If you’re trying to pre-order an iPhone 5 from Apple today, you might find that the shipment time has already slipped to 2 weeks from now. Thankfully, you can also pre-order the iPhone 5 from Best Buy, which says the phone will be available in stores on Sept. 21 – the same day that Apple will also begin selling the iPhone.

That brings me to another point: oftentimes you can stop into a Best Buy or another retailer to pick up a new iPhone without having to wait in the insane lines that wrap around wireless carrier and Apple Store locations.

[via Best Buy]