Tracking flights of iPhone 4's from China?

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  1. 196josue macrumors regular

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    Last year when we got the 3GS, many tracked UPS flights from China to the U.S. with their iPhones on it. Yes... I admit... I was doing it too. But does anyone want to do this again?? We wouldn't be able to start until we get tracking info, but I figured it'd be fun to see what you all think.
     
  2. DataRiff macrumors member

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    I'm that anxious as well, and totally down for it!
    Are you one of the lucky ones getting it on the 24th?
     
  3. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    heck yea!! barely though. I ordered on apple.com at 9ish, but my order status still shows it being delivered on the 24th.:D
     
  4. DataRiff macrumors member

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    I had the day off of work so I went to an AT&T store (in NYC mind you, so tons of people) and waited around for THREE HOURS to get my order through, got my confirmation by 2pm EST to be shipped to my house, so I'm totally down to track it from China... HOW though?
     
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  6. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    pretty much we just have to match our tracking info with fedex flights. so for instance if our tracking info at a certain point says departed .. china at 7:00, then we look for a flight out of there around that time on fedex's airline. then on a flight tracking website, we can see the plane full o' iphones fly closer and closer to their destination. usually they go from china to alaska to the mainland.
     
  7. CJayC macrumors 6502

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    What the hell is the point of tracking the airplane when you know you can pick it up in-store on the 24th or track your individual iPhone with FedEX or UPS once it ships?
     
  8. DataRiff macrumors member

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    For fun :)
     
  9. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    On the 24th it will say out for delivery.

    Thats all you need to know so you dont spend hours refreshing...
     
  10. Dan in PA macrumors regular

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    Since you're asking like that, it isn't something you'd enjoy. It's just a fun little time killer.
     
  11. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly. It's all about love of the iPhone 4.
     
  12. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    btw its for home delivery only obviously... were following fedex planes...
     
  13. DataRiff macrumors member

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    The anticipation is KILLING me!
     
  14. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    YES. And following flights from China.... yea not gonna help the anxiousness. it definitely is a nice time waster on eve of iPhone delivery though
     
  15. wr1020 macrumors regular

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    Haha i was guilty of this last year with the 3gs. I was so hyped for it, it was my first iphone so the anticipation was killing me. I'm hyped for this one too as well and will probably track the shipping just cause its fun to do, and knowing i'm not the only one that does it is nice.
     
  16. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Clearly you're a blast at parties and I would like to subscribe to your humor newsletter.
     
  17. Daddy Mac macrumors member

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    You fellas need to get a hobby, or an xbox, or a girlfriend to just kick it with. Watch a movie? Read a book? Wikipedia some cool articles? Documentaries about the universe? Any of those are more productive than watching a little airplane fly over the pacific. I don't even look at that when I'm sitting on an airplane.
     
  18. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea last year when we all did it there was a LOT of people on there tracking. We even got an article by a Washington newspaper written about us online. It was actually a lot of fun.


    I think once we all start seeing our phones ship is when I will create the actual thread for it. Its good to see people's interest in it.
     
  19. DataRiff macrumors member

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    Haha, I'm actually a girl, so "fella" won't really work for me :)
     
  20. Dan in PA macrumors regular

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    Are you really that shallow? I feel bad for you.
     
  21. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah if your a loser and have nothing better to do...I can tell ya wont be here till the 24th
     
  22. DataRiff macrumors member

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    Forums remind me of high school sometimes :p
    Either way, I'm proud to track my phone over the Pacific!
     
  23. 196josue thread starter macrumors regular

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    but you are on here wasting your time over a week before the iphone is delivered?? hahaha
     
  24. Dan in PA macrumors regular

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    "If your a loser"



    Your
    You're <----
     
  25. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    The only thing more unproductive than "watching a little airplane fly over the pacific" is lecturing those who will spend their evening "watching a little airplane fly over the pacific" about how much a waste of time "watching a little airplane fly over the pacific" is.
     

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