I normally wait for second gen products when i buy stuff from apple, i got an iphone 3g i got a ipod nano 2nd gen and i got the second gen ipod mini. But i was hoping to get an ipad as my christmas gift but like i said i wanna wait for the second gen product. I was hoping there might be some rumor saying apple will release an iPad before it's expected announcement timeframe beginning of 2011. Also why wouldn't apple release it's next big product before the holidays? 6 month release cycles would give apple a huge leg up in tablets before competition starts selling.