Ordered Tuesday on Apple.com. Received this morning via UPS. Birthday gift for my birthday over the weekend. I didn't have to get it out of the packaging to see it. I originally thought it was something on the plastic. I called Apple. Transferred twice. Once from Apple Store -> AppleCare (Mac Department) -> AppleCare (iPad Department) Described the issue. Nearest Apple Store is over an hour away. Told me I could either get an advance replacement (which would take 3-4 business and have my card charged for an advance replacement or return the UPS store for an 8-9 business day turnaround because I had AppleCare+).