Well they haven't taken it out per se, but it is now pending from my bank account. So by Tuesday; thanks to labor day, the money will be deposited in apple's account. No company that I know of takes the money out of your account til the item actually ships. So that means, in my mind at least, they must be shipping on Tuesday. I can not wait to get it. Has anyone else checked their bank balance to see if you have been charged yet?