While I realize I'm not alone in this feeling (seeing how Twitter pretty much exploded last Friday night); I figured I'd take a chance here. I really really want an answer about what was happening on the date of the pre-order launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus?? I'm located on the west coast and I typically rise pretty early. I've been through three of these launches before and never had an issue. But this year, I had to wait until nearly 2:30 AM PDT on 9/12/2014 to pre-order an iPhone 6 Plus (GSM) T-Mobile and I am CERTAIN that the long delay to access any ordering capability is the reason why I'm now stuck with a shipping date that is 2 weeks from the actual launch date. I am considering just cancelling the order and not buying it (waiting for the initial ridiculous demand to subside first). I have been seeing rumors online that Apple elected to use some sort of load-balancing software to manage the traffic hitting their site on launch night. That is fair enough--but what were the methods being used ? Were they keeping whole pools of ISP's, IP Addresses or geographic locations out of the website until so late? Also, why does the Apple Store "app" (which was working for several people about an hour after midnight) NOT contain a way to order this specific model? I would really appreciate some actual answers to my questions. I've emailed and tweeted at Apple and have essentially been ignored--thought I'd find out who here might know what the hell the issue was.