Pope Francis Visit to NYC and Philadelphia Could Delay iPhone 6s Deliveries on Launch Day

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    While many customers around the world anticipate receiving their brand new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus when the smartphones launch on September 25, pre-order deliveries in areas of New York City and Philadelphia could be delayed as Pope Francis prepares to visit both of those cities next week.

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    Pope Francis visit could delay iPhone 6s deliveries in NYC and Philadelphia

    UPS, a courier service that frequently delivers Apple pre-orders, has posted a temporary service notice on its website that states no pickups and deliveries will be available in the following ZIP code areas of NYC and Philadelphia this Thursday-Friday and Friday-Saturday respectively due to security measures.

    Affected ZIP Code Areas

    New York City: 10001, 10007, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10029
    Philadelphia: 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19123, 19130, 19146, 19147

    The affected areas in New York City are all in Manhattan, including parts of Chelsea, Civic Center, East Harlem, Midtown, Tribeca and the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. Pope Francis will be making appearances in those areas at St. Patrick's Cathedral, United Nations headquarters, 9/11 Museum, Central Park, Madison Square Garden and elsewhere next Thursday and Friday.

    The affected areas in Philadelphia include parts of Bella Vista, Callowhill, Center City, Devil's Pocket, Fairmount, Grays Ferry, Logan Square, Mantua, Northern Liberties, Passyunk Square, Pennsport, Point Breeze, Poplar, Powelton Village, Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Southwark, Spring Garden, Spruce Hill, University City, Washington Square West, West Philadelphia and West Powelton.

    UPS typically offers the option of personal pickup at a holding facility, so there remains a possibility that some New York City and Philadelphia residents will be able to receive their iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus deliveries on launch day. For others, however, it may mean waiting until Monday to get that shiny new iPhone.

    FedEx and USPS have since confirmed they will be following similar security procedures.

    Update: A UPS spokesperson told MacRumors that it has been in communication with customers ahead of the Pope's visit.
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    Uh-oh, this is marked PRSI. This'll be great.

    Anyway, I hope that this doesn't cause a huge issue for a lot of people.
     
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    That's why I renounced my Catholicism (Still Christian). The Catholics worship this man as if he is God himself... and that is a no no.
     
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    This is due to security not due to worshipping him as if he's god.
     
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    Engage comment section: GO!

    *grabs popcorn*

    Personally, I find this to be way exaggerated.
    You don't have to lock down that much, absolutely overblown.

    Glassed Silver:ios
     
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    Great. Religion ruining the good things yet again :/

    hehehehehe.....
     
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    No Catholics believe the pope is God. That would make them not Catholic, just like you!
     
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    You just know being an Apple forum, everyone would say "no, we want our iPhone regardless."

    i.e He is still alive ? i wonder what he really thinks about being dragged round and getting people to speak for him...

    I mean come on......
     
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    Except that the security treats against world leaders are unfortunately credible and real. Take a look at the list on US presidents.
     
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    There's always a pope.
     
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    "The iPhone 6S is the newest invention of Satan"
     
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    Thanks for this MacRumors! Turns out I'm in one of those zones, and would not have known otherwise. Does anyone know who T-Mobile ships with? UPS, FedEx, or someone else? Have two iPhones set to be delivered this Friday and would love to know what my best options are.
     
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    I would find this unacceptable to be honest. Apple could pull a positive PR move and send those iPhones 2 days early, but I doubt that will happen. People who preorder iPhones like myself are the most anxious customers who want the new iPhone before it's even announced. This will piss off allot of people.
     
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    Get a grip, no one worships a Pope. As a lifelong Catholic, and KOC, I've yet to experience or see anything like that.

    Exactly.

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    This is normal in the parcel industry when you have big events. Traffic is thrown way off, limited access to certain areas, and they cannot guarantee deliveries.
     
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    I hope to God I get my iPhone on release day.
     
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    Samsung paid him to come to those cities around iPhone launch. :) Lol.
     
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    Maybe this is the REAL REASON why he is visiting the U.S. He needs to pickup his new iPhone 6s
     

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