If, like me, you have a reservation at an Apple store and, despite having an email are not 100% sure you're it's going to be there on the 24th, follow these instructions: Print out your confirmation email and bring it to the Apple store. Be apologetic and say "I know you've heard this 1000X already, but my confirmation email didn't come with a confirmation number and is kind of cryptic, so I just want to see if I made it on the reservation list." If Yes - you're golden. If no, and you have been nice they might offer to put you on there. If they say that you would have to show up bright and early on the 24th, simply go home and place your order on Apple.com and accept that it will get there when it gets there. Kick back with a nice scotch and cigar and realize that there are far more important things to worry about in your life than waiting a couple weeks for a new phone.