Tracking the iPhone

As I said yesterday, I’ve ordered my iPhone. This morning I had an email from Apple saying it was on its way, along with a FedEx tracking number. About 10:00 this morning, this is what FedEx told me:


and as of about 7:00 tonight, FedEx said this:


There may be a card in the box saying “Designed by Apple in California” but it’s fairly obvious that Apple’s products are “Built and Packaged for Apple in China.” But hey, as long as it gets here quickly, and it works, I don’t care.

I ended up at the Mall of Georgia today and to my surprise, there’s now an Apple store there. Had I known that, I wouldn’t have ordered the iPhone online. Oh, well. What was cool was that I actually got to touch one for the first time. Wow. They had five or six on a display table and they were all online and working. I was able to run Safari and play around with the multi-touch screen and the onscreen keyboard. It will take me a little bit of practice to type well with that keyboard, but I’m sure it will come to me. I’m looking forward to Twittering via SMS message like all the cool kids do.