My two theories: iPad 3G will ship on Tuesday or Wednesday and we will all get a shipped email at the same time (during the night) and the shipment status on the site will never say "preparing for shipment"; just switch from "not yet shipped" to "shipped fedex tracking number XXXXXX". OR iPad 3G will ship on Tuesday or Wednesday and the site will only update to Prepared for Shipment when it does ACTUALLY ship. On Thursday, we will all get an email at the same time (along with the status changing) and when we track it, we will see that it has already arrived in the Memphis Intl FedEx Hub and waiting to be overnighted for a Friday delivery. "ONE MORE THING" - Steve Jobs FedEx will have sooo many orders of the iPad 3G, many orders will not be delivered until Saturday or Monday because of "Weather Conditions" (this is a common excuse for FedEx if they are running behind. - I have had many orders have this "exception" and Memphis was 79 degress and partly cloudy. BAD NEWS - Memphis's weather is forecasted as: Apr 29 Thursday More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. Apr 30 Friday Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. FedEx will have the opportunity for excuse. This is out of Apple's control once FedEx gets ahold of your iPad!