So after pre-ordering the iPhone 4S at my local AT&T store this morning. I receive the following email from shortly after:
AT&T Order Confirmation – iPhone®
Thank you for your recent order. Your iPhone will ship in approximately 14 to 21 days*. All orders are processed on a first come, first served basis.
You can check the status of your order anytime by visiting www.att.com/wirelessorderstatus or by calling our automated system at 1-877-782-8870.
There are mixed messages. Some are saying they are just being cautious. Others are saying this is when they’ll actually ship.
This seems to be limited to people who ordered in an AT&T store. Members who placed the order online seem to be receiving the correct date of October 14th.
What is your status saying?
Update 10/8 8:49 AM EST
While it’s yet to be said what will happen with those of us who ordered from AT&T while the delivery date was saying October 14th online.
Now Apple.com is showing a delivery date of 1-2 weeks for all orders going forward.
Update 2 10/09
Just checked my order status and they no longer say backordered. Looks like everything is going as planned for Friday delivery.
Update 3 10/12
Got a tracking number. Notice it says it shipped on the 10th. So looks like we’re all set.
Update 4 10/13
Tracking number is live and on schedule for delivery tomorrow 10/14
Update 5 10/13
Package has finally left it’s origin location of Fort Worth, TX. All that’s left now is to receive.
Update 6 10/14
iPHone 4S was just delivered. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting. Hope some of you who’s orders still show as being backordered receive your devices today.
Update 7 10/14
For anyone who didn’t receive their phone, here are two things you can do to get one in person quicker. I’ve been updated by many who have done these today:
- Go to an AT&T store. Many have phones in stock. Have them cancel your pre-order and purchase a in person. This is confirmed to be possible.
- Purchase the phone for full price and once the pre-ordered device arrives, refuse delivery. Once returned you will be credited what you paid for the pre-order, plus the additional you paid in person. I wouldn’t go this route, but this has been confirmed as well.