"Shipments Start" the 21st? Or Arrive the 21st?

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  1. Stangs55, Sep 13, 2012
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    Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the nomenclature used for last year's 4S preorder was that they preorders started on day X and the 4S would then be "available" on day Y.

    With the 5, Apple seemed to state very clearly yesterday that preorders start the 14th and that "shipments start" on the 21st...the same day they are available in stores. This seems to be contrary to how it's been handled in the past where people who preordered had their devices shipped out early and were then delivered on launch day.

    Does anyone else feel that this means those of us planning to preorder will not get their devices until after the launch day?

    UPDATE
    Well I did some digging to try and bring some clarity to my own question...and it appears that the iPhone 4S and 5 press releases use the same nomenclature as below...so I'm assuming this means that we can expect the same experience for the 5 as we had with the 4S.

     
  2. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

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  3. jkun macrumors member

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    #3
    Arriving the 21st. It's common Apple language to use "Ships on" as the delivery date.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    yeah, no way they would just start to ship it on the 21st or else no one would pre-order. Typically, the shipping companies get the phone and hold it until the release date...a.k.a the 21st it should be at your door.

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    funny story....during the macbook retina keynote they stated "ships today", but really it was a full week later.
     
  5. Stangs55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the feedback. I agree, I'm 95% sure we'll see it arrive at our doors on the 21st. I updated the original post with the press releases to make myself feel better...
     

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