I ordered my iPad 2 on March 19th. At that time, the predicted wait time for shipping was shown as 4 to 5 weeks. this placed my “ship” date at April 21st. Well, such is life in the fast lane.
In the past few days, the projected lead time for an iPad order from the Apple Online Store has been reduced to 2 to 3 weeks. Theoretically, I could have ordered my iPad today and still have a “ship” date of April 21st. What gives? Logic dictates that my original ship date should move forward from the April 21st date. At least by a few days. Come on!
Well, I called an Apple rep today to check on this. All I got was a “We will be shipping your iPad soon. One sign that the shipment is imminent is a charge to your credit card.” Gee thanks. That really nailed it down.
Oh well, they say patience is a virtue. I’m not feeling so virtuous now, but (deep breath) perhaps in time…
Update: April 10
I just received a shipping confirmation for my iPad. It should be here in a few days.