June 16th pre orders going out
Like many I couldn't get through on the 15th for a pre order. I did get it in online through the Apple store on the morning of the 16th at 7:30 AM EDT (4:30 PDT Apple Time). I had one of the "Ships by July 2" orders. Like many I have been obsessively checking my order status and have been disappointed, until now. Some time in the last 2 hours my status went from " Not Yet Shipped" to "Prepared for Shipping". Now its time for obsessive order tracking and fretting about whether or not mine might have any of the "problems" some seem to be having. I'll probably love it all the same.
Best of luck to others still waiting!