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nutnezz
16th October 2011, 11:20 AM
congrats to those who got theirs!
i think this was a really good effort on apple's part..bet it cost them a bomb to hire this many drivers on a sunday..

Sekelani
16th October 2011, 11:22 AM
guys what is the TNT number?
im in Canberra, i doubt ill be getting mine today, i thought they don't delivery on sundays wtf lol
please give me the number for TNT

JH03
16th October 2011, 11:23 AM
guys what is the TNT number?
im in Canberra, i doubt ill be getting mine today, i thought they don't delivery on sundays wtf lol
please give me the number for TNT

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Sekelani
16th October 2011, 11:25 AM
thank u buddy, have u received your phone yet?

JH03
16th October 2011, 11:30 AM
Nope. Still waiting for it on the Gold Coast. TNT tracker:

2011-10-16 Country City Status
08:04 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station
08:04 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station
2011-10-15
19:11 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
19:11 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
2011-10-14
15:41 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station
15:41 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station
04:07 Hong Kong HONG KONG Shipment received at transit point.
04:07 Hong Kong HONG KONG Shipment received at transit point.
03:28 Hong Kong HONG KONG Processing at warehouse
03:28 Hong Kong HONG KONG Processing at warehouse
2011-10-13
21:14 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment exported
21:14 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment exported
20:32 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment on-forwarded to next station
20:32 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment on-forwarded to next station
19:06 SZ1 SZ1 Shipment collected from sender.
19:06 SZ1 SZ1 Shipment collected from sender.

and;

16 Oct 2011 08:04:54 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 15:41:28 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 04:07:26 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 03:28:48 Hong Kong Shipment Arrived In Warehouse
13 Oct 2011 21:14:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 20:32:18 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 19:06:01 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

apple_
16th October 2011, 11:32 AM
anyone got this?

Destination: SILVERWATER Dest. Country : Australia

Pick Up Date: 2011-10-13

Delivery Date: POD Signatrue:
2011-10-16 Country City Status

08:55 Australia SYDNEY Consignment received at destination
08:55 Australia SYDNEY Consignment received at destination
2011-10-15
18:10 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
18:10 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area


When I called they said delivery today or tomorrow. Anyone here have the same thing by any chance?

wesley38
16th October 2011, 11:35 AM
Anyone who's doubting if your iPhone will come today just call TNT, I just called them they said it'll be coming tomorrow. So I guess I don't have to stay home waiting all day now! Wish I can get it today though

yinyang
16th October 2011, 11:50 AM
iPhone 4S 16gb in white just got delivered in Brisbane - pretty impressed with TNT!!

the_doctor
16th October 2011, 11:50 AM
Mine has now been received at the Melbourne Depot (7:00am or so). Guess I won't be receiving it on the 27th (over delivered much?) .... unless they keep it for a few weeks just to spite me. Hopefully will have it in my hands tomorrow.

a5_proccesor
16th October 2011, 11:52 AM
What would be the odds of me getting my 4S in white 16GB today in Sydney?
2011-10-16 Country City Status
08:48 Australia SYDNEY Consignment received at destination
08:48 Australia SYDNEY Consignment received at destination
2011-10-15
17:46 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
17:46 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
2011-10-14
15:42 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station
15:42 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station
04:08 Hong Kong HONG KONG Shipment received at transit point.
04:08 Hong Kong HONG KONG Shipment received at transit point.
03:29 Hong Kong HONG KONG Processing at warehouse
03:29 Hong Kong HONG KONG Processing at warehouse
2011-10-13
21:14 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment exported
21:14 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment exported
20:42 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment on-forwarded to next station
20:42 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment on-forwarded to next station
18:34 SZ1 SZ1 Shipment collected from sender.
18:34 SZ1 SZ1 Shipment collected from sender.

homerjay
16th October 2011, 11:57 AM
Anybody in Perth have an more info than they are still in Sydney??

apple_
16th October 2011, 11:57 AM
looks like mine a5_processor. TNT said today or tomorrow. So either or.

a5_proccesor
16th October 2011, 12:03 PM
Thanks apple_! I rang TNT twice and got two different responses. Good to know there are other people without their phones. Really hard because 4 of my friends have already go their phones :(

Trillianx
16th October 2011, 12:07 PM
For curiosities sake, who on the 14.06 plane put a business address and who put personal? I put my work.

minski
16th October 2011, 12:13 PM
TNT web services are temporarily unavailable

We broke it, mine was in Sydney yesterday...not sure if it made Perth yet.

petersracing
16th October 2011, 12:18 PM
SUNDAY DELIVERY FROM TNT IN ADELAIDE!!!!

Macrazy
16th October 2011, 12:27 PM
For curiosities sake, who on the 14.06 plane put a business address and who put personal? I put my work.


I put my home address...32 white... On plane stil I imagine.. because we crashed TNT. Ha ha ha

1984lars
16th October 2011, 12:53 PM
YES!


Date Time Location Status
16 Oct 2011 11:40:00 Silverwater Shipment Delivered In Good Condition.
16 Oct 2011 08:14:20 Silverwater Out For Delivery.
14 Oct 2011 15:42:42 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 04:09:04 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 03:30:39 Hong Kong Shipment Arrived In Warehouse
13 Oct 2011 21:14:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 20:59:35 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 19:09:13 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

Erwin
16th October 2011, 12:55 PM
Okay TNT back online, iPhones in Melbourne. Maybe I'll get them after all today!

16 Oct 2011* 11:05:17* Melbourne* Shipment Received At Destination Depot.*
16 Oct 2011* 10:35:07* Melbourne* Shipment Received At Destination Depot.*

NeoRicen
16th October 2011, 01:00 PM
Mine's out for delivery since 8am. No sign of it yet though.

Granny Mac
16th October 2011, 01:02 PM
Just got our phones, and damn have to go visit my daughter

sectioneight
16th October 2011, 01:04 PM
iPhone 4S 16gb in white just got delivered in Brisbane - pretty impressed with TNT!!

Nice! Did your tracker update with out for delivery? Mine hasn't changed but am getting it delivered to work in Milton - TNT in my home area uses a regional contractor and takes forever usually.

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 01:24 PM
I'm on the 14.06 too, and i put a personal address for the white 32gb.
really crossing my fingers that it'll arrive tomorrow!
do you think TNT can confirm if it'll arrive by tomorrow? its still on its way to sydney

Andreww
16th October 2011, 01:27 PM
Dispatches in 1 - 2 Weeks
Delivers 25/10/2011 - 01/11/2011


I know I was a little late to order on the 7th, but I'm still in 'processing items' :slant:

I rang Apple as I'll be going away on the 28th and wouldn't be in town to receive it and the CSR I spoke to seemed to think that I'd receive it early next (this coming) week... No idea what to believe now, here's to hoping that it comes before the 28th! :ambivalent:

rebeccah
16th October 2011, 01:30 PM
Hi there - first post here. :) What would be the expected delivery time for a 32GB 4S ordered last Monday, October 10? I can't check myself because I didn't place the order.

howyagoin
16th October 2011, 01:33 PM
iPhone 4S just arrived - Melbourne CBD. TNT said it would be tomorrow, but the delivery guy (and his son) just showed up. Let the unboxing commence.

NeoRicen
16th October 2011, 01:35 PM
Just arrived. Wonder if this was always going to happen or if the complaints got Apple to pay up and get TNT to deliver over the weekend.

TJA77
16th October 2011, 01:43 PM
Hi there - first post here. :) What would be the expected delivery time for a 32GB 4S ordered last Monday, October 10? I can't check myself because I didn't place the order.

You would have to guess late next week?

mantaray
16th October 2011, 01:51 PM
Just arrived. Wonder if this was always going to happen or if the complaints got Apple to pay up and get TNT to deliver over the weekend.
Hmm I wonder??? :}

---------- Post added at 01:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:49 PM ----------

Hope you get it Erwin :ambivalent:

Erwin
16th October 2011, 01:56 PM
Status hasn't been marked out for delivery as yet, can't imagine I'll get mine today.

From the TNT Australian site:

Status Date Time Depot
Electronically Lodged 13/10/2011 23:36 Sydney Priority
Sighted in Depot 16/10/2011 10:35 Melbourne
Sighted in Depot 16/10/2011 11:05 Melbourne

dumbland
16th October 2011, 02:03 PM
Mine was marked "Out for Delivery" (an even more boring Steven Seagal movie) at about 10 this morning. Hoping that means it'll arrive some time shortly.

Sitting waiting for a courier while the power is out is a "great" way to spend a Sunday morning.

EDIT: a couple minutes later, TNT van!

Chubby_Chaser
16th October 2011, 02:04 PM
16 Oct 2011 13:35:00 SS2 Company Closed On Delivery Attempt. Follow Up Actions Underway.

