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First iPhone 7 Orders Now 'Preparing for Shipment' With September 16 Launch Day Delivery

apple-iphone7Just hours after iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders opened, some customers in the United States have seen their orders move to the "preparing for shipment" stage with an estimated delivery date of September 16.

MacRumors readers that purchased their new iPhones through Apple, AT&T, and Verizon appear to be the earliest to see movement on their orders, but most pre-orders placed in the U.S. and abroad remain in the processing stage.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today, and shipping estimates slipped to 2-3 weeks or later for most models in less than 20 minutes. iPhone 7 Plus models in Jet Black are most constrained, with new orders estimated to ship in November in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries.

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MacRumors readers can track and discuss their pre-orders in our community forums based upon their carrier or country. We've also shared some other useful links for customers that pre-ordered. Join the conversation:


Customers who have not pre-ordered the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus online may still have a chance to purchase the model they desire sooner than anticipated through Apple's in-store Reserve and Pick Up program. Reservations will reopen on September 17 in the U.S., U.K., and Italy, while launch day reservations still remain available for select models in many other countries.

Related Roundup: iPhone 7


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39 months ago

I can't wait for idiots to break them on camera in various ways when everyone is waiting breathlessly for theirs.

Haha never forget

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Rating: 13 Votes
39 months ago
Crazy how people are ranting and raving about the bad things about the iPhone 7, but it seems like preorders are going out pretty freaking fast... with shipping dates slipping WEEKS after literally 6 minutes of being available for preorder. Yeah, tell me more about how Apple has just signed their own death with the iPhone 7.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago

Have to say the packaging design of iPhone is rather rubbish for the device to just slip out so easily once the lid is lifted.



Reading your posts on various threads, and I have a serious question for you - do you ever write anything positive or nice about Apple, ever ? Genuinely curious...

Your negativity for everything Apple seems almost bordering on psychotic...

Hopefully I am wrong and you are a very happy positive person in your life, seeing good in everything and everyone.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

Can't wait for the unboxing videos :D

I can't wait for idiots to break them on camera in various ways when everyone is waiting breathlessly for theirs.
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago

You could probably get one sooner by watching the in-store pickup stock. Last year my wife got a rose gold plus before a lot of people got their pre orders. Just check the availability every night at midnight after launch weekend.


I have also found that is the best way to get a phone within the first few days if you miss the initial preorder date.
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

Reading your posts on various threads, and I have a serious question for you - do you ever write anything positive or nice about Apple, ever ? Genuinely curious...

Your negativity for everything Apple seems almost bordering on psychotic...

Hopefully I am wrong and you are a very happy positive person in your life, seeing good in everything and everyone.

First, you shouldn't use phrases like "bordering on psychotic" if you don't know exactly what they mean. I'm not bordering on psychotic, I'm giving frank criticism. I say lots of great things about Apple when they are warranted, see below just a few in the recent days.

The point is that the iPhone here in the video shouldn't have fallen out so easily of the package if the box was designed better. The customer didn't shake it, they simply lifted the lid with the box on a slight angle and the device fell out with little effort. A proper box should hold the device until you actually grasp to remove it. I've almost done it myself when opening packaging like this, I'm there are others too.

Here are a few recent comments were I was being positive:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-releases-ios-10-golden-master-for-public-beta-testers.1992971/#post-23353220
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/trademarks-for-airpod-case-iris-engine-touch-bar-and-more-hint-at-future-apple-products.1991995/#post-23330174
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/next-years-iphone-said-to-include-iris-scanner-to-authenticate-with-your-eyes.1990785/#post-23304637
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-watch-series-2-impressions-iterative-design-but-ceramic-impresses-and-fitness-shows-promise.1993028/#post-23354947
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
Man the phones and watches sold out fast. I ordered as soon as the store opened which was like 12:04 am - I got one phone slated for 16th delivery, but another shipping in 6-8 days, same with the watch. Amazing how fast they ran out of launch day inventory. Literally done with all my purchasing by 12:15 am.
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
2h20m on hold and counting. They play the same damn song over and over.
Apple! You have Apple Music. Play more songs. And certainly not a song about waiting to die! "It's 11:59 and 59 seconds..." Over and over and over. Are you trying to drive your customers to suicide?
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
Tried to place my order shortly after they went live, but both the Apple Store app and the website didn't come up for about 10 minutes. By the time I was able to place my order, shipping time had slipped to Oct. 18 - Oct. 31. Pre-ordered a 256 GB Jet Black 7 Plus.
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago

Haha never forget

[MEDIA=youtube]nu1KVo2gjHA[/MEDIA]

Have to say the packaging design of iPhone is rather rubbish for the device to just slip out so easily once the lid is lifted.
Rating: 2 Votes

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