Track Your New iPad’s Order Status With The Apple Store App For iPhone [iOS Tip]



If you’re anything like me, now that you’ve pre-ordered your new iPad, you’ll be obsessing over its order status.  You know it’s not going to arrive until March 16, but once every hour you’ll logon to the Apple online store to see how your package is getting on anyway.

It’s even easier to do this with the free Apple Store app for iPhone. Here’s how.

Download the Apple Store app from the App Store to your iPhone. You can also use it on the iPad, but it doesn’t support the iPad’s larger display.

Once installed, open up the app and tap the ‘More’ tab at the bottom of the screen. Now tap ‘Order Status’.

You’ll need to login with your Apple ID. If you have more than one, obviously you need to make sure you use the same one you used to order your new iPad. You will then see a list of purchases made with your Apple ID from the Apple store. Tap on your new iPad order to track its status.

At the moment, it’s likely to read “We’ve received your order” or “Processing Items.” But next week, things should get really exciting when that status changes to read “Preparing for Shipment.”

You can also use the Apple Store app on your iPhone to make purchases, find your nearest store, and even book Genius Bar appointments.

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  • CharliK

    This app is freaking awesome these days. Frankly I’m a tad shocked they haven’t just baked it into the iOS cause every iPhone owner (if not iPad) should have it. 

    I would say the same thing about iBooks as well. but I suppose they are worried about some kind of antitrust complaint on that one. 

  • Blair Wilson

    This was the only way I was able to preorder yesterday. The Apple store online would never come up. (I saw that post-it note was up for hours on the web interface after i placed my order) I was super happy for the app yesterday.

  • chrlormil

    Surprisingly, There’s still no ipad app lol

  • tornacious

    Agreed, I was able to complete my order with the Apple Store app in a few minutes, while five different browser sessions on the Apple Store kept timing out. Obviously, Apple’s web servers were giving some serious preferential treatment to their own devices.

  • Douglas Bubbletrousers

    I just checked my status and it’s already preparing for shipment!

  • seanmcadams

    my order already says “Preparing for Shipping”…hmm…any hopes of a delivery before the 16th?

  • Giancarlo Betteo

    mine is “preparing for shipment” as well. hoping for at least an early morning delivery

  • bespokegrafiks

    My order already says “Preparing for Shipping” too. 

  • Isaiah Pavia-Cruz

    mine isn’t appearing..

  • neena_n

    I am off to download the app now.

    Just curious – why the 16GB wifi model? I find the thought process behind the choice to be interesting.

  • Shell Bryson

    Mine shipped very early this morning. Still suggests delivery on the 16th, but I now have a shipping number (Scotland, UK)