I ordered just a couple minutes after 3:00 Eastern time and it also showed February 18th. I don't know if I would read to far into it though. I upgraded one of my lines to an iPhone February 3rd with an expected date of the 10th. I received it on Monday the 7th.
I ordered one at 3:15am and it said that it would ship by 2/18. I assume this is a general date that they are putting on all of them. You would think that they would ship what they have in stock asap and obviously they have some in stock. If the 3am people aren't shipping for that long, could you imagine how long the people will wait who wait a few days? Has anyone got a confirmation yet by the way? Mine has been "processing" since 3:15am.
Mine said the 18th as well. I am not going to hold my breath for anything earlier although I will be crossing my fingers. I assume that is the date they gave everyone. I would like to think there is no way they would hold off on all of these online orders until then. What was the point in allowing people to order on the 9th if they were not going to ship until the 18th?
I agree, if they have them available why wait? If they didn't have them available why start selling them too soon and **** people off. I was hoping for a Friday delivery........as in THIS Friday.
I agree totally. I ordered at 2:53Am and saw the 18th and was totally fried about it. I bet they oversold on the pre- order and had to order more. Also as I mentioned in another thread, many of us are new to Verizon and have to have credit checks which must take more time. Ugh.
Guys, the folks that preordered on the 3rd also had to wait approximately 5 days for their phones to come in and some of us are still waiting (grr, mine comes in today, according to the shipping info I finally got).
I understand the impatience though, but I doubt they would only make the later preorders come in 1 day after their Business Customers that preordered on the 3rd.
Not that it's right, tbh, I think 3rd folks should have gotten theirs on the 4th, and the 9th folks should have gotten theirs on the 10th. But such is life when dealing with the enigma that is Apple unfortunately.
Good luck all the same! I know how much it sucks to wait.