Unable to Track By Reference - Anyone else?

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  1. MegaMan X macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have an iPhone X preorder (still slated for November 3rd delivery) - but no combination of order number or phone number will allow me to track it.

    I'm located in Southern California, preorder was for iPhone X, Silver, 256gb for Verizon.

    I just wanted to make sure that I'm entering the UPS Reference correctly. It should either be the phone number associated with my shipping address OR the W123456789 order number. In this example, should I be entering W1234567 (and omit the 8 &9)? If so, this has not worked for me at all and I'm getting worried.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?

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  2. Renho macrumors 68000

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    It could be that you have Fedex shipping it..
     
  3. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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  4. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that a possibility? I ordered via Apple Store App - and not through the carrier (Verizon). Does Fedex follow the same reference number syntax in order to track?

    No go on the zip code for me.
     
  5. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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    Is the phone number associated with the device ordered different than the one associated with the address? If so change it to that
     
  6. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is - the shipping address number is the house number. In case they need to call someone during shipping to deliver.

    The phone number associated with the device is the cell number.

    However, still unable to track. I think my order is stuck in limbo somewhere.
     
  7. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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    Well most 11/3 deliveries are stateside now so Apple may start finally updating their site with the tracking info soon
     
  8. ayobonus macrumors regular

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    Try searching by the first 8 characters of the Order Number. So it would be W1234567. Also, include your zip code.
     
  9. Renho macrumors 68000

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    It’s cause Fedex is shipping it I bet. They use both. No you can’t search fedex with order number but you can sign up for fed ex delivery manager that will tell
    You when a package is coming to your address..
     
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    I have never once had success tracking by reference, but it shows up in my ups my choice account.
     
  11. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an existing Fedex Deliver Manager - and it doesn't show up.

    Doesn't show up on my UPS My Choice account either. Last year when I ordered my 7+ JB 256gb, I did have luck using the reference number.

    What's going on this year??
     
  12. Renho macrumors 68000

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    Millions of orders all going through at the same time. No matter how well you plan you will always have lag, glitches problems. Start to worry after Friday if you don’t get it. I had my phone in my hand one year then I got tracking... I’m sure it’s fine
     
  13. cakebytheocean macrumors regular

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    Shouldn't your shipment range date go to 11/03 not 11/01? That's probably why it cant be located.
     
  14. ulinerg macrumors regular

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    Tried that too and it didn't work. Tried reference lookup for the case that is shipping and it doesn't work. There are some reference numbers from the UPS site on the case's shipping information page. There reference numbers work on the lookup page but they don't have any commonality with my phone number or the Apple order number.
     
  15. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    The reference number never worked 100% for everybody.

    I can’t remember exactly, but I think the majority of phones using UPS/ref# combo and working were phones still in China that didn’t have a tracking number assigned?
     
  16. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update: My order changed from Nov 3rd delivery to Nov 15th - Nov 17th.

    I called Apple and they said that a majority of folks will be delayed now as shipments have "gone missing".

    WTF?!

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    Also note, my screenshot from earlier had a status of "Preparing to Ship", and now the status is now "Order in Progress".
     
  17. JWreck macrumors member

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    Uh, what?
     
  18. kingneptune117 macrumors regular

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    That is troubling news.

    You should post this in the Apple.com shipping thread (stickied).

    How does a shipment go missing? WTF?
     
  19. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just posted there - not sure how much help I'm going to get.

    I was sure this was probably one of the top 10 things NOT to say to a customer over the phone.

    Are there any Apple Reps that can provide additional information that can be corroborated?
     
  20. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    Not cool. Missing?

    More like reassigned.

    Apple may be trying to prevent riots at the Apple stores on launch day.
     
  21. Dmal99 macrumors 6502

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    My phone number didn't track by reference and I was sad :(:(:(

    Then I tried the first 8 of my order number and I was glad! :D:D:D



    Try the second thing.
     
  22. Zune55 macrumors 6502a

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    Fill your destination country too.
     
  23. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My conspiracy tin-foil hat says it got reassigned to all those people that glitched and complained to Apple. Now they took my Nov 3 iPhone X and gave it to someone else.

    I tried every combination and it didn't work. Now with a delivery date push 2 weeks back - this must be the reason I couldn't find it in the first place.

    Already tried - didn't work.
     
  24. Dmal99 macrumors 6502

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    That sucks dude, im verizon too but im the IUP and my phone already shows up in verizon as a shipped order
     
  25. MegaMan X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm IUP too.

    Most likely I got shafted by someone in that other thread that complained about his 11/15 due date, and Apple gave away my order in order to make him happy.
     

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