What day do you think the iPhone 4 will start shipping?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by guru_ck, Jun 19, 2010.

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What US day will they start to ship?

  1. Monday

    18 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Tuesday

    21 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. Wednesday

    15 vote(s)
    27.8%
  1. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday? Does anyone remember how many days on average before the 3G S launch they started to give out tracking numbers?
     
  2. I AN LEGEND macrumors regular

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  3. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    My 3gs Shipped on Tuesday last year....

    So Monday, if they want to give it at least three days to make it.
     
  4. emaja macrumors 68000

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    You're going to get it on the 24th if you made the cutoff for the pre-orders. Why obsess over when it will ship? Even those who have theirs showing "prepared for shipment" won't get it until the 24th.

    Don't get me wrong - I want mine ASAP too, but...
     
  5. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    They could start shipping this week. They ask FedEx to hold it for delivery on the 24th.
     
  6. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Probably Monday. FedEx will hold them until Thursday, of course. I don't think its worth losing your job over giving someone their iPhone on Wednesday.
     
  7. guru_ck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would think since they are most likely going to ship from Shenzhen that they would ship on Monday or Tuesday. I remember the 3G S went through some hub in Alaska before arriving in the lower 48.
     
  8. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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  9. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Not to pull a Clinton, but it depends on what you mean by "shipping". From the factory, from a distribution center, from a shipper's hub... It's an interesting question but as long as it's on a truck headed towards my house on 6/24 I'm good. Per another thread, it would be interesting to track airplanes and their deliveries beginning from the manufacturer.
     
  10. ryank808 macrumors regular

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    Maybe it will arrive at my FedEX hub early since I'm in Hawaii? :)
     
  11. guru_ck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "Shipping" means that you have a tracking number and can start to see the progress of where the phone is.
     
  12. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    The first iPhones will ship Mon Schenzen, China time, which would be Sun evening on the U.S. east coast.

    Err. You might want to correct that.
     
  13. guru_ck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That would be exciting :).
     
  14. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    The US "acquired" Alaska quite a while ago....
     
  15. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Now do all orders, AT&T and Apple, come from China?
     
  16. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    Last year I think there were some already in country while a lot came straight from China. This is for apple.

    My guess for att is that apple ships them to att (in country) then att ships to you.
     
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I can confirm. Mine shipped from Texas via UPS ground. Most pre-orders shipped from China though via FedEx.

    With the relatively short pre-order to launch day window I suspect Apple has a lot of phones already in US warehouses.
     
  18. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I think UPS handled the shipments from China. They did mine at least.
     
  19. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Oh ok since my order is from AT&T.
     

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