Just got an e-mail from Apple:
"Dear Valued Apple Customer,
We appreciate your recent Apple Store Order
Due to an unexpected supply delay, we are unable to ship the following item(s) by the date that you were originally quoted:
P9245LL/A, PERSONALIZED IPOD 40GB-USA
will now ship on or before 09/19/2003
Please note that product availability can change rapidly, and it is possible that your order may ship much sooner than we anticipate. You may even receive a shipment confirmation between the time we send this email and the time that you read it.
If you prefer, you may change or cancel your order anytime before it is shipped, and receive a prompt refund, by calling us at 800-676-2775 ext-56500 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm (Central).
If we do not hear from you, we will continue processing your order. You will receive an email notification once your order has been shipped.
We encourage you to visit http://www.apple.com/orderstatus or http://store.apple.com/ and click the "Your Account" button to view the status of your order.
We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience this delay may have caused you. Thank you for shopping at the Apple Store!"
Now, I've already received the accessories that I ordered with the iPod, i.e. an "incase Music Belt" and a "Belkin Auto Kit for iPod w/ Dock Connector". I've even received the hp printer, which I wasn't expecting until next week, with all its accessories.
Come on, Apple. Shape up.