iPad 3G Update – Status Shows ‘Prepared for Shipping’

iPad 3G Update – Status Shows ‘Prepared for Shipping’

I am getting feedback from iPad 3G customers who are checking their order status on Apple’s website and reporting that their status is now showing “Prepared for Shipment.”

This would indicate that iPad 3G’s are about to shipped out today, and right on schedule for US based customers to receive their iPad 3G’s by Friday – as Apple promised.

If you didn’t pre-order your iPad 3G then no worries my friend – just show up at an Apple store on Friday after 5pm and Apple says they will be there.

But realize that the availability of the iPad 3G on Friday afternoon will be on a first come first serve basis – so you might want to join the line that is more than likely going to start forming well before 5pm.

Let us know when your iPad 3G arrives!

  • DrTom

    Having ordered on March 12 (early to beat the rush) gets me the privalage of getting my ipad 3g later. I thought we that pre-ordered would have our Ipad by April 30, not "shipped" on April 30. What the hell , it still feels like Christmas. I haven't had this much anticipation since Santa brought me my first Playboy Bunny :) I will be waiting in teh drive for my FedEx man to arrive. Cheers!!!!

  • DrTom

    Having ordered on March 12 (early to beat the rush) gets me the privalage of getting my ipad 3g later. I thought we that pre-ordered would have our Ipad by April 30, not "shipped" on April 30. What the hell , it still feels like Christmas. I haven't had this much anticipation since Santa brought me my first Playboy Bunny :) I will be waiting in teh drive for my FedEx man to arrive. Cheers!!!!

  • Slavetonone

    I ordered my iPad 3G April 10th and have yet to see my order status update. I have had the funds go on hold on my bank account twice since April 10th and the secound time has now dropped off since it was never finalized from apple and the funs are now available to me again. I hope mine updates today as this is driving me crazy!

  • Slavetonone

    I ordered my iPad 3G April 10th and have yet to see my order status update. I have had the funds go on hold on my bank account twice since April 10th and the secound time has now dropped off since it was never finalized from apple and the funs are now available to me again. I hope mine updates today as this is driving me crazy!

  • hasbat

    Says "Prepared for Shipment " for me

  • hasbat

    Says "Prepared for Shipment " for me

  • Slavetonone

    wish mine said that! Mine just says "Not yet shipped". :-(

  • Slavetonone

    wish mine said that! Mine just says "Not yet shipped". :-(

  • Slavetonone

    wish mine said that! Mine just says "Not yet shipped". :-(

  • Slavetonone

    wish mine said that! Mine just says "Not yet shipped". :-(

  • NotSoPatient

    I've had the exact same experience. Ordered maybe an hour after they started accepting pre-orders, have had a hold on my card twice, the second one just dropping off this morning. Still no update on order status. Wonder what that means? I'm very tempted to cancel the pre-order before the status changes and just to wait in line…

  • NotSoPatient

    I've had the exact same experience. Ordered maybe an hour after they started accepting pre-orders, have had a hold on my card twice, the second one just dropping off this morning. Still no update on order status. Wonder what that means? I'm very tempted to cancel the pre-order before the status changes and just to wait in line…

  • Anxioustorecieveipad

    Ordered mine on the 4th of this month.. Still says "Not yet shipped" but I'm assuming since I got the email a couple weeks ago " You will still get it by the promised 'Late April' " that I will still get it by Friday! Apple, don't let me down!

  • Anxioustorecieveipad

    Ordered mine on the 4th of this month.. Still says "Not yet shipped" but I'm assuming since I got the email a couple weeks ago " You will still get it by the promised 'Late April' " that I will still get it by Friday! Apple, don't let me down!

  • Bryan

    "Prepared for shipment" on mine too!!! :)

  • Bryan

    "Prepared for shipment" on mine too!!! :)

  • Slavetonone

    I just got off the phone with apple, (I know I know..) and they told me that my iPad shows that it will be delivered Friday the 30th and that the shipping details should update by tomorrow.

  • Slavetonone

    I just got off the phone with apple, (I know I know..) and they told me that my iPad shows that it will be delivered Friday the 30th and that the shipping details should update by tomorrow.

  • Slavetonone

    :-)

  • Slavetonone

    :-)

  • Anxioustorecieveipad

    Yeah, I just called apple too… They said " You're in the grouping for it to arrive Friday " Hopefully it stays that way!

