I’ve always pre-ordered from the Apple Store. It would not verify my account through Verizon. Then it wouldn’t accept my PIN through my Verizon account. About an hour later I received an email that my iPhone was reserved pending on account verification. I’ve never had this happen before, and the Apple Store locking up is unacceptable! I’m hoping my place in line was kept and I’m not shoved to the end after it is verified.
The Apple site was lagging big time this morning. It didn't finally open up on my end until 15 minutes after scheduled pre-order time. I hope this doesn't affect those who placed their order. Best of luck to you!
I was just able to finish my purchase. The original Nov 3rd ship date was not honored. It was pushed back 2-3 weeks, but not too bad I guess.