This is a discussion on iPad 3G Support Group Thread within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Edlex OK, one last time so everybody is on the same page. Officially from Apple there are 2 shipping windows "Late April" ...
ladydi, I also ordered early 3-12, and have not received any notice of shipment. I do not believe that anyone has received any notification of shipment, yet. Last product I received from Apple arrived before the charge hit my CC. Don't listen to the sh*t stirrers. The only e-mail anyone has received is the one assuring ppl that ordered before today, when they changed the shipping date to May 7th, that their shipment is still late April.
When I checked with someone, last week they told me mine was shipping from Dallas, Texas..I live in Bakersfield, Ca.
Not so sure. Yesterday, I thought that the small charges that folks were seeing were bogus (see my post this thread). Just now I checked my CC site and there was a $13 charge from Apple dated 4/18. Looks like a "card is alive" test charge to me...
Question for scarlettohara1: Did you see a test charge and how long was that before your ship notice?
Just got off the phone w/ Apple - had to check the status of my orders (I have two and only got the conf e-mail on one although both show end of April). It was kind of interesting in that the person I talked with started (at least I heard) saying that my iPads were being 'prepp' and then they caught themselves and said will ship by end of April as they had to firm date. This person did this a couple of times.
I asked about the priority thing - they said that standard was 5 to 6 days ground and priority was 2 to 3 days air - and that all iPads were being changed to ship via priority at no additional charge to customers.
As stated, no one has gotten a shipping notice. And, yes, everyone gets test check to make sure your CC is valid. You get that shortly after you place an order with Apple. I got one on each of my orders. The one on 3-12 and the one yesterday, 4-17. Everyone is grasping at straws and listening to the rumor mongers.