iPad 4 Delivery Method

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  1. buerkletucson
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    Anyone order an iPad 3 or something similar from Apple lately?
    Just wondering what method of shipment they use (UPS, FedEx) and if it needs to be signed for?

    Would suck if they try to deliver requiring signature and I'm not home....being a Friday delivery I wouldn't get it until at least Monday.
    Thanks....
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    I've had to sign for anything I've ordered from Apple...iPad 3, iPhone 5, even the lightning adapter which came separately from the phone. When my son was waiting on his 5, he left signed instructions for the delivery driver to toss it over the gate into the backyard. He did.
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    Go up on their website....they have some options there you can select regarding your delivery (sign to leave with neighbor, etc.).
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    I'm also interested in how apple delivers. It will help me predict the time. If its UPS it's morning, FedEx is afternoon, if it's USPS I can probably just report it damaged now and save some time.


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    My Apple deliveries come via UPS. I don't know if that applies everywhere.
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    I think they use FedEx when possible.


    FedEx use other carriers for final shipment on occasion.

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    Now that there is darn good humor............to bad it's completely true.
    I would think Apple knows better than that.

    Thanks guys for your replies......checking with the shippers website is a great idea.
    Hopefully I get shipping information tomorrow.
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    The unfortunate thing is that the humor would work in Canada and the UK too. I don't think any of the national postal services have ever come to terms with actually having to do their job. FedEx, TNT and UPS would have wiped them out years ago if they didn't retain the monopoly of letter post.

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    Are you telling me that iPads aren't delivered by fairies? I'm going to keep believing that till proven otherwise.
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    Have you LOOKED at Tim Cook lately? Case closed.

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    Ouch! :D

    Now that there is EXCELLENT humor....this thread just keeps getting better all the time. :thumbs:
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    You will get an email when Apple ships your new iPad. It will have a shipping number that you can click on and it will take you to the carrier's website. It is really interesting to watch the iPad's progress as it leaves China and into the USA. (I'm assuming you are in the USA?)
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    Yea, last time I checked Minnesota was in the USA. :p
    These ship directly from China? I didn't know that.......wow that will be cool. We get free chop sticks with each order?

    Thanks for the info!
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    Wherever you are, there's a good chance that your iPad will pass through Memphis. The FedEx system is truly amazing. They take over Memphis Airport completely every night. I worked for them years ago. In those days, the statistic was that a FedEx plane took off once a minute. Who knows how many it is now?

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    Sorry, I didn't check your profile. I lived in Golden Valley, for four winters. Brrr...your iPad will probably arrive in Memphis and fly up to Minneapolis and from there driven north on 35E. If you feel secure in your homestead, you can fill out an online form waiving your signature. If you don't waive the signature requirement, the carrier will leave a note and tell you the nearest FedEx depot (or UPS) and you can pick it up from there.
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    Afraid not. I don't watch Apple keynotes or such. I think I've seen a photo of him at some point, must have, but wouldn't recognize him if trapped in an elevator with him, lol.
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    Great information!
    I'll probably waive the signature as you suggest.......I'm actually home on Friday but will be in/out all day.

    Yea, my town (White Bear Lake) doesn't exactly sound warm-n-cozy. :eek:

    btw - I was in Fort Wayne in July for the Wing Ding rally.......(I ride a Honda GoldWing motorcycle) if you remember all of us cruising around your city?
    Had a great time but it was sure hot!
    Nice to hear someone that knows my area! :)
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    Yes, you all are very welcome here. It is great to see these beautiful machines riding around town. We had a record number of 90 degree days in July.

    As you get closer to the delivery day, the updated information is excruciating! On the expected delivery date you will almost get about a four hour update.

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