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post #41 of 85
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Because Chinese labor is a lot cheaper than maintenance on expensive assembly machines. Apple brings in up to $300 profit from each iPhone, but they rather put that money in their own pockets rather than to create jobs with a decent wage in the US or China.

 

It doesn't bother me that companies take jobs to China, what bothers me is why they do it. They do it to exploit them with bad wages and killer hours, not to give them jobs.

 

A reason why I will never again buy an iPhone/iPad/Mac

 

You're completely hilarious, and a troll. It's like saying you will never again buy a Ford car because they include a steering wheel, ignoring the fact that every car on the planet is similar. Please, enlighten us as to which consumer electronics companies you plan to support instead? I'm honestly curious, since Apple is the only that as actually put in alot of effrot into improving things and is seeing real, tangible results as evidences by the findings of the Fair Labour Association, which conducted an independant audit of Apple's suppliers (at Apple's request), something completely unprecedented for any electronics/computer company.  My guess is you're simply an anti-Apple troll, like many others online, who couldn't give a shit about Chinese workers or labour, have never uttered a word against any other company that manufactures in China (which is all of them) but simply use the issue as another tool in their Anti-Apple bashing toolbox. 

 

So again, be intellectually honest, and tell us from which company you now plan to buy your computers/phones/tablets. I've asked this of many people who have expressed the same thing as you online, and as of yet haven't gotten a single answer. And I don't expect to. It's evidence that their self-righteous bleeding hearts is a sham.

post #42 of 85
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Originally Posted by lgm313 View Post

I got the email from apple at 3:20 Easter time, I still have no tracking information, anyone else?

 

Happy Easter :-)

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post #43 of 85
Mine is being shipped from Addison, IL!!

http://t.co/7N4xG633
post #44 of 85
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Happy Easter :-)

LOL, I meant eastern .
post #45 of 85

Looked mine up on UPS.com per the suggestion of another post. Mine says it originated in Nashville, TN - same as a few others. 

 

 

 

post #46 of 85

Found my tracking number on UPS with my phone number even though the Apple status page still says my shipment is being prepared! Still in ZhengZhou for now, but still on time for a 9/21 delivery!

post #47 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pesos View Post

Because Chinese labor is a lot cheaper than maintenance on expensive assembly machines. Apple brings in up to profit from each iPhone, but they rather put that money in their own pockets rather than to create jobs with a decent wage in the US or China.

 

It doesn't bother me that companies take jobs to China, what bothers me is why they do it. They do it to exploit them with bad wages and killer hours, not to give them jobs.

 

A reason why I will never again buy an iPhone/iPad/Mac

 

With that reasoning, soon you won't be able to buy anything. Thought of walking on a high (moral) ground? You will fall. Besides, what world are you living in?
post #48 of 85

Maybe by chance, what you think is your reference number, was already a valid reference number out there in the wild. i.e. that tracking is for someone elses item?

 

Edit: come to think of it. Most non iPhone parcels are not going to be held back until Friday...  forget I spoke!

post #49 of 85
No luck with UPS for me in the UK. They don't stick with one courier company. Depending on the products, it could either TNT, UPS or FedEx as I have in the past and unfortunately, I can't remember which deliver which. Tried the first two with my phone number but found nothing.
post #50 of 85
I have the same shipping page for my phone as well. It looks like it has not actually shipped, but has been scanned for departure. Still, it's a good sign.
post #51 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pesos View Post

Because Chinese labor is a lot cheaper than maintenance on expensive assembly machines. Apple brings in up to $300 profit from each iPhone, but they rather put that money in their own pockets rather than to create jobs with a decent wage in the US or China.

 

It doesn't bother me that companies take jobs to China, what bothers me is why they do it. They do it to exploit them with bad wages and killer hours, not to give them jobs.

 

A reason why I will never again buy an iPhone/iPad/Mac


So since all companies do this, does that mean you won't be buying any computer or electronic products made in China etc.? Good luck finding any.

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post #52 of 85

Read this.

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577604324226426682.html

 

Realise that the reality whether you like it or not, the electronics / cars / power sockets / toys for your children all rely on raw materials from china... not going to change in our lifetimes, However there are moves afoot to break this domination, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=japan-vietnam-join-forces-exploit-rare-earth-minerals

 

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post #53 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pesos View Post

Because Chinese labor is a lot cheaper than maintenance on expensive assembly machines. Apple brings in up to $300 profit from each iPhone, but they rather put that money in their own pockets rather than to create jobs with a decent wage in the US or China.

