If you live in New York City and Philadelphia, and have pre-ordered your iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for the launch day delivery, then it looks like you may not get the delivery on time, according to a report on MacRumors.
The delay seems to be due to Pope Francis’ visit to the two cities next week. UPS, the courier company that delivers Apple’s pre-orders has posted a temporary notice on their website, which states that no pickups and deliveries will be available in certain areas in New York City on Thursday and Friday, September 24-25 and in Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday, September 25-26. This means that residents in these areas will get their shiny new iPhones only on Monday.
Here are the details of the affected areas (via MacRumors):
New York City: 10001, 10007, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10029
Philadelphia: 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19123, 19130, 19146, 19147
The affected areas in New York City are all in Manhattan, including parts of Chelsea, Civic Center, East Harlem, Midtown, Tribeca and the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. Pope Francis will be making appearances in those areas at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, United Nations headquarters, 9/11 Museum, Central Park, Madison Square Garden and elsewhere next Thursday and Friday.
The affected areas in Philadelphia include parts of Bella Vista, Callowhill, Center City, Devil’s Pocket, Fairmount, Grays Ferry, Logan Square, Mantua, Northern Liberties, Passyunk Square, Pennsport, Point Breeze, Poplar, Powelton Village, Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Southwark, Spring Garden, Spruce Hill, University City, Washington Square West, West Philadelphia and West Powelton.
UPS offers personal pickup option, so you should still be able to get your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus on launch day. FedEx and other courier companies haven’t announced their plans on how they plan to handle the deliveries when Pope Francis visits these cities.
Apple has already started shipping the first batch of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus orders from China to customers. You can check our post to find out how to find out your iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-order status.