I seem to remember from the last two iPad launches that a small number of people who ordered on-line got their iPads the day BEFORE the official launch. I think that Apple sent out some of the more rural orders early, so that they would arrive on the same day as the urban ones, but the post service was a bit quicker than they expected. Was anyone here one of those people? I'm getting mine delivered to Semi-rural Scotland. I got a "your order has shipped" email on the 10th, and told to expect it on the 16th. This seems like a VERY long shipping time, even if it is coming from China. I used to work in a major logistics company and you can send a package point-to-point pretty much anywhere in the developed world in 4-5 days max.