We've been tipped by virtually everyone with an email address that their iPad pre-orders have begun shipping from Shenzhen, China using UPS Expedited service. While the iPad isn't set to be released for another 5 days, people shouldn't get their hopes up that they'll received their iPad before the official launch date. In the past Apple has worked with shipping carriers to hold product delivery until a certain date
. Of course, accidents happen, and if you do happen to get yours a day or two early, let us know.
Just think, 5 days from now the Internet will be flooded with riveting iPad unboxing photos...
[Thanks to the sixty thousand readers who sent this in.]