I just did an online chat with a Verizon CSR because I was a little confused as to what time my local store opens on Friday. I've been reading online that it's at 8:00am both here on the forum and on the Verizon website as well, but an employee of the Verizon here said he thought they're opening at 6:00am just like they have on all other iPhone launch days. So I asked the online CSR guy if he would be able to clarify that for me, and his response was: CSR: I really think they will open at normal time as the iPhone is on back order already and the people that have already ordered it would have to get their phones before the stores would be able to offer them. Me: Okay, thank you for your help. So you're saying that the stores may not even get any phones in stock due to the online pre-orders having been sold-out? CSR: That is correct. The ship date is already all the way back to 10/5 everywhere. Can that possibly be right? No Verizon stores will be getting the iPhone on launch day? I asked a similar question on here before and was told that they have a certain allotted amount of phones for pre-order, and a separate amount for in-store sales. I know a lot of CSRs don't know what they're talking about a lot of the time but I'm just not sure what to believe.