A few hours after ordering my iPhone 4S from Apple.com, I checked my online credit card statement and saw two "pending" charges from Apple, one for $1 and one for $453. Those charges stayed pending for a while. I just checked my credit card statement again, and the charges are gone. They are not pending, but they also did not post to the account. Apple has not collected money from me. Now I am worried. My order status on Apple.com still says "Preparing for Shipment". My credit card definitely works and has way more than enough money.