+1 here, except it's Phoenix, not LA. I'm hoping for the 17th but am trying to temper my anticipation since I've been promised only the 19th.
They may have sent the pre orders out early to try and stagger out the activations. <-- Wishful thinking.
i've read the article and posts a couple of times and I see no mention of Apple deliveries anywhere. It seems to affect AT&T only.
(of course that is what I'm hoping for since we've got two on order for home delivery on Friday from Apple directly)
Order Status on the Apple Store shows prepared for shipment. So I'm hopeful.