I initially placed a preorder on Sept 9th for the matte black iPhone 7 Plus 128GB with a mid-October shipping date. I cancelled within the hour and decided to test my luck at an Apple Store. I didn't go on launch day or the Saturday after cause of work. Today I figured why not and lined up about 1.5 hours before the Apple Store opened at 11am. There were two guys already in line so I was #3. The first two guys were waiting on the Jet Black Plus. While waiting, I browsed reddit when I saw a thread that linked to each store's inventory. Check inventory through this link: https://reserve.cdn-apple.com/US/en...1&sourceID=email&rv=0&path=&iPP=U&appleCare=Y Lo and behold there was a matte black iPhone 7 Plus in 128GB from Verizon (I have service with AT&T). I quickly reserved the phone for an 11am time slot. While waiting for the doors to open I quickly checked other stores and noticed the matte black Plus were in stock at the other locations. There were no Jet Black Pluses at any of the 5 Apple Stores in the metro. I asked the employee if they had any Jet Black Pluses sold not from preorder. He said none. TLDR - If you want matte black iP7 Plus, check inventory, reserve and pick up. Cancel your preorder. YMMV.