iPhone 8 shipping, help!

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  1. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    i ordered the iPhone 8 literally the minute it was released and I got a September 22rd delivery date, yet for the past 5 days it's just been stuck on "preparing to ship"

    Is this normal? I live in switzerland, there's no way they can ship it there within 2 days
     
  2. MacQork macrumors regular

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    You'll get it when you'll get it. I understand you want your product as soon as possible but there is near nothing on your hands to get the delivery to happen sooner. Just relax and lay back and enjoy when it comes.
     
  3. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    It may already be there in holding.
     
  4. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The delivery date wasn't changed though. Is this a bug??
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    There's nowhere on Earth except maybe the poles that can't be reached in 2 days. Just be patient. You may be pleasantly surprised.
     
  6. kilcher, Sep 20, 2017
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    Be patient. If it says you'll get it on a certain date then you're almost guaranteed to get it on that date. Every year people freak out. You'd be surprised how fast they can move these things.
     
  7. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Has this happened to anyone else who ordered an iPhone8
     
  8. RhysoTDI macrumors member

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    A couple of years ago my mate ordered his 6S+ after the launch and it was shipped directly from China to his house in the UK within 36 hours

    I suspect the shipping will be updated tomorrow as the couriers prepare to dispatch on Friday morning

    My own order for the 8 is still showing as order being processed; hasn't even got to the 'preparing to ship' part yet!

    I'm due to collect in store on Friday
     
  9. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

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    OP if it says the 22nd, you’ll get it on the 22nd. As far as being patient, it’s perfectly fine to be anxious. However, it is true that you can do nothing to speed up the package.
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Relax. If it says 22nd. You will get it on the 22nd. Most likely later today or tomorrow it will change to "Shipped" and you will get tracking number then.
     
  11. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    Happens every year. :)
     
  12. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thank u :)
     
  13. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    Yep, no worries.
    Mine shows preparing on the apple site, but when I track by reference its well on its way.
     
  14. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you track that?
     
  15. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    On the UPS tracking page, you can track by "Reference number" instead of tracking number.

    In my case, I used the phone number associated to my order. I think some have had luck with the order number (or a portion of). When found, it will also give you back the actual tracking number for future reference.

    It went from China, to Hong Kong, to Anchorage and a departure scan from Anchorage last night.

    All while my actual order still shows as "Preparing for Shipment".
     

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  16. nothepro macrumors member

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    My 8 is on the same flight as yours.
     
  17. techiegirl macrumors 65816

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    Mine still says preparing to ship as well. UPS tracking by reference shows nothing. I guess we'll just have to wait.
     
  18. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    Apple (and the carriers) have been really good about delivering on-time as broad statement for launches whenever a date is committed at time of order.

    I clearly know the feeling since I went and tracked mine by reference, but I doubt you have anything to worry about.

    Just keep impatiently waiting. :D

     
  19. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i tried and found nothing on UPS
     
  20. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

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    I’ve had times before where I had the product in hand and the order still said preparing for shipment.

    Other times The UPS status stayed the same until the day of delivery when all of a sudden it updated to show the order tracking and progress from a few days before.
     
  21. MadCar macrumors member

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    I've got a deliver to store and its still showing order in progress.

    No reason to think it wouldn't be there for tomorrow as its meant to be but who knows what will happen.
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I think the carriers have asked Apple to not give out shipping info this time as I am sure we hammer their tracking pages without mercy!
     
  23. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    every year apple ships them to the big UPS hub in kentucky and maybe the FedEx hub as well where they sit until thursday. Then they are shipped out to customers for friday delivery.
     
  24. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    Spot on, mine just made it to KY this morning.

     
  25. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sounds weird. why would they do that? they're not gaining anything.
     

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