Understandable comments, and no words satisfy like getting your goody, but for clarity, a couple points -
1- Verxion said it came down to one word - “Available” shown in the quarter forecast window.
His notion was that someone might read that as a known date for general release. We agreed with his reasoning, and did change it last November within a week of his post, as promised.
It was revised to read “Estimated” so that it couldn’t be interpreted as a date certain. Once General Release has started, we’ll update the language again to reflect the certainty.
2- A lot of folks have talked about ‘Sold-Out’, but that’s not what it says either.
It reads ‘Sold’ so that people can see that there’s at least two quarters of slots already spoken for, that we must fill before we get to a new preorder. This is explained in detail on the Shipping Status link in the lower right.
Notwithstanding whether any two orders may show the same 90 day window, we will definitely ship in order of priority date for when each order was placed. So if you were earlier, you could get it say, 3 months earlier even within the same estimated window.
That means earlier orders will clearly get theirs sooner. We’ll tune the page again with more detail once we’ve started general release and have good visibility on our delivery flow rate while we’re shipping volume.
Just a quick note, to clear up the confusion points.
Right now want to keep focus on completing our tech update.