I've been trying to understand how this is all going to work from reading various threads but I've yet to see anyone in my specific situation. I am currently with AT&T and have been with them for 10 months. I currently have the 4S. I want to get the iPhone 5 via preorder, but since they aren't selling them unlocked does that mean i'm SOL, because I don't want it to affect my contract length, period. It seems from my comprehension through various threads that the only way I CAN get the iPhone 5 asap is to get it as an Upgrade for $449, which will of course extend my contract 2 more years(which I don't want). EDIT: I'm willing(want) to pay the full retail price. It just seems that they aren't going to allow that until later on. Can anyone shine some light? Thanks!