Update 1: Apple has sent out emails with tracking numbers. Shipments are estimated to arrive on October 19th.
Early today we noted Canadian iPhone 4S orders from Apple had started ‘Preparing for Shipment’. It now appears the previous method of obtaining your tracking number from UPS directly is now possible. I just entered in my details and my order’s last location was in Shenzhen, China, just like iPhoneinCanada.ca reader Ken’s shipment below:
Get your UPS tracking now, as Apple doesn’t provide it. This is the same method we told you about back in 2008 for tracking iPhone 3G shipments. Here’s a refresher on how to do it:
1. Visit www.ups.com
2. Click on the TRACKING tab up top
3. Click on ‘TRACK BY REFERENCE’ and under SHIPMENT REFERENCE enter your phone number in 1112223333 format. Select ‘Canada’ as the Destination Country, and enter your postal code in A1A 1A1 format
4. Click TRACK–boom.
Your tracking number and details should show up. Packages are being shipped by UPS Worldwide Express, which ‘guarantees’ next business day delivery. That means, the iPhone 4S could be in your hands this Friday, if the stars are aligned properly.
Has your iPhone 4S shipped? Let us know your location and the status of your shipment!
Thanks Ken for the email!