Ship by Oct 14?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hrv888, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. hrv888 macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    So what does this mean? Will I get it on the 14th? or later? I ordered at last night at around 12:45 pacific time. Does it mean that it will ship on the 14 and i will get it on the 17th? or get it at 14th? It's my first time to pre-order.

  2. haticK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2011
    New York
    Should have it by the 14th unless theres some kind of delay or problem
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Seems In The UK

    We can't order yet, but the Apple store was down. I will check it out now.


    Option is now available on the UK site too:)
  4. smr macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Shropshire, UK
    We had the same discussions (in the UK at least) about deliveries of the first iPad...

    The AppleStore page showed "Ships By [launch date]" which got a lot of people worried that they would get it after the launch date (if it was shipped on launch day, a Friday, a next-working-day delivery would be Monday). In the end, most people (me included) took delivery of their pre-ordered iPad the day before the official launch day.

    Apple work closely with the couriers to control when their pre-ordered launch products are delivered to customers. There was speculation that the large number of iPads to be delivered on launch day was going to cause the couriers logistical problems, so (it was thought) Apple authorised the start of delivery a day early (to give the couriers two days to make deliveries).

    Hopefully the same might happen this time.
  5. SooneratND macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    My confirmation email says "Delivers Oct. 14" not "ships by."
  6. smr macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Shropshire, UK
    Hmmm... Where did you order?

    AppleStore online? In which case which country?
  7. bunger macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    I ordered from the online Apple Store and mine says:

    IPHONE 4S BLACK 16GB AT&T-USA $199.00 1 $199.00
    Delivers Oct 14 by Standard Shipping
    Part Number: MC918LL/A
  8. phillyphill macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
  9. vseera macrumors regular

    May 27, 2011
    I think in the US, it says Delivers on 14th Oct.

    In other countries, it says Ships by 14th Oct.
    I am basing this on my own UK preorder and the above mentioned Canadian one, although I might be completely wrong.
  10. SooneratND macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    #10 and US.
  11. hrv888 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    This is what mine shows and a message from siri too. lol Am i going to get it at the 14th??

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  12. thanachai macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2008

    from my email confirmation received 3:26AM PST

    Leaves Apple: Ships by October 14th

    Key word being *by*. Hopefully we'll have it then!


    Same for me. BTW, I've never used the gift message. Does it come printed on a nice little card? Does it delay it by a day ? :p
  13. hrv888 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    it is just going to be written on the paper that you receive with the shipment. lol no delays. they just print it off with your receipt.
  14. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    As in past releases the iPhones will be sent to the shipper (FedEx) with instructions to not deliver until the 14th.

    You people who live out in the boonies may not see it till Monday as FedEx does not deliver all country routes on a daily basis. This all happened last time and I am sure it will happen again.

    There were some mighty pissed suburbanites!
  15. JohnCalif macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    Southern California
    I received my iPhone4 by FedEx a day prior to the official availability date. I remember reading that several others also received it the day before.
  16. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    For those of you who received an iPhone 4 prior to or on the launch date, are you guys in the US?

    I wish I can get it on the 14th too. In Australia here and mine says "Ships by October 14th".

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