I understand that some people are experience issues with their new iPhones. The proportion of posts reporting these problems, as is typical in a forum, makes this seem like a disastrous product rollout. Not to diminish their problems, but I thought I would share the following. 1) My black/slate 64gb arrived in pristine condition. Perfect in all respects. 2) UPS didn't screw me this year. They arrived at 10am for once. 3) My activation process with AT&T took less than a minute. 4) Restoring from back went quickly and smoothly. 5) My phone is working perfectly - LTE, Wifi, voice, iMessages. 6) My cheap $5 bumper from Monoprice (which arrived Wednesday) fits nicely and will protect those soft bezels until something better is released. 7) I'm not getting dizzy from the new active noise-canceling on the new phone. 9) The glass on my phone is still oleophobic. 8) iOS6 is working perfectly on my iPad 2 since installing it on Wednesday.