I called my local Apple store in Towson, Marlyand on the 14th to ask whether they would be carrying the iPhone, if I could reserve it, how many will they get, and whether it would definitely be released at 6pm. The sales associate told me that all Apple stores will have iPhones, and that I could not reserve it, but that there would be no need to as they will have plenty. As far as the 6pm release date, he said that it the store would be closing at 5pm and re-opening at 6pm for a release party. I called today just to see what exactly will be happening at the release party and this time the sales associate denied a party saying that all he knows is what Apple has said so far, which is that the phone will be released at 6pm. Also, he had no idea how many iPhones they would receive.