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iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Now Beginning to Ship to Sprint Customers



If you’ve struggled through the chaos of pre-ordering your iPhone 4S at midnight Pacific Time on October 7, 2011, you must be wondering when your order was shipping, and if it would ship in time for when the flagship Apple smartphone launches to retail channels on October 14. Well, if you’re a Sprint customer, you may begin to see some shipping notifications that the iPhone 4S has started to ship.

According to Sprint’s shipping notification that 9to5 Mac obtained, the sold out iPhone 4S has shipped effective on midnight of October 9, 2011 and is scheduled to be delivered overnight, suggesting that the device may arrive on customers’ doorsteps starting Monday or Tuesday.


Additionally, AT&T customers are noting that the devices are now leaving warehouses.

For those who didn’t pre-order the iPhone 4S and enjoy the tradition and ritual of lining up outside an Apple store or any one of Apple’s partners’ storefronts, the iPhone 4S will start going on sale starting at 8 AM on October 14.



  1. Sjohnson

    10/10/2011 at 4:42 am

    My AT&T phone also shipped this morning. Can’t wait.

  2. Chanse895

    10/10/2011 at 4:44 am

    This is bullshit!

  3. Carl Black

    10/10/2011 at 6:05 am

    The Sprint email clearly says the shipment will arrive Friday or Saturday. Just because the tracking number has been created doesn’t mean the shipment will actually enter their system until Wednesday or Thursday. We shall see…

  4. Jrac19k

    10/10/2011 at 8:20 am

    Anyone who has sprint, once your phone is connected and you can log into your sprint account online and see the features, call them back and say to have them drop the $10 premium charge.  This applied to 4G users at first and now they are trying to make everyone pay this even though the Iphone 4S is a 3G phone. Premium Data mean higher speed like 4G. I currently pay $69.00 for a palm pre its a 3g Phone, why should the Iphone 4S be anymore?

    • P320cory

      10/10/2011 at 9:14 am

      iphone uses hspa, this is a 4g technology, not as fast as others ( like lte), however it is a 4g technology

      • P320cory

        10/10/2011 at 9:17 am

        I mispoke, not 4g tech, close to 4g speed without significant battery usage.

        • SuperAC

          10/10/2011 at 6:46 pm

          only with At&t though..not sprint…right now sprint 3G speeds are a suckin

  5. Kjlyons03

    10/10/2011 at 2:07 pm

    has anyone one else received a shipping notification from sprint? I havent seen anyone post anything anywhere but this 9to5mac

    • Shermanus

      10/10/2011 at 6:13 pm

      Got my UPS shipping number and it says In Transit on the UPS site

      • Mingyookim

        10/10/2011 at 8:20 pm

        I got my tracking number today.
        but the weird thing is this.
        on the email from Sprint, the estimated delivery date is 10/11/2011, which is tomorrow.
        so, we get the iphone before the 14th?

      • Shermanus

        10/11/2011 at 5:54 am

        (btw: this is through Sprint) So much for the UPS app on the iPhone. Went to the “real” site: ” A shipping label has been created – 2 day air. So nothing on the way.
        Hence, if it ships today it could be here on Thursday. Don’t know if Sprint shipments come from Sprint or Apple.

    • Onejackass

      10/11/2011 at 1:29 pm

      My order shows a shipping label has been created but not shipped yet. It also shows ups 2 day air service. I’m thinking they will ship it out on wed. And I’ll receive it on Friday.

  6. Jems

    10/10/2011 at 2:17 pm

    Can’t wait! Got my notice from Sprint today that the phone is being shipped overnight.  As someone else mentioned, I still don’t expect to see it until  Friday (Thursday at the earliest!) since my guess is they made the ticket but won’t release the product until later.

  7. Kjlyons03

    10/10/2011 at 3:48 pm

    My order status says “submitted”. I called today and they said that the iphones will ship after launch date and expect 3-8 days for shipping. I pre ordered on oct 7th.

    • Deo

      10/10/2011 at 7:12 pm

      Yeah, this is what I was told…

      • Deo

        10/11/2011 at 7:55 am

        So, I just got off the phone with them again. They had my tracking number, but for some reason didn’t send it out via e-mail. :)

  8. Danny

    10/11/2011 at 2:26 am

    I received the notice from Sprint; however, with my tracking number at UPS, it says: “>>> UPS could not locate the shipment details for your request. Please
    verify your information and try again later. “.

  9. Carlos vasquez

    10/11/2011 at 7:22 am

    Great now that 400kbs down and 700kbs 3G speeds in NYC will go down further. These idiots at Sprint knew that they had this phone coming several months ago, but didn’t do anything about improving their network. 

  10. PaulR1

    10/12/2011 at 2:09 pm

    my iPhone 4S was shipped this morning,,wednesday according to verizon notification,,l have the tracking number,so  hopefully late thursday or early friday l will have the device,,,,very niceee

  11. PaulR1

    10/12/2011 at 2:10 pm

    lm sure that fedex truck is full of iphone4S

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