I got mine this morning in Melbourne. (21st September)
My work collegue also got his at the same time (ordered a week after mine).
So yes! They shipped early. Dan_C(moderator) was informed incorrectly.
I pre-ordered on the 26th Aug.
My tracking number 3XXXXA doesn't show up on the star track site and the "My Orders" page displays the incorrect information and hasn't changed since day 1.
No emails, no SMS. No sign of my phone.