Ipad 4 preorders

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    Hi has anybody who preordered the ipad 4 ,checked its delivery status , mine is still showing "prepared for shipping " now if as I'm assuming its coming from China , then they're cutting it fine for a 2nd of November delivery I'm in the uk by the way
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    Today is tuesday. They can ship from China to any place in the world in two days.
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    Mine still shows "Preparing for shipping". I ordered at about 12:10 am on the 26th. I ordered several accessories at the same time. They have all shipped from China. They are taking 2-3 days to get here. First delivered today. Like AQ_OC says, it's only two days from there to anywhere in the US unless you are way out in the boonies or in the Sandy mess back east. I would guess the UK is similar.
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    I'm in the exact same boat. Apparently, I read somewhere that the apple site is slow to upload and although it states 'prepared for shipment' -
    It has more often than not already been shipped.
    The frustrating thing is, there isn't any tacking info do we can track out parcel.
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    Mine says "preparing for shipment"......"Delivers 11/2"
    I think I'm just a big kid.............I'm getting anxious! :D

    Whoever gets shipment information on a iPad 4 preorder please post it here ASAP.
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    I expect the orders due to deliver on 11/2 will update by morning in the US to show that they've shipped. That's been the pattern with the accessories they've already shipped to me.

    UPDATE:
    Still no change in shipping info at 7:00 am MDT. (Still says "Preparing for shipment") Hopefully it shipped and like assemi said, the site is just slow to update.
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    Mine now shipped via UPS to the uk complete with tracking number although not working at this time !
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    I called Apple order support for giggles.........
    They said state-side iPad 4 orders will come from within the USA, not from China.
    Time will tell if he's accurate...........still no movement on my order status.

    He did say I will get my iPad 4 on Nov 2 for sure. :D
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    I'm in the uk so I'm only assuming that its coming from China , my last one did , I don't know whether they have stock here in UK apparently mine says it was shipped on the 27 th so they are pretty slow at updating their website
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    It is my understanding that companies will not charge your credit card until the item ships. I believe this is a requirement for VISA and Master Cards. If that is true and your card has been charged, most likely the item has shipped.
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    My credit card was charged yesterday but as I write this it still says Preparing for Shipping on my Apple account. I took Friday off so I hope I'm not disappointed with a failure to deliver. This is the first time I have placed an order for the first day of delivery. I don't remember all these inquiries with the iPad 3.
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    Ditto here...
    Got Friday off also, not especially for the iPad though. But with a signed delivery required it should work out good, I hope.
    My card was charged on Monday Oct 29 but as you mention status is unchanged @ the Apple store.

    Customer service was useless.....they said the same status as it said at the online store.
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    I have yet to see anything to make me place an order, I want to see what else is going to be offered.
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    OK, this is what I think. I have no facts to support this, but it would be something I would do under similar circumstances. I’m pretty sure your iPads were shipped the day your credit card was charged, and Apple is intentionally withholding status. These shipments must be timed so they don’t arrive prior to Nov. 2nd’s release date. So shipments may sit in hub locations for a few days. This is what happened to me during March’s release early this year. I remember my iPad3 being stuck in Memphis (I think?) for a couple days. When iPads are stuck in faraway places, customers get nervous and start calling shipping companies. I believe Apple is withholding information at the request of shipping companies so these companies are not overwhelmed with phone calls. Just my two cents worth.
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    Lol. What did you expect them to say? Maybe something like this: "Oh yes, Mr. Buerkletucson, Tim Cook is putting the finishing touches on your iPad and will be right over with it." Lol.

    I feel sorry for customer service people who probably get all these harassing calls about delivery of devices that are clearly not supposed to be delivered before Nov. 2 or later.
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    Sorry but it was not a "harassing call".....and I take issue with you calling it one.
    It was a simple phone call to try and find out any further information regarding my shipment beyond what a usually slow website status shows.
    I see nothing wrong with that. Isn't that what customer service is, to help customers with their questions/issues?
    It's Nov 1 and online statsus still shows it sitting @ Apple when it's supposed to be delivered on Nov 2......wouldn't you want to find out what is going on when you paid a lot of hard earned money for a device?

    Here is their sales pitch on why to purchase from the Apple store......kind of hard to track status or pre-sign for package when the status isn't updated or tracking numbers aren't issued, now isn't it?
    btw - I'm trying to figure out the point of your post other than to harass another member? :thumbsdown:
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    Even when you get a shipping notice with a tracking no , it appears to mean nothing , the tracking numbers simply don't work , my memory has just been jogged and I remember last march when in the same circumstances I was waiting for my ipad 3 , the tracking number didn't work until about 4 hrs after I had received delivery of it , so I think the previous post is correct they simply don't want you to know anything but I understand that it is correct that Apple cannot take payment from your card until the item leaves them , so if you have been charged for it , then it's winging its way to you !
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    I have checked the status of my order and I am happy to say that it is now been picked up in Nashville TN and I'd should be to me by 3:00 PM tomorrow.
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    I finally received notice.........
    Looks like mine shipped on Oct 28 but is held at Nashville, TN FedEx location for "Future delivery requested"
    Looks like they were correct in stating that US orders come from state-side rather than China.
    Kind of cool how Apple has it setup for being able to print out a signature waiver form right online.
    I'm going to post one on the door just in case I'm not right there when they show up.

    Cool Beans! :thumbs:

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