Originally Posted by HanSolo
Usually you will get it a day or two before anyone else if you pre-order it. They try to time it to arrive on release day, but they will often overestimate the shipping time and you will get it before most others.
At one time this was very true. Pre-orders made everybody giddy merely because we got phones before they actually launched in store.
Going back several phone releases this hasn't been the case. People who pre-ordered started receiving their phones after the launch date.
I actually look forward to the in-store launch. Pre-ordering would cause me to have a stroke.