Apple iPhone 6S Deliveries May Be Delayed As Pope Francis Visits New York And Philadelphia
While many customers who pre-ordered Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are eagerly waiting for their pre-order to arrive on September 25, New York and Philadelphia customers will find their deliveries delayed as Pope Francis plans to visit both of these cities next week.
UPS courier service has posted a temporary service notice on its website that states no pickups and deliveries will be available in certain areas in New York City on Thursday and Friday, September 24-25 and in Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, due to security measures.
Security measures will be in place in areas of Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia as Pope Francis visits the United States September 22-27, 2015. UPS is implementing contingency plans to minimize service impacts.
During the visit, no pickups and deliveries will be available in some ZIP codes. The days when service will be impacted are:
- Washington, D.C.: Tuesday, September 22, through Thursday, September 24. (Only limited areas of ZIP codes will be impacted, depending upon street closures.)
- New York City: Thursday and Friday, September 24-25
- Philadelphia: Friday and Saturday, September 25-26
The customers living in the following ZIP codes of New York and Philadelphia will have trouble getting their deliveries through UPS.
Affected ZIP Code Areas
New York (On September 24 & 25): 10001, 10007, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10029
Philadelphia (On September 25 & 26): 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19123, 19130, 19146, 19147
The affected areas in New York City are all in Manhattan, including parts of Chelsea, Civic Center, East Harlem, Midtown, Tribeca and the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. Pope Francis will be making appearances in those areas at St. Patrick's Cathedral, United Nations headquarters, 9/11 Museum, Central Park, Madison Square Garden and elsewhere next Thursday and Friday.
The affected areas in Philadelphia include parts of Bella Vista, Callowhill, Center City, Devil's Pocket, Fairmount, Grays Ferry, Logan Square, Mantua, Northern Liberties, Passyunk Square, Pennsport, Point Breeze, Poplar, Powelton Village, Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Southwark, Spring Garden, Spruce Hill, University City, Washington Square West, West Philadelphia and West Powelton.
UPS offers personal pickup option, so you should still be able to get your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus on launch day. FedEx and other courier companies have not announced their plans on how they plan to handle the deliveries when Pope Francis visits these cities.