I do not think Apple was originally going to deliver the iPad 2 for another month or so but they could not resist when they saw to the Zoom and other new tablets hitting the market before them! We were ALL surprised that the iPad 2 delivery date came with out a warning. SO Apple got GREEDY and got us to all order now when they knew they did not have NEAR the stock to cover their orders. Why should we not be surprised . . . . because they have done this in the past!