 

It doesn't bother me that companies take jobs to China, what bothers me is why they do it. They do it to exploit them with bad wages and killer hours, not to give them jobs.

 

A reason why I will never again buy an iPhone/iPad/Mac

 

So what will you buy, seeing as virtually every phone/tablet/PC from other companies is also made in China, although some are now being made in Vietnam?

 

You've chosen the stupidest reason to single out Apple, since Mike Daisey was debunked.

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post #54 of 85
Geez. Some people Had a go at me when I said they were going to ship late August early Sept fom Zhengzhou a few months ago....
post #55 of 85

Good to see shipping from Addison IL, I was hoping that someone else was having an iPhone shipped from there... at first I thought it was something else that was being shipped to me since the package is listed at 2 lbs. Here's hoping UPS gets a move on early!
 

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post #56 of 85
I'll be waiting for my 64 Gig black iPhone!
post #57 of 85
Mine is on the way, based on reference number. My opening day iPhone4 will be retired (and sold to Gazelle). The 4 was the first and last phone I will ever stay up all night for. Though did get up at 3 AM for the 5, I was able to get back to sleep later.
post #58 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pesos View Post

Because Chinese labor is a lot cheaper than maintenance on expensive assembly machines. Apple brings in up to $300 profit from each iPhone, but they rather put that money in their own pockets rather than to create jobs with a decent wage in the US or China.

It doesn't bother me that companies take jobs to China, what bothers me is why they do it. They do it to exploit them with bad wages and killer hours, not to give them jobs.

A reason why I will never again buy an iPhone/iPad/Mac

http://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_t_chang_the_voices_of_china_s_workers.html
post #59 of 85

Mine has moved from China to Hong Kong to South Korea. 

 

I ordered at about 10 min after Midnight PT.

post #60 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pesos View Post

Because Chinese labor is a lot cheaper than maintenance on expensive assembly machines. Apple brings in up to $300 profit from each iPhone, but they rather put that money in their own pockets rather than to create jobs with a decent wage in the US or China.

It doesn't bother me that companies take jobs to China, what bothers me is why they do it. They do it to exploit them with bad wages and killer hours, not to give them jobs.

A reason why I will never again buy an iPhone/iPad/Mac

Have you decided not to use any computers? I'm curious what consumer electronic devices you've found that doesn't use low cost labor of the kind that you abhor.

Also, I can't say it's ideal, but they are mostly escaping subsistence farming, and the factory working conditions are certainly much nicer than factory work in the US 100 years ago. I doubt Europe was any better, and Europe was a collection of colonial powers then. So who are we really to throw stones?
Edited by JeffDM - 9/17/12 at 7:50am
post #61 of 85

My black 64gb iPhone 5 is now in Hong Kong. I just got an update. The UPS schedule says "4 days to delivery." I ordered mine at 3:08 AM ET (fortunately I get up that time on Fridays to go to work anyway). My only issue is whether I should have gotten the 32GB version since so much stuff is in the cloud now.

post #62 of 85

Any one that order from the att.com got the tracking number already?

post #63 of 85
My guess is that they have these staged across the US and overseas. I live in PA and Apple has a warehouse just east of Harrisburg, PA and I'm guessing that is where mine is sitting since I haven't seen a shipping notice yet (still pending shippment)and mine is scheduled for delivery on 9/21 via Apple. They usally ship with FedEx from there... Perhaps they can just install a pickup line there!
post #64 of 85

Actually, I am wondering if Apple is planning to use both UPS and Fedex ... it looks like it is UPS orders that are being processed now because Fedex has a more expedited process for shipping.

post #65 of 85
...They're shipping from Nashville as well - or at least mine is. Shows Nashville, TN as the origin scan yesterday with delivery on Friday the 21st. I got my order in at about 12:03AM via the Apple Store app - before the website was showing the store being back online.
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post #67 of 85

All you peeps with delivery info, had any of you originally received the Oct 5th delivery date?? I'm assuming no, just curious.

post #68 of 85

Any att?

post #69 of 85
I tracked by the reference number and mine shipped from Nashville on 09/15 via UPS.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbq9cwnb4lmsilg/trackinginfoiphone5.tiff
post #70 of 85
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Originally Posted by Psirix View Post

No email yet from Apple for me but if yours has shipped go to Ups.com and under "Track by Reference" and fill out date, your zip. Under "Shipment Reference" put in your phone number you have you attached to your Apple Store account. I checked mine and it shipped! Has the same arrival info, times, etc as the image in the story. Has Friday the 21st delivery as expected.

