I ordered a 63 GB 3G (AT&T) Black at 6:11 AM EST (time stamp of email confirmation) and it's status still sitting there showing that it will be shipped in 3 to 5 days with a delivery date of March 18 to 25th. If it doesn't ship within the next 24 hours, there's no way they'll make that delivery time frame.
On a side note, the cover I ordered "shipped" Sunday (picked up Monday) and has currently been in transit somewhere in Hong Kong for the past day and a half. It had a ship time frame of 1 to 2 business days with a delivery by date of at the latest March 21. I don't think it will make it here by then either.
Apple was in no way ready to ship the iPad 2. They should have simply made March 11th the pre-order date if they weren't planning to ship until the following week.
This is what I got:
Mar 16, 2011 10:37 AM
Delivery exception (city)
Customer not available or business closed
I signed the form to leave it at my door without being there and everything and they still post this message. I called Fed Ex and they said they have no idea why they didnt leave it at the door. They are going to message the guy to try and redeliver.
I just came home for lunch and the fed ex slip says someone must be in person to sign for it. If thats the case why give me the option to leave the release form? So I guess I will be waiting in line at fed ex after i get off of work.