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mhalpin

September 18th 2012 5:24 pm

Track your iPhone 5 Shipment Now, without a Tracking Number!

Go to www.ups.com­/WebTracking­/track­?loc­=en­_US­&WT.svl...

Select 'Track by Reference'

In the 'Shipment Reference' field type your 10 digit phone number you used when you purchased from Apple.com (I am not sure if this works for iPhones bought from carriers)

Enjoy!

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veronica

Works!! Woo!
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supersic

You rock... I was worried apple hadn't shipped my phone yet. Lo and behold they just didn't send me an email!
Mines in Anchorage, AK!
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dmccloud

I live in Anchorage, and if the phones are drop-shipped from the factory, they travel Shenzhen - Hong Kong - Anchorage - Louisville (to clear customer/imports), and im my case back to Anchorage. This time my phone appears to be coming from Nashville - I did order right after they opened ordering, so they may have had some stock on hand here in the States already.
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cjtylr

Dude, this is awesome. Thanks for the tip!
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dotEvan

+1

Worked for me. Great find.
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alnandr

I can confirm that this works! My iPhone just left Nashville.
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Snakpakk

Didn't work for me. Ordered via the Apple store (minutes after pre-orders went live), AT&T carrier. Sad face is sad.
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mhalpin

You may want to log in to Apple.com and see what your phone number is listed as. I upgraded using my wife's phone upgrade but the shipment is listed under my phone number.
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Snakpakk

Thanks that worked! They listed my home number for some reason!
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Limegrntaln

Same here, nothing for me. I ordered it from Apple about 3 minutes after orders went live. I called Apple today, they said they have no other info. I dont see it happening. I wont be happy if Its not here friday.
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dmccloud

After continually checking Apple's site, only to comp up empty, this trick worked. I wish I had known about this earlier!!
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kirtan

You can track your Verizon orders here: www.verizonwireless.com­/b2c­/orderstatus­/OrderStatu...
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beschrader

worked for my phone that i ordered off apple.com but not my wife's phone that I ordered from att.com.

Mine is also in Anchorage, AK!

Great tip!
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levifig

Same exact thing here! :)
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IrvineKeith

What did it list as the delivery date on your orders? Mine says "Delivers Oct 5 via Standard Shipping". Also, the trick mentioned above (using my phone #) doesn't work, and I tried every possible combo of phone numbers.
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mhalpin

"Friday, 09/21/2012, by 3:00 P.M" is what mine says. Have you tried looking up what apple.com has your number listed as? If you purchased through a carrier this trick probably won't work.
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IrvineKeith

Yeah, they have the same phone number I'm using in the search. And I ordered through Apple, but maybe this trick won't work because I'm porting my number over from an AT&T iPhone to Verizon...
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supersic

If your phone is scheduled to arrive in october, it hasn't hit UPS's facilities yet; since it is not in UPS's systems, you can't track it.
I'd check around october 1st, that should be when the second wave of units ships.
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mhalpin

Good Point. This would be for Apple.com release date orders only. Also I got my shipment notice from Apple this morning. Exact same tracking number I have had for a few days now. Still sitting in Addison, IL since 9/16.
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Lagdgt

Mine never stepped Hong Kong or Alaska, they must have had some in the states already!
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cones1r

THANK YOU! I was starting to worry.
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Joseph8

Thanks ! Totally works. Awesome !
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medic2442

Don't forget to put in your shipping zip code and country it's going to, in this case United States. It told me I had to fill in those fields before I could continue on.
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dukeofurl

Didn't work for me. I ordered from the local AT&T store because I knew the website would have run out, and it did.
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muti277

Doesn't work for AT&T orders :(
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DRainsbergerii

Any news about orders from sprints website?
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nepperz

Didn't work for me. Ordered from apple. Apple.com says its preparing from shipment which just changed today from processing so I am hopefull but probably shouldnt be
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