IPad Mini shipping already?

Just had a beer with my neighbour and she showed me her order for an iPad mini is coming up as "Preparing for shipment" already on the order tracking screen.

She ordered within a couple of minutes of the website going live (UK store)

Anybody else seeing this?


As an aside, that is her having fully converted to Apple.

Replaced her Windows PC with an AIr dual booting OSX/WinXP last Xmas

Company replaced her Blackberry with an iPhone 4S last month

The mini is replacing an Advent Vega originally bought for her daughter to play games on