Shipping Method: Holiday Shipping??

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    I just checked the order status using the Apple Store app, and it said: Shipping Method: Holiday Shipping, Delivers by 9/21.

    I just want to get my phone on time! What's Holiday Shipping supposed to mean? There's no holidays happening.

    Also, still processing, not preparing for shipment yet.
     
  2. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    Glad someone started a thread about this. Mine just switched to holiday shipping about 20 minutes ago. My delivery date is still the 21st though.
     
  3. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's weird. I wouldn't sweat it.

    Mine is still preparing to be shipped.
     
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  6. Sputnek macrumors regular

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    I just noticed the same thing on my order status via iPhone app. When I look on my computer I noticed on some people's order pics that it states "Delivers: 9/21 via standard shipping" but mine just says "Delivers: 9/21" and is still in the "Processing stage".

    I am just really confused as to when I am getting it, and what does "Shipping Method: Holiday Shipping" mean? I hope they mean they will be using the so-said legendary Santa sleigh and send ours faster haha.

    Ordered at: 3:18 AM EST
    Received confirmation email at: 3:23 AM EST
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You will get it on the 21st.

    If I had to guess, holiday shipping refers to a release day delivery, meaning FedEx will hold the package until the 21st.
     
  8. Sputnek macrumors regular

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    thanks!
     
  9. renesandy macrumors regular

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    Quick question, did any of y'all change the shipping address/name?

    I just did, and it changed my order from Standard Shipping to Holiday Shipping. :confused:
    No biggie, I'm sure it'll be here on the 21st. Still processing!
    :apple:
     
  10. Sputnek macrumors regular

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    I didn't change any shipping info.
     
  11. tmerritt530 macrumors member

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    I ordered at 2:10 am central. All day it said processing items, delivers 9/21 via standard shipping.

    Still processing, but now shows delivers 9/21 via shipping method: Holiday Shipping

    I have not changed anything since my initial order.
     
  12. blacksunset macrumors member

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    I fixed my shipping address, as what they had was wrong cos they didn't carry across the "1/2" on Apple.com

    I'm still processing and have had holiday shipping for a few hours now.
     
  13. renesandy macrumors regular

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    So maybe holiday shipping means that they will have to rush some of our orders in order to make the deadline?
     
  14. shurgie macrumors regular

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    Yes, just got off the phone with apple store customer service and she confirmed that.
     
  15. ematsui macrumors member

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    But what does it mean. Rush order? How are our orders any diff then the other preorders that we're promised 9/21 delivery?
     
  16. Sputnek macrumors regular

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    Does your status still say "Processing"?
     
  17. shurgie macrumors regular

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    She said it's something the carrier may have changed, I'm guessing she means UPS/FedEx. I know I live in a small area so they may have to rush it because I am not by an area that would normally get fast service. But who know, I know what she told me and that is all. She said I will get it on the 21st and I'm set to believe her, because why not, sounds better than getting it later right?

    Anyway, if you wanna call about your specific order the wait time wasn't that long when I called a few minutes ago so I would call ASAP.
     
  18. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Just checked mine..I ordered and got confirmation at 3:04am EST.

    Preparing for shipment, delivered 9/21 via standard shipping.

    I'm sure holiday shipping means it has to get there by the 21st, so they better get their a$$es in gear and get them orders pulled and ready for shipment.
     
  19. clickart macrumors member

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    Mine says delivery 9/21 with a holiday shipping. I better get mine on the 21sf, I'll be pissed lol.. It's still processing
     
  20. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Holiday Shipping is a very good thing.

    It means that Apple changed your "Standard Free Delivery" to 2-3 business day shipping just like they due or "Christmas" aka Holiday Shipping.

    Relax and stop calling Apple.

    Dave
     
  21. clickart macrumors member

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    Thanks! All that matters to me is that I receive my phone on time!
     
  22. myworld2008 macrumors regular

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    Just talk to apple support. he said it's next day shipment. some order may have changed to be delivery on sept 21.
    So as far as your order delivery data is Sept 21, You will 100% get it on 21st he said.

    So don't worry, Be happy..lol
     
  23. agenda893 macrumors member

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    I changed the shipping address the morning after I placed the order on both of my phones, 1 white 16GB and 1 black 32GB. The white one is showing that it's Processing and will come via Holiday shipping. The black one is showing Preparing for Shipment vis Standard shipping. Not sure why they are both different.
     
  24. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    I think it depends on whether the people at Apple have printed the shipping label yet to put on your box. When it says Holiday Shipping, they could have gotten your label and box ready to ship out.
     
  25. renesandy macrumors regular

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    My black 16GB AT&T was just changed to "Preparing for Shipping."

    Shipping method is still "holiday" !
    :D
    :apple:
     

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