  • Anxioustorecieveipad

    Yeah, I just called apple too… They said " You're in the grouping for it to arrive Friday " Hopefully it stays that way!

  • @AustinMatherne

    It should arrive on the 30th. Your order status should change to shipped today (the 28th) and be shipped via FedEx two day. Which means it'll arrive on the 30th as promised. That's what seems to be going on anyway.

  • @AustinMatherne

    It should arrive on the 30th. Your order status should change to shipped today (the 28th) and be shipped via FedEx two day. Which means it'll arrive on the 30th as promised. That's what seems to be going on anyway.

  • frutkak

    I saw and spoke to my UPS delivery driver today (I know him pretty well). He said they are at the holding facility waiting to be delivered Friday!!! He joked that there were security guards.

  • frutkak

    I saw and spoke to my UPS delivery driver today (I know him pretty well). He said they are at the holding facility waiting to be delivered Friday!!! He joked that there were security guards.

  • palm springs

    im in palm springs, california does anyone know if its fedex or ups? that delivers? Because on the website for Apple it shows "priority" for shipping.

  • palm springs

    im in palm springs, california does anyone know if its fedex or ups? that delivers? Because on the website for Apple it shows "priority" for shipping.

  • hoodedcrow

    Yeah, anyone know, I thought it was Fedex… UPS comes by around 5pm, Fedex around noon, or before in my neck of the woods.

  • hoodedcrow

    Yeah, anyone know, I thought it was Fedex… UPS comes by around 5pm, Fedex around noon, or before in my neck of the woods.

  • Tampa

    Ordered mine April 5…status changed today to "Prepared for Shipment"…Now we are talking!

  • Tampa

    Ordered mine April 5…status changed today to "Prepared for Shipment"…Now we are talking!

  • frutkak

    My UPS guy said they have them.

  • frutkak

    My UPS guy said they have them.

  • Dangler69

    UPS? I thought Apple used Fed Ex

  • Dangler69

    UPS? I thought Apple used Fed Ex

  • DrTom

    My status hovers at "prepared to ship". I live where birds use GPS to nest. If it gets here Friday it will have to be by one of those birds. UPS and FedEx only deliveries every other Tuesday on odd months. :)
    I am still living with my order number in holding and trying to figunre what "prepared to ship" means. This has been a fun day at the circus.

  • DrTom

    My status hovers at "prepared to ship". I live where birds use GPS to nest. If it gets here Friday it will have to be by one of those birds. UPS and FedEx only deliveries every other Tuesday on odd months. :)
    I am still living with my order number in holding and trying to figunre what "prepared to ship" means. This has been a fun day at the circus.

  • Apple has used both UPS and FedEx for various launches. 3Gs was UPS, iPad Wi-Fi was FedEx. So, don't be surprised when you hear these are arriving via UPS.

  • Apple has used both UPS and FedEx for various launches. 3Gs was UPS, iPad Wi-Fi was FedEx. So, don't be surprised when you hear these are arriving via UPS.

  • DrTom

    OK…OK….OK I made a call also. Apple Girl assured me I would have my Ipad 3g Friday, April 30. Update to my shipping would come tonight and the carrier and delivery confirmation # will be revealed then. Will need a signer to get it, so I guess I will pull up a chair to the front door and read my Kindle until it arrives! Ain't life great!!!!

  • DrTom

    OK…OK….OK I made a call also. Apple Girl assured me I would have my Ipad 3g Friday, April 30. Update to my shipping would come tonight and the carrier and delivery confirmation # will be revealed then. Will need a signer to get it, so I guess I will pull up a chair to the front door and read my Kindle until it arrives! Ain't life great!!!!

  • DrTom

    See my above comments update from 5 mins ago!~

  • DrTom

    See my above comments update from 5 mins ago!~

  • Knight

    I preordered April 15th and mine still says "Not Yet Shipped". I called Apple earlier today and of course i got the same run around that i'll get it for sure on Friday. I won't feel better until i see something changed on my order status though. I also pray that they use UPS as he comes around 5pm and Fedex way too early, not too mention they wont redeliver on saturdays. I hate fedex big time…there pick up facility is even far as hell in another city. I pray the status changes when i wake up in the morning. btw Miami, Fl here.

