I would say this is a chance some ppl would get it before Friday. We are talking about millions of packages. It is enough that fedEx would make a mistake with 0.0001% of the packages, to get some lucky ones the device earlier. Not that it matters that much, hehe. Regarding "why upgrade from iPAD2", my personal answear would be: Why ppl upgraded their VCR to DVD? or DVD to Blu-ray? Or regular TV to HD TV.