Would have been nice / helpful if TNT rang the number on the delivery address instead of just telling security I had to personally sign since I was there and had my phone on me at all times. I could have simply come downstairs... I thought that's why we put phone numbers on the address. I seriously walked down to check up on the package and they were like oh he just left!

rebeccah
16th October 2011, 02:07 PM
Thank you TJA77. :)

dumbland
16th October 2011, 02:12 PM
Spoke to the courier as well, she said that delivering on a Sunday was indeed unusual, and probably had a lot to do with Apple being such a big contract.

homerjay
16th October 2011, 02:20 PM
Mine has arrived in Perth TNT depo

minski
16th October 2011, 02:22 PM
Mine has arrived in Perth.

Mine too, saw a TNT courier refilling at a local petrol station wearing his uniform, think that means that there might be some Perth Deliveried today.

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 02:42 PM
anyone else on the 14:06 plane have any updates?

lexy101
16th October 2011, 02:44 PM
16 Oct 2011 13:35:00 SS2 Company Closed On Delivery Attempt. Follow Up Actions Underway.

Would have been nice / helpful if TNT rang the number on the delivery address instead of just telling security I had to personally sign since I was there and had my phone on me at all times. I could have simply come downstairs... I thought that's why we put phone numbers on the address. I seriously walked down to check up on the package and they were like oh he just left!
Devastating!! Pretty sure that's why we leave our phone number

Mine is still enroute from Sydney apparently.... Not too sure if it's Sydney direct to Townsville!? No doubt it will be here tomorrow

the_doctor
16th October 2011, 02:44 PM
Mine is addressed to my work. My status is still at depot. Hope they don't attempt to deliver today and then leave a card saying I have to pick up from the depot. Did the people that got deliveries at home today have a status change of on board for delivery prior to receiving it today?

Macrazy
16th October 2011, 02:45 PM
Not unfortunately... Maybe is at the Sydney airport... Apple could pay TNT but customs... I doubt it... Tomorrow... tops Tuesday I hope...

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 02:48 PM
Mine is addressed to my work. My status is still at depot. Hope they don't attempt to deliver today and then leave a card saying I have to pick up from the depot. Did the people that got deliveries at home today have a status change of on board for delivery prior to receiving it today?

yup, it looks something like this:

16 Oct 2011 08:02:44 Melbourne Out For Delivery.
16 Oct 2011 07:26:58 Melbourne Shipment Received At Destination Depot.
15 Oct 2011 17:15:50 Sydney Shipment In Transit.

---------- Post added at 03:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:47 PM ----------


Not unfortunately... Maybe is at the Sydney airport... Apple could pay TNT but customs... I doubt it... Tomorrow... tops Tuesday I hope...

darn, i was hoping to get it by tomorrow!

judging from the shipment of my black iPhone, it took 24 hours from HK to Sydney and 17 hours from Sydney to Melbourne.

the_doctor
16th October 2011, 02:57 PM
yup, it looks something like this:

16 Oct 2011 08:02:44 Melbourne Out For Delivery.
16 Oct 2011 07:26:58 Melbourne Shipment Received At Destination Depot.
15 Oct 2011 17:15:50 Sydney Shipment In Transit.

Good. Hopefully they will ship tomorrow. Wonder how they differentiate between home and business addresses?

TJA77
16th October 2011, 03:21 PM
anyone else on the 14:06 plane have any updates?

No update for me. Must be coming via crop duster

Reubania
16th October 2011, 03:38 PM
Good. Hopefully they will ship tomorrow. Wonder how they differentiate between home and business addresses?

Mine's not "out for delivery" yet, but has been "received at destination depot" and since I used a business address, most likely it will be sent tomorrow. I think it's obvious for TNT to have their own database of address (since they are an established courier delivery system) and by whacking in the list of address Apple sends them to differentiate which address are residential and which are businesses. Plus when I preordered from Apple, I gave them my company's name in the delivery address option.

Sekelani
16th October 2011, 03:39 PM
Has anyone in Canberra received there iPhone 4s??
Please guys I need to know

Balty
16th October 2011, 03:40 PM
Has anyone in Canberra received there iPhone 4s??
Please guys I need to know

I rang the people at TNT and they said we'd be getting them tomorrow morning :D

Sekelani
16th October 2011, 03:43 PM
I'll just have to wait then. So I guess no one in Canberra has the iPhone 4s who preordered. Gosh

IonicIce
16th October 2011, 03:44 PM
I ordered my iPhone 4S 64GB (Black) very soon after the pre-order system first came online.
And this is my current TNT status details. I'm refreshing the page basically every 30 minutes, haha... :D

15 Oct 2011 14:06:24 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 23:49:35 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 21:52:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 21:01:52 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 19:55:53 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

I live on the Gold Coast, anyone else live on the Gold Coast or Brisbane and getting their iPhone delivered, or have had it delivered already?

yinyang
16th October 2011, 03:47 PM
Nice! Did your tracker update with out for delivery? Mine hasn't changed but am getting it delivered to work in Milton - TNT in my home area uses a regional contractor and takes forever usually.

TNT Tracker just said "Shipment Received"

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IonicIce
16th October 2011, 03:53 PM
Hopefully, i'll get mine tomorrow. On Apples website it says i'll get it on the 18th. But right now it looks like the delivery date Apple gave me may actually be right.

JH03
16th October 2011, 04:01 PM
I ordered my iPhone 4S 64GB (Black) very soon after the pre-order system first came online.
And this is my current TNT status details. I'm refreshing the page basically every 30 minutes, haha... :D

15 Oct 2011 14:06:24 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 23:49:35 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 21:52:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 21:01:52 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 19:55:53 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

I live on the Gold Coast, anyone else live on the Gold Coast or Brisbane and getting their iPhone delivered, or have had it delivered already?

Hey yeah I'm on the Gold Coast. Waiting for my iPhone 4S 16GB WHITE. My tracker looks like this at the moment:

16 Oct 2011 08:04:54 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 15:41:28 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 04:07:26 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 03:28:48 Hong Kong Shipment Arrived In Warehouse
13 Oct 2011 21:14:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 20:32:18 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 19:06:01 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

From what I can tell. Gold Coast should get it tomorrow. Fingers crossed!!

---------- Post added at 05:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:59 PM ----------

Below is a link to another forum that appears to be giving more accurate updates than TNT at the moment :/

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1793998&p=47

IonicIce
16th October 2011, 04:07 PM
From what I can tell. Gold Coast should get it tomorrow. Fingers crossed!!

Yeah, I'll be ecstatic if I get it tomorrow! Sucks, cause my mother got one before me. I mean WTF, my mother!! Haha...

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 05:27 PM
Yeah, I'll be ecstatic if I get it tomorrow! Sucks, cause my mother got one before me. I mean WTF, my mother!! Haha...

ditto! my mum's came today and i have no idea where in the world mine is..sigh

abdelrm
16th October 2011, 06:21 PM
Well, it appears my 64GB Black arrived today, but because I was working I was unable to sign for it. Have to arrange a redelivery or pickup. :cry: Like for my iPad, I think I will go and pick it up.

lach
16th October 2011, 06:29 PM
What the hell? People's phones arrived today?? I've been out all day and not keeping up with the forums!

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 06:32 PM
yup, lots of people have gotten theirs!

i arranged a re-delivery for tomorrow by calling TNT

lach
16th October 2011, 06:35 PM
Is it unusual that I didn't get mine delivered? I was among the first to pre-order. Ordered as soon as it came online. I'm in Sydney.

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 06:37 PM
someone did mention something about TNT delivering 1500 today, 1500 tomorrow and so on?
maybe yours happens to be in tomorrow's batch?

Macrazy
16th October 2011, 06:42 PM
I ordered very early too around 7pm... and my one is sitting at Sydney airport waiting for customs... But I hope we will get it tomorrow...


Is it unusual that I didn't get mine delivered? I was among the first to pre-order. Ordered as soon as it came online. I'm in Sydney.

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 06:43 PM
its driving me nuts that the shipment tracking hasn't updated since it left HK

all my hope that it'll arrive by tomorrow is dwindling

Andreww
16th October 2011, 06:46 PM
Anyone else not able to view/track their order via the Apple site at the moment? :confused1:

gumby08
16th October 2011, 06:49 PM
Anyone else not able to view/track their order via the Apple site at the moment? :confused1:

Yep. Looks like it's down.

---------- Post added at 07:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 PM ----------


yup, lots of people have gotten theirs!

i arranged a re-delivery for tomorrow by calling TNT


its driving me nuts that the shipment tracking hasn't updated since it left HK

all my hope that it'll arrive by tomorrow is dwindling

I'm confused - do you have two on order?

