First iPhone 7 Pre-Orders in Canada Start “Preparing for Shipment”


Twelve hours ago iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders launched in Canada and other first-wave launch countries. Some of your orders have already moved past the “processing items” stage and into “Preparing for shipment”, to get ready for next week’s September 16th launch.

iPhone in Canada reader Dean Lubaki’s 128GB iPhone 7 Plus in Silver is set to delivery by September 16th, and is currently preparing for shipment:


Last night, those looking to order Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus faced initial orders selling out immediately. Our 128GB Jet Black iPhone Plus pre-order, despite being placed at 12:03AM PDT, received a shipping period of 1-2 weeks, with dates of September 27 to October 4. In the past, these shipping times have been inflated by Apple, so let’s hope that’s the case this time again.

Currently, iPhone 7 in Jet Black is looking at ship times of 3-4 weeks, while iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black has a ship time of November. Heck, if you’re going to wait until November, you may as well wait for ‘iPhone 8’!

Do note that Reserve & Pickup is available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. You will need to go through the Apple Store iOS app to access the reservation page in Safari, though.


  • Mohammed Al Sarraf

    My credit card was charged today and my 7 plus black and Apple Watch 2 are preparing for shipping

  • windsorsean

    I almost lost it today, I actually got my order (iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, black) quickly enough to show Sep 16 delivery. But today when my credit card was being charged, Royal Bank blocked the payment as “suspicious”. I called Royal Bank and sorted it out but had to re-submit my payment to Apple.

    Luckily the order is now showing “Preparing for Shipment” and still shows a delivery date of Sep 16, so hopefully no damage done!

  • Alastair

    Sean, same thing happened to me! They called and I told them absolutely do not block the charge.

  • windsorsean

    You would think their algorithms are smart enough to understand when an event like that is happening. I imagine lots of people had that issue.

  • gerry

    I remember when I purchased my first gen Macbook pro Retina 15″ I got a call from RBC about a suspicious transaction. Literally wasted my half hour lunch time at work sorting it all out.

  • Kirk

    Omg dude same thing happened to me! I had a heart attack… RBC almost killed me lol… Thank god Apple held my spot and kept trying to charge it

  • Alastair

    Has anyone’s order made any progress in moving from “Preparing For Shipment” to “Shipped”? Mine has been stuck in “Preparing For Shipment” since the 9th but it still says “Delivers by 16 September”?

  • brad

    yea just got notification this morning .shipped for 19th delivery