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First Apple iPhone 5 orders leaving China now

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First Apple iPhone 5 orders leaving China now
If you were one of the lucky ones who was able to snag one of the Apple iPhone 5 inventory put aside for pre-orders, you will be happy to know that the handsets are starting to leave China on the way to their final destination, Even though the units are being shipped now, they still won't get delivered until September 21st, which is the launch date for the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone.

Some Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders are leaving China

Some Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders are leaving China

AppleInsider obtained a screenshot of a delivery update for UPS which shows that a pre-ordered Apple iPhone 5 left ZhengZhou, China on Sunday and is expected to arrive at its destination on Friday, September 21st. If you go to Apple's website, your order will still read "preparing for shipment" But if you take a reference number, like a cellphone number used when placing the pre-order, and use it to track the shipment, you should see that it has already started its journey.

Even though the phones are already on the move, only a small number of pre-orders arrive at their destination early. Most will arrive at your front door right on launch day.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:14 13

1. khurram87 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


An Apple fan walks into a bar.... Orders the same drink as yesterday, but pays more =)) =))

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:31 4

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


hahahahaha...........well we know he didnt order wine because its "not" gettin better with time!

I joke i joke why you no like joke? you no know joke when you hear joke?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:15

2. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


I'm flattered...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:45

4. glf752 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


lol Really...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:01 9

5. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Come on .. is this a news? Whats next ? iPhone farted?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:16 5

7. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


10-12 hours from now, we'll be seeing news from PA saying iPhone shipment will set its first big step in the US.

"One small step for Apple, one giant leap for sheepkind."

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 11:39

16. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Might be a shock for some iphoners that their precious device is made in China, so it's vaguely interesting.

I hope they get stopped at customs, like the OneX and EVO LTE

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:05 2

6. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Made out of the blood and sweat of chinese workers by paying penny's to them so that apple could add few more billions into their cash pile:-(

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:29

8. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


They posted this similar article when the galaxy s 3 shipped out...

Let me guess, it's only news when it's about android???

Oh ok...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 02:08 2

11. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


At the end of the day, just remember that this site is filled with complete idiots who're convinced they're incredible smart just because of the phone they have in their hands. Always keep in mind the people you're dealing with on this site, lol.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Verizon-shipping-Sa msung-Galaxy-S-III-pre-orders_id31883

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Some-16GB-Samsung-G alaxy-S-III-units-shipped-to-Sprint-customers_id31​428

http://www.phonearena.com/news/U.S.-Cellular-shipp ing-pre-ordered-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-units_id32121

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S-II I-pre-orders-for-U.S.-Cellular-set-to-ship-this-co​ming-week_id32037

http://www.phonearena.com/news/AT-T-to-ship-Samsun g-Galaxy-S-III-on-or-before-June-21st_id31142

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Another-security-up date-for-Sprints-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-as-Verizon-p​re-orders-now-ship-July-19th_id32072

http://www.phonearena.com/news/U.S.-Cellular-now-a ccepting-pre-orders-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III_id311​78

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 04:33

14. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)


E.N. put your comment in 5.7" screen so that Samsuck fan can read it lolllll

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 03:06 1

13. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I didn't see any news from PA that is similar to this one. Correct me if i'm wrong and please share the link of a PA news that says "s3 leaving S. Korea now" or anything similar to that.

Until you can do so, your argument is invalid.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:09

17. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


iPhone 5 now leaving China = iPhone 5 is now shipping.

Samsung Galaxy SIII now shipping = Samsung Galaxy SIII now leaving Korea.

Different words, exact same meaning.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:40 5

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I think it's like beer, it gets bitter...cause Apple has opened the can too long.
Bye bye Apple iPeas!! Travel safe...your mother wants you to behave, so behave when you're with Uncle Sam!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:44

10. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Lol

+1

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 03:02

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5538; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Interesting about UPS shipment. It may be a bulk shipment to a store. Individual items being sent to consumers usually go FedEx. My neighbor per-ordered the iP4S and it was sent by FedEx. Store shipments mostly go by UPS, per past conversations with store employees I have talked to.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 05:42 1

15. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I cannot wait for the first drop test to see one get smashed.

Should'nt be too long now before they show up youtube.

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