UPS Working to Expedite iPhone 7 Deliveries Following Weather and Mechanical Delays
Yesterday, we reported that some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shipments have experienced irregular movement or delays during delivery between China or South Korea and their final destinations in the United States.
UPS has since confirmed to MacRumors that a small number of deliveries were impacted due to a mechanical problem and weather delay, while it is still investigating the reason for erroneous tracking notices.
UPS experienced a mechanical problem on one flight and a weather delay on another flight containing iPhones. The cargo was redirected, but not in time to avoid minor delays in residential deliveries of these packages. None of the phones were returned to their origin or routed on extraneous legs of the journey to their final destination.
We are still investigating the reason for the erroneous tracking notices. When the packages receive their next physical scan at a UPS facility, the ups.com tracking information will be updated to reflect the next planned delivery date. UPS is working to expedite these deliveries as rapidly as possible. The updated delivery date may be improved and another status update posted. To be informed of latest status, consumers can request text or email notification by selecting the “Notify me with Updates” feature when tracking their shipment on ups.com.
Apple began accepting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders on September 9, and it took less than 20 minutes for supplies of popular models to begin selling out. iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black models have been most constrained, but some customers originally quoted October to November delivery dates for Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus models have seen their orders ship sooner than expected.
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Mine is still saying they can't figure out a delivery time. Yet the delivery planner shows yesterday is when it was arriving. Apple: how about finding a carrier that can do this right? My 6+ was a mess like this too.
Here's my tracking as of a minute ago:
Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 09/23/2016 7:12 P.M. Departure Scan
09/23/2016 1:55 P.M. Arrival Scan
Incheon, Korea, Republic of 09/23/2016 11:00 A.M. Departure Scan
09/23/2016 5:58 A.M. Severe weather conditions have delayed delivery.
Incheon, Korea, Republic of 09/21/2016 8:01 P.M. Arrival Scan
ZhengZhou, China 09/21/2016 4:36 P.M. Departure Scan
09/21/2016 4:08 P.M. Your package is in transit. We're updating plans to schedule your delivery. / The package will be forwarded to a UPS facility in the destination city.
09/21/2016 2:44 P.M. Your package is in transit. We're updating plans to schedule your delivery.
ZhengZhou, China 09/19/2016 11:30 P.M. Arrival Scan
09/19/2016 10:57 P.M. Departure Scan
09/19/2016 6:52 P.M. Location Scan
09/19/2016 4:42 P.M. Origin Scan
China 09/19/2016 10:26 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS