There seems to be a lot of confusion on when everyone will actually receive the iPhone 5. Pre-orders for new devices have approximate delivery dates and are never official. For an example, Dave pre-ordered an iPhone 5 on 09/15 but there is still a possibility the device will be delivered to the address by 09/21. I've seen this happen many times. Here are the delivery dates for iPhone 5 pre-orders:
Order by Deliver by
9/14 by 9am 9/21
9/14 by 1pm 9/26
9/14 after 1pm 9/28
9/15 - 9/19 10/5
9/21 - 9/24 10/19
I ordered mine at 2:01 CST on 9-14. My confirmation email does say deliver by 9-21 but all the Verizon reps I've spoken with say it will be shipped on the 21st not delivered. Kind of frustrating as I can just go to the local Verizon store and buy one in person on the 21st.. sux.
We have been over this for the past three iPhone launches your phones will be shipped on either the 19th-20th with 2day or overnight shipping depending on your area and if you got your order in on time before the first batches sold out. I have pre ordered every iPhone Verizon has had and I always have it in hand on launch day!