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 07:05 PM
I'm confused - do you have two on order?

yup i ordered a 16gb black (missed the delivery today) and a 32gb white (still MIA)

Macrazy
16th October 2011, 07:07 PM
I don't think is going to be update now until tomorrow morning... I believe the phones are already in Sydney but nobody is working today to release them... Remember could be worse...
Because of our fantastic community and all the emails we sent to Apple, they now are looking after us... Someone from Apple called me yesterday and apologise and told me that they are doing everything they can to deliver the phones... some of us got de phones... that's better then nothing...

gumby08
16th October 2011, 07:28 PM
yup i ordered a 16gb black (missed the delivery today) and a 32gb white (still MIA)

I've ordered the same. The black 16GB is in Sydney and the white 32GB is on the same shipment as yours - the 14:06.

faux
16th October 2011, 07:32 PM
Mine's been saying this all day:

12:07 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station

and I live just in Newcastle!

JH03
16th October 2011, 07:51 PM
Mine's been saying this all day:

12:07 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station



Same ;(

scar68
16th October 2011, 07:57 PM
Mine will be delivered tomorrow. Would have loved it Friday but it was never ever promised for then.

I really hope that this sets a precedent so that when they say ships BY a date, people don't assume that means delivered on THAT date.

Some people's bitching and moaning has been truly nauseating.

Hopefully for those that must have it the minute it is available in the stores, they line up and get it that way.

JH03
16th October 2011, 08:08 PM
Mine will be delivered tomorrow. Would have loved it Friday but it was never ever promised for then.

I really hope that this sets a precedent so that when they say ships BY a date, people don't assume that means delivered on THAT date.

Some people's bitching and moaning has been truly nauseating.

Hopefully for those that must have it the minute it is available in the stores, they line up and get it that way.

Where abouts are you?

scar68
16th October 2011, 08:13 PM
Where abouts are you?

Melbourne, pro-ordered as soon as the site went live.

lach
16th October 2011, 08:22 PM
Mine will be delivered tomorrow. Would have loved it Friday but it was never ever promised for then.

I really hope that this sets a precedent so that when they say ships BY a date, people don't assume that means delivered on THAT date.

Some people's bitching and moaning has been truly nauseating.

Hopefully for those that must have it the minute it is available in the stores, they line up and get it that way.

Scar68, I can't speak for the other people on the forum, but I speak from experience from 2 other apple product launches, those being the iPad and the iPad 2. I preordered both of these and they both arrived on launch day. To be perfectly honest I can't recall the terminology used on those orders - "ships by" etc - but I don't think it was unreasonable for me or others to assume that this product would reach preordered on launch day for the eager few that preordered really quickly.

I think it's a little unfair to say to that if we wanted a phone on launch day, we should have lined up. Because as I said, I have come to expect preorders to arrive on launch day from Apple.

That said, they DID ship the phone on the 14th and it is arriving whenever it arrives. A lucky few have theirs already...I'm still waiting on mine. But you have to wonder whether something stuffed up, especially considering TNT are doing SUNDAY deliveries.

faux
16th October 2011, 08:28 PM
That said, they DID ship the phone on the 14th and it is arriving whenever it arrives. A lucky few have theirs already...I'm still waiting on mine. But you have to wonder whether something stuffed up, especially considering TNT are doing SUNDAY deliveries.

Whether or not something stuff up, or if the delay in shipping Aussie preorders was planned, I think that a significant part of why they are paying TNT to actually deliver on Sundays has to do with the complaints and emails the Apple Execs and CSR have been receiving. I guess they were hoping we'd just take it quietly, and didn't expect the emails and calls that were sent as mentioned in this thread in the previous pages.

Hopefully next time, crap like this won't happen again.

mitty
16th October 2011, 08:39 PM
Re Terminology, I'm pretty sure with ipad and ipad 2 the term was "Delivered by", as opposed to this time around which was "ships by".

Granny Mac
16th October 2011, 08:51 PM
In my opinion they got a little caught short with the numbers of phones that were ordered. I expect they allowed for x amount, probably a percentage over what was sold last time and they sold much more on pre orders than anticipated. I suspect our phones were still being made the day prior to them being shipped.
I cannot think of any other company that would organise and pay for Sunday shipping to keep the customers happy. Kudos to Apple for trying to put customer service as a priority.
I expect they must have organised these deliveries before Friday because it would have been a logistical nightmare to try to do Sunday deliveries at the last minute, just getting the drivers would have been impossible.
While I don't think the deliveries were planned a while ago, I do think they must have been planned once they got their pre order figures finalised. As I said, just my opinion.

scar68
16th October 2011, 08:52 PM
Scar68, I can't speak for the other people on the forum, but I speak from experience from 2 other apple product launches, those being the iPad and the iPad 2. I preordered both of these and they both arrived on launch day. To be perfectly honest I can't recall the terminology used on those orders - "ships by" etc - but I don't think it was unreasonable for me or others to assume that this product would reach preordered on launch day for the eager few that preordered really quickly.

I think it's a little unfair to say to that if we wanted a phone on launch day, we should have lined up. Because as I said, I have come to expect preorders to arrive on launch day from Apple.

That said, they DID ship the phone on the 14th and it is arriving whenever it arrives. A lucky few have theirs already...I'm still waiting on mine. But you have to wonder whether something stuffed up, especially considering TNT are doing SUNDAY deliveries.

I agree that in the past things were delivered on launch day, but at no point for the 4S did they promise to deliver on launch day. That is the crux of the issue.

IF they had said this WILL deliver on Oct 14 then people should be annoyed.This wasn't an iPad or an OS disc or an iPod or any other device. Perhaps for Apple this time timelines were tighter.

When pre-orders went live, one week before B+M stores got the phone, they clearly stated for THIS device it would ship BY the 14 Oct. For people to assume that because for a different device at a different time under different conditions they were able to deliver on launch day, and thus forever would be able to do the same, is naive.

If Apple could have had 20 million 4S's ready to hand delivered by unicorns spewing glitter, I suspect they would have.

As I said I hope everyone now realises when they say ships BY a date that does not mean delivers on the same date.

faux
16th October 2011, 08:57 PM
In my opinion they got a little caught short with the numbers of phones that were ordered. I expect they allowed for x amount, probably a percentage over what was sold last time and they sold much more on pre orders than anticipated. I suspect our phones were still being made the day prior to them being shipped.
I cannot think of any other company that would organise and pay for Sunday shipping to keep the customers happy. Kudos to Apple for trying to put customer service as a priority.
I expect they must have organised these deliveries before Friday because it would have been a logistical nightmare to try to do Sunday deliveries at the last minute, just getting the drivers would have been impossible.
While I don't think the deliveries were planned a while ago, I do think they must have been planned once they got their pre order figures finalised. As I said, just my opinion.

Now that I think about it, the Apple Exec I spoke to on Friday mentioned to me that TNT doesn't do deliveries on the weekend, and that the earliest I would get it would be on Monday. This was in response to me asking if they were planning weekend deliveries.

Whether or not that was planned later, or they had planned it all along, I don't know, but I do know what she told me.

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 08:57 PM
all things considered, and all my whinging aside, i am EXTREMELY impressed with apple's effort to get TNT to deliver on sundays.
don't know many/any companies who would do that for you.

and to be fair, they did not NEED to, as they did state that the phones SHIP BY the 14th, not DELIVER BY. so that's something we should all have been prepared for when we placed our pre-order, even though previous pre-orders did get theirs on launch day.

Chubby_Chaser
16th October 2011, 09:07 PM
Guys, the UK, France, Germany, and the US got delivered on the launch date. Australia got mismanaged and they screwed up due to the time difference. Someone at apple screwed up and forgot about us plain and simple.

Dionikon
16th October 2011, 09:20 PM
Mine is still showing as being in HK, 32 Gb White:

14:06 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station
14:06 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station
2011-10-14
23:50 Hong Kong HONG KONG Shipment received at transit point.
23:50 Hong Kong HONG KONG Shipment received at transit point.
21:52 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment exported
21:52 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment exported
21:06 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment on-forwarded to next station
21:06 SZ1 SZ1 Consignment on-forwarded to next station
20:21 SZ1 SZ1 Shipment collected from sender.
20:21 SZ1 SZ1 Shipment collected from sender.

I'm still hopeful that it will arrive tomorrow, but I think I'm looking at Tuesday at this point. :(

Still, that's better than nothing.

On the topic of "ships by" etc I don't think we have anything to complain about really. The phones shipped on the date that was promised, not getting them on release day is annoying, but Apple did meet the expectation they set.

