For those of you deciding whether to order online or to put your name on the wait list. I had an order that was scheduled to arrive on 18 Jun, but what the hell, I thought I'd try my luck at the local Apple store in Orange County, California. I talked to a store rep over the phone, gave her my e-mail address, played some MW2, and voila, I had my iPad reserved for me at the store - all in about 20 minutes. Maybe I got lucky, but try putting your name on the list. I'm assuming that the stores DO get some priority since they represent the company itself. Loving the new iPad.