iPhone 11 Pro It’s Thursday, Still Sitting In China??

LS3 POWER

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Now I’m getting worried, still only shows origin scan from Sunday at 4:46am. Anyone else still show their phones still sitting in China?
 

NashMan2

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It’s pretty apparent that Apple and UPS are not showing the real time status for their own reasons. It’s likely going to reach you when promised.
 
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penajmz

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That’s probably not the real location. It’s probably in Louisville by now. Don’t worry you’ll get it tomorrow.
 

ckurt25

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Mine is Preparing to ship too. I think this is the latest I've ever had that status but I've never had a problem in the past. My only concern is getting the notification today so I can contact FedEx or UPS to get them to hold the phone and not attempt delivery so I can pick it up from them.
 

Roy G Biv

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For launch day delivery, I wonder if carrier preorders ship the same as if ordered through Apple?
 

ckurt25

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Yeah, I didn't even bother to try looking it up via a reference number until this morning. I tried FedEx first and it wasn't there and as I was about to try UPS I looked one more time on Apple's site and it showed as shipped. The toaster popped in the couple seconds I looked away, lol.
 

LS3 POWER

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It’s odd cause on the main screen how’s in transit to UPS, but I did just check the Apple Store App and now it does say shipped. So thats something I guess but still odd that UPS shows zero movement.

Every year I promise myself I wont stress this lol, but usually by mid week UPS shows a ton of movement, I have never seen it with no movement this late.
 

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BSoares

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Same here. Mine shows a 4:03 A.M. origin scan in ZhengZhou and no activity after that. Apple and UPS both still say delivers tomorrow so I'm not too worried but getting there :)
 

winterny

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You will get it tomorrow.

Nobody has a scan past Anchorage yet.

Keep in mind that these do not ship as individual items from China to Louisville. They are all loaded on pallets from Foxconn, which are all fully loaded with iPhones (or Apple watches). The scans are done (or not) on the pallets. Every pallet is going to be extremely obvious what it is and where it needs to go. It’s not like your phone is sitting stuck in a dusty corner of a warehouse.

UPS are experts in logistics and either already has the pallet containing your phone in Louisville, or it will start moving there soon.

Apple does not want early deliveries and UPS does not want people harassing their local hubs, so they try to slow things from making it to the hubs until the last day. Also keep in mind that deliveries to the carriers, and stores need to happen a few days earlier, so the logistics network has been busy with that too.

Any freeze they have on movement would be ending about now, and people will likely start seeing their phones move... but in some cases there still won’t be any movement until 4am (the latest departures from Louisville).

enjoy your phone tomorrow.
 

Joe h

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Mine is Preparing to ship too. I think this is the latest I've ever had that status but I've never had a problem in the past. My only concern is getting the notification today so I can contact FedEx or UPS to get them to hold the phone and not attempt delivery so I can pick it up from them.
FYI, Ups has been known to kick pickups to Monday.
 

Rob198612

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You will get it tomorrow.

Nobody has a scan past Anchorage yet.

Keep in mind that these do not ship as individual items from China to Louisville. They are all loaded on pallets from Foxconn, which are all fully loaded with iPhones (or Apple watches). The scans are done (or not) on the pallets. Every pallet is going to be extremely obvious what it is and where it needs to go. It’s not like your phone is sitting stuck in a dusty corner of a warehouse.

UPS are experts in logistics and either already has the pallet containing your phone in Louisville, or it will start moving there soon.

Apple does not want early deliveries and UPS does not want people harassing their local hubs, so they try to slow things from making it to the hubs until the last day. Also keep in mind that deliveries to the carriers, and stores need to happen a few days earlier, so the logistics network has been busy with that too.

Any freeze they have on movement would be ending about now, and people will likely start seeing their phones move... but in some cases there still won’t be any movement until 4am (the latest departures from Louisville).

enjoy your phone tomorrow.

I have a scan in Louisville that came in 20 min ago
 
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