If You’ve ‘Gotta Know’, Here is How to Check iPad Mini Status at UPS or FedEx

If You've 'Gotta Know', Here is How to Check iPad Mini Status at UPS or FedEx

If you head to Apple to check the status of your iPad Mini order obsessively, you will notice that all you see is ‘preparing for shipment’. This has stuck while credit cards were billed, Smart Covers have already been ordered … and November 2nd is rapidly approaching!

Don’t worry – if your order is due on November 2nd it is already well on the way. For some reason, Apple just doesn’t provide the links!

Here (thanks to Cult of Mac) how you can see where your iPad mini is right now:

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

2. For UPS, make sure “Package” is selected; for FedEx make sure you see “Track by Reference”

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 (on FedEx US is on top, at UPS it is alphabetical).

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

8) Click on Track.

If you bought multiple items, there is no guarantee that the same carrier was used for all of them. So if your Smart Cover arrived by UPS, that doesn’t mean the iPad Mini isn’t coming by FedEx (several people at Cult of Mac were freaking out about that).

Check it out!

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!