I went to AT&T yesterday and they told me that the iPhone 5 won't be re-stocked for a month.
Is there any way to check for availability of iPhone 5 at stores?
Apple stores around me had some in stock yesterday and a bunch more today.
This is why I thought Apple would have some in stock, or at least, replacement units , I know some of the larger Apple stores have them already.
They did but the surplus units were quickly exhausted because of all the people crying over .0025" scuffs. These people are opening up 5-10 phones until they find one that is just right. Those 10 phones then cannot be sold and have to be returned to Apple, depriving other customers from getting a phone.
I have been checking at Fashion Island store (SoCal) recently and they have been sold out but today they had leftover stock from pre-orders. ..only 16GB when I was there at noon though. Good sign.