Pope visit to delay iPhone 6s shipments

Pope iPhone 6s email

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are supposed to begin shipping on Friday, September 25, but some New York City residents may have to wait until Saturday to receive their handset. Controversial blogger Sam Biddle shared an alleged email from Apple on Twitter informing him that the delivery of his iPhone 6s may be delayed until Saturday.

MacRumors reported over the weekend that pre-order deliveries in both New York City and Philadelphia could be affected by the Pope's visit based on a temporary service notice posted on UPS website. The notice reads:

"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."

"There will be service disruptions in a limited number of ZIP codes during the Pope’s visit. Today, there will be no pickups or deliveries in 20008 and 20016, and no pickups or deliveries in portions of 20001, 20002, 20004, 20005, 20006, 20017, 20018, 20036, 20037, and 20064."

The affected areas in New York City include areas in Manhattan, such as parts of Chelsea, Civic Center, East Harlem, Midtown, Tribeca and the Upper East and West Side, according to MacRumors.

Affected areas in Philadelphia include 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.

A UPS rep told MacRumors that they have been in contact with customers, and those facing delays can route their "deliveries through UPS My Choice to another location."