Your iPhone 5 Pre-Order Says “Preparing for Shipment”? Here’s How to Track It Anyway
If your iPhone 5 pre-ordered through Apple still says “Preparing for Shipment” and it’s making you anxious, worry not, it has probably already shipped but Apple’s Order Status page just hasn’t updated yet. In fact, you can start tracking the iPhone right now even though Apple’s order page doesn’t provide a tracking number yet, here’s how:
- Go to the UPS Tracking webpage and click “Track By Reference”
- Enter the phone number used for ordering the iPhone 5, enter the delivery date range, enter the delivery country (USA), and your delivery zip code, then click “Track”
- Voila, your pre-order tracking number is revealed as is the current location of your iPhone 5
If you’re obsessive like many of us, you’ll probably want to save that tracking number so you can refresh it constantly on the 21st.
For about 85% of pre-orders the iPhone 5’s seem to be sitting at the giant UPS sorting center in Louisville, Kentucky, waiting for the 20th for their overnight shipping to take effect before landing on your doorstep on launch day.
If you didn’t bother to pre-order but want an iPhone 5 on launch day, here are places where you can buy one.