I ordered a 12" iBook with only bluetooth as BTO option at the online Apple store. I also ordered an iPod 20GB and a bluetooth keyboard. They received the money last tuesday, I got an email with a tracking number. The order status still says 'open' on each of the three items and shipping method: 'merge in transit'. Well, you all probably know that it's difficult to keep up the patience, so I'd like some more info, maybe you can answer these questions: The iBook is fabricated/assembled in taiwan right? Where are the iPod's made and sent from? Where are the keyboards made? I have the dutch keyboard layout (does that matter?) Does 'merge in transit' mean they want to get together all 3 items before they will tell me it ships? Where will that take place? Taiwan or some kind of distribution center? Est. ship sez 'On or before 11-15-2004', is that the date at which they think it leaves Taiwan (or another place)? That estimation is with HUGE margins, I hope, right??? Altough the tracking system is nice, Apple doesn't give many details. Any pointers on Apple assembly/shipping methods and locations? Thanks!