Good news folks, Apple has just started sending out emails to those who pre-ordered their iPad 3G on day one to confirm that it will indeed ship as originally scheduled, by the end of April:
To Our Valued Apple Customer:Thank you for your recent order of the magical and revolutionary iPad 3G. We would like to confirm that your order will be shipped in late April as communicated at the time you placed your order. You will receive a confirmation notice when your order has shipped. You can get up-to-date information about your order, including shipping status and tracking number, at http://www.apple.com/orderstatus Thank you for choosing Apple. Sincerely, The Apple Store Team
I'm wondering if later orders are also concerned, anybody?
Apple just announced the precise availability date: April 30th