iPhone X iPhone XsMax stuck in S Korea

nealh

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 20, 2010
471
29
good morning

Wondering if anyone else has theiriPhone order for Sept. 21 delivery stick in S. Korea.
Online site. Said to call Apple

I received an email stating it was shipped from Applewatch and CC was charged( not pending)
 

AlliFlowers

Contributor
Jan 1, 2011
4,482
11,711
L.A. (Lower Alabama)
Take heart. Mine's been in Korea since the 18th. Still says Friday delivery. I'm sure they'll all be where they're supposed to be, when they're supposed to be there.
 

maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
66,665
33,521
Boston
This happens every year - just relax. The phone will come when it comes. I'm not minimizing your desire to get it ASAP, but rather you have little to no control over the situation and roll with the punches
 

kargurin

macrumors 6502
Apr 24, 2015
370
224
My guess is that it's already here and the foreign tracking postings have not kept up. Which would help explain the 'on hold' messages others are getting. They are 'on hold' because they phones cannot be delivered till Friday.
 

nealh

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 20, 2010
471
29
Oh sorry. I did not read the other thread since it was email on shipping not an order notice it won’t be delivered
 

AbSoluTc

macrumors 601
Sep 21, 2008
4,400
2,737
It's because North Korea is currently taking control of all the phones. It's going to get bad!

On a lighter note, it's the same every year, lol. Your phone will be in your hot little hands tomorrow, don't you worry. This is how it works. It's called LOGISTICS! :D
 
  • Like
Reactions: LS3 POWER

Rob198612

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2014
601
233
Miami
Brighter side it can go from Korea to Kentucky tonight direct flight then to destination tonight
 

nealh

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 20, 2010
471
29
Just curious. I have pre-order every year never saw this issue.

I’m guessing it is a plane issue or customs and I think once I missed launch day but they delivered Sat.

But Applew said to call them because of the issue..why I posted
[doublepost=1537447873][/doublepost]I was mostly worried not about getting tomorrow as much whether there was a billing or other weird problem despite my CC have charge on it
 

stepheneleven

macrumors member
Oct 15, 2008
50
2
Same issue here. My XS Max shows "Shipment On Hold" and still in Korea, whereas the rest of my order (2 watches and an XS regular) is in Kentucky. My order page on Apple.com even "There is an issue with your delivery and the carrier is unable to deliver your package. Please contact us at 1-800-MY-APPLE.

Been on hold with Apple for 30 minutes now. The Max was the one thing on this order I really needed on Friday. My iphone 6+ screen is no longer responsive and I have basically been using Siri to communicate with people the last few weeks.
2018-09-20_7-50-44.png
2018-09-20_7-44-53.png
 

nealh

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 20, 2010
471
29
I was on hold for 25 min before I had to hang up never got an answer. I bet we get it Saturday

I was just worried it was my order but it looks to be a shipping customs etc issue
 

stepheneleven

macrumors member
Oct 15, 2008
50
2
Mine has now departed Korea, as of 30 minutes ago. My apple orders page no longer shows any hold or unable to deliver shipping issue. Both Apple and UPS now say delivery will be tomorrow.

Crisis averted.
 
  • Like
Reactions: LS3 POWER

LS3 POWER

macrumors 65816
Apr 10, 2015
1,370
713
Charlotte, NC
Mine left China earlier today and arrived in Korea at 7:45pm their time. I am not sure why it went from China to Korea instead of Alaska, but I have a feeling this means mine will not deliver tomorrow. Its 11:55PM their time now in Korea, and it still hasnt scanned out to leave.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.