Pope's visit might delay Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus shipments in the Northeast

Pope's visit might delay Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus shipments in the Northeast
Those in New York and Philadelphia expecting to find a box containing the brand new Apple iPhone 6s or Apple iPhone 6s Plus at their door on September 25th, might be a little upset to learn that the possibility exists that their phone won't arrive until Monday, September 28th. The reason for the delay is the U.S. visit by Pope Francis.

The Pope is visiting New York and Philadelphia next week, and UPS is halting deliveries in certain regions of the two cities. The delivery halt runs from Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, September 26th. Since the next day is a Sunday, package deliveries won't take place in the affected areas until Monday, September 28th. UPS is implementing this plan as a security precaution.

Zip Codes affected by the delivery halt in New York City are 10001, 10007, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10023, and 10029. In Philadelphia, affected Zip Codes are 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19123, 19130, 19146, and 19147.

Apple employs both FedEx and UPS for its shipments. So far, FedEx has not issued any delivery halt. If your iPhone is being shipped via UPS, and you are in one of the above listed Zip Codes, you might be able to personally pick up your package at a UPS holding center. Call your local UPS office to see if that is possible.


source: UPS via MacRumors

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49 Comments

45. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Not surprised. With over 1 Billion Catholics, he is quite popular and let's not forget he is technically also a Head of State for the Vatican (Vatican as a country).

42. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Aw great madness! What in the world has happened? Pope Francis has become a BIG hype all around the world.

27. Chuck007

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

..where less than a week wait for an inanimate object is more important than the Pope. How materialistic and spoiled can people be?

34. dimas

Posts: 3466; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Tough luck, iphone is more useful and functional than shaking hands and listening to a religion poster boy.

22. alexrat1996

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

i'm not affected i live in whitehall pa 1hr away from philly my phone coming on friday

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If this is all we need to stop iPhone sales, let's bring a Pope to all major metropolitan areas for about a full quarter. That's just stupid to not deliver, unless they are afraid someone could put a bomb in a package and make it look like it was delivered by UPS. But they could do the same thing with any mail or FedEx

25. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They can't deliver because roads are being closed, plus the general congestion. They're expecting millions of people flocking into the city for the visit. I work about 10 miles outside of Philly, and we had to reschedule our company picnic because of the visit.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep could be t good at too. But a guy dressed in brown clothes could pretend to be delivering a package that could be an explosive and no one would be paying attention

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

News flash news flash Samsung is more secure than Apple iOS 9 as been hacked any I product running ios9 can be login to without password all contacts and images can be looked at including on the cloud Seehttp://youtu.be/sIp73v_W5A8

40. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

There will be riots in America.

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

He's not even here and he's already spreading blessings. :D

32. dimas

Posts: 3466; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

When you say blessing, you mean pissing off people because of his upcoming s**tty circus parade?

18. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I'll just leave this here: wp. me/p2H7sE-2LG

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Uh oh, some of the isheep are going to go into iwithdrawl for a few days. I wouldn't want to be in those cities. There might be a isheep riot.

13. Subie

Posts: 2470; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Taters gonna hate!

31. dimas

Posts: 3466; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

On a deeper, nontrolling aspect, it's not just about apple. It's about paralyzing basic services just for a single person with no political progress or agenda at all.

48. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

LoL even a 3rd grader can spell better than you .

9. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Thank god I had mine shipped outside the city! Pope welcome to NY!

6. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

iphone is up there with the Pope,now? They are going to make the ioiphonehine lovers made by delaying their true God, the "iphone.".

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wasn't funny, try another one. Badly typed too.

14. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Yes it was. ..... If anyone pokes fun and speaks of the truth, about Apple, you really get offended.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It wasn't, but that's only my opinion. Anyways, I'm having trouble deciphering whether "ioiphonehine" is supposed to be a portmanteau of something else (along the lines of "iSheep" or "iPhonearena... hilarious...), or if it is just a horribly-wrong spelling of "iPhone."

39. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Is my autocorrect on my G4. I meant to say, iphone.lol

38. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It's the damn autocorrect on my s**tty G4. I hate this damn thing. I meant to type "iphone", but my big fingers and G4 keyboard sucks. I am sorry that i spelled the word wrong, sir!:)

15. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

You mean "iGod"

41. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yes! Lil man darkjedi will try to burn my house down,now. :)

5. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I'm glad that I won't be affected.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So am I.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thought you were lining up, so it wouldn't affect you anyway.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It would if it was gonna affect the handsets getting into Vegas.

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