I was one who did not pre-order the 4s. I have never had an iPhone (i'm on a Droid Incredible now) and have heard about the stories of people camping out in front of the stores to be sure to get a phone. Today I called my local Verizon store to see if they would have the 4s for purchase on Friday and this was the conversation: Me: Hi I was wondering if your store would have the iPhone 4s available for purchase on Friday? Rep: Yes we will. Would you like to reserve one? Me: Definately, I will take a Black 32 GB if possible. Rep: No problem. I will get your information and it will be ready for pickup after 10am. I gave him my information and that was that. Easy enough, sometimes it does pay to wait for things. Who knew?? I'm really looking forward to the iOS experience.