This time Nikon must have expedited their supply chain because some of the lenses announced last week on Thursday will start shipping "in the next few business days" according to this email sent out from Amazon to one of NR readers (there were referring to the new 24-120mm f/4 lens):
"Thanks for writing to Amazon.com.
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR Lens for Nikon Digital SLR has proven to be a very popular item.
We have many customer orders for this item, and we've just begun receiving copies from our suppliers. We are filling orders as quickly as we can on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect to ship your order in the next few business days. On the date of shipment, we'll send you an e-mail message confirming the date, contents, and method of your shipment."
In the past, new Nikon products were available in stores a month after the official release.
Another indication is the fact that B&H actually takes pre-orders for all new Nikon products. Usually B&H doesn't take pre-orders unless they will have the product soon in stock.
I got some information that the new 85mm f/1.4 lens will start shipping around September 15th.