What time did you get your 3GS? (Shipped to you lauch date)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jman14, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Jman14 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    I am now considering having my iPhone 4 shipped to my house, but I need to have it by 12pm, as I am leaving til late that night then.

    When you got your 3GS were you guaranteed to have it by a specific time? Like I know FedEx and UPS have a specific overnight that but be there by 10am or something like that. Do you get this option in checkout? Or do they just send it how ever they want?
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Time was not guaranteed. It arrived around 10am to my office.
  3. Jman14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    Also let me ask, how was it shipped? FedEx Ground? Overnight? Priority? UPS?
  4. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2009
    Arrived to my office at 11:30 AM on June 19th, 2009 :) Overnight Fedex. Tracking number didn't work until 11:30 PM the night before.
  5. amann76 macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2009
    MacWorld USA
  6. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    I don't recall any "by 10am" specific option at checkout. If I recall I think there were simply two options; a regular and an overnight. There was some dispute about what you needed to do but if I recall correctly the ultimate answer was that the regular shipping would have it to you on launch day. I chose this option and the phone showed up at my house somewhere between 9:30 and 10:00am.
  7. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    1 phone was shipped FedEx, showed up about 9:45AM. The other was shipped UPS, showed up around 4:00PM.
  8. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    I usually receive my Apple products from FedEx. However, I have read on here that people have received them from UPS as well.

    The time that it gets delivered is the usual time that these companies deliver to your house. For instance, FedEx usually comes in the morning, but UPS always delivers around 6:00 p.m.
  9. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    Mine came pretty early - around 10 am or before.
  10. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2008
  11. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Can you also specify whether it was a home or business location? In my experience, home deliveries are typically later than business.
  12. Bloake macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2008
    You can call your local FedEx or UPS and ask when the driver would usually bring packages to your address. I know my UPS guy usually gets on my block really late (around 5-6pm). I know my FedEx guy gets around the morning.
  13. Jman14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    Someone earlier said that there are 2 shipping options- regular, adnd overnight. Were these both on the same option? I will pay extra to have it here in the morning and not have to wait in line. Think maybe if I call AT&T or Apple I can specify which service I would like used? FedEx gets here at 10am, which UPS is 3pm.
  14. zizo79 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2009
    QQ Part
    AT&T actually offered overnight shipping for an extra charge...
  15. Jman14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    Ill pay the extra charge, knowing that it will be sent out FedEx rather than UPS. Lol
  16. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    New Hampshire, USA
    Can you presign for the iPhone like you can with other Apple products if you won't be home?

    Perfect date for a dentist appointment smack dab in the middle of the day!
  17. SexyBeast macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    UPS always comes in the evening in my area and FedEx is always in the morning. Does UPS even deliver in the morning? Everyone here seems to have an evening delivery with UPS. I hope I can get mine shipped through FedEx.
  18. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Mine came via UPS from Apple at about 10:15 AM on June 19. My normal driver and normal time for home delivery.

    Last year was a little complex as many units shipped directly from the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen China :D

  19. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
  20. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Both my iPhone 3Gs and my iPad 3G were delivered by 10:30 AM on the launch date.

    The iPhone came via Fedex the iPad came via UPS.
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Delivery can be anywhere from 9am to 7pm depending on where you live -- city, close in suburb, far flung suburb, rural cowtown. If you need it by noon then reserve for in store p/u (Apple, not ATT). If you get in line an hour before opening you should be out w/i 45 min of the doors opening.
  22. terps2005 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
  23. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    if you will be out after 12 pm, i really recommend you get it shipped to your work or office if possible. you need someone there to sign for it, hopefully you can get it when it arrives, good luck!
  24. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    Through a stupid set of circumstances, I actually ended up getting 2 3GSs on launch day, both preordered--1 picked up one at the AT&T store, so I had it by 7:30 am. The other I had shipped to my parents' house, as I was planning on being there all day. I have no idea what time it got there, because the Fed Ex guy didn't bother to ring the bell or knock (and I was about 15 feet from the door the bulk of the day, assuming I'd have to sign for the package, so I would have heard it). He simply chucked the box up onto the porch and took off. I was NOT pleased. However, I do know that it got there sometime before about 3:30 or so, because that's when I left to go home with it in my hand.
  25. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    I think it depends on where you live and where you fall on the specific carriers route.

    UPS delivers to me late ( after 2:00 pm - and as late as 8:00pm), Fed Ex delivers to me around 10:00am.

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