A number of readers notified us that their Lightning to 30-pin adapters have begun shipping with deliveries expected tomorrow. Both readers were in Australia, but we expect global orders to start being filled shortly.

There was some controversy with the original iPhone 5 online order forms due to a bit of text on store.apple.com that said an adapter was included free with the purchase of an iPhone 5.

Third-party retailers, like Amazon and eBay, began shipping Lightning adapters, but most had to cancel orders because of the proprietary chips inside the 30-pin adapters.

MacRumors also received shipping confirmations, but it noted both the $29 direct-plug adapter and the $39 adapter with a short cable are available.