Congrats to those who got their phones already :). For me, the wait continues.

nutnezz
16th October 2011, 09:28 PM
Mine is still showing as being in HK, 32 Gb White:

14:06 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station

I'm still hopeful that it will arrive tomorrow, but I think I'm looking at Tuesday at this point. :(


yup, I'm hoping a miracle will happen and it will have apparated/teleported from sydney to melbourne by tomorrow morning in time for the loading of the delivery vans, but my hope is dwindling by the hour

the_doctor
16th October 2011, 09:31 PM
Mine will be delivered tomorrow. Would have loved it Friday but it was never ever promised for then.

I really hope that this sets a precedent so that when they say ships BY a date, people don't assume that means delivered on THAT date.

Some people's bitching and moaning has been truly nauseating.

Hopefully for those that must have it the minute it is available in the stores, they line up and get it that way.

Whilst I get the "Ships By" and I am perfectly happy to receive it in the few days it will take to ship from the factory in China to Australia, I don't get the fact that I would have been in the initial batch of Australian iPhones to be ordered and hence to be delivered and then I receive a shipping notification that my item won't arrive until the 27th, 20 whole days after I ordered.

I think their problem lies in the ordering/notification process and it's ability to determine more accurate delivery dates. This does not just relate to the launch of a new product. I ordered a Mac Book Pro (non customised off the initial specs) with a Ships by 4 days on the 6th of October. I then receive the notification that my product will deliver by the 2nd of November. How does an item that ships by 4 days arrive 23 days later. Now I am fully aware that Apple do this and I knew that it would arrive quicker and we are all thrilled when they over deliver. I just wish they would be a little more accurate with their delivery schedule or fix the system that generates it. The item came on the 13th a week after ordering so I admit that's great service for delivery door to door of a new computer without me having to leave the house.

Now back to the iPhone 4S. Most likely I will be receiving the phone tomorrow and I too will admit that that's pretty impressive to receive the phone door to door in 4 days (including a weekend) after its launched. Had a weekend not occurred it most likely may have been 3 days. I accept the ships by the 14th line and I know why Apple did it. Despite the fact that I assumed that the items would ship from Australia on the 14th (that's another issue) I accept that the items would be shipped from the factory in China. I just don't get how my early preordered iPhone was given a delivery date of the 27th when the majority of people on this site (including people who ordered after me chronologically) received expected delivery dates of between the 18th and the 20th. Why the large discrepancy when according to the tracking schedules we are all on the same delivery and we'll all receive it 3 - 5 days after launch anyway (first batch orders)? This is a great result and I know I shouldn't complain but I find the whole notification system misleading (not deviously) and confusing.

Fact is due to work and family commitments I can't just line up and get it that way. I choose to make the effort to preorder as soon as they become available and I expect it to come fairly soon after launch giving it reasonable time to make it here from China. We have seen by the tracking of our phones it is about 4 days. If they are going to set a precedent with preorders by stating Ships By then we (and they) can reasonably expect it to arrive 4 to 7 days after that. I guess for me it comes back to their huge discrepancy in predicting the individual delivery dates of phones within the same shipment. My heart truly sank when I saw the 27th come up knowing that others had been promised much earlier deliveries. I knew it would arrive earlier than that but there is always a worry with a product launch and the fact that they IMHO deliberately make a product scarce to build up hype.

By all indications I should receive the phone tomorrow and will be rapt that they smashed the expected delivery date by 10 whole days. Well done Apple you over delivered big time. Or is that what they wanted me to think? Damn you Apple *shakes fist at all my Apple products*. Still love your product. You truly have me by the apples (and you know it).

Erwin
16th October 2011, 09:37 PM
Damn you Apple *shakes fist at all my Apple products*. Still love your product. You truly have me by the apples (and you know it).

Not only do they have you by your apples... they've taken a bite out of them.

http://www.streamaster.com.au/images/categories/apple-logo1.jpg

the_doctor
16th October 2011, 09:38 PM
Not only do they have you by your apples... they've taken a bite out of it.

Ouch. They've taken more than one. ;)

gareth
16th October 2011, 11:21 PM
Mine is still showing as being in HK, 32 Gb White:

Same mine is white 32, still in HK,

last updated, 15 Oct 2011 14:06:33 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.

faux
16th October 2011, 11:31 PM
Same mine is white 32, still in HK,

last updated, 15 Oct 2011 14:06:33 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.

Have you checked it on this site? : TNT Express (http://lit2.tnt.com.cn/tracker/trackandtraceInit.do) (it's the link to the China/English TNT site, different from the one linked on the email/Apple Store).

Dionikon
16th October 2011, 11:41 PM
Have you checked it on this site? : TNT Express (http://lit2.tnt.com.cn/tracker/trackandtraceInit.do) (it's the link to the China/English TNT site, different from the one linked on the email/Apple Store).

Sure have.

Link from the Apple site says it left HK at 14:06 on the 15th, as does the normal TNT China/English site (with a little more detail), and the Australian TNT site just says electronically lodged.

Hopefully the site is just a bit slow at the moment.

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 12:35 AM
With our luck the crew of the 14.06 has gone on strike in mid air and is refusing to land until Apple gives them one of our phones. {sigh} Still no update. We're a sad bunch...

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 05:35 AM
i really wouldn't be surprised. still no update!

mayken
17th October 2011, 06:20 AM
I'm happy to say that mine as of 4am this morning hit the Melbourne depot.
Been watching the TnT tracker all weekend, and got a little excited when it hit Sydney yesterday.
So hopefully others will have the same update today also.

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 06:33 AM
I'm happy to say that mine as of 4am this morning hit the Melbourne depot.
Been watching the TnT tracker all weekend, and got a little excited when it hit Sydney yesterday.
So hopefully others will have the same update today also.

what time did yours leave HK?

Darwiniandude
17th October 2011, 06:42 AM
Mine was collected in Shenzhen 17:45 on the 13th. I'm having it sent my work address here in Adelaide, and this happened yesterday:

16 Oct 2011 10:18:06 Adelaide Out For Delivery.
16 Oct 2011 11:25:00 Adelaide Company Closed On Delivery Attempt. Follow Up Actions Underway.

So they actually attempted delivery on a Sunday, pretty cool.
(If I'd known, I'd have opened up the shop for a few hours just to get it, hehe)

So really, less than 72 hours from factory in china to Adelaide is pretty insane...

Reubania
17th October 2011, 06:43 AM
WOOT! Should get it at work's HQ today!!


17 Oct 2011 07:15:18 Melbourne Out For Delivery.

mayken
17th October 2011, 06:45 AM
Mine left Hk at 15:42 on the 14th.
Hit sydney at 11am 16th
Melb 4am this morning.

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 07:08 AM
looks like tuesday for the 14:06

crazy4iphone
17th October 2011, 07:12 AM
My tracker shows differently on TNT Global and TNT local website:-

TNT AU website:-
Status Date Time Depot
Electronically Lodged 15/10/2011 03:29 Sydney Priority

TNT Global:- Actual Status by the looks of it:-
Date Time Location Status
15 Oct 2011 14:06:32 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.

And its just sitting there on the 15th.

Any ideas where would it actually be? SYD or HK still?

Apple's ETA is delivery by 19th :(:(

At this rate, Line up would have been a better option. me thinks!!

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 07:15 AM
From what I've seen the only phones being delivered left Shenzen on the 13th. Maybe they don't fly on Sundays?

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 07:15 AM
someone did mention that the "electronically lodged" meant that it was just registering that its next destination is sydney, and not that its already there.

yup, I'm on the 14:06 too and haven't had any updates the whole of yesterday and today so far.

oh hang on, it just updated:
16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 Sydney Delay. Recovery Action Underway
15 Oct 2011 14:06:35 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.

so it was at sydney at 9am yesterday?
how much is it delayed by, i wonder

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 07:26 AM
I have the same delay calling TNT now

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 07:28 AM
I have the same delay calling TNT now

please let me know their response. thanks!

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 07:30 AM
Just called TNT Not in Sydney yet... Delivery tomorrow before 5 crap

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 07:34 AM
this is crap! did they say why it was delayed?

my phone was shipped out a day after my mum's but will be delivered 2 days later..

i won't even be home tomorrow so ill probably have to wait till wednesday. great

TJA77
17th October 2011, 07:45 AM
Yeah Im showing the same thing. I knew something like this would happen. What a horrible experience this has been

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 07:54 AM
Just called them again... They "tried" to put our on a particular aircraft on the 15th but it was reschedule to another one because of the weight. So left Hong Kong yesterday at 17:30... Probably landed already but she can't see because not been scanned. Is due on the 18th but if clear customs earlier could be before... If delivery tomorrow probably am delivery... Good luck guys...

JH03
17th October 2011, 07:56 AM
Oh oh!! :(

Global:
17 Oct 2011 07:05:51 Gold Coast Delay. Recovery Action Underway

Au:
Late Linehaul Frt Delayed 17/10/2011 07:05 Gold Coast

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 07:58 AM
CRAP! CRAP! CRAP!!!


