So...was feeling all smug and superior because I waltzed into the Apple Store at 1:30 and had no wait, no lines, no problem - had my Ipad within 5 minutes of getting to the store. Then got home to discover that there was no USB cable. And as there is no instruction manual, I wasn't sure if an IPhone or IPod cable worked with it. So I called Applecare....and was told A) that they were sorry, B) they would be happy to ship me out one and C) that they did not recommend using an IPhone/IPod USB cable with the IPad as it may not charge it correctly as the wattage was different (I believe they said that the IPhone cable is a higher wattage than the IPad one). Rather than wait until Tuesday to get a cable (and actually be able to use the sucker) I schlepped back to the Apple Store. And this raises what may be a serious design flaw - the cable for the IPad looks 99% like the one for the IPhone - there seems to be a slight difference in the USB end (it's a little more rounded at the end). So if one is not supposed to substitute one for the other...and if it can cause problems...shouldn't they have made the cable more recognizably IPad only?