Pre-Ordered the iPhone 4? You Might Get it Today


I just got a message from one of my closest friends indicating that his iPhone will be at his doorstep on the 23rd, a day early. Thinking that he was messing with me because I opted to pick it up at the store when I reserved it online, I asked him to show me the proof, so he forwarded the email from Apple and here it is.

UPDATE 1 – Looks like Engadget is also reporting the same.

UPDATE 2 – USA Today also reporting the 23rd ship date.

UPDATE 3 – iPhone 4 (Video of  iPhone 4 unboxing below) arrived today (June 22nd) – MobileCrunch

So why would Apple ship an iPhone 4 two days ahead of schedule? Thoughts?

From: [email protected]
Date: June 22, 2010 1:43:02 AM EDT
To: <Deleted intentionally>
Subject: Apple Store – Your iPhone will deliver on June 23rd

Dear Apple Store Customer,
You recently received a Shipment Notification email from Apple advising you that your iPhone has shipped.
This email is to confirm that your delivery will occur on June 23rd. Although Apple and FedEx tracking information may currently indicate a later date, you can check the FedEx website the morning of the June 23rd to track your package to your doorstep.
In the event that you will not be available to accept delivery on June 23rd, it may be more convenient to use our pre-sign delivery option by visiting our Order Status website at
The Apple Store Team

So it looks like Apple will be shipping the iPhone 4 on the 23rd instead of the 24th, but why? Are they trying to under promise and over delivery to make up for the horrible customer experience last week when customers were trying to place orders? Are they trying to appease all 3G owners that are ticked off because they don’t have Wallpapers and Multitasking? With the iPad, no one not even Wozniak saw it until it was available to the public, so why screw customers like me who reserved our phones at the store and give preference to those who ordered online? A lot of questions…anyone have any thoughts?

Screenshot of email.


Interestingly enough the tracking page from FedEx still shows the 24th as the delivery date.


Anybody else getting this message? Please post it in the comments section below.