Date Time Location Status
16 Oct 2011* 09:00:00* Sydney* Delay. Recovery Action Underway*
15 Oct 2011* 14:06:23* Hong Kong* Shipment In Transit.*
14 Oct 2011* 23:49:35* Hong Kong* Shipment Received At Transit Point.*
14 Oct 2011* 21:52:00* Shenzhen* Shipment In Transit.*
14 Oct 2011* 21:01:55* Shenzhen* Shipment In Transit.*
14 Oct 2011* 19:44:25* Shenzhen* Shipment Collected From Sender.*

TJA77
17th October 2011, 08:00 AM
Welcome to the club guys.

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 08:01 AM
CRAP! CRAP! CRAP!!!


yup tell me about it.

and thanks macrazy!

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 08:06 AM
I also have to deal with a whining 12 yr old because he's getting my iPod and I'm not handing it over til I have my phone. I should set him on Apple! He knows how to email...

mayken
17th October 2011, 08:06 AM
Date Time Location Status
14 Oct 2011* 19:44:25* Shenzhen* Shipment Collected From Sender.*

Wow, its amazing how 10 mins can really make the difference with shipping.
I feel bad for you guys.

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 08:23 AM
I think our was picked up a day after yours, but thanks!

Erwin
17th October 2011, 08:23 AM
17 Oct 2011* 08:09:46* Melbourne* Out For Delivery.*

Out for delivery!

Sekelani
17th October 2011, 08:29 AM
Has anybody received there iPhone 4s yet?
My status is out for delivery I'm in canberra

getsmart
17th October 2011, 08:35 AM
Has anybody received there iPhone 4s yet?
My status is out for delivery I'm in canberra

TNT delivered my iPhone 4GS on Sunday about 1pm, ordered it on the 7th

Sekelani
17th October 2011, 08:39 AM
I mean has anyone received there phone today? In Canberra ?

iCantwait
17th October 2011, 08:48 AM
I've been Action Underway'd 14.06 reppin in da hood

Sekelani
17th October 2011, 08:52 AM
So I guess no one in Canberra has received there's?

the_doctor
17th October 2011, 08:57 AM
Arrived! So much for the delivery date of the 27th. Where did they pull that from?

JH03
17th October 2011, 09:04 AM
Woooo!! Finally!! :D

Electronically Lodged 13/10/2011 23:35 Sydney Priority
Late Linehaul Frt Delayed 17/10/2011 07:05 Gold Coast
On Board For Delivery-Full 17/10/2011 08:33 Gold Coast

lach
17th October 2011, 09:08 AM
If you are receiving your phone, please post your suburb!! I'm in Lane Cove, and drove past a TNT truck headed in the other direction, as if he'd past my place already! When I got home there was no "We missed you" note, so I'm hoping he hasn't come yet!

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 09:12 AM
I think people who are receiving now is the ones who had their phones shipped by 13th... Anyone stuck on the 14.06 receiving yet?

TJA77
17th October 2011, 09:27 AM
Still the same here

16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 Sydney Delay. Recovery Action Underway
15 Oct 2011 14:06:26 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 23:49:42 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 21:52:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 21:04:11 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 19:35:43 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 09:38 AM
Update into china TNT

09:00 Australia SYDNEY Flight re-route due to offloading

TJA77
17th October 2011, 09:42 AM
So does that mean they are here or out circling the pacific joining the mile high club?

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 09:45 AM
Ha ha ha. Since 14th they will get a free ticket for sure... Busines class...
The update was dated yesterday.

sectioneight
17th October 2011, 09:48 AM
Just got mine delivered to work :D 32 White.

Milton, Qld.

Someone else here got one too, 3 iphones to one workplace

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 09:50 AM
Ha ha ha. Since 14th they will get a free ticket for sure... Busines class...
The update was dated yesterday.

does it really take that long to get to sydney?

Dionikon
17th October 2011, 10:08 AM
Update:

10:32 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

I'm guessing tomorrow will be the day. :)

dracomjb
17th October 2011, 10:11 AM
Just received the iPhone I ordered for my wife. Quite impressed that it took less than 4 days to arrive from China.

lach
17th October 2011, 10:12 AM
My Black 64GB iPhone 4S just arrived in Lane Cove!! Restoring now

iDoctor_Who
17th October 2011, 10:15 AM
Since they don't charge your credit card until you actually get it, (correct me if I'm wrong) when they finally deliver it I'm not accepting it, they can return it to Apple. I will buy one later from a retailer so Apple won't get the full amount. Stuff em.

lexy101
17th October 2011, 10:15 AM
My iPhone is sitting Brisbane?? And it says;
*shipment received at destination depot*

My destination is Townsville? I figure it must be there waiting for a flight?? (For the past 12 hours)

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 10:19 AM
Call me silly but I am still hope some of us get it today...

---------- Post added at 11:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 AM ----------


Since they don't charge your credit card until you actually get it, (correct me if I'm wrong) when they finally deliver it I'm not accepting it, they can return it to Apple. I will buy one later from a retailer so Apple won't get the full amount. Stuff em.

My credit card has been charged already... I am still waiting for my phone...
Common mate... You waited until now... Not long to go... I hope

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 10:26 AM
Since they don't charge your credit card until you actually get it, (correct me if I'm wrong) when they finally deliver it I'm not accepting it, they can return it to Apple. I will buy one later from a retailer so Apple won't get the full amount. Stuff em.

hang in there, it should arrive soon!

sectioneight
17th October 2011, 10:30 AM
Mine still says that and it has been delivered- try TNT Express - TNT Express Australia (http://www.tnt.com/express/en_au/site/home.html) the apple tracker defaults to the UK one.

That was directed at lexy101 but the quote didnt work :)

mayken
17th October 2011, 10:38 AM
Just spoke with TNT and mine should be in my hot little hand tomorrow, as i'm in the country it has to go via a agent to get to me, but at least now I know when i'm happy :)

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 10:42 AM
14:06 plane update!!

10:21 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

so it arrived in sydney this morning, wonder when it'll get onto the next flight to melbourne!

TJA77
17th October 2011, 10:54 AM
Just got off the phone to TNT. Was told the infamous 2:06 plane landed at 11am today and I will have delivery tomorrow between 9 and 5. Might be a day longer for you nutnezz unless they get in on the interstate truck tonight

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 10:59 AM
Mine was scanned a few minutes before yours...they will have a jet leg from hell... Ha ha ha

10:18 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

---------- Post added at 11:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:56 AM ----------

Something is wrong here because if landed today at 11 and my phone was on that plane 14.06 ...
How come I have this update:

10:18 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

before the plane landed ?!?!?!

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 11:00 AM
but can't u guys in sydney get yours today since its already in sydney?

anyone else on the 14:06 from melbourne?

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 11:02 AM
Mine was scanned a few minutes before yours...they will have a jet leg from hell... Ha ha ha

10:18 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

---------- Post added at 11:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:56 AM ----------

Something is wrong here because if landed today at 11 and my phone was on that plane 14.06 ...
How come I have this update:

10:18 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

before the plane landed ?!?!?!

10:45 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
14:06 Hong Kong HONG KONG Consignment on-forwarded to next station

Same deal. Maybe they parachuted them in prior to landing? If so, they might be able to do the same for Melbourne CBD and skip the traffic from Tulla?

I can but dream.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 11:03 AM
that is the $2.000.000.000 question... ha ha ha I will post if I receive today... I am 15min from the airport....

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 11:04 AM
If so, they might be able to do the same for Melbourne CBD and skip the traffic from Tulla?


sigh, if only.

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 11:06 AM
Re. "Recovery Action Underway"

Does anyone else think this makes it sound like Siri's an alcoholic?

iDoctor_Who
17th October 2011, 11:07 AM
Oh when will this debacle be over?!

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 11:08 AM
So we have a phone with a Jet Leg , and drunk Siri... Terrific

gareth
17th October 2011, 11:11 AM
Recovery Action Underway ..... whats the hold up?

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 11:13 AM
Recovery Action Underway ..... whats the hold up?

are you on the 14:06 too?

mayken
17th October 2011, 11:15 AM
Recovery Action Underway ..... whats the hold up?
I get this vision of little workers rushing in with chairs and whips to remove the packages from the airplane. "down you great beast!"

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 11:16 AM
Recovery Action Underway ..... whats the hold up?

Check the Chinese site -- TNT Express - Home (http://www.tnt.com/express/en_cn/site/home.html) -- it should say 'released from bonded area'.

