Better odds lining up at Apple than anywhere else...
Apple will always dedicate stock to themselves over the carriers (larger numbers)
I remember with the iPhone 4 my local rogers was getting 4 phones every friday, and Apple Store was getting 200/day.
How would I benefit from telling a lie like that?
I called up my local rogers + store where I ordered my phone; the lady said I could have my Iphones by Thursday and they do that to avoid the chaos on opening day....Whether it's true or not, I don't know.