FlightAware Offers Tool For Tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pre-Order Shipment Flights

Apple began shipping out early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on Thursday morning, and FlightAware, a site that offers live flight tracking, has created a tool that allows users to track the flights carrying their iPhones after receiving a tracking number.

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According to FlightAware, users can check the "departure scan" in their UPS tracking information which may match a departure time and flight listed on the tracking page. Currently, the page is tracking UPS flights from Shenzhen, China to Anchorage, Alaska and Anchorage to Louisville, Kentucky, all of which are standard flight rounds for shipping companies.

Currently, many iPhones that will be shipping out to customers overnight and in the morning are aggregated in Kentucky, a worldwide UPS air hub known as Worldport. Apple appears to have shipped the majority of iPhone units using Next Day Air.

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The first iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shipments are expected to arrive on Friday, September 19, but oftentimes, some lucky customers receive their shipments early due to shipping company errors. Apple will also begin selling the devices in stores on Friday, but supplies are expected to be tight, especially for the iPhone 6 Plus.

MacRumors readers who are waiting for an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus may also want to join in on the dedicated Apple pre-order thread on the forums, where users share tracking information and socialize while waiting for their devices to arrive.

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77 months ago
So it's like the NORAD Santa Claus tracker, for grown ups?
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77 months ago
... Ok we've crossed a line here, and it's not a good one.
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77 months ago

... Ok we've crossed a line here, and it's not a good one.

OMG, seriously??!

this is getting ridiculous

This is just getting too silly.

I visited this thread to find these comments. I wasn't disappointed. :)
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77 months ago
this is getting ridiculous
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77 months ago
I'd say this is kind of a new low of MacRumors "news".
I'm a fan, not a psycho stalker. Color me weird for seeing this as something that is just unnecessary to "report" on.
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77 months ago
I'm wondering, if you paddle your canoe out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to meet the plane can you get your phone quicker?
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