Last year during the 4S launch there were hundreds of people who had their iPhones taken off their front door. Some even had delivery drivers steal theirs. I'm lucky enough to live within 10 minutes of both the UPS and FedEx HUB here in the DC area. For the 4S I called into UPS and requested they hold the package that morning. At 7:45am I arrived and picked up my iPhone 4S without any lines or anything. This method allows you to get your iPhone at 8am and prevents anyone from potentially stealing it.