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  • 885. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    razielxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, I have been reading this thread since day one and have had a few laughs, thought about posting a reply a time or two when I saw a down right stupid post, but I held my tongue(or fingers I guess). I am now finally able to post that I ordered my iPad 2 and product RED smart cover on launch day at 7:30PDT(I know...I waited too late) and my smart cover shipped 2 days ago and today my iPad finally went to "Prepared for Shipping" and my credit card has been charged!! Neither of them were supposed to ship until April 1st!! So everyone who ordered around the same time as I did(shame on you for waiting)things are looking up!!
  • 886. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    Ted Mizerek Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    Good luck landing the plane.

    I believe this airport is one of the busiest cargo airports in the world. Add to that the earthquake relief operations going thru there.
  • 887. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    OkieRev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    razielxx--Which model did you order, if you don't mind me asking? Being in Oklahoma, I ordered the 64GB/WiFi only version about an hour before you ordered yours, but I'm still in the "Not Yet Shipped" stage. I'm wondering if it might have something to do with the availability of certain models. Thanks.

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  • 888. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    gravage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't really blame Apple or Fedex for the status of my iPad. I blame USPS. I figure the ransom note got lost in the mail and the maniacal, evil Doctor who's holding my iPad hostage on Lantau Island is waiting for my reply.
  • 889. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    Phillip Dampier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    alex503 wrote:
    This weeks shimpent that came this week is the last shipment and than after this shimpment there won't be any for atleast 2 months becase of the 2 plants that make parts are closed down in Japan. These last shipments were Ipads that were manufactured before the earthquake. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE


    This is inaccurate. Not many plants were actually damaged in the tsunami -- they were just idled from the rolling blackouts, which are over and done with. Just like the panic buying and gouging for Japanese autos, all of this fear for grand manufacturing delays was speculation before, and now just plain inaccurate. Keep in mind a manufacturer the size of Apple always has backup vendors, and among the vendors they do use, there is stock on hand that can safely be shipped.

    No manufacturer can afford a two month shutdown of their manufacturing lines, and the iPads being shipped now are being made contemporaneously.
  • 890. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    blueapple81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    From international shipment release (clearing customs) @ about 4pm EST to leaving anchorage on this flight:

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX94/history/20110322/2301Z/PANC/KMEM

    headed to Memphis. will be there about 1am my time-then down south it goes to me in Georgia! Looks like by 4:30 tomorrow is right on track
  • 891. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    Tim Bloom1 Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Phillip Dampier wrote:
    alex503 wrote:
    This weeks shimpent that came this week is the last shipment and than after this shimpment there won't be any for atleast 2 months becase of the 2 plants that make parts are closed down in Japan. These last shipments were Ipads that were manufactured before the earthquake. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE


    This is inaccurate. Not many plants were actually damaged in the tsunami -- they were just idled from the rolling blackouts, which are over and done with. Just like the panic buying and gouging for Japanese autos, all of this fear for grand manufacturing delays was speculation before, and now just plain inaccurate. Keep in mind a manufacturer the size of Apple always has backup vendors, and among the vendors they do use, there is stock on hand that can safely be shipped.

    No manufacturer can afford a two month shutdown of their manufacturing lines, and the iPads being shipped now are being made contemporaneously.


    Also, most of these parts are already sitting in warehouses waiting to go into iPads, they were made months ago. Maybe already soldered onto their respective boards, waiting for final assembly. Not all products use fresh-off-the-fab chips, though I would suspect a delay in the somewhat near future. Apple would have held off other launches if there was a solid constraint on some of their supplies. Many of these parts are commodities, and apple could pick up NAND from somewhere else or pull from other product channels. The only thing that really isn't a commodity is the A5 chip, if that becomes constrained then Apple is in a lot of trouble. I think they have 2 people making that for them now, so... who knows, Apple could pull through this with only a minor hiccup. Initial zerg for an insanely popular item notwithstanding, it looks good for business to have people still be standing in lines almost 2 weeks after launch, and they can't be miracle workers.
  • 892. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    kmatsu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I want to say that my faith in Apple & FedEx has just been restored.....I am about to pick up my iPad 2 in the FedEx facility in a couple of hours (I wasn't home when it was delivered today).

    Here's my story:

    I ordered 1 iPad online from Apple, on March 11th, at 1:00 a.m. PST. I'm in the Bay Area of California. Later that day I came home to the dreaded "Your order has been cancelled" email. I immediately called Apple support, the lady reinstated my order, but insisted that my order delivery date was never March 18-25 (which it was), but was April 6th. I then wrote an email to Apple support, showing them proof of my promised March 18-25 delivery date, and they then said they'd work on updating it.

