Just got this from chatting with a rep. JENNYHOOK is correct
thank you for pre-ordering the iPhone 5 16GB device. Since your pre-ordered your device prior to 2:00 P.M. Central Standard Time on September 14th 2012, you can expect to receive your order on or slightly before the national launch date of September 21st 2012.
I think the rep just said what you wanted to hear. Unless there is a tracking number indicating early ship date or someone already has an iPhone in their hands I dont think it will arrive earlier than the 21st.
I spoke to a sales customer service rep today and he said he had just gotten the info about delivery. That i shoudl expect it between the 18th and the 21st.
has your shipping status changed yet. mine still states the following. The order was place around 10:30 am Friday 09/14/12
|Product ID||Description||Qty.||Order Date||Tracking #|
|IPHONE 5 WHITE 16GB||1||2012-09-14|
Now the question is WHEN will the phones be shipped? Did the warehouse even start the shipping process yet? Like I said, I live in Hawaii and would like to receive the phone on Friday but it usually takes 5 days to ship it to me so if it's not shipped out today, I'll be very disappointed. I read in other forums that Apple already started mailing its preorders out.
You are welcome, it usually shows tracking information once it has been sent from the warehouse. You should get an email once the order has shipped which will include the tracking number.