I searched and noticed no threads pertaining specifically to this. Might Apple ever release a consumer grade tower? I don't really want an iMac all that much, because I would want to be able to get inside my desktop computer and perform upgrades when I wish. The notion Apple subscribes to that computers are like VCRs - the owners should never open them up and retool them - is ludicrous to me. Also, the mac pro is way too far outside of my price range. If Apple announced a consumer grade tower I'd be first in line to snatch one up. Might it ever happen?