Surprise! Some pre-ordered iPhones will arrive on June 23rd

Back on Saturday, we did a quick post letting iPhone 4 pre-orderers know to check their inbox, as their iPhones had likely just hit the delivery truck. We warned, however, that just because they were on their way didn’t mean that they’d be getting them early, citing Apple’s tendency “to have tricks up their sleeves to keep these things locked down until the big day”.

Well, we were wrong. We just got a flurry of tips to our inbox, all indicating the same thing: a whole bunch of folks will be getting their iPhone 4s bright and early on June 23rd, one whole day before the rest of the world. Check after the jump for the full text of the e-mail.

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