Guys. Guys. Guys.
check it every morning. if they have the phone you want, go on the Apple Store and reserve it asap.
thats what I did. I got super lucky. F*ck waiting until November.
My wife received her regular 7 about 20 days ahead of schedule. While the Plus seems to be a deeper backordered, i am hoping that my order which was placed by telephone on 9/29 will be a few weeks ahead of the current estimate of 11/23.
I had ordered my MB 32gb 7+ In Verizon store on 9/25 with shipping date of 11/09. I called Verizon CS and the CSR had told me he's been seeing them shipping out two weeks before stated shipping date. He has also told me that the stated shipping date is the LATEST they will send the phones out. I've seen people get them 20 days before shipping date.
I posted a few days back about ordering a gold 128gb 7 plus on Sept 22 with a ship date of 11/9. I looked on the site this morning and saw that the matte black 256 didn't have a ship date like the rest. So I cancelled my 128 gold and ordered the 256 matte and it should ship out tomorrow!