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Apple now sending iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus shipping notifications for Friday delivery

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Apple has started sending out shipping notifications for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, right on schedule for Friday delivery. The shipment notifications are likely rolling out over the next few hours so don’t worry if you haven’t gotten your dispatched notification just yet. Unless your iPhone is delayed by the Pope, you should be just fine getting your iPhone on launch day — September 25th.

Many orders stating Preparing for Shipment on Apple’s website have actually already left the factory and are en route. As such, almost all orders quoting Friday delivery will be delivered on time. Even so, it’s reassuring to get the confirmation shipment email — tell us in the comments if you’ve got yours.

Earlier today, Apple released its first bug fix update for iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, which addresses a few common issues being experienced by users, including a freeze where iPhones and iPads would get stuck on the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen.  The fixes come just in time for the new phones to be released, hopefully contributing to a problem-free public launch of the new iPhone 6s.

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  1. I got my “Shipped Notice” since Sunday Night… UPS had mine sitting in their Holding Location somewhere in Southern CA and can’t release it until Friday, so this is very old news to me.

  2. pnhawaii - 8 years ago

    Mine changed to “shipped” a few hours ago.

  3. gradly - 8 years ago

    My friend per-ordered one for me, bet we haven’t got any confirmation email at all? And the PayPal still showing the amount as pending?? Anyone with similar issue or knows whats going on??!

  4. 89p13 - 8 years ago

    Mine has been sitting in a Partners warehouse since Monday – and it shipped to the Philadelphia UPS sorting facility yesterday. It will be trucked across the river tonight or tomorrow to the local NJ UPS facility for a Friday A.M. Delivery.

    I just a complete backup of my 6Plus in anticipation of doing the restore to the 6S Plus once the UPS driver drops it off.

    • sc0rez - 8 years ago

      I have the 4s, what steps should I take to transfer my stuff over to this 6s+? Just do a full back up now and then hook up the new phone to itunes and restore or transfer all apps contacts etc? Forgive me for I have never done this before. My status here in bc canada is sitting at preparing to ship as of this morning. I can’t wait for the new phone!

    • Look at the delivery date, if it shows delivers by sept 25th, Probably shipped and the system stuck, if it says 3 to 4 weeks you’ll have to wait that period begining on the 25th

  5. Van (@arcon241) - 8 years ago

    I received notification for shipment of my Iphone 6S and Iphone 6S Plus today within 2 hours of each other for delivery on Friday. Woohoo!

  6. albertibiti - 8 years ago

    Mine is still seating on Preparing for Shipment :( and it says estimated shipping date 9/25, WTF!

    • Too many people has the same problem, Apple assures all of us when it says delivery Sept, 25th it will be. Today is still 23rd so be patient. Mine same message but don’t worry, They’re humans and they can do so much at a time you know what i mean?

  7. Grant Page (@badjuijui) - 8 years ago

    Very pleased to get the shipped notice today, given that Verizon had been showing that I would get my Rose Gold, 64GB, Iphone 6s Plus on October 7th from the very start. I wonder if they just give worst case scenario, or maybe some of the contrarians are correct in their assertions that the S isn’t selling as fast as Apple has been implying. Whatever the case, I will get my first Iphone ever after switching from Android.

  8. nathanwise - 8 years ago

    Ordered a 6s+ through ATT on launch morning (105am MST). Originally it was slated to ship October 16-24……Just got the email TODAY that it will arrive the 25th! STOKED!!!!

    • ag80911 - 7 years ago

      Lucky you! – I ordered at 3:06AM (EST) and mine still shows October 16-24 – let’s hope they change it quick :)

  9. Matthew Golden - 7 years ago

    My iPhone 6s 128GB didn’t arrive as scheduled, it is with TNT express couriers but didn’t deliver, no scheduled for next Tuesday. Called Apple and they said a manager would call me back, but nobody called back. Called TNT express 24/7 Customer Service Centre but got a recorded message informing me they were closed until 8am Monday!
    Massive fail Apple and TNT!!!!


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