The iPhone 5c will be available for pre-order midnight Pacific. The Apple Store is down ahead of the pre-order launch.
The iPhone 5c pre-order is supposed to launch at 12:01am PDT. This is in about 20 minutes. The Apple Store is right now down in preparation for the pre-order. Let's see if Apple is ready for the load. On the other hand if you want to save a quick $20 than it's better to go to a Walmart store in the morning and pre-order an iPhone 5c for $79 on contract.
If you do not want to pay anything right now for the iPhone 5c head over to T-Mobile. Their uncarrier offer for the iPhone 5c is $0 down. You pay-off the iPhone 5c unsubsidized in monthly installments.
Check the Apple Store for the iPhone 5c pre-order here. Note, that Apple is apparently not offering pre-order for the iPhone 5S.