Your iPad Mini Has Probably Already Shipped, Here’s How To Track Where It Is Right Now

Your iPad Mini Has Probably Already Shipped, Here’s How To Track Where It Is Right Now

Even if Apple hasn’t sent you a shipping notice yet, your iPad mini may already be shipped.

If you preordered an iPad mini directly from Apple.com, you have probably noticed that you have yet to receive a shipping confirmation from Apple… and it’s getting close to the wire.

Considering the fact that Apple is guaranteeing a Friday, November 2nd delivery for initial preorders, and that Apple usually ships out new products directly from the factories in China, that might have you concerned.

There’s no reason to panic. Your iPad mini has, in all likelihood, already shipped, and is right now sitting in a delivery center in the United States, just waiting for Apple to give the okay to have it delivered to your door.

Here’s how to check on your iPad mini, even if Apple hasn’t sent you a shipping reference yet.

First, the caveat: we can only confirm this works if Apple shipped your iPad mini using UPS and you live in the United States. A similar procedure might work for other delivery carriers, though.

Here’s how you can see where your iPad mini is right now:

1. Go to UPS.com’s Track By Reference Page.

2. For Shipment Type, make sure “Package” is selected.

3. For Shipment Reference, enter the phone number associated with your Apple ID, without dashes. (In other words, XXXXXXXXXX, not XXX-XXX-XXXX)

4) Use the default Shipment Date Range.

5) Leave Shipper Account blank.

6) Select your destination country from the drop down list.

7) Enter your ZIP code under Destination ZIP/Postal Code.

8) Hit Track.

If UPS already has your iPad mini, you should now see it, along with a tracking number and a shipping history, somewhere on the Tracking Summary list. Here’s what mine looks like:

Your iPad Mini Has Probably Already Shipped, Here’s How To Track Where It Is Right Now
In our admittedly narrow tests, it appears that most if not all iPad minis guaranteed for a 11/2 delivery are already sitting in the country at UPS service centers, just waiting to finish their trip from China to your door.

Did this work for you? Where’s your iPad mini now? Let us know in the comments.

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  • joel125

    Worked. Did this yesterday. Mine is same as the pic above!

  • ashisharg

    I ordered it at 3:05 AM EST. Now when I track it this is what I get:
    >>>UPS could not locate the shipment details for your request. Verify your information and try again.

    I live in NYC. May be this could be because of the storm.

  • branqazwsx

    mine only shows the smart cover tracking that was delivered yesterday

  • Jomo25

    Worked. I have a total of 3 on order. 2 are viewable on UPS. But one was shipped via Fedex, and actually was “picked up” in California, and held for future delivery for Friday of course. I found it the same way, using my phone number in the Track by Reference page. Oddly, this one was viewable earlier than the UPS ones.

  • trex67

    Cool. Thanks.

  • York2

    Cool. Mine arrived in Louisville, KY yesterday and is planned for delivery by EOD Friday.

  • branqazwsx

    Worked. I have a total of 3 on order. 2 are viewable on UPS. But one was shipped via Fedex, and actually was “picked up” in California, and held for future delivery for Friday of course. I found it the same way, using my phone number in the Track by Reference page. Oddly, this one was viewable earlier than the UPS ones.

    Thanks! Used my phone number under the track by reference page on FedEx.com and found it that way. It looks like it’s being held in Middletown, PA.

  • djfurst5

    Mine isn’t showing up. :/ I’m getting nervous.

  • jmw917

    Totally worked, Thanks!

  • branqazwsx

    Mine isn’t showing up. :/ I’m getting nervous.

    Do a search on FedEx.com under the track by reference page.

  • ashisharg

    Thanks all for FedEX. It worked. Its in PA :)

  • sqt

    Mine is in Louisville too….

  • djfurst5
    Mine isn’t showing up. :/ I’m getting nervous.

    Do a search on FedEx.com under the track by reference page.

    I tried that too. Still no results.

  • CALL_151

    No luck with UPS or FEDEX, but this trick didn’t work for my iPhone 5 either.

  • t_my360

    Worked for me. Mine is sitting in Louisville, KY. Delivery date the 2nd.

  • Lady_756

    Mine are listed under FedEx.

  • djfurst5
    Mine isn’t showing up. :/ I’m getting nervous.

    Do a search on FedEx.com under the track by reference page.

    I tried this. Still no results.

  • rlbadger

    Found my by the same method on Fedex…unfortunately mine’s sitting in Pennsylvania, but still has a 10/2 delivery date. Let’s hope it doesn’t get delayed due to the storm…

  • aguyfromhere

    I checked UPS and FedEx and both show nothing. Really worried.

  • snudurupati

    I tracked UPS by my phone number and only showed my smart case already delivered from China, so tried FEdex and found a package 2 lbs sitting in PA for a future delivery. So at least I know mine will be delivered Friday, given nothing abnormal happens.

  • mosesdanger

    Didn’t work on either UPS or FedEx. Shipping to New Orleans. It seems odd that Apple wouldn’t send out tracking numbers by now. Is this normal for event shipping? I’m only worried because I need to pre-sign because Ill be at work. I can’t do that without a tracking number.

  • Dreezy

    I had no luck finding my new iPad that is set to deliver on 11/2. Really hoping the storm isn’t going to cause any delays or issues :(

  • unrealdude03

    I checked my through fedex and UPS and nothing is showing up. :/ I ordered 2 and would think that it would show up already. Also I called Fedex and they had no shipments coming to me and when I called UPS they told me they couldn’t help me with anything without a tracking number (while fedex went ahead and checked for me UPS didn’t bother to help).

  • dkla_diann

    Mine is FEDEx!

    Mine isn’t showing up. :/ I’m getting nervous.

    Do a search on FedEx.com under the track by reference page.

    Mine isn’t showing up. :/ I’m getting nervous.

    Do a search on FedEx.com under the track by reference page.

  • ozymandius

    This works for me. My detailed tracking info is nearly identical to the screen shot in the article. Already received smart cover on Wednesday (10/30).

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  • beetramm

    Checked Fedex and UPS, notta… 32GB white AT&T engraved…

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