Engadget reports that Apple recently began sending out emails to the lucky souls who were actually able to pre-order the iPhone 4 and didn’t have their orders cancelled or teeter endlessly in processing. Interestingly, the email says that the iPhone will arrive by June 23rd, even though the official launch doesn’t kick off until one day later, on the 24th.
The email reads:
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 http://www.apple.com/orderstatus
The Apple Store Team