iPhone 4S: Shipping status update for pre-orders

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We have some fantastic news for those of you who stayed up late in the US to pre-order a brand spanking new iPhone 4S on October 7th. It looks like Apple are sticking to their promise of shipping initial pre-orders to consumers on October 14th.

Happy consumers are now confirming that Apple has sent them shipping notifications via email, informing them that the expected delivery date for their new iPhone will be October 14th, the first official opportunity to pick up the device.

One example of an email has been sent into Engadget, you can see what the email looks like below if you are yet to receive anything from Apple. UPS looks to be Apple’s courier of choice and considering that devices have now left Apple’s warehouse on October 11th, there may even be a handful of lucky consumers who receive their new iPhone 4S before October 14th lands – which would obviously be fairly awesome.

For those of you who are yet to pre-order the new iPhone 4S, you’ll have to wait considerably longer for the device to ship, as Apple has now slapped a 1-2 weeks expected delivery time for all new pre-orders of the device. Demand is obviously sky-high for Apple’s new iPhone, with AT&T being the first US carrier to announce huge pre-order figures on day one.

The long awaited iOS 5 update will ship on all iPhone 4S devices of course, but for everyone else, the big day is approaching. The update will be available on Wednesday the 12th, and if you are looking for some clues on what time the update will hit iTunes, you may want to check out our report yesterday which reminds you of some trends that Apple followed with regards to previous iOS updates.

Have you received a shipping notification from Apple regarding your iPhone 4S pre-order in your location?

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