i think most of the shipments have been going to best buy and target as well as carriers.Not to mention other countries where Apple updates their shipping weekly. Each week, a country is added to their shipping queue, which impacts stock.
germany here... ordered on day one and got it on sept 23.Waiting for my iPhone 7 plus to arrive here in Germany. I am observing some german forums, for example vodafone. Only a few people there were able to get their iPhone until today, even if they preordered their phones.
I also preordered and the estimated time is October 27.
I read this too. While I sincerely hope it's true, based on where stock is the day before, it sounds like hogwash.according to an article out there on the interwebs, starting October 8 you're supposed to be able to walk in and magically walk out with the phone of your choice. Skeptical.