I'm not a huge fanboy that has to have the latest greatest. My current phone is simply on it's last legs. I am quite simply fed up with the poor supply chain management, and the rough treatment of customers. I certainly don't think Apple "owes me" anything for being a prior customer, anymore than Subaru or Sony does. Though all companies need to put at least the minimum effort into maintaining brand loyalty, even Apple. However the incredibly vague ship date of "October" is kind of vexing. That is a window of a couple days, to a month and then some. I would not have such a hard time with it if Apple wasn't bragging about selling so many phones, and then moving on to debut the phones in more markets and more carriers. If this was a restaurant I would still be waiting for breakfast while dinner is being cooked.