I ordered a matte black 32gb plus on sept 18th. Estimated ship date of nov 2nd. Canceled it and ordered a matte black 128gb on sept 20th. Estimated ship date of nov 9th. Phone shipped on oct 17th and was in my hands by 11:00am on oct 19th.
Unless my order ships early, I'm going to cancel my T-Mobile order as soon as I find one at a local Apple store. My estimated shipping date is 11/28-12/19. You'd think we were purchasing something made of out of some rare materials with these backorder dates.