Apple iPad shipments now getting hopes up in UK and Australia

Heads up! We've gotten a ton of tips from our friends across the pond and down under that Apple's now sending shipment notifications for those who pre-ordered the iPad -- both the 3G and WiFi-only models, from what we've seen -- about one week before that famed May 28 international launch date. Now, before you start thinking you need to take off work a few days earlier, don't forget that those in the US also got notifications a week before release and still no one got an early present. In other words, just be happy knowing all systems are go and your productivity is still likely to be shot on Wednesday.

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