My iPhone 4S has shipped!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macguy87, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. macguy87 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, here is a trick of how to find your iPhone order even if Apple hasn't sent you a shipping confirmation. First, your iPhone 4S order has to say preparing for shipment though. Last year when I ordered the iPhone 4 someone in the MacRumors forum showed everyone how to find their shipment. Apple usually ships via FedEx or UPS so in order to find your iPhone 4S shipment all you have to know if your phone number and zip code. Here's what you do:

    1. Go to FedEx or UPS.com
    2. Find where it says track by reference.
    3. Type in the required information, primarily your phone number associated with your order.
    4. You should see your shipment as long as your order status says "Preparing for Shipment"
     
  2. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    This did not work for me.

    "Not Found", "Not Found", "Not Found"...
     
  3. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    well now i know verizon orders doesnt work wtih that. Just tried it haha
     
  4. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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  5. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    This worked. Looks like mine is being shipped UPS scheduled for delivery on the 14th.
     
  6. mateen110 macrumors regular

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    nothing here, hopefully I don't have another ordeal from last year
     
  7. macguy87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you order via your carrier or via Apple.com?
     
  8. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Gotta say, I love the "a shiny new iPhone" comment that Sprint is using.
     
  9. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    Apple.com.

    I ordered at 5 PM ET on October 7, and my current status on Apple.com is "Preparing for Shipment".

    I am not particularly worried, I was just adding my own data.
     
  10. mateen110 macrumors regular

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    I ordered from apple.com, in prepared for shipment, and not working for me.
     
  11. lyrastar macrumors member

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    Can't find mine on either and I ordered right when pre-orders opened on Apple.com (or, after they were fixed anyway) :\
     
  12. burmguy macrumors regular

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    We already have a Sprint thread going but with that said both of my phones have shipped but with 2 seperate UPS tracking numbers
    \
     
  13. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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  14. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Expected by wednesday, nice!
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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  16. FullMetalx117 macrumors regular

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    So will we only be getting the iPhone early if we live on the west coast?
     
  17. tarheel3559 macrumors newbie

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  18. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Confused...what do I put in for account number and what for reference?
     
  19. Alonzo84, Oct 9, 2011
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    Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here.

    EDIT. I take it back, just checked UPS and it showed up. Coming from China to be delivered by end of the day on Friday. I was hoping for some early iPhone action but I guess Friday it is!
     
  20. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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  21. mateen110 macrumors regular

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    Just refreshed and saw my tracking #. It was tied to a phone number that was associated with my Apple ID, not anywhere in the order. Try any number you have/know of!!!
     
  22. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Account number blank, don't change the default ship date. Just enter your zip code, state, and phone number. Try it in x-xxx-xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx format.
     
  23. macguy87 thread starter macrumors member

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    You shouldn't have to put anything in for account number just your phone number for reference.
     
  24. iTabone macrumors regular

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    What are you guys putting for reference? I ordered mine on ATT.com.
     
  25. ds111 macrumors member

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    I'm also confused as to what people are using as their "reference". I tried my name, my phone # in different formats and couldn't get it to work. Those who have been able to get it to work: what did you type for reference, and in what format?
     

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