To the people calling people whinners for getting mad that they made a reservation on a phone only to find out that the phones will be given to other people first...would you get pissed off if you and your friends made a reservation at a restaurant only to arrive and find out they gave it to someone else who showed up first? Or you made a reservation at a hotel only to arrive and have them tell you they gave the room to someone else who showed up first?
A reservaton system is exactly what it is called. To reserve something to ensure it is held for you. It's true they never once said it would be there on the 14th but by putting in phrases like "be amonsgt the first in line" to get the phone or "avoid the line up and reserve" suggest that you have priority over those who would wait for the phone in line.
I was 7th in line and personally I don't really care that I will get my phone later on but I can see how people are angry that it is not here tomorrow. It has nothing to do with whinning...it has more to do with how it was made to be perceived only to do otherwise.
to those comparing reserving this phone to reserving a table at a resaurant, thats comparing 2 diff services. comparing reserving the phone to reserving a video game at say.... eb games is more appropriate. even if you dont get it the day it comes out, your GUNNA GET IT