  • Knight

    I preordered April 15th and mine still says "Not Yet Shipped". I called Apple earlier today and of course i got the same run around that i'll get it for sure on Friday. I won't feel better until i see something changed on my order status though. I also pray that they use UPS as he comes around 5pm and Fedex way too early, not too mention they wont redeliver on saturdays. I hate fedex big time…there pick up facility is even far as hell in another city. I pray the status changes when i wake up in the morning. btw Miami, Fl here.

  • Tim

    mine is shipping today.. to be arriving before 3pm tomorrow via Fedex. Im tracking it on fedex and my touch fedex app.

  • Tim

    mine is shipping today.. to be arriving before 3pm tomorrow via Fedex. Im tracking it on fedex and my touch fedex app.

  • Gil

    Ordered mine 21 April. At the time of order the website stated "shipping late april". Amid the shipping cost fracas – apparently Apple took down the expidite shipping option as it was not available as an option at the time of my purchase. Funny thing though – my receipt (and status) say "shipping by May 7". ARRRG. Looks like I won't get it Friday, and didn't have the option to express ship. /disapointing

  • Gil

    Ordered mine 21 April. At the time of order the website stated "shipping late april". Amid the shipping cost fracas – apparently Apple took down the expidite shipping option as it was not available as an option at the time of my purchase. Funny thing though – my receipt (and status) say "shipping by May 7". ARRRG. Looks like I won't get it Friday, and didn't have the option to express ship. /disapointing

  • capneocrowley

    Me being struck by lightning (no joke) 4 years back really gets me ready to have a ipad

  • capneocrowley

    Me being struck by lightning (no joke) 4 years back really gets me ready to have a ipad

  • palm springs

    Finally! A tracking # FedEx by pm tomorrow!!!!

  • palm springs

    Finally! A tracking # FedEx by pm tomorrow!!!!

  • Washington DC

    Finally got my FedEx tracking # for arriving by 10:30am and got a free wireless keyboard and belkin grip vue cover since Apple messed up and cancelled my order a couple of weeks ago due to a glitch in there system thinking that if more than 2 ipad's are ordered for an apartment building (with same address but different apartment #'s)! Thanks Apple for taking care of me!

  • Washington DC

    Finally got my FedEx tracking # for arriving by 10:30am and got a free wireless keyboard and belkin grip vue cover since Apple messed up and cancelled my order a couple of weeks ago due to a glitch in there system thinking that if more than 2 ipad's are ordered for an apartment building (with same address but different apartment #'s)! Thanks Apple for taking care of me!

  • Knight

    I called around 1pm today (thursday) to see why my order kept saying Not shipped yet, Lady on phone said i'll get it on friday for sure and even offered to change my address so it ships to my job which i did. About an hour later my order gets canceled because i work for a freight forwarder and they don't ship to freight forwarders. I called them back around 3pm and complained that they didn't have to cancel the order but could of called me to ship it to my home instead, I got screwed and tried to see if i could go to the nearest apple store after work on friday (tomorrow) to see if i get lucky when Apple calls me back around 3:45pm and said it was a mistake that my order got canceled and if i wish to continue with the same order and have it shipped to my job, Of course i said yes and was surprised that they even called me back on this issue. I now have a tracking number and will receive the ipad at work before 3 pm by fedex coming out of PA. What an eventfull day of apple drama lol. Atleast i know it was shipped finally.

  • Knight

    I called around 1pm today (thursday) to see why my order kept saying Not shipped yet, Lady on phone said i'll get it on friday for sure and even offered to change my address so it ships to my job which i did. About an hour later my order gets canceled because i work for a freight forwarder and they don't ship to freight forwarders. I called them back around 3pm and complained that they didn't have to cancel the order but could of called me to ship it to my home instead, I got screwed and tried to see if i could go to the nearest apple store after work on friday (tomorrow) to see if i get lucky when Apple calls me back around 3:45pm and said it was a mistake that my order got canceled and if i wish to continue with the same order and have it shipped to my job, Of course i said yes and was surprised that they even called me back on this issue. I now have a tracking number and will receive the ipad at work before 3 pm by fedex coming out of PA. What an eventfull day of apple drama lol. Atleast i know it was shipped finally.

  • Anxioustorecieveipad

    Yeah, I just called apple too… They said " You're in the grouping for it to arrive Friday " Hopefully it stays that way!

  • frutkak

    My UPS guy said they have them.