I had ordered a 17" iMac for my secretary on the 28th as a BTO, then happened to check MacRumors and noticed that an upgraded version was about to be released (only a rumor, but...). I posted here and was convinced to cancel (fortunately it was a BTO and wasn't yet in production) 3 days after the order. On the morning of the 4th, I places an order for the newly announced model and it arrived today the 5th! (i live in Sacramento near the Elk Grove Apple facility). I want to thank MacRumors.com for the heads up and everyone's firm advice. Oh, I'm a TiBook kinda guy, but so far, I'm pretty darned impressed by the iMac 17"...pretty cool on my offices front desk and makes my secretary a happy camper. The upgraded legacy macs we've been using for years will be put to pasture, but talk about the longevity of the 7500 form.