According to 9to5Mac, some Verizon iPad 2 units are being recalled to Apple, including devices mid-shipment. If an iPad 2 comes in with a specific serial number, Cupertino is asking that store employees ship the device back to Apple. Several customers who ordered the iPad 2 have also received “returned to sender” notices from FedEx, too. It’s currently unclear what was wrong with the batch, or if this will stall new shipments, but here’s to hoping that Apple and FedEx sort it out quickly. More →
Ok, look, you didn’t stay up until 3AM last week to preorder it, we understand. People get tired, they have other things to do besides wait up until the wee hours of the morning for a cell phone. Today, however, there are no more excuses if you’re someone that is planning on ordering a Verizon iPhone. As of early this morning, the device is available not only available to order from Verizon Wireless online, but also for in-store reservation from Apple. That means you can mosey on down to your local Apple store tomorrow and pick up your brand new Verizon iPhone in person, or you can wait for FedEx, the choice is yours. You know we have to ask… Verizon iPhone or hanging on for the HTC ThunderBold or Motorola Droid BIONIC? More →
For those of you that managed to get in an online iPhone pre-order (via the online Apple Store) on June 15th before the pre-order Armageddon, you have a bit of good news in your inbox. Our tips box is full of future iPhone 4 owners who report having an email from Apple stating:
You recently received a Shipment Notification email from Apple advising you that your iPhone has shipped.
This email is to confirm that your delivery will occur on June 23rd. Although Apple and FedEx tracking information may currently indicate a later date, you can check the FedEx website the morning of the June 23rd to track your package to your doorstep.
Sounds good to us. Besides, a few thousand people activating a day early can’t hurt the chances of AT&T’s system actually staying up for the day. If your new iPhone does show up on the 23rd, as opposed to the 24th, make sure to send us a note and let us know what you think of the new device.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
Here’s an update on the UPS iPad deliveries: we’ve been told that it will be virtually impossible to have one delivered prior to Saturday and your shipping status doesn’t mean squat. Here’s why… There are iPad shipments sitting in your local UPS location right now. Yes, they are there. Right now. The issue? Apple has hired an outside security agency to monitor all shipments from the regional distribution centers to the local hubs, and at the local hubs, the cages (where they hold the packages) are under 24/7 guard by the outside security agency. Apple did the same thing when they used FedEx for iPhone shipments, and they also had the same security company literally sleeping overnight at AT&T stores when they got iPhones the day before launch day.
Don’t worry if your tracking info still shows the package hasn’t left China, it’s probably only 10 miles from you, sitting comfortably under the watchful eyes of Top Flight security.