I've had a standing order with apple for an Silver iPod mini since June 30th, the latest info says shipping Aug 2nd. Im dying to get this....anyway... I'm at Target buying "essentials" and I happen to wander by the MP3 section and see a sign for iPod minis. I don't see any iPods anywhere so I think this is a mistake or at least they're sold out. I ask anyway, and to my shock, surprise, and delight the kid helping me says..."I'll check in the back, what color did you want," I say "silver." Two minutes later he's back with my Silver iPod mini and I'm ecstatic. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd finally get my mini from Target. To heck with apple.com, they can take their Aug 2nd shipping date and forget it! I love my Mini!