As a FYI, for those who pre-ordered the iPad 4th generation from Apple in the USA. If your item shows "Preparing for Shipment" in your order status, you can try to use the FedEx reference number trick to find your tracking info. Simply enter the telephone number Apple has under your account as the reference number. My iPad 4 64GB Black shows it has been picked up in Pennsylvania this morning, Oct. 28, scheduled for delivery on Nov. 2nd. This is the first time for me during a preorder that the product hasn't originated from China. Update: If you don't see your package via FedEx, login into https://supportprofile.apple.com/ and get your iPad 4's serial number. If its there, use it to search by reference via UPS. I haven't had anyone confirm a UPS shipment of the iPad 4 yet but there are some for the iPad Mini via UPS.