UPDATE – iPhone 3Gs Pre-Order Shipments (Definitely) Being Delayed by Apple?

We have an update on last night’s post sbout how my iPhone pre-order shipment looked like it was destined to show up early according to the UPS tracking number provided by Apple. Many other happy iPhone customers received the same information from UPS. A couple days later, the received news that their shipments would not show up early and that the “receiver” had asked for the shipment to be delayed.

I won’t repeat all of the details, but I do have an update. Apple just sent me an email regarding the delayed shipment:

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Thank you for your recent order with Apple.

Our records indicate that your iPhone 3G S pre-order has shipped.

Our carrier’s website may have displayed an incorrect delivery

date for your order. However, we expect your iPhone order to be

delivered on time on June 19, 2009.

You can view the most up-to-date status of your order at

<http://apple.com/orderstatus>.

Thank you for shopping at the Apple Online Store.

Sincerely,

Apple Online Store Team

I don’t think they displayed the incorrect information for everybody Apple, I just think your expending a lot of effort in order to hold orders back until the actual release date. Question is, is it to be fair to all who are buying the shiny new device or is it because your system is not ready for the activation of the phones?

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