well i just spoke to apple. He said he can see it's prepared for shipment, BUT he said i may not get it till the 4th of FEB! He then said, as you know there are problems with it and they're doing the best they can, then i said, you just said that it was prepared for shipment so why would it be delayed, Of course he couldn't answer me. He couldn't give me a tracking number as it hasn't left the warehouse yet so he told me to call them back again later today or tomorrow and see if its been shipped! PFFT I told him that i was stated that 7-8 days is the time frame for me to receive it, and then i was stated a 5 week waiting period for a replacement, And it makes it harder as it does not show up in the apple store status at all. So it's hard to see what it is, and i will not be receiving any emails saying it is ready or with a tracking number. It's a good thing its prepared for shipment, if that is actually the case. So for all i know, the day he gave me is just the estimated time, but i wouldn't hold my breath.