Just wanted to post this here in case someone is looking to get a Pencil. FYI, Verizon has it available for backorder with a Jan 8th ship date. Earlier this afternoon it just said Out Of Stock. Now it says backorder. I placed my order and am waiting. Lol. http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/spe-apple-pencil Just an update. The Pencil I ordered last night shipped this morning from Verizon. It will be here Thursday. The site is still saying backordered, but they actually have them in stock.