Apple’s annual iPhone launch day is now almost upon us, and with many millions having pre-ordered over the past week or so, there’ll be plenty of anxious owners waiting for the postman to knock at the door these next few days. But if you’re finding the wait to be a little tantalizing, a nifty little Web-based tool lets you track your device as it flies over the Atlantic, and provided your device is still in the air and you have a UPS tracking number, you can watch minute-by-minute coverage as it tiptoes over on a satellite map.
Of course, one could argue that most folks have better ways to spend their time than by following an incoming iPhone on FlightAware, but given that we’re all geeks here, we shouldn’t feel ashamed to admit that a new device makes us feel like a kid on Christmas Eve.
Watching as your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus flies towards your front door certainly won’t help it get there any quicker, either. In fact, like standing by an oven waiting for your food to crisp over, this over-zealous monitoring is only going to help the time pass more slowly, but nevertheless, seeing it move in your direction will at least reassure you that it’s well on its way.
With Apple reporting 4 million pre-orders of its new devices, the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will almost certainly be the biggest yet, and with queues already beginning to form outside some of the company’s flagship Retail Stores, it’s likely to be manic as iPhone Fever once again takes a stronghold.
Pre-ordering is always the hassle-free option for those looking to secure a handset right away, but if you’re planning on lining up outside your local Apple Store this Friday, it should be a little more organized than ever before. Apple has introduced a new digital ticketing system that will not only better sync with live stock counts, but will also do away with paper tickets that can easily get lost amid the frenzy.
Anyway, if you’ve taken the peaceful pre-order route, you can see your iPhone flying towards its destination by pointing your browser to: uk.flightaware.com/live/iphone and inputting your UPS tracking code, we’re sure you have one.