Alright, look. I called AT&T about 500 million times, and this is what I got out of it (meaning all of the statements without contradictions from different reps). 1) AT&T's order/shipping status is only applicable for iPhones in the US. The status does not cover the journey from the Chinese warehouses to the AT&T warehouses. 2) Everyone is supposed to see "In Progress" and "Pending Shipment" right now, with a "0" under the "Backordered" column. 3) Like many people have stated before, preordered iPhone devices will ship from AT&T warehouses beginning on the 13th, or possibly the 12th. They have most likely been shipped from China yesterday or today, and that is why Apple.com preorders are showing their phone's status but AT&T preorders are not. AT&T only covers the phone's journey from AT&T warehouses to your house, and Apple's orders cover the phone's journey from China to your house. 4) If you don't have a "0" under your backordered column and if you ordered before 4:30PM EST on the 7th of October, you will most likely get the phone on the 14th. Why? Because that's approximately the time when AT&T ran out of iPhones being delivered from Apple's Chinese warehouses. Now that this has happened, they may be waiting for the second batch to arrive.