Just when everybody was freaking out, the inevitable has happened–factory unlocked iPhone 5 orders have received their UPS tracking numbers, and have ‘shipped.’
Our order status for iPhone 5 orders placed at midnight last Friday have shipped, and a UPS tracking number has been provided (shipping method notes: UPS Express Saver). There is no breakdown of where the package is yet; according to the tracking page:
A UPS shipping label has been created. Once the shipment arrives at our facility, the tracking status–including the scheduled delivery date–will be updated.
Interestingly enough, the label notes it was created on Sept. 17th and my order page shows the shipped date as Sept. 16th. As to why there has been such a late delay in status updates, it’s all about Apple’s plan to under promise and over deliver. These iPhone 5 deliveries are probably closer than we think they are.
New iPhone 5 orders off Apple’s website now show a 3-4 week delivery estimate.
This afternoon we spoke with Apple Support on the phone–they noted our package was set to arrive on Sept. 25th. Let’s hope that isn’t true.
Earlier, we had noted an Apple iPhone 5 pre-order that had also shipped, it appears that tracking must have leaked through. We verified that order independently and according to UPS, that package is set to arrive on Friday.
Did you receive your UPS tracking number?
Update: Commenter Devon notes to enter your UPS tracking number into here to find out exactly where it is: http://www.packagemapping.com/; My iPhone 5 is in Burlington, Ontario.
Update 2 (Sept. 20th, 12:07PM PDT): Updated UPS tracking now shows a delivery date by the end of tomorrow. My package is in Concord, Ontario: