It may be 6PM over on the East coast, but Apple's online store is closed, and will remain that way until it turns 6PM on the West coast. At that time you will be able to place your order for an iPhone. I wonder, will Apple's website be able to handle the traffic?
How many of you are planning on purchasing the iPhone online? I suppose camping out in front of your computer would be far easier than camping out in front of an Apple or AT&T store.
We'll check back in with Apple's online store around 6PM PDT to see how it's holding up.