 

This worked for me. No shipping info from Apple and still shows 'prepping for shipment' but this worked. I guess they are so overloaded that they haven't updated the shipping info for some reason.

 

FYI, for the reference, just use your phone without any dashes or other punctuation and no "1". Just area code and phone number "1234567899"

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post #71 of 85
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Originally Posted by Psirix View Post

No email yet from Apple for me but if yours has shipped go to Ups.com and under "Track by Reference" and fill out date, your zip. Under "Shipment Reference" put in your phone number you have you attached to your Apple Store account. I checked mine and it shipped! Has the same arrival info, times, etc as the image in the story. Has Friday the 21st delivery as expected.

 This Psirix!  Was able to obtain my shipping status and the tracking number...Apple Store status still says preparing for shipment.  I also signed up for e-mail status updates.

 

post #72 of 85

Mine ordered in Germany does not show anything new - still saying delivery on 9/21 though...

I hope I get it on time and that also my Nano-SIM is on its way...

post #73 of 85

It is interesting that some peoples' shipping origin is in the US and some directly from China.  I assume that Apple has been stockpiling iPhone 5's in the US to facilitate pre-order shipping. But I wonder logistically how they determined what iPhone 5's come from inventory in the US and who gets their shipment from China.  Also, does that mean that iPhone 5's coming from a US origin were produced before iPhone 5's coming directly from China?   How long have they been in inventory in the US?  Would there be a concern over build quality for iPhone 5's coming from a US origin if they were produced in one of the first batches, before they made any final adjustments to the production process?

post #74 of 85
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Originally Posted by tonyb2264 View Post

 This Psirix!  Was able to obtain my shipping status and the tracking number...Apple Store status still says preparing for shipment.  I also signed up for e-mail status updates.




The same thing here. I have exactly the same shipping status as yours. Louisville is about 6 hour drive from my place so now I really want to know when I will get my phone. Hopefully it will be tomorrow. Crossing my fingers~
post #75 of 85
Louisville must be one of the major hubs where groups of orders will be split apart since the status has been stuck there for nearly 24 hours. Interesting to see the status for Wed. I'm in Houston so I'm probably right on schedule for a Fri delivery. I think they are timing/holding orders to make deliveries coincide with launch day. Would be nice to see someone celebrate early though. Good luck.
post #76 of 85
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Louisville must be one of the major hubs where groups of orders will be split apart since the status has been stuck there for nearly 24 hours.

Your guess is pretty accurate. Louisville is the central UPS hub for the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldport_(UPS_air_hub)

It is possible that Apple paid for date-specific service where they will deliver on release day and no sooner or later. They have done that before.
post #77 of 85

Now that I see they're using UPS I'm extra glad I got the address changed.  My guys forge signatures and throw at the front porch.  I'm lucky if I have to go outside after UPS comes around and notice a package laying around.

post #78 of 85
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Originally Posted by tonyb2264 View Post

Louisville must be one of the major hubs where groups of orders will be split apart since the status has been stuck there for nearly 24 hours. Interesting to see the status for Wed. I'm in Houston so I'm probably right on schedule for a Fri delivery. I think they are timing/holding orders to make deliveries coincide with launch day. Would be nice to see someone celebrate early though. Good luck.

 

You're right. ;( It's stuck over there for almost one day already. I really think they will try to do such timing control again this time.

post #79 of 85
Apple has become very strict with their release dates. Even the case makers are following the same rules. It's extremely hard to get an iPhone 5 case from any of the major companies. I called a few today and most aren't shipping or making them available on their sites until 9/21. Some will let you pre order but they won't ship until 9/21. I would've loved to have a case for my phone ahead of time so I wouldn't have to worry about accidental damage. AT&T claims they will have a selection of cases in their stores on release day. However, I pre ordered my iPhone to avoid the lines at the stores.
post #80 of 85
If you want a case early amazon has iPhone 5 cases
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