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Apple Begins to Ship iPhone 5 Pre-orders

Apple Begins to Ship iPhone 5 Pre-orders

Posted September 16, 2012 at 5:20pm by iClarified
The initial batch of iPhone 5 orders are starting to ship out from China. Apple is using UPS this time to ship the iPhones.

While Apple has not sent out shipping emails or updated the status online to "shipped," users who ordered with Apple can use a trick to check their tracking number on UPS.

Note that this trick only works for orders from Apple.com

Simply fill out the track by reference form on UPS, and use your phone number associated with your Apple ID for the reference number. If that phone number does not work, keep trying any phone number that could be associated with your wireless account or the number you used to upgrade.

If none of your phone numbers work, try entering your Apple Order number, but leave off the last two characters.

Don't panic if UPS could not find your tracking, Apple is still sending these out!

Apple Begins to Ship iPhone 5 Pre-orders

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Sam - September 21, 2012 at 2:28pm
I used my apple order number. and it seemed to work, but now my tracking no shows that its in minnesota out for delivery. I live in massachusetts...
justabrake - September 20, 2012 at 1:49am
I thought that FedEx held the contract
Sam - September 20, 2012 at 12:42am
Try signing up for SMS / Text alerts on UPS.com site all those who ordered on Apple.com, the text shall tell the exact details where the phone is right now. For all those who see iphone stuck in Alaska, they will find their phone is lying safe in Louisville, KY.
whosteeno - September 20, 2012 at 4:42am
darn i can't text right now lol sold my 4s using a nokia c1 on a different lol!!
Mike - September 20, 2012 at 12:06am
How do you fill it out its not letting me to anything
whosteeno - September 19, 2012 at 9:34pm
Left Anchorage, AK 9/18/12 1258am still no update!! Its 1732 it should have landed somewhere by now!
RJ - September 20, 2012 at 1:45am
Same thing here dude!
whosteeno - September 20, 2012 at 4:47am
something did change it now says will deliver by 1030am 9/21!
Sam - September 19, 2012 at 1:06pm
Change of status for anybody ?
Sam - September 19, 2012 at 12:07am
Does anybody 's order show shipped on apple.com? Mine stuck on 'preparing for shipment ' since 3 days . :X
justabrake - September 19, 2012 at 12:17am
Mine says the same thing but when I track ups it left anchorage AK at 1:00am this morning ! Waiting for my next update ! It says it's on schedule for the 21st
Sam - September 19, 2012 at 1:08am
I have seen on some forums that folks have gotten confirmation mails that their phones hv shipped from apple, Verizon and AT&T . Don't want last moment surprises!!! Too excited to lay my hands on !!!
justabrake - September 18, 2012 at 2:08am
I think the couriers might have deliver some of these early because if apple sold twice as many as last year then they couriers will be overwhelmed so it might be forced to deliver early
nunyabiznis - September 18, 2012 at 2:18am
Let's hope so...mine shipped today on next day air.
Sam - September 18, 2012 at 1:19am
Mine just reached Anchorage in ALASKA. Guess it shall take 4 days to reach my place in NE..Or shall UPS hold it as per Apple's instructions
justabrake - September 18, 2012 at 12:02am
Mine is now in Alaska as of 3:09pm today !
nunyabiznis - September 17, 2012 at 10:18pm
Mine just left Nashville on one day air...getting early????
Ron - September 17, 2012 at 3:31pm
I tried with my order number and it says it'll be in VT on the 21st? I don't live in VT...
Noman - September 17, 2012 at 6:17pm
Maybe you should move to VT :) ps. wtf is VT ?
that201boy - September 17, 2012 at 11:56am
nice it worked for me... thanks for the tip!!!!!
rain111 - September 17, 2012 at 11:14am
I don't know if I am doing something here or this method does not work for UK buyers, I bought mine directly from Apple at 8:01am, and in their website it says 9/21, obviously this means 21st September, however every time I try to follow this guide and check UPS states on delivery *By putting the phone number, even put order number to check* I get no result, or an error, mind explaining the process for a dummy like myself? I tried following other method of input and with no result...
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Al Ien - September 17, 2012 at 9:14am
Mine says........ Made in USA, coming from China
Carlos Graves
Carlos Graves - September 17, 2012 at 2:04am
Mine's coming from China... but scheduled for 9/21 :)
Po2345 - September 17, 2012 at 1:55pm
I get mine on the 19th.
Steve - September 17, 2012 at 12:48am
Checked mine and showing its coming from Addison , IL
Srini - September 17, 2012 at 12:44am
My shipment origin scan shows Nashville, TN. But scheduled to be delivered on 9/21 - 3pm.
Gmane - September 16, 2012 at 11:51pm
Did mine and it says I have 2 packages coming from china. I only ordered 1 phone but both packages are the same weight. Well maybe they'll send me 2 :)
Jake - September 17, 2012 at 8:38am
Same thing is happening with me. It shows two separate packages but they both have the same tracking number.
Chaka Jon
Chaka Jon - September 17, 2012 at 2:35pm
Same thing here too. I ordered 2 phones, but showing 3 shipments. 2 have the same tracking #.
ACE - September 16, 2012 at 10:08pm
I put in my phone number and it says it departed from Nashville, TN next day air and will arrive Friday the 21st by 3 PM. I haven't ordered any other items but shouldn't it be coming from China?
mateen - September 16, 2012 at 10:47pm
Some are leaving from various warehouses in the US
30acdac - September 16, 2012 at 11:29pm
Haha. I get mine 2 days earlier! Hahaha
justabrake - September 18, 2012 at 12:04am
I think it depends what carrier your with
ACE - September 18, 2012 at 12:20am
Mine is for AT&T. It shows a departure scan from Nashville, TN yesterday at 4.01 PM and again today at 3.03 PM. they must be holding them until Thursday as it's set for Next Day Air but delivering on Friday.
nunyabiznis - September 18, 2012 at 3:08am
I have AT
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