My two year contract with ATT has been up for a few months and we have been waiting for the new iPhone to renew. I have a few questions: 1) I understand that it is very important to pre-order right away to get it on release day. Will release day pre-orders be available on Apple.com and ATT.com? 2) How do Apple preorders work? Are they shipped or do I pick them up at the store? I have been told if I get them directly through Apple I can get the ATT subsidy if I go with a two year contract. Is this true if it is both shipped or picked up in the store? 3) We really require a new smartphone every year from here on out and ATT Next will actually save us money. However, this is only available from ATT.com or an ATT retail store. I also need to switch to the mobile share plan as well. Can I pre-order from ATT first and then get my account switched over to Next and Mobile Share? Or will I have to do this as I am pre-ordering and risk the chance of losing first day delivery? If ATT preorders are allowed for release date, is it in store pickup or shipping? We have a great deal to get sorted out here and as this is my first time pre-ordering I am quite lost. Any information anyone can provide is greatly appreciated.