Fortune had an interesting look at when the iPhone 5 could hit stores - http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/21/if-iphone-5-is-unveiled-oct-4-when-will-it-go-on-sale/ I imagine it'll release on October 13th or 14th - unless we get a surprise release of October 4th. Any thoughts? Assuming the release isn't immediate, when do you think online reservations and pre-orders will begin? I usually try to order from the Apple Store online - maybe we'll see online pre-orders a week after the 4th? (As in the 11th.) And how long after the iPhone 4 was announced did pre-orders begin? I'm having trouble remembering.