Preparing for shipment thread

lsutigerfan1976

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Sep 14, 2012
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I have seen a few people trickle in this morning and say their status has changed to prepare for shipment. I figured why not have a thread so we can see who ordered what and when. And they can report throughout the day if their status changes.
 

tobefirst

macrumors 601
Jan 24, 2005
4,077
1,213
St. Louis, MO
I ordered the Space Gray 6s Sprint model – probably one of the least popular – with a confirmation email at 12:05 PDT, and it is still in the processing stage.
 

shelb724

macrumors member
Sep 15, 2015
65
9
Solon, Ohio
Just saw a blurb on the home page for Mac Rumors saying that some are changing to preparing for shipment but in foreign countries such as the UK, etc. I also "spoke" to someone directly from Apple through their chat system. Very nice person! She said that it is still set for delivery on September 25 (Rose Gold 128 GB). She also told me about the new Iwatch in Rose Gold! Its the sports edition so its way less than the $17,000 one!
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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In the US, I would be shocked if they show anything before Wednesday/Thursday next week. They are probably making their way overseas. The preparing to ship/ship notifications do not go out until they leave UPS, which is a next day Air service.

Usually if you have UPS my choice, you can find your package days before apple sends you the official tracking. It gets to the UPS hubs and sits there for another 3-4 days. In the past when they did 1 week turnovers, the phones were already in the US.
 

thatJohann

macrumors 65816
Jul 5, 2013
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NYC
My T-Mobile pre-order still says "Your order is confirmed. We will send a shipping estimate soon."
 

lienhart

macrumors 6502
Jun 24, 2013
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The "My Orders" page on Verizon changed and now show a bunch of different info. I'm guessing this means its getting ready to ship. Thank god, I dropped my phone today and the screen broke and now the screens just black :(
 

ewils19

macrumors 6502
Oct 15, 2011
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Dallas, TX
In the US, I would be shocked if they show anything before Wednesday/Thursday next week. They are probably making their way overseas. The preparing to ship/ship notifications do not go out until they leave UPS, which is a next day Air service.

Usually if you have UPS my choice, you can find your package days before apple sends you the official tracking. It gets to the UPS hubs and sits there for another 3-4 days. In the past when they did 1 week turnovers, the phones were already in the US.
That's different from how it went when I got my 5s. Of course that could be because there was no preordering for the 5s. I definitely remember the tracking starting when it was in China.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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That's different from how it went when I got my 5s. Of course that could be because there was no preordering for the 5s. I definitely remember the tracking starting when it was in China.
That is why, there was no preorder. IIRC, the tracking will show china, you just will not get it until late Wednesday or early Thursday.
 

LFSimon

macrumors regular
Jun 13, 2010
191
22
Illinois
...The preparing to ship/ship notifications do not go out until they leave UPS, which is a next day Air service....
The last time I ordered from Apple during early preorder time it was shipped via Fed-ex direct from China and had essentially no tracking progress between the first notification and delivery day.

BTW - Mine says "processing items" Order confirmation email was 21 minutes past the hour when preorder started.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
13,595
3,971
The last time I ordered from Apple during early preorder time it was shipped via Fed-ex direct from China and had essentially no tracking progress between the first notification and delivery day.

BTW - Mine says "processing items" Order confirmation email was 21 minutes past the hour when preorder started.
I think they use UPS now. At least both the iPhone 6 and the apple watch were UPS.
 

noobinator

macrumors 604
Jun 19, 2009
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5,624
Pasadena, CA
I ordered literally the second the app went live and checked out successfully via Apple Pay within a few seconds. I'm still processing.
 

jackbo3

macrumors newbie
Sep 21, 2012
14
3
FLA
Ordered 6s 3:28 EDT on phone app No cc activity.
Processing Items Delivers: 9/25 by Standard Shipping
 

Irock619

macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2011
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272
San Francisco, CA
Mine still says processing but my credit card has been charged. I ordered two 64GB 6s+ from Apple and am still showing 9/25 delivery for both.
 

crazyeyes

macrumors regular
Oct 5, 2005
190
16
Easton PA
I placed my order as soon as the pre-order went live on the apple store app, and my 6s Plus 128Gb space gray still shows processing delivers 9/25.
 

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