If you placed a pre-order for an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, some of the first pre-orders have now reached the ‘preparing to ship’ stage, signalling shipping will soon come next.
Typically, Apple will hold new iPhone shipments and change status updates to “shipped” on late Thursday. Apple might even pull a curveball to set low exceptions on launch day by saying your UPS delivery might be delayed.
As of writing, trying to find your UPS tracking number via the reference option (enter in your phone number) on the latter’s website doesn’t work yet, but placeholders are there, as you can see below (thanks @nheagy):
Our iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB in Sierra Blue missed launch day delivery, because we did a double-take when we saw the re-introduction of Paybright 0% APR financing. That one-minute delay resulted in an estimated delivery date of October 8-18 (#firstworldproblems)! Our fingers are crossed Apple will shorten our timeline to the end of September at least.
What’s the status of your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro order? Keep us updated in the comments.