The Apple Store came back on line at 8 am today (midnight Pacific time) and I was quick to tap out an order for a black, 32GB cellular version. It was accepted for delivery “late November”. I see from other comments that buyers in the USA are being promised delivery from November 2, so plenty of time to cancel if the reviews are bad.
(Note: I now realised that had I ordered a wifi model I could have had it here in the UK by November 2. It is the cellular iPads that are delayed until the end of November)
by Mike Evans, 26 October 2012