    The order status online continued to state the April 6th delivery date, for a few days. Then, around the 15th or 16th, I got a phone message from Apple telling me that they couldn't change what it said on the online site, but that they were, indeed, working to expedite my order to its original promised delivery date. Around the 17th, it did change to "Prepared for Shipment."

    Finally, on March 19th, it finally showed that it was "Shipped" from China. Here's how quickly it went (this actually surprised me, as I've been reading all these forum messages that weren't so happy):
    March 19 - left Shenzhen, China
    March 20- left Lantau Island, HK
    March 21 - arrived in Memphis, TN
    March 22 3:04 a.m. - left Memphis, TN
    March 22 5:13 a.m.- arrived in Oakland, CA
    March 22 6:10 a.m. - left Oakland, CA
    March 22 7:51 a.m - arrived in San Jose, CA
    March 22 7:58 a.m. - out for delivery
    March 22 2:08 p.m. - delivered (I wasn't home)!

    SO..... Apple came through, and FedEx really delivered quickly. 3 days from start to finish! And it's 3 days earlier than Apple's projected last delivery date! Not bad. I feel much better now. In fact, I'm kind of embarrassed now that I let myself get upset about it all at all.....
  • 893. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    Matthew Fosberg Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    It appears that mine will be delivered tomorrow according to the change listed below:

    2011-03-22 15:43:00 Held at Sort Facility ANCHORAGE, AK
    2011-03-22 11:45:00 Released for delivery ANCHORAGE, AK
    2011-03-22 06:00:00 Arrived at Sort Facility ANCHORAGE, AK
    2011-03-22 13:34:00 Left FedEx Ramp LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-22 13:06:00 Left FedEx Ramp CHEK LAP KOK,
    2011-03-21 23:57:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-21 23:52:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-20 22:41:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-19 23:50:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-19 23:50:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 23:50:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 23:50:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 18:34:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 10:56:00 In transit LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-17 21:38:00 Left FedEx Origin Location SHENZHEN,
    2011-03-17 21:11:00 Package received after FedEx cutoff time SHENZHEN,

    Mine has been held at the sort facility when others were shipped on to other destinations so it should be out on the truck tomorrow morning!
  • 894. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    BTs4Me Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm hoping mine is on this flight!

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX86/history/20110323/0030Z/PANC/KOAK

    If it is, I'll get it tomorrow for sure.
  • 895. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    jw210 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    fed Ex international basically told me since apple went cheap they wont ship off "The Island" unless there is room or they absolutely have to(i.e your estimated shipping date) this info must be correct because mine shipped on the 17th sat at the island until today now its in alaska ready to come to seattle! Im just glad ill have mine tomorrow and i know the rest of the "initial shipments will have theres tomorrow or the day after!
  • 896. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    msjaneoly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think this a good sign!!

    Date/Time Status Location
    2011-03-22 12:46:00 Released for delivery ANCHORAGE, AK
    2011-03-22 06:00:00 Arrived at Sort Facility ANCHORAGE, AK
    2011-03-22 13:34:00 Left FedEx Ramp LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-22 13:06:00 Left FedEx Ramp CHEK LAP KOK,
    2011-03-21 23:57:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-21 23:52:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-20 22:41:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-19 23:50:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-19 23:50:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 23:50:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 23:50:00 Package in FedEx location LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 18:34:00 Package status LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-18 10:56:00 In transit LANTAU ISLAND,
    2011-03-17 21:37:00 Left FedEx Origin Location SHENZHEN,
    2011-03-17 21:11:00 Package received after FedEx cutoff time SHENZHEN,
  • 897. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    SentfrommyMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    razielxx- interesting. I ordered 64gb wifi iPad2 same day at 7:00am, also PT, so a half hour before you, but mine still has the status "Not Yet Shipped." My credit card was finally charged today but as of this evening, still no update from the April 1 shipping date. Which model did you order? I wonder if the model makes a difference in how quickly they are available to ship.

    I have, however, received both the smart cover and the keyboard, which didn't really surprise me. Presumably, there's no assembly involved there, and the only reason it took over a week to get the cover is that it came from China.

    I'd rather wait for my order online and get the model I want than physically wait in line on launch day, but I admit that I'm getting a little antsy. It's going to be a long couple of weeks.
  • 898. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    marconiusrex Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
    @Mathew F - Lucky duck! All of the shipments from China come through Anchorage, Alaska! And you are right there!

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  • 899. Re: iPad 2 Shipping
    lady zee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the info, I'm certain my ipad is on this flight and I am hopeful that I will received it tomorrow.
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