why its always best to buy from the source. Apple controls the supply and the majority of the stock goes to people who ordered directly from Apple, the carriers come second.
     
  10. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    Under my circumstance, this was my original goal. After 40 minutes of the Apple store not being updated last night I ordered through Verizon in about 2 minutes.
     
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    I think the same thing happend last year too, it depends where you are in the preorder line. If att runs out of their inital batch you will get your iPhone in the second shipment when ever that is.
     
  13. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Same thing. Tried to order through Apple for a half hour. Gave up and my AT&T order went right through.
     
  14. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    That's just impatience, next time order directly from Apple.
     
  15. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    I got an email from AT&T saying it may take 14-21 days to ship. However, I received a similar email last year with the iPhone 4 and still received it on release day.
     
  16. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well that makes me feel a little better. I looked online and my order says pending shipment but it says no estimated date. I called the automated system and it says my order is back ordered. The lady at the store when ordering said that I will have it on the 14th or 15th. I just called the store back and they said they can't control when the phone ships. I am getting mixed signals from every source lol!

    I am deploying soon for a month. I better get my phone next friday or saturday.
     

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