So, this is the 4th year in a row that I am getting the new iPhone shipped to me. This is what I have learnt over the years that may interest some people here. Maybe most of you already know. But I am sure there some out there who could find these tips valuable. These tips apply primarily to UPS(tried and tested and applies to orders from Apple and AT&T. Maybe other carriers too). If it works with Fedex(Verizon Customers???) as well, please let us know. 1. Create your my UPS account by going to ups.com. This will give you shipment notifications and informs you 24 hours earlier on a scheduled delivery. 2. Once your phone ships out and if your Tracking number hasn't been updated on apple.com or att.com Order Status page, you can track it on 'my UPS' by reference number, which is your phone number (the one you are upgrading). This obviously wont work with a new line and if you don't know your new phone number. Not sure I remember if your order number works as reference. 3. If UPS delivers in your area only by the fag end of the day(like my area) and you are like me and cant wait the whole day to get your hands on your new toy, login to my UPS a day in advance and request the shipment to be held at your local UPS location. If it is close enough to you (or you dont mind driving a few miles), then you can head there on release day in time for it to open and manually pick it up. This way, you can even have it earlier than most UPS delivery time frames. My ATT.com order status page says the shipment date is 24th. AT&T is known to have shipped phones earlier in the past. SO I am going to try my luck and see if I can get my hands on it on the 24th. Please let us know if there are any other tips to make the wait a little less torturous.