SOSUMI
17th October 2011, 11:17 AM
My 4S 64Gb Black just arrived from Vodafone.Signed up on the 10th shipped on 14th....upgraded from 3GS.

m_242
17th October 2011, 11:17 AM
My 64G white arrived just before 9am this morning in Melbourne CBD, ordered on 7th at about 7pm...



17 Oct 2011
08:46:00
Melbourne
Shipment Delivered In Good Condition.


17 Oct 2011
07:05:57
Melbourne
Out For Delivery.


16 Oct 2011
10:58:58
Melbourne
Shipment Received At Destination Depot.


15 Oct 2011
19:47:51
Sydney
Shipment In Transit.


14 Oct 2011
15:42:47
Hong Kong
Shipment In Transit.


14 Oct 2011
04:09:13
Hong Kong
Shipment Received At Transit Point.


14 Oct 2011
03:30:47
Hong Kong
Shipment Arrived In Warehouse


13 Oct 2011
21:14:00
Shenzhen
Shipment In Transit.


13 Oct 2011
21:01:08
Shenzhen
Shipment In Transit.


13 Oct 2011
19:15:10
Shenzhen
Shipment Collected From Sender.

benas
17th October 2011, 11:19 AM
I ordered mine within half an hour of pre-orders opening. Heres my current TNT tracker details:

17 Oct 2011 07:53:25 Gold Coast Delay. Recovery Action Underway
16 Oct 2011 08:43:54 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 17:22:02 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 04:08:24 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 03:30:07 Hong Kong Shipment Arrived In Warehouse
13 Oct 2011 21:14:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 20:47:57 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 17:26:58 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

I live on the Gold Coast so hopefully whatever 'delay' it turns out to be doesnt take too long

Update: I rang Apple who said the package would be delivered tomorrow (Tue 18th). So i go back to work and an hour later my tracking info shows:
17 Oct 2011 11:44:00 Gold Coast Receiver Not Home. Follow Up Action Underway.

So now apparently its arriving on wednesday.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 11:44 AM
Another update... Maybe is on the way to me.... :))
Board For Delivery-Full 17/10/2011 12:00 Sydney Priority
Maybe we get some of the plane 14.06 delivery finally...

That's only show on the Australia web...

lexy101
17th October 2011, 11:44 AM
Mine still says that and it has been delivered- try TNT Express - TNT Express Australia (http://www.tnt.com/express/en_au/site/home.html) the apple tracker defaults to the UK one.

That was directed at lexy101 but the quote didnt work :)

Ahhh it is in Townsville! But now I have that same quote everyone else seems to be getting "Late Linehaul Frt Delayed"
Hmmmm, oh well, not too much longer now - its in Townsville atleast

Dust For Eyes
17th October 2011, 11:52 AM
Woot!



17 Oct 2011 11:43:00 Sydney Shipment Delivered In Good Condition.
17 Oct 2011 07:22:45 Sydney Out For Delivery.
17 Oct 2011 06:20:30 Sydney Shipment Received At Destination Depot.
14 Oct 2011 15:41:06 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 04:06:46 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 03:28:16 Hong Kong Shipment Arrived In Warehouse
13 Oct 2011 21:14:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 20:26:19 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 18:19:20 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

North Sydney

Chronos81
17th October 2011, 12:06 PM
17 Oct 2011 09:44:00 Perth Shipment Delivered In Good Condition.
16 Oct 2011 11:09:07 Perth Shipment Received At Destination Depot.
15 Oct 2011 16:58:53 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 15:42:40 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 04:08:55 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 03:30:34 Hong Kong Shipment Arrived In Warehouse
13 Oct 2011 21:14:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 20:57:32 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
13 Oct 2011 17:36:54 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

iDoctor_Who
17th October 2011, 12:07 PM
Arrived, colour me excited :thumbdn:

Erwin
17th October 2011, 12:11 PM
Got mine.

Was Left for Delivery at 8 am, got it at 12 pm. :D

Reubania
17th October 2011, 12:15 PM
Out for delivery at 7:15 this morning, 1:15pm and still no sign of it :(

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 12:17 PM
Well done... I am glad.... I am pretty sure Apple changed the priority of our phones.. That's why we are getting pretty quick now... Well done Apple!!! And well done all of us for sending the emails... :)

Jordaaan
17th October 2011, 12:24 PM
Out for delivery since 06:50 and no sign of it. :(

Edit:

Status Recorded in Error 17/10/2011 06:50 Brisbane PRI

:@

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 12:42 PM
I got this just now:


17 Oct 2011* 12:43:29* Sydney* Shipment In Transit.*
16 Oct 2011* 09:00:00* Sydney* Delay. Recovery Action Underway*
15 Oct 2011* 14:06:23* Hong Kong* Shipment In Transit.*

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 12:42 PM
Congratulations iPhone recipients!

... not that you're reading this anymore... other things to do all of a sudden?

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 12:48 PM
he he he i am hopping to leave this thread alone as soon i have my baby too...

IonicIce
17th October 2011, 12:49 PM
Woooh, seems like the shipping has sped up a bit. Just got this update (literally 5 minutes ago):


12:58 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station
12:58 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station
10:41 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
10:41 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area

Bigdan75
17th October 2011, 12:50 PM
Hi guys, been following the forums the last few days while waiting for me 4S but this is my first post.

Got my 4S this morning delivered to work. I ordered on the 7th in the first hour or so. Delivery date was supposed to be the 19th so Apple and TNT must have worked something out.

I just checked my internet banking and Apple have not charged me for the iphone yet. Does anyone else have there 4S and have not been charged for it yet?

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 01:06 PM
Another update... Maybe is on the way to me.... :))
Board For Delivery-Full 17/10/2011 12:00 Sydney Priority


you should definitely get yours today!

---------- Post added at 02:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:05 PM ----------


I got this just now:


17 Oct 2011* 12:43:29* Sydney* Shipment In Transit.*
16 Oct 2011* 09:00:00* Sydney* Delay. Recovery Action Underway*
15 Oct 2011* 14:06:23* Hong Kong* Shipment In Transit.*

just got the same update..
are you in melbourne?

17 Oct 2011 13:45:52 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 Sydney Delay. Recovery Action Underway
15 Oct 2011 14:06:35 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 01:18 PM
It's HOT :)
I am in Caringbah... south Sydney... Just got it!!!!!

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 01:24 PM
you should definitely get yours today!

---------- Post added at 02:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:05 PM ----------



just got the same update..
are you in melbourne?

17 Oct 2011 13:45:52 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 Sydney Delay. Recovery Action Underway
15 Oct 2011 14:06:35 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.


17 Oct 2011 13:39:59 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 Sydney Delay. Recovery Action Underway

or

2011-10-17
13:39 Australia SYDNEY Consignment on-forwarded to next station
10:45 Australia SYDNEY Consignment was released from bonded area
2011-10-16
09:00 Australia SYDNEY Flight re-route due to offloading


I'm in Melbourne. I reckon our phone's having been bonding.

---------- Post added at 02:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:23 PM ----------


It's HOT :)
I am in Caringbah... south Sydney... Just got it!!!!!

And that's the last we'll see of him! ;)

Congrats.

Chronos81
17th October 2011, 01:25 PM
Hi guys, been following the forums the last few days while waiting for me 4S but this is my first post.

Got my 4S this morning delivered to work. I ordered on the 7th in the first hour or so. Delivery date was supposed to be the 19th so Apple and TNT must have worked something out.

I just checked my internet banking and Apple have not charged me for the iphone yet. Does anyone else have there 4S and have not been charged for it yet?

Bigdan75 - I have had mine delivered and have also still not been charged, not that I am expecting not too be.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 01:29 PM
Or her.... ha ha ha
Really really keeping my fingers crossed for you guys...or girls... :)

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 01:38 PM
Or her.... ha ha ha
Really really keeping my fingers crossed for you guys...or girls... :)

Or her.

Enjoy your phone. :)

boddiz
17th October 2011, 01:46 PM
so mines at my local depo - been there since ~7am...

no sign of it yet though :( - what do you think the odds are?

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 01:49 PM
I'm in Melbourne. I reckon our phone's having been bonding.


No kidding, I called up TNT and she said that's due in tomorrow, but may be sooner if customs releases them quicker.
but I'm not sure if she meant due to be delivered or due in their warehouse by tomorrow.

Any idea how it gets from Sydney to Melbourne? Flight or road?

Congrats macrazy! Your patience was well worth it :)

TJA77
17th October 2011, 01:55 PM
It's HOT :)
I am in Caringbah... south Sydney... Just got it!!!!!

Good work. Im in Engadine and still nothing. No doubt my phones the loud obnoxious drunk one who won't get off the plane until it has more free drinks - Siri...... Get me another drink bitch!

sectioneight
17th October 2011, 01:58 PM
Arrived, colour me excited :thumbdn:

Talk about hard to please!

