The official release date for the Zune is the 14th, but some stores have let it slip out early. And pictured above, you can see how well that’s going for some people. Some folks are theorizing that this is due to the fact your Zune needs to talk to the Zune website at some point to set up your Zune Tag, but not allowing you to install at all seems silly to me. What if, heaven forbid, you buy a Zune and you don’t have an internet connection? You won’t be allowed to use your new gadget? How silly is that? Another point in favor of the iPod.