iPhone 5 won't deliver 21st

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flynpoke, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. flynpoke macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    According to the Apple Store rep I spoke to today, preorders will be shipped on the 21st, not delivered on opening day like years past. I hope that is incorrect, but they (apple) consistently are using the term "shipped" not "delivered" like every other time I have preordered from Apple. Watch what it says when you are preordering. It might change how you plan on getting a 5 next Friday.
  2. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I was wondering that too. The best thing to do would just be to wait until tomorrow morning and see what it says when you try to buy it... If it still says ships on the 21st, I may pass on the preorder. It does no good to ask representatives who likely know nothing though...
  3. theking79 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2009
    That apple store rep you spoke to hasn't got a clue and knows as much as we do.

    We had this last year, they all delivered on release day and it will be the same this year.

    Last year is said "ships by 14th october" (which was the 4s release date) and they all arrived on launch day.
  4. flynpoke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    No, the difference is that every other time (iPad preorders included) they have always advertised the word delivered, not shipped. Even during the media event yesterday, they said shipping the 21st. We will see tonight.
  5. theking79 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2009
    No they haven't, the iPhone last year said "ships by" and that's a fact.

    And "shipping the 21st" is just another way of saying "The phone comes out on the 21st," everyone knows this.
  6. flipshot macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2007
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Only in the UK and possibly some other countries it said Delivers by in the US.
  7. thenobody macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Pre-orders often arrive the day before.
    Got my iphone 4 the day before was meant to be released
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Apple reps are clueless. Every time Apple has pre-sold anything, be it an OS, iPod, iPad, iPhone they have always delivered on launch day. They only time they deliver after launch day is after the first pre-order batch has sold out.
  9. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    This is what I'm worried about. Last year they made it clear that the 4s will deliver on the same date as launch. This year they are saying ships. I'm wondering if Fed Ex is getting tired of these demands to get these apple products delivered all on the same day every launch. My gut is telling me they won't ship until the 21st.
  10. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    Wont it say expected delivery by when you order it online? I've never ordered from the apple store but am now having 2nd thoughts.
  11. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    They ALWAYS say "ships on". Go back and watch an old keynote.
  12. theking79 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2009
    what are you talking about? your just making stuff up now.

    it WILL get delivered on launch day
  13. MacPod macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    That's incorrect. The last two pre-orders used the terminology "ships", not "delivers". I know this because I've always found it concerning and instead bought my iPhones at the Apple Stores to not miss out.

    Somewhat ironically, this time I'm not going to freak out if it actually leaves Apple on Friday to arrive on Saturday (or Monday), but I know it won't. I'm 100% certain it will deliver some time between Wednesday and Friday, with only a slight chance for Saturday delivery in case of bad luck (but not because it didn't leave Apple's warehouse until Friday).

    The Apple rep you talked to doesn't know anything about the shipping that the rest of us don't. That person was reading into the terminology and making the same mistake the rest of us have done.
  14. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    I hope you're right. I'm not the only one who feels a little strange about it though. There weren't threads about this the other years. I remember them showing delivered on their site instead of shipped in the past.
  15. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Yes it will. If you can pick it up in-store at 8 AM as advertised, preorders should arrive the same day.
  16. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    I wish one of the tech sites (the verge, wired etc) would get confirmation on this from apple PR.
  17. Orien macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2010
    San Francisco
    They will be delivered the 21st. There is no question about it.
  18. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    I just idly flipped through some old threads and this question has come up for at least the 4S, 4, and 3GS launches, and we all know how those turned out. Hopefully this will be the same way.
  19. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I'm pretty sure it's gonna be like previous releases and the phone will be delivered on release day.
  20. krazykorean macrumors newbie


    Sep 14, 2012
    It will arrive the day of 21st, why would they do pre-orders so you can get your device later then the people waiting the release date.

    All my items have arrived the day of release, one actually came a day early then the release date.
  21. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    From my confirmation email.

  22. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    iPhone 5 64GB Black & Slate (GSM), AT&T

    Available to ship: Delivers 9/21

  23. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Was just about to post same thing. So pumped right now for the 21st. :D
  24. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Now all US cariers are showing 2 weeks even thru Apple.com


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