We don’t put a lot of faith in what the online sales reps
say but MacAppsDaily chatted up a Apple phone rep who said online sales would begin at 12:01 on the 11th, with free fast shipping. It ain’t gonna get you there as fast as waiting in line though.
One thing this would guarantee though: FedEx isn’t going to accidentally send you your iPad before people get in them in line like the last few launches.
Update: for clarification 12:01 am is on the 11th. 61 seconds before is the 10th. Midnight used for clarification.