First Apple iPhone 5 orders leaving China now

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.

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

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

17 Comments

1. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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?

2. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

I'm flattered...

4. glf752

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

lol Really...

5. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

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

7. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 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."

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

6. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 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:-(

8. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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...

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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

14. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

13. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

10. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Lol +1

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

15. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.