I placed an order for the 16GB WiFi on Friday. The shipping time quote on the site was "7-10 business days," as it is now.
Has anyone here ordered an iPad on apple.com recently? If so, how long did it take to actually ship? Because I'm pretty sure that "7-10 business days" is merely a placeholder shipping window at this point.
The Apple Store I normally go to has plenty in stock and has had plenty in stock for a while now. The only reason I didn't make the purchase locally to begin with is that I'm about three hours away from my normal store (and any Apple Store for that matter) and purchasing Apple products from "partner" stores has always been a hassle.
However, I need the iPad by the 22nd of this month (and when I say "need" I mean "need," not "want really badly") so if there's any realistic possibility that I won't get it before then I'll be making that three hour drive.
In any case... anyone's recent (like the last 2-3 weeks) apple.com order experience on iPads would be helpful.