So I've been trying to find out WHERE on the Apple site it says 5pm Friday. I see it says 11th, but no mention of time. Does anybody have a link. According to this article on Mac Observer http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/ipad_2_how_to_get_yours/ they maybe available early Friday morning. So as my initial question asks, where was it mentioned that its AFTER 5pm? Mark.