That was a shocker to me that Apple/us was down for so long especially when other countries could order through the apple store online.Started at 3:01. Finally got in at 3:46. Problem with people who have a discount, either corporate or govt. Someone didn't link it correctly in Verizon's system. At least Verizon was better than Apple, down for almost 3 hours. Same guy ran the live stream from Cupertino.
Ranking of disasters:
1. Meteor that killed the dino's
2. Bubonic plague
3. Apple pre-order day
4. Apple live stream on announcement day