September 24th deliveries possible?

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  1. Steve686 macrumors 68020

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    I'm interested to hear opinions on whether Apple would authorize deliveries on September 24th or not to people who are going to be adversely affected by the pope's visit this week.

    I also would wonder if Apple could end up changing all US only deliveries to the 24th. After all. Made by Apple in California. :)

    Just would like to hear some good theory either way.
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Delivering on the 24th would impact Washington DC deliveries negatively.
     
  3. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmm. I wonder what they do about the affected zip codes. More probable is Saturday AM deliveries?
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure Apple was aware of the Pope's visit before they chose the 25th.
     
  5. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Of course.

    Question being. What do they do about those affected? I don't believe they have emailed anyone in the zip codes at this point about an alternative?
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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  7. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So you're saying Apple is saying, "F 'em?"

    Hehehe. Greaeeeaaaaatttt.
     
  8. ultravisitor macrumors 6502

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    You'll do like everyone else who is supposed to be receiving packages that date: wait.
     
  9. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Doubt it but then again, I believe the 4S was delivered a day early to some Verizon customers back in 2011.
     
  10. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmm.

    Apple could go up against the Vatican and make the pope 'wait'.
     
  11. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, pope scheduled his visit so he could pick up his new iPhone on the way through.
     
  12. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    No, maybe a few slip, but doubt it. They've gotten pretty good at this logistics thing.
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I got my 4 a day early in 2010. Had to change my custom tee after I received it.

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  14. Jdgrey52 macrumors member

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    I received my 5 3 days earlier then launch
     
  15. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    Ain't gonna happen. There are rumors that FedEx and UPS incur penalties if any iPhones are delivered early.

    As noted above, the three companies involved are about the best at logistics.
     
  16. KdParker macrumors 601

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    how would it hurt Apple if they let the phones get delivered earlier?
     
  17. TheBoxer macrumors newbie

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    I was told they will ship on the 24, and deliver on the 25.
     
  18. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502

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    It wouldn't hurt Apple. In fact, it would help them by reducing the load on their servers on the 25th.
     
  19. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    It's probably more likely that the affected areas will have Saturday deliveries, perhaps having the extra costs paid for by Apple to keep their fanbase happy. It's also likely that UPS will have the packages a few days in advance of the release (orders have already started shipping) so as much as I doubt it, perhaps they could break the rules and deliver on Thursday to prevent an uproar. Very doubtful though.

    Not being from the US, I'm not entirely sure how big these ZIP codes are in terms of area. For example... Has the pope essentially shut down the whole of Manhattan or just a small corner affecting a handful of people?
     
  20. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    Looks to be a fair chunk of Manhattan, from about Central Park on south, although not all of that area, more of the east side than west side.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Not going to happen. Great wishing though.
     
  22. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502

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    In the words of the late George Carlin, "I can dream, can't I?"
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Yes you DO have the right to dream! But even the pope will not get you your phone a day early.

    Sorry
     
  24. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502

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    so he's not as powerful as I thought! I've been misled
     
  25. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    I work for one for one of those big carriers & apple doesn't want anything out before release date. There strict guidelines long in place. There is no way any of these carriers would want to risk anything that could damage their accounts with Apple.
     

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