Some of those who ordered the Apple iPad 3 are receiving shipping notification4
Other sites have reported hearing from iPad 3 purchasers, like Engadget which reported that several customers are receiving UPS numbers which indicates that their iPads are coming directly from China. These customers are also expected to receive their tablet by the March 16th launch date. The third-generation Apple iPad was announced on Wednesday and features a Retina display screen, a faster A5X processor, and a 5MP camera.
source: AppleInsider, Engadget