So I spent about 4 hours on Apple Chat / 1-800-MY APPLE tonight trying to get information about the iPhone release. They even abandoned me at the end, which is a technical support no no. Its one of the commandments of technical support. Apparently, the iPhone is not going to be released at 6PM on local time but at 6PM PST no matter what. The problem is that im in EST and the stores would have closed by then. That makes no sense at all. Here is the most frustrating account of what happened tonight: Wow. I knew I had them thinking everytime they told me to wait.