It seems Apple turned the switch a little before the official 1am scheduled release. At about 0.50am here in California, I was able to purchase a couple white iPads for my mom and future mother in law.

Ordering went smoothly compared to my last experience pre-ordering the iPhone 4. I guess opening orders in the middle of the night is a good way for Apple to prevent massive amounts of visits to their site at the same time.

While Apple initially offered “fast shipping” on the iPad, my order is said to ship between 3-5 business days. Hopefully it will go faster.

Now time to go to bed because tomorrow I have to get in line to get my own iPad 2.

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