China -> Australia over a weekend is damn good service if you ask me.

I'm not entering the whole ships by and delivers by hair-splitting debate but all things considered you got your iPhone though very little effort besides entering your credit card online and waiting on your ass at home or work for 4 hours. I've ordered customised macs from Apple which ship from China and it has taken at least a week to arrive.

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 01:59 PM
Any idea how it gets from Sydney to Melbourne? Flight or road?

Carrier tortoise.

the_doctor
17th October 2011, 02:26 PM
I too haven't been charged. Can I cancel my credit card? ;)

Not that I'd do this but what would happen if I did?

carlow1
17th October 2011, 02:38 PM
Got mine at 9:30am. Adelaide CBD. Lovin the white. Siri even understands my Irish accent.

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 02:50 PM
Got mine at 9:30am. Adelaide CBD. Lovin the white. Siri even understands my Irish accent.

Awesome, did u have to adjust the settings for Siri to recognize your accent?

gikku
17th October 2011, 02:50 PM
Mmmmm.....
*
Status Date Time Depot
Left On Dock 17/10/2011 10:41 Sydney Priority

Reubania
17th October 2011, 02:54 PM
Yay! Spoke too soon! 7 mins later TNT arrived with my package!

babypoppop
17th October 2011, 03:03 PM
I'm in Melbourne. I reckon our phone's having been bonding.

I wonder why they're in different batches, because I'm in Melbourne and I've received my phone yesterday. I didn't expect it to come so soon, because my expected delivery date is 27 October. Guess I'm just lucky.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/9549/screenshot20111017at358.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/510/screenshot20111017at358.jpg/)

intelligentdesigner
17th October 2011, 03:10 PM
I wonder why they're in different batches, because I'm in Melbourne and I've received my phone yesterday. I didn't expect it to come so soon, because my expected delivery date is 27 October. Guess I'm just lucky.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/9549/screenshot20111017at358.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/510/screenshot20111017at358.jpg/)

Mine was estimated for the 20th. Wacky.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 03:15 PM
Just checked my credit card has not being charged either.... Maybe tomorrow...or never he he

sleek881
17th October 2011, 03:19 PM
Received my iphone at 12 pm :footinmouth:. Siri is great. Unable to look for location and weather outside U.S. CC hasn't been charged yet.

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 03:39 PM
:D good luck everybody...

IonicIce
17th October 2011, 03:40 PM
They will eventually charge you for the iPhone.
I purchased an iPhone 4 Bumper case last week and when I received it I thought they weren't going to charge me cause the money for the case was put back into my account (it's called a pre-authorization or something like that, haha).
But two days later the full amount was charged and processed by the bank.

will
17th October 2011, 04:15 PM
Mine arrived today, was expecting Wednesday!

Yip Yee Hah

wal003
17th October 2011, 04:37 PM
Apparently TNT don't know where any other places are except for capital cities... sure seems like it anyways.

Mine has been in the country since early Saturday morning and still nothing!!!

Rather depressing!!

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 04:40 PM
give them a call and also call Apple...put a pressure on them... :)


Apparently TNT don't know where any other places are except for capital cities... sure seems like it anyways.

Mine has been in the country since early Saturday morning and still nothing!!!

Rather depressing!!

carlow1
17th October 2011, 05:10 PM
Awesome, did u have to adjust the settings for Siri to recognize your accent?

No adjusting needed. I tried the UK english to and that recognised my Irish accent too. I prefer the aussie one though so I'll stick with that.

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 06:17 PM
Carrier tortoise.

Best laugh I've had all day!

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 06:25 PM
and a much needed one at that! this wait is depressing

Trillianx
17th October 2011, 06:37 PM
Want another? Check out the bids on eBay!

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 06:47 PM
1000-1300????

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 09:35 PM
man, i really need to know whether it will be arriving tomorrow so that i can schedule someone to be home!

any guesses, anyone?

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 09:39 PM
Hi there... Did you call TNT? What's your status on the web? I wish you had yours today too... :(

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 09:45 PM
you're back! one of the rare ones :)

called TNT, pressed 3 for "international parcels", spent 17 mins on hold and then was told the international deliveries dept was closed.
LOL

still at
17 Oct 2011 13:45:52 Sydney Shipment In Transit.

but judging from the tracking statuses of the other people on this thread, those that left sydney at 5pm got to melb at 7-8am the next morning and was out for delivery.
mine left at 1.45 so I'm hoping ill get mine tomorrow too!

hows things going with siri?

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 09:54 PM
Pretty good... I have an Brazilian accent and she can understand me too. Ha ha ha
But many things I asked she could not tell me because of the location... Siri only knows stuff from the US.
Ah... If you change to English UK is a bloke...

---------- Post added at 10:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:52 PM ----------

I am sure you will... Better organize someone to be home.

nutnezz
17th October 2011, 09:57 PM
yeah, my mum kept getting the same thing too..about how it can only look for places in the US..
that was a bit of a let down but otherwise still pretty awesome..
wonder if there will be an update to allow it to search in other countries too..

yup, i think ill do that. thanks!

Macrazy
17th October 2011, 10:09 PM
We need to remember is still a beta... Soon will be upgrade... I haven't played a lot unfortunately... After days of waiting I had to be back on my day by day... Ha ha ha. I put ALL my library more than 10 Gb on the phone... My ipod is feeling a bit sad it knows I wont be using it that much... Ha ha ha

Dionikon
17th October 2011, 10:51 PM
I spoke with TNT earlier tonight, mine left Sydney bound for Melbourne today at 1:48pm.

They told me that something catastrophic would need to happen for it to NOT be delivered tomorrow (their exact words). w00t!

There goes tomorrow's productivity by the look of it. ;)

faux
17th October 2011, 11:08 PM
I got mine this afternoon! Woot!

gareth
17th October 2011, 11:21 PM
17 Oct 2011 14:00:37, Sydney Shipment In Transit.


I'm guessing it will come Wednesday

bellenuit
17th October 2011, 11:22 PM
Got mine at 9:30am. Adelaide CBD. Lovin the white. Siri even understands my Irish accent.

Carlow. What language do you have Siri set to: English (Australian, UK, or US)? I have a bit of the brogue too and am wondering which might give the best result.

intelligentdesigner
18th October 2011, 07:05 AM
but judging from the tracking statuses of the other people on this thread, those that left sydney at 5pm got to melb at 7-8am the next morning and was out for delivery.
mine left at 1.45 so I'm hoping ill get mine tomorrow too!

18 Oct 2011 07:14:54 Melbourne Shipment Received At Destination Depot

Are you up to here yet?

TJA77
18th October 2011, 07:19 AM
18 Oct 2011 06:18:48 Sydney Out For Delivery.

oh yeah!!

iCantwait
18th October 2011, 07:21 AM
18 Oct 2011 07:17:52 Melbourne Out For Delivery.

intelligentdesigner
18th October 2011, 07:26 AM
18 Oct 2011 07:34:56 Melbourne Out For Delivery

Trillianx
18th October 2011, 07:28 AM
14.06 came by carrier tortoise but it has made it to Brisbane! Come to Mama baby!

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 07:34 AM
18 Oct 2011 07:14:01 Melbourne Out For Delivery.
18 Oct 2011 07:09:18 Melbourne Shipment Received At Destination Depot.
17 Oct 2011 13:45:52 Sydney Shipment In Transit.

finally! our wait will soon be over guys :)

boddiz
18th October 2011, 07:46 AM
mine was 'left on dock' yesterday at my local depo - arrived there at 7am yesterday.

Rang TNT to see if I could pick it up, I live about 5 minutes from the depo - no deal :(

Hopefully it comes today, it's taken longer to get from the same suburb to me then it did for it to fly from china!

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 07:47 AM
it actually came from china pretty darn quick!

what does "left on dock" mean? hearing that would just freak the crap out of me. LEFT?!

hmm, i thought it was possible to arrange a pick up from their depot

Trillianx
18th October 2011, 07:52 AM
"Left on dock" conjures up images of a lonely package sitting on the dock. Tumbleweed goes by...

gikku
18th October 2011, 08:02 AM
Yay!
*
Status Date Time Depot
Electronically Lodged 15/10/2011 03:29 Sydney Priority
Left On Dock 17/10/2011 10:41 Sydney Priority
Sighted in Depot 18/10/2011 06:26 Sydney Priority
On Board For Delivery-Full 18/10/2011 06:28 Sydney Priority
Delivered in Full 18/10/2011 08:38 Sydney Priority

intelligentdesigner
18th October 2011, 08:05 AM
"Left on dock" conjures up images of a lonely package sitting on the dock. Tumbleweed goes by...

"Left my home in China, heading for Port Philip Bay,
Now I'm just sitting on the..."

