iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max Order Statuses Begin Shifting to 'Preparing to Ship'

iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders just went live this morning, but some customers who placed orders are already seeing those orders shift over to the "preparing to ship" status.

iphone 12 pro max preparing for shipment
Orders that are preparing to ship are no longer able to be canceled, and soon those orders should be able to be tracked using methods like UPS My Choice and track by reference number in the United States. The first customers who ordered this morning will see their devices arriving on Friday, November 13.

Supplies of the iPhone 12 mini and ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ have been adequate, though some ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ colors and capacities from some carriers will not arrive until later in November or early December for orders placed now.

Many ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ models appear to be in stock and available for launch day delivery, and for those able to pick up in a store, most ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ and 12 mini models continue to be available for launch day pickup in some areas.

According to spot checks done by Loup Ventures, the 128GB ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ in Pacific Blue appears to be one of the most highly sought after models, alongside the iPhone 12 Pro in the same color.

Related Roundups: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro

Top Rated Comments

frumpy16 Avatar
17 weeks ago

I’m preparing to ship!! I have a feeling I’ll get it before the 13th. This status is days early.
You will not get it early.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TOGURO06 Avatar
17 weeks ago
I can’t wait for Friday.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gix1k Avatar
17 weeks ago
You will not get it early.
Some do. Happens every year.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mizouse Avatar
17 weeks ago
I just checked and mine is at "Preparing to Ship" :D


I rememebr a shipping snafu with iPhone 4 (or 5?) that caused Apple to just cancel delivery moratoriums and many of us got it a day early.
For the iPhone 4, mine was delivered 2 days early. It was pretty hilarious walking by the Apple store for 2 days taking pictures of the crowd waiting for the iPhone 4 with my iPhone 4. :)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cryates Avatar
17 weeks ago

I’m preparing to ship!! I have a feeling I’ll get it before the 13th. This status is days early.
Nope. They have the carrier put a hold on them for launch day, forever and always. Maybe one of 10 million slip through each year so the odds are not great.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DarkCole Avatar
17 weeks ago
Wonder what the chance is for an early delivery? I ordered at 8:00 AM and my order is at preparing to ship. This is the first time I’ve been able to get a phone on launch day ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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