Launch day delivery

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  1. ninjaplz macrumors member

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    does anyone here know when on launch day our phones actually get delivered? this is my first time preordering an iPhone. i work the night shift and UPS usually delivered my packages in the evening.

    I'm debating on calling AT&T and have them change it to store pick up but I'm afraid something might happened and i wont be able to get it on the 16th
     
  2. playaproved macrumors 6502

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    If your hub is local, call UPS or use MyChoice to have it held at the local hub. Then you can go pick it up as soon as they open in the morning.
     
  3. medenblik macrumors regular

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    If order through Apple...fed ex delivers and by me in Oklahoma I have had my phone by 9am CST

    Ordering through att they shipped UPS and UPS delivers by 2-3pm CST

    so it depends who you ordered through and what they use to ship
     
  4. SWAT macrumors member

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    I would not do it. Any amendment on the order might push back your ship date
     
  5. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    My experience has been the courier is later than normal due to the # of deliveries happening that day.
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Lol, At&t ships Fedex, Apple uses UPS. At least in my experience where I live.
     
  7. ninjaplz thread starter macrumors member

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    mine is the other way around lol
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    yeah that happened when i ordered my iPhone 6. i changed it to pick up a day before the scheduled date which was a friday and it got pushed to the following monday
     
  8. medenblik macrumors regular

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    That is weird. I have pre-ordered since the 4S and when I used Apple they always shipped FED-EX to me and I get it by 9am

    When I used ATT they always shipped UPS
     
  9. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Apple uses both. There are times when I ordered something on Apple, they shipped it through UPS and gave me the UPS tracking. But most of the time they shipped through Fedex. But I think Apple uses both at times like these.
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    UPS will deliver between 8AM-8PM. If those times don't work, have it held and pick it up next day. iPhones are shipped via UPS and accessories are shipped FedEx for whatever reason.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It depends on the courier (UPS vs. FedEx) and where your residence is in their route.
     
  12. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    iPhone has shipped via Fedex for me all the time.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Must be location based then. I have never once received an iPhone via FedEx unless it was an AppleCare replacement. All new launch day devices are shipped UPS for SoCal.
     
  14. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    I am hoping mine is shipped via UPS so I can pick it up at a Customer Service center. Does FedEx have a similar option?
     
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I received a launch day iPhone via FedEx, but it was several years ago.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    UPS is generally via Next Day Air
    FedEx is generally via Standard Overnight
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Hmmm. I've only ever received launch day devices via UPS. iPad. iPhone. Apple Watch. And only ever receive accessories and AppleCare replacement products via FedEx.
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I think it's based on location and where the HUBS are.
     
  19. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    You can Google the hubs and see a map of where they are in the country and from that get a pretty good idea who your carrier will be. I am 99% sure UPS is my carrier in New Orleans because we have a hub here and no FedEx hub is nearby.
     
  20. medenblik macrumors regular

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    We have both FED-EX and UPS hubs here by me in Oklahoma. I am glad or I should say Apple ships mine Fed-ex as they deliver to my area by 9am
     
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Almost always FedEx in Arkansas with the world air hub in Memphis.
     
  22. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    When will we see our tracking numbers and carrier? Preparing to ship, or shipped?
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    48 hrs. prior to delivery or so. Maybe a little sooner.
     

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