Speaking of which, I think I might have to go camp out in the loading dock for a while...

coops22
18th October 2011, 08:07 AM
This is getting frustrating for me now. Mine arrived in Melbourne Monday at 4:07am and won't be delivered until tomorrow, Wednesday. I'm in Sunbury and it is in Tullamarine, 15 mins away. And of course I can't pick it up. Ridiculous.

lexy101
18th October 2011, 08:09 AM
My phone is stuck somewhere in the Queensland wilderness on a broken down truck I have just learned....

Called TNT cause of my bizarre linehaul frt delay status... And the chick said that's because the truck broke down... How unlucky am I!!

Pharaohsam
18th October 2011, 08:15 AM
Is it weird that I received my phone on sunday and the "on hold" funds on my card are now available again????

Macrazy
18th October 2011, 08:16 AM
Yeah!!!! Let me know when you get yours... :)



18 Oct 2011 07:14:01 Melbourne Out For Delivery.
18 Oct 2011 07:09:18 Melbourne Shipment Received At Destination Depot.
17 Oct 2011 13:45:52 Sydney Shipment In Transit.

finally! our wait will soon be over guys :)

intelligentdesigner
18th October 2011, 08:17 AM
This is getting frustrating for me now. Mine arrived in Melbourne Monday at 4:07am and won't be delivered until tomorrow, Wednesday. I'm in Sunbury and it is in Tullamarine, 15 mins away. And of course I can't pick it up. Ridiculous.

That totally sucks balls.

Loads of people have been picking them up at the depot. I'm sure I read one guy who talked about the call centre saying pick-up was a no go, but the guy from the depot told him that the call centres have no clue, just come and get it.

See if you can get through to the depot rather than the call centre!

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 08:31 AM
This is getting frustrating for me now. Mine arrived in Melbourne Monday at 4:07am and won't be delivered until tomorrow, Wednesday. I'm in Sunbury and it is in Tullamarine, 15 mins away. And of course I can't pick it up. Ridiculous.

why aren't they delivering it if its already in melbourne?

TJA77
18th October 2011, 08:33 AM
Ive picked up plenty of things from Fed Ex depot in the past as its just down the street from my work. Give it a go. Im sure they would do it for you, hell you're making their job easier by them not having to deliver it but still get paid for it

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 08:33 AM
My phone is stuck somewhere in the Queensland wilderness on a broken down truck I have just learned....

Called TNT cause of my bizarre linehaul frt delay status... And the chick said that's because the truck broke down... How unlucky am I!!

through this experience, I've learnt that the more i want it, the more crap is going to happen.
flight delays and now a truck breaking down!? so sorry, hope you get yours real soon!

lexy101
18th October 2011, 09:27 AM
through this experience, I've learnt that the more i want it, the more crap is going to happen.
flight delays and now a truck breaking down!? so sorry, hope you get yours real soon!

Ether she was wrong, or they have brilliant mechanics, looks like iPhone is on the road again - ready for delivery in full

intelligentdesigner
18th October 2011, 09:33 AM
18 Oct 2011 10:05:00 Melbourne Shipment Delivered In Good Condition.

Siri, what's a good recipe for tortoise soup?

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 10:00 AM
Yeah!!!! Let me know when you get yours... :)

FINALLY! the TNT van just came by, i think they're pretty busy cos the driver practically shoved it into my hands and shut my door for me LOL
he was nice though, and i'm so happy!

Macrazy
18th October 2011, 11:45 AM
yes!!!!! enjoy... I am really happy for you... well we will see each other on another threads for sure... take care! :)


FINALLY! the TNT van just came by, i think they're pretty busy cos the driver practically shoved it into my hands and shut my door for me LOL
he was nice though, and i'm so happy!

gareth
18th October 2011, 12:17 PM
I got mine today woohoo

boddiz
18th October 2011, 12:20 PM
still no phone - hopefully today though :)

Trillianx
18th October 2011, 12:52 PM
God is taunting me. I left work for lunch and there's a TNT truck across the carpark. I know mine's at Brisbane Airport which I can go pick up if I want before 5pm, too bad I have to go back to work and the airport is an hour away...

It's not fair!

Oh yeah, Apple only rushed Sunday's lot. The rest are still priority, just no hurry, when they get there they get there.

TJA77
18th October 2011, 02:02 PM
Received mine a couple of hours ago. I instantly dislike Siri. In the list of stupid things to ask it, I asked, "Do you think Im sexy" and she replied " I think differently" dammit!!

lexy101
18th October 2011, 02:09 PM
Received mine a couple of hours ago. I instantly dislike Siri. In the list of stupid things to ask it, I asked, "Do you think Im sexy" and she replied " I think differently" dammit!!

LOL - she doesnt know she has no eyes!!!


and woohoo!! mine has finally arrived :D Apple has done pretty well given they quoted me an arrival of 26/10/11

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 04:50 PM
yes!!!!! enjoy... I am really happy for you... well we will see each other on another threads for sure... take care! :)

thank you! :) hope you are enjoying it as much as i am! take care :)

carlow1
18th October 2011, 05:15 PM
Carlow. What language do you have Siri set to: English (Australian, UK, or US)? I have a bit of the brogue too and am wondering which might give the best result.

I've only tried English Aus and UK. Both seeMed to work good. I prefer the Aus English. So far it's been good. Havent tried the US English.

boddiz
18th October 2011, 05:21 PM
I got mine today :)

TJA77
18th October 2011, 05:39 PM
LOL - she doesnt know she has no eyes!!!


and woohoo!! mine has finally arrived :D Apple has done pretty well given they quoted me an arrival of 26/10/11

Maybe she is using the 8mp camera to see *cue twilight zone music* lol

Trillianx
18th October 2011, 07:56 PM
Am I the only one left without a phone?

Waaaaaah!!!

nutnezz
18th October 2011, 09:04 PM
Am I the only one left without a phone?

Waaaaaah!!!

whats the tracking status on yours?

Trillianx
18th October 2011, 09:16 PM
"on forward for delivery" is the last update. TNT told me earlier today its sitting at the airport to be delivered tomorrow. Not counting my chickens though.

Andreww
18th October 2011, 10:02 PM
Mine just changed to 'Preparing for Shipment'... And I ordered at around 8pm on the 7th!

How long does it usually take from this stage to delivery? Not really fussed, I've waited all this time anyway... :ambivalent:

Macrazy
18th October 2011, 10:12 PM
My one got stuck on this "Preparing for Shipment" for more than 24 hours but after that was bloody quick... Good luck!

MM4S
18th October 2011, 11:40 PM
here is a typical delivery time for rural areas of Nth Qld

Reference xxxxxxxx
Pick up date 14 Oct 2011
Destination Nth Qld
Delivery Date
Signatory
Date Time Location Status
18 Oct 2011 11:48:50 Nth Qld Book Slot Confirmed
18 Oct 2011 09:45:40 Nth Qld Delay. Recovery Action Underway
17 Oct 2011 13:02:36 Sydney Shipment In Transit.
16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 Sydney Delay. Recovery Action Underway
15 Oct 2011 14:06:42 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 23:50:31 Hong Kong Shipment Received At Transit Point.
14 Oct 2011 21:52:00 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 21:26:52 Shenzhen Shipment In Transit.
14 Oct 2011 19:50:15 Shenzhen Shipment Collected From Sender.

Chundermuffin
19th October 2011, 12:02 AM
Mine arrived yesterday morning but I wasn't home to collect. Went to the depot at ~5pm but the truck it was on wasn't back yet! The lady said they'd been phenomenally busy due to the iPhone release.

Anyway, they were friendly enough, and I managed to pick it up this afternoon. As people have said, it's funny how it takes less time to get to Australia from China than it does to move them through domestic post.

nutcookie
19th October 2011, 09:28 AM
I placed the ordered on Oct 8th around 8 pm and my status still says "Processing Item"...But the delivery date is between 20(tomorrow) to 27th!!!

bel.plews
19th October 2011, 09:48 AM
18 Oct 2011 09:34:53 Hong Kong Shipment In Transit

Cmon you darn white thing ... ship to MELBOURNE!!!!!!!
I would love it for the weekend.

nutcookie
19th October 2011, 09:52 AM
when did you place your order? How come mine is taking soooo long to process!! frustrating..

bel.plews
19th October 2011, 11:56 AM
I placed my order at Friday 7th October at 8.30pm via the Apple website.


... and I will have to update my signature too, when it arrives.

Lewie
19th October 2011, 02:38 PM
I rang Vodafone to ask if I could try and purchase a iPhone instore somewhere and cancel my pre-order delivery..
Turns out my phone had been sitting at my local post office for 2 days!
Never heard a thing from vodafone (they said they'd call or msg the day before delivery) or my post office/Australian Air Express.
Happy as Larry now though.