If you have dealt with Apple for any time, when they make a statement, they move heaven and earth to insure it happens. In this case, they have stockpiles in stores and warehouses that they have been moving 3G iPads into for probably days or even weeks. They have now assembled enough to satisfy the anticipated first week's demand. They have learn how to orchestrate the issue of new products with skill. Those with home delivery will get them as planned, within the limits of the delivery system. My only reservation is that I am not certain that the priority mail service will be keeping any before 10:30 delivery promises. I hope they do, because I have to be on the road at 11:00.