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Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by 5er driver, Mar 13, 2012.
Thanks mate. I figured it was something like that.
just to confirm with everyone else here, the tracking number is a 10 digit number yes?
Mine is an 18 digit number, my tracking number is still not showing any info on the UPS website but apple still saying it will be delivered on the 16th.
Omg you are going to love it. Have fun.
okay. now i'm so confused. hope i get my metal chunk with a bit of glass on friday anyway
I guess I'll put in my .02 here.. my parents own a UPS store for the past 12 years and we still do. So I'm speaking from experience and not pulling something out of thin air here.
Not just for UPS but for all carriers, FedEx and DHL; all what we have right now is a generated tracking number for the label on our box. You will not be able to track it until they scan in the package for the correct truck/plane en route to your destination. For those of you who got engravings, you will be able to track yours coming out from China. However, that is all what you will be able to track once it gets to the destination hub to sit at, until tomorrow.
So those of you who do have a UPS tracking number, didn't get any engravings, you will not be able to track it until the package starts moving - most likely tomorrow. I'm pretty sure all of you who are getting delivered by UPS; your 3 is already sitting at the hub. They just have to sort everything out and scan it in. I wouldn't worry at all about not being able to track any information on your package. That's just how it is. The way how I see it, I think all of the packages will start moving tomorrow to get to the correct hub near by your house. Get sorted out and ready to deliver for Friday morning.
Apple really dished out a lot here to do a deal with UPS and FedEx; to send all of our 3's by Next Day Air. Mine is coming by FedEx and it's at the Nashville, TN hub. So coming to IL, they will probably just plane it to the Chicago hub by Thursday night. Then out for delivery Friday morning. Also remember, all NDA and 2DA - 10am, 12pm, 3pm packages have first priority over Ground and 3 Day Select (3 day ground). So the drivers have to get our packages to us by the respected time. It's going to be a rough day for them Friday.... Millions of Apple overnight packages all on one day PLUS all non-Apple NDA packages... that's some serious JIT planning to do.
So..... just hang in there! Unless if you want to be like one of the "cool people" and call your local hub to hold the 3 there so you can pick it up on Friday morning and not wait all day ... just an option... don't get disappointed though if your local hub says no. I wouldn't be surprised if they do say no; to not have a giant crowd showing up in the morning... if they don't though and allow it, expect to have dozens.. maybe hundreds? of other people waiting in line at the hub too ... might as well just wait at home for it.
I just spoke to a very helpful UPS rep. He told me the distribution for this product launch is differnt than for previous product launches, for security reasons. If you are in Canada, the UPS information will state it is a domestic not International shipment because they have been drop shipped to Canada, then it becomes a domestic shipment to you.
The online tracking information will not be disclosed until the package is on the truck en route to your address ( which means it probably won't say that until after you already have your ipad ! lol) apparently this is for security reasons. I don't know if UPS has been hijacked in the past, obviously the rep wouldn't tell me that. He did say this is a new method and all ipads in Canada are scheduled for delivery between Mar.16-22. You should be able to see the tracking info on the morning of your delivery. Hang in there it's almost Friday !!!!
Well said. Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the update!!! The guy at Apple couldnt even tell me that... totally makes sense...
I concur. Apple customer services told me yesterday that the tracking info would not show up until the morning of delivery. My package is due to be